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Three Tied for the Lead at the 88th Carolinas Women's Amateur Championship

Murrells Inlet, SC – Second round results of the 88th Carolinas Women’s Amateur Championship hosted by Wachesaw Plantation Club on Wednesday, May 21, 2014.  Par 36-36—72 5842 yards. 

Photo (L-R):  Katie Rose Higgins, Katie Kirk and Bailey Cocca

Three players are tied for the lead after the second round.  Defending champion Katie Rose Higgins of Charleston, SC, Katie Kirk of Davidson, NC and Bailey Cocca of Myrtle Beach, SC all stand at 3-over par 147 heading into the final round. 

Cocca, who plays for Coastal Carolina University, cited practicing her short game after each round for an improvement in her score today.  Cocca’s 71 was the only sub-par round of the day.  “I went out and practiced yesterday for about two hours with my Dad,” Cocca said.  “I think that gave me a lot of confidence on the greens and I was able to make some great putts today.  I hope I can continue my solid play tomorrow.” 

Kirk credited her round of 1-over 73 to always having a chance at birdie throughout the day.  “I only missed a green or two all day and I was always able to have a putt for birdie,” Kirk said.  

Cocca also earned the 2-day medalist award after a two hole playoff with Higgins and Kirk. 

In the senior division Pat Brogden of Garner, NC holds a one shot lead over Patty Moore of Charlotte, NC and Susan Beaupied of Raleigh, NC. 

There is also a three way tie in the Carolinas division.  Bonnie Montgomery of Jamestown, NC; Charlotte Twitty of Chapin, SC and Therese St. Peter of Durham, NC all stand at 153. 

Cynthia Curry of Charlotte, NC leads the super senior division by five shots over Brenda Frye of  Mt. Pleasant, SC. 

Players were placed into flights within their division following the second round of play.  The final round begins at 8:30am in a shot-gun start for all players.

This championship is the premier stroke play event for women from around the Carolinas (North and South Carolina) and is open to all CGA women members from all ages and abilities.  This is the most historic women’s amateur championship in the Carolinas which was first  conducted by the Women’s Carolinas Golf Association in 1922.  The Women’s Carolinas Golf Association turned over the responsibilities of their association and this championship over to the Carolinas Golf Association back in 2012. 

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This championship is conducted by the Carolinas Golf Association which is in its 105th year of serving amateur golf in the Carolinas.

