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Lucia Polo Captures Second CGA Championship Title with 17th NC Junior Girls Championship Win

Fuquay-Varina , NC – Final results of the 17th North Carolina Junior Girls Championship hosted by Bentwinds Golf and Country Club on Friday, June 21, 2013.  Par 36-36—72  5876 yards.

Lucia Polo of Greensboro, NC captured her second CGA championship title by defeating Emilia Migliaccio of Cary, NC by a 5 & 3 margin.  Polo would find herself with a 3 up lead early on in the match after Migliaccio’s putter began to fail her.  “I putted well all week.  I’m not really sure what happened out there today,” Migliaccio said disappointed.  “I must have had about six putts lip out to keep myself in the match.  It just wasn’t meant to be this week for me.”  Polo was 5 up through the par 3 8th but missed a short par putt on the par 4th 9th to give one back to Migliaccio.  Polo would remain 4 up until the 13th hole where Migliaccio’s approach shot would find the mulch and pine straw left of the green.  She failed to get up and down while Polo was able to get out of the greenside bunker which landed close to the hole and was able to convert the par putt.  Polo would then go 5 up and dormie heading into the par 5 14th.  Migliaccio would not quit though and was able to reach the green in two by making birdie to keep her chances alive.  Both players hit their tee shots close in to the par 3 15th but Polo made a clutch birdie putt to close out the match and take home the trophy.

Polo, who will attend the University of Tennessee in the fall, is now invited to be a part of the exclusive Carolinas Junior Girls Team in the Mid-Atlantic Junior Girls Team Matches that will take place at the Country Club of North Carolina in Pinehurst, NC on July 26-28, 2013. 

For complete brackets, scoring and more information on this championship and its history please visit:  https://www.carolinasgolf.org/championship/home/ncjuniorgirls/year/2013  This annual junior championship was conducted by the Carolinas Golf Association which is in its 104th year of serving amateur golf in the Carolinas

Round of 32

Isabella Rusher, Salisbury, N.C.  (1) def. Caroline Cahill, Wilmington, N.C.  (32), 3 and 1

Meghan Symonds, Cary, N.C.  (16) def. Jessica Kittelberger, Raleigh, N.C.  (17), 4 and 2

Kate Collom, Davidson, N.C.  (8) def. Ashley Sloup, Southport, N.C.  (25), 2 and 1

Grace Massengill, Hickory, N.C.  (9) def. Rachel Jones, Asheboro, N.C.  (24), 1 up

Alexis Kershaw, Winston-Salem, N.C.  (4) def. Amanda Yannoni, Cary, N.C.  (29), 5 and 4

Jessica Spicer, Bahama, N.C.  (20) def. Anna McDonald, Hickory, N.C.  (13), 2 and 1

Emilia Migliaccio, Cary, N.C.  (5) def. Marisa Daquil-Kawabe, Fayetteville, N.C.  (28), 6 and 5

Megan Munroe, Raeford, N.C.  (21) def. Leigha Winston Holt, HollySprings, N.C.  (12), 5 and 4

Evelyn Dole, Raleigh, N.C.  (2) def. Savannah Thompson, West End, N.C.  (31), 6 and 5

Savanna Mackie, Greensboro, N.C.  (18) def. Grace Yatawara, Salisbury, N.C.  (15), 20 holes

Madison Moosa, Charlotte, N.C.  (7) def. Payton Culler, Hendersonville, N.C.  (26), 1 up

Allyson Markiewicz, Charlotte, N.C.  (10) def. Sarah Spicer, Bahama, N.C.  (23), 2 and 1

Lucia Polo, Greensboro, N.C.  (3) def. Holly McCann, Raleigh, N.C.  (30), 4 and 2

Savannah Gowarty, Raleigh, N.C.  (19) def. Emily Stinson, Charlotte, N.C.  (14), 1 up

Cecily Overbey, High Point, N.C.  (6) def. Annie Collom, Davidson, N.C.  (27), 3 and 2

Megan Cullip, Charlotte, N.C.  (11) def. Brook Vann, Charlotte, N.C.  (22), 4 and 3

Round of 16

Meghan Symonds, Cary, N.C.  (16) def. Isabella Rusher, Salisbury, N.C.  (1), 19 holes

Kate Collom, Davidson, N.C.  (8) def. Grace Massengill, Hickory, N.C.  (9), 4 and 3

Jessica Spicer, Bahama, N.C.  (20) def. Alexis Kershaw, Winston-Salem, N.C.  (4), 4 and 2

Emilia Migliaccio, Cary, N.C.  (5) def. Megan Munroe, Raeford, N.C.  (21), 4 and 3

Evelyn Dole, Raleigh, N.C.  (2) def. Savanna Mackie, Greensboro, N.C.  (18), 4 and 3

Madison Moosa, Charlotte, N.C.  (7) def. Allyson Markiewicz, Charlotte, N.C.  (10), 2 and 1

Lucia Polo, Greensboro, N.C.  (3) def. Savannah Gowarty, Raleigh, N.C.  (19), 5 and 4

Cecily Overbey, High Point, N.C.  (6) def. Megan Cullip, Charlotte, N.C.  (11), 4 and 2

Quarterfinal Results

Kate Collom, Davidson, N.C.  (8) def. Meghan Symonds, Cary, N.C.  (16), 7 and 5

Emilia Migliaccio, Cary, N.C.  (5) def. Jessica Spicer, Bahama, N.C.  (20), 3 and 2

Madison Moosa, Charlotte, N.C.  (7) def. Evelyn Dole, Raleigh, N.C.  (2), 2 up

Lucia Polo, Greensboro, N.C.  (3) def. Cecily Overbey, High Point, N.C.  (6), 4 and 3

Semifinal Results

Emilia Migliaccio, Cary, N.C.  (5) def. Kate Collom, Davidson, N.C.  (8), 4 and 3

Lucia Polo, Greensboro, N.C.  (3) def. Madison Moosa, Charlotte, N.C.  (7), 4 and 3

Final

Lucia Polo, Greensboro, N.C. (3) def. Emilia Migliaccio, Cary, N.C. (5), 5 and 3

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