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Katie Kirk of Davidson Earns Medalist Honors After Firing a 67

Stanley, NC – Stroke play qualifying results of the 17th Carolinas Women’s Match Play Championship hosted by Cowans Ford Golf Club on Tuesday, July 8, 2014.  Par 36-36—72  5975 yards.


2014 Carolinas Women’s Amateur (Stroke Play) Champion Katie Kirk of Davidson, NC fired an impressive 5-under par 67 to earn medalist honors and the No. 2 seed.  Kirk, carded eight birdies and three bogeys.  “I just played solid golf today,” Kirk said.  “I don’t think I hardly ever had a putt outside of 6 feet for a birdie chance.”  Fellow competitor Dawn Woodard of Greer, SC laughed and said “it was really fun to watch.  Too bad I didn’t make that many birdies out there.” 


The cut line fell at 7-over 79.  After a four hole playoff Janis Romeo-Dinschel of Charlotte, NC earned the last spot in the championship flight and will face off against defending champion Katie Rose Higgins of Charleston, SC.


In the tournament division Peggy Lea of Charlotte, NC was the medalist and will be seeded No. 1 for the match play portion of the championship.  This division plays a shorter course. 


This championship is conducted by the Carolinas Golf Association which is in its 105th year of serving amateur golf in the Carolinas.  For more information on this championship and the Carolinas Golf Association please visit our website


Stroke Play Qualifying Results

Championship Division

     Katie Rose Higgins, Charleston, S.C. – Defending Champion

1   Katie Kirk, Davidson, N.C. - 33-34--67

2   Emily Brooks, Chapel Hill, N.C. - 37-32--69

3   Debbie Adams, Asheville, N.C. - 37-35--72

T4   Ashley Thompson, Clyde, N.C. - 38-35--73

T4   Julie Streng, Greensboro, N.C. - 36-37--73

T4   Rachel Jones, Asheboro, N.C. - 35-38--73

T7   Dawn Woodard, Greer, S.C. - 39-36--75

T7   Pat Brogden, Garner, N.C. - 37-38--75

9    Susan Beaupied, Raleigh, N.C. - 36-40--76

T10   Danielle Haizlip, Statesville, N.C. - 40-37--77

T10   Lea Venable, Simpsonville, S.C. - 38-39--77

T10   Mallory Hetzel, Waynesville, N.C. - 38-39--77

T10   Rachel Moore, Lexington, S.C. - 40-37--77

14   Kathy DeVore, High Point, N.C. - 39-39--78

T15   Janis Romeo-Dinschel, Charlotte, N.C. - 39-40—79 *won last spot in playoff

T15   Hayley Hammond, Mooresville, N.C. - 40-39--79

T15   June Wang, Huntersville, N.C. - 42-37--79

T15   Taylor Allison, Elizabeth City, N.C. - 40-39--79

T19   Lane Gakeler, Greensboro, N.C. - 40-40--80

T19   Madison Sloan, Havelock, N.C. - 38-42--80

T19   Terrie Allemang, Hilton Head, S.C. - 39-41--80

T22   Devan Murphy, Charlotte, N.C. - 40-41--81

T22   Kate Collom, Davidson, N.C. - 40-41--81

T22   Lily Yatawara, Salisbury, N.C. - 37-44--81

25   Emily Stinson, Charlotte, N.C. - 42-42--84

26   Taylor Shellman, Gastonia, N.C. - 42-45--87

      Bethany Galloway, Mint Hill, N.C. - WD

Tournament Division (Shorter Tees)

1   Peggy Lea, Charlotte, N.C. - 43-41--84

2   Barb A Tyler, Belmont, N.C. - 44-49--93

T3   Brenda Stowe, Fort Mill, S.C. - 50-46--96

T3   Gwen Gore, Denver, N.C. - 46-50--96

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