Second Round Results


      T1   Bailey Cocca, Myrtle Beach, S.C. - 76-71--147

      T1   Katie Kirk, Davidson, N.C. - 74-73--147

      T1   Katie Rose Higgins, Charleston, S.C. - 71-76--147

      4   Tiffany Robbins, Fort Mill, S.C. - 75-73--148

      5   Dawn Woodard, Greer, S.C. - 73-77--150

      T6   Emily Brooks, Chapel Hill, N.C. - 72-79--151

      T6   Julie Streng, Greensboro, N.C. - 76-75--151

      T6   Savannah Hallman, Mt. Pleasant, S.C. - 73-78--151

      9    Kristina Blaylock, Cary, N.C. - 76-76--152

      T10   Ashley Thompson, Clyde, N.C. - 72-81--153

      T10   Juliana Sebastian, Columbia, S.C. - 79-74--153

      T10   Kathryn Miranda, Lexington, S.C. - 76-77--153

      T10   Rachel Jones, Asheboro, N.C. - 74-79--153

      T10   Sarah Bertram, Concord, N.C. - 76-77--153

      T10   Taylor Dodson, Aiken, S.C. - 79-74--153

      T10   Torey Johnson, Conway, S.C. - 78-75--153

      T17   Catherine Shealy, Columbia, S.C. - 76-78--154

      T17   Emily Stinson, Charlotte, N.C. - 78-76--154

      T17   Lane Gakeler, Greensboro, N.C. - 75-79--154

      T17   Mallory Hetzel, Waynesville, N.C. - 82-72--154

      T17   Mary Katherine Donovan, Hampstead, N.C. - 76-78--154

      T17   Pat Brogden, Garner, N.C. - 76-78--154

      T17   Sarah Bae, Cary, N.C. - 80-74--154

      T24   Ansley Vaughan, Mount Pleasant, S.C. - 80-75--155

      T24   Patty Moore, Charlotte, N.C. - 80-75--155

      T24   Susan Beaupied, Raleigh, N.C. - 76-79--155

      T27   Ashley Rose, North Augusta, S.C. - 78-78--156

      T27   Lea Venable, Simpsonville, S.C. - 79-77--156

      29   Danielle Haizlip, Statesville, N.C. - 81-76--157

      T30   Anne Washington, Myrtle Beach, S.C. - 79-79--158

      T30   Victoria Tsurutis, Charleston, S.C. - 78-80--158

      32   Kimberly Case, Rock Hill, S.C. - 76-83--159

      33   Angela Stewart, Greenville, N.C. - 80-80--160

      34   Lea Anne Brown, Mt. Pleasant, S.C. - 79-82--161

      T35   Elizabeth Thompson, Charleston, S.C. - 80-82--162

      T35   Hannah Craver, Winston-Salem, N.C. - 79-83--162

      T37   Evelyn Dole, Raleigh, N.C. - 84-79--163

      T37   Jennifer Adams, Bluffton, S.C. - 84-79--163

      T39   Emma Marlatt, Chapel Hill, N.C. - 81-84--165

      T39   Kim Briele, New Bern, N.C. - 80-85--165

      41   Mallory Thompkins, Georgetown, S.C. - 85-83--168

      42   Cecilia Fournil, Columbia, S.C. - 82-87--169

      43   Chrissie Spidell, Greenville, S.C. - 84-86--170

      T44   Betty Zvarich, Fayetteville, N.C. - 87-84--171

      T44   Devan Murphy, Charlotte, N.C. - 85-86--171

      46   Kathy DeVore, High Point, N.C. - 96-85--181

      Carolinas (Shorter Tees)

      T1   Bonnie Montgomery, Jamestown, N.C. - 77-76--153

      T1   Charlotte Twitty, Chapin, S.C. - 74-79--153

      T1   Therese St. Peter, Durham, N.C. - 79-74--153

      T4   Cynthia Curry, Charlotte, N.C. - 76-80--156

      T4   Jackie King, High Point, N.C. - 76-80--156

      T4   Melissa Sage, Charlotte, N.C. - 78-78--156

      T4   Pam Congelosi, Vass, N.C. - 78-78--156

      8   Dianne Yelovich, Pinehurst, N.C. - 81-77--158

      9   Natalie Huff, Elgin, S.C. - 83-77--160

      T10   Brenda Frye, Mt. Pleasant, S.C. - 78-83--161

      T10   Louise Givens, Columbia, S.C. - 80-81--161

      12   Mary Rhodes, Greensboro, N.C. - 84-78--162

      13   Clate Aydlett, Elizabeth City, N.C. - 84-79--163

      T14   Julie Shore, Raleigh, N.C. - 78-86--164

      T14   Mary Chamberlin, Rock Hill, S.C. - 79-85--164

      T14   Priscilla Brown, Murrells Inlet, S.C. - 81-83--164

      T14   Vicki DiSantis, Pinehurst, N.C. - 84-80--164

      18   Cindy Altieri, Lake Wylie, S.C. - 88-78--166

      T19   Babs McIntosh, Murrells Inlet, S.C. - 81-86--167

      T19   Kristen Rooke, Greenville, S.C. - 83-84--167

      T19   Lynn Holmes, Chapin, S.C. - 79-88--167

      T19   Suzanne Moro, Myrtle Beach, S.C. - 82-85--167

      23   Ellen Miller, Pawleys Island, S.C. - 86-82--168

      24   Suzann Bartley, Columbia, S.C. - 88-81--169

      25   Linda Miller, Taylors, S.C. - 84-86--170

      26   Carole Stone, Blythewood, S.C. - 86-85--171

      T27   Amy Hurst, Myrtle Beach, S.C. - 85-87--172

      T27   Laura Rawl, Charleston, S.C. - 87-85--172

      T29   Susan Harden, Beaufort, S.C. - 88-85--173

      T29   Teddy Stockwell, Charleston, S.C. - 87-86--173

      T31   Cass Manley, Charleston, S.C. - 83-91--174

      T31   Kyoko Tsuchiya, Mt Pleasant, S.C. - 82-92--174

      T31   Shelly Canals, Raleigh, N.C. - 86-88--174

      T34   Frankie Garber, Florence, S.C. - 89-86--175

      T34   Rhan Parham, Murrells Inlet, S.C. - 87-88--175

      T36   Barbara Cleghorn, Surfside Beach, S.C. - 87-89--176

      T36   Julie Maddox, Cary, N.C. - 94-82--176

      38   Lib Kelly, Sanford, N.C. - 93-84--177

      39   Anne Beirne, Pittsboro, N.C. - 94-84--178

      T40   Anne Newcomb, Myrtle Beach, S.C. - 92-89--181

      T40   Chris Shadoan, Taylors, S.C. - 90-91--181

      42   Mary Ann Stiles, Myrtle Beach, S.C. - 99-85--184

      43   KC Sorvari, Aberdeen, N.C. - 99-93--192

      44   Elizabeth Griffin, Surfside Beach, S.C. - 92-102--194

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