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Match Play Begins at SC Jr Match Play

Manning Sloop and Katie Whitfield earn medalist honors

GAFFNEY, S.C. (July 12, 2017) -- Final results of stroke play qualifying for the 40th South Carolina Junior Match Play Championship at Cherokee National Golf Club in Gaffney, S.C. on Wednesday, July 12th (6,943 yards, Par 36-36--72, Course Rating 73.4/128).

Related: Championship Web Site | Starting Times | Scoring | History - Girls | History - Boys | Photos

Manning Sloop of Rock Hill won medalist honors in the Boys' Division of the 40th South Carolina Junior Match Play Championship at Cherokee National Golf Club in Gaffney, S.C. A two-day total of five-under-par, 139 overall, earned him the number two overall seed. Defending champion Brady Hinkle of Lancaster will be the number one overall seed.

Sloop lost in last year's championship match to Hinkle, but he looks to carry his momentum into match play. "[This win] gives me a lot of confidence knowing that I can play good on this course," said Sloop. "I putted the ball pretty well and made some long putts, so that always helps." With his success off the tee, Sloop noted that hitting good iron shots will help give him chances for easy birdie putts.

Katie Whitfield of Clemson won medalists honors in the Girls' Division, finishing three-over-par, 147 overall, securing the number two overall seed. Defending champion Alyssa Campbell of Lake Wylie will be the number one overall seed. Whitfield's Wednesday total of two-under-par, 70 overall, was the lowest round of the girls' division. "I really did not make any mistakes," said Whitfield. "I made a lot of putts and my up and down game was really good. Overall it was a pretty good day." With a smile on her face, Whitfield stated her confidence is high heading into match play. "It helps me out a lot. To shoot [147 overall] out here is pretty exciting."

40th South Carolina Junior Match Play
Cherokee National Golf Club, Gaffney, S.C.
Final Stroke Play Qualifying Results


Place Name   Score
1 Manning Sloop (2020),  Rock Hill, SC    69-70--139
T2 Reed Bentley (2017),  Wellford, SC    71-69--140
T2 Zack Gordon (2018),  Gaffney, SC    71-69--140
4 Tyler Gray (2018),  Lugoff, SC    68-73--141
T5 Connor Moore (2018),  Bluffton, SC    72-70--142
T5 Parker Lewis (2018),  Spartanburg, SC    72-70--142
T5 Walker Jones (2018),  Sumter, SC    69-73--142
T8 Garrett Cooper (2019),  Cowpens, SC    69-74--143
T8 Keegan Vaugh (2020),  Myrtle Beach , SC    69-74--143
T10 Levi Moody (2018),  Greenville, SC    75-71--146
T10 Micah Westermeyer (2017),  Chapin, SC    74-72--146
T10 Zach Reuland (2020),  Rock Hill, SC    74-72--146
T13 Benjamin Loudermilk (2018),  Anderson, SC    74-73--147
T13 Connor Fahey (2018),  Greenville, SC    71-76--147
T13 Nicholas Mayfield (2019),  Rock Hill, SC    76-71--147
T13 Rafe Reynolds (2020),  Greenville, SC    76-71--147
T17 Andrew Rose (2018),  Greer, SC    76-72--148
T17 Austin Scott (2021),  Charleston, SC    71-77--148
T17 Ian Faulconer (2019),  Simpsonville, SC    74-74--148
T17 Seth Taylor (2019),  Gaffney, SC    78-70--148
T21 Caleb Henson (2019),  Lancaster, SC    72-78--150
T21 Cody Transou (2018),  Gaffney, SC    71-79--150
T21 Palmer Mason (2020),  Irmo, SC    77-73--150
T21 Trevor Gerard (2019),  Hartsville, SC    75-75--150
T21 Zach Phillips (2021),  Inman , SC    76-74--150
T26 Carlos Garre (2019),  Myrtle Beach, SC    78-73--151
T26 Daniel Brasington (2021),  Woodruff, SC    76-75--151
T28 Mason Tucker (2021),  Lancaster, SC    75-77--152
T28 Onterio Jones (2018),  Simpsonville, SC    75-77--152
T30 Nathan Franks (2021),  Roebuck, SC    79-75--154
T30 Zander Briggs (2020),  Simpsonville, SC    76-78--154
T32 Austin Mosher (2020),  Mt Pleasant, SC    79-76--155
T32 Brandon McBride (2018),  Bluffton, SC    76-79--155
T32 Elliott Pope (2021),  Lugoff, SC    75-80--155
T32 Graham Corbin (2021),  Inman, SC    78-77--155
T32 Jack Wofford (2021),  Greenville, SC    79-76--155
T32 Johnny Velasquez (2020),  Mt. Pleasant, SC    78-77--155
T38 Thomas Hollingsworth III (2019),  Spartanburg, SC   77-79--156
T38 Tyler Patterson (2018),  Tega Cay, SC    82-74--156
T40 Barrett Josey (2020),  Moore, SC    81-76--157
T40 Drayton Stewart (2019),  Charleston, SC    83-74--157
T40 Hinson Perry (2020),  Rock Hill, SC    76-81--157
T43 Drew Mullen (2019),  Pawleys Island, SC    79-79--158
T43 John Fahey (2020),  Fort Mill, SC    78-80--158
T43 Lleyton Renner (2020),  Simpsonville , SC    78-80--158
T46 John Hunter (2020),  Simpsonville, SC    78-81--159
T46 Willis Rogers (2019),  Charleston, SC    83-76--159
48 Payne Gettys (2020),  Rock Hill, SC    78-82--160
49 Drew Weary (2018),  Bluffton, SC    78-83--161
T50 Ford Reynolds (2020),  Columbia, SC    79-83--162
T50 Zach Adams (2022),  Charleston, SC    83-79--162
52 Guy Buffum (2021),  Columