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Grace Massengill Leads 7th Carolinas Junior Girls 15 and Under Championship

Whispering Pines, NC – First round results of the 7th Carolinas Junior Girls 15 & Under Championship hosted by the Country Club of Whispering Pines on Monday, July 8, 2013. 

14-year-old Grace Massengill of Hickory, NC fires a four over par round of 76 to take the first round lead by six shots over Taylor Hinson of Belmont, NC.  Massengill carded two birdies for the day on the challenging Ellis Maples design.

In the junior division, defending champion, 12-year-old Anna McDonald also of Hickory, NC, shot a four-over 76 and holds a nine shot lead over 12-year old Rachel Kuehn of Asheville, NC.  This division plays a shorter course.

Leading the sub-junior division is Carmen Tucker of Fayetteville, NC over Mary Kate Smith of Charlotte, NC.  This division plays only 9 holes each day.

All players will begin at 8:30am in a shot-gun start. 

This championship was started by the Women’s Carolinas Golf Association seven years ago to assist girls in getting acclimated to tournament golf.  The Carolinas Golf Association assumed responsibility for this championship after the Women’s Carolinas Golf Association dissolved in July 2012.  This is one of seven championships run specifically for girls by the Carolinas Golf Association annually.

For more information on this championship and its history visit:

This annual junior championship is conducted by the Carolinas Golf Association which is in its 104th year of serving amateur golf in North and South Carolina

First Round Results

Championship Division (5708 yards)

            Grace Massengill, Hickory, N.C.   37-39--76  (+4)

            Taylor Hinson, Belmont, N.C.   39-43--82  (+10)

            Reilly Thomas, Cary, N.C.   40-43--83  (+11)

            Haeley Wotnosky, Wake Forest, N.C.   44-40--84  (+12)

            Holly McCann, Raleigh, N.C.   44-41--85  (+13)

            Taylor Scovel, Charlotte, N.C.   44-41--85  (+13)

            Preeya Shah, Fayetteville, N.C.   42-45--87  (+15)

            Caroline Cahill, Wilmington, N.C.   44-48--92  (+20)

            Alexis Whitney, Charlotte, N.C.   45-48--93  (+21)

            Niki Roberson, Myrtle Beach , S.C.   49-54--103  (+31)


Junior  Division (5194 yards)

            Anna McDonald, Hickory, N.C.   39-37--76  (+4)

            Rachel Kuehn, Asheville, N.C.   44-41--85  (+13)

            Halle Aufderheide, Fayetteville, N.C.   44-46--90  (+18)

            Abby Duggan, Waxhaw, N.C.   49-43--92  (+20)

            Danielle Mirovich, Mount Pleasant, N.C.   53-46--99  (+27)

            Alexis Jarrell, Davidson, N.C.   53-47--100  (+28)

            Lauren Giles, High Point, N.C.   56-51--107  (+35)

            Hayley Gaunt, Matthews, N.C.   52-56--108  (+36)

            Jaclyn Kenzel, Southern Pines, N.C.   52-56--108  (+36)

            Anna Lichtenberger, Charlotte, N.C.   56-54--110  (+38)

            Faith Parker, Charlotte, N.C.   54-57--111  (+39)

            Toni Lindo, Charlote, N.C.   65-69--134  (+62)


Sub-Junior Division (9 Holes)

            Carmen Tucker, Fayetteville, N.C.   53

            Mary Kate Smith, Charlotte, N.C.   66

            Emily Lang, Charlotte, N.C.   68

            Emma Grace Dunahay, Aberdeen, N.C.   WD

            Savannah Jane Dunahay, Southern Pines, N.C.   WD



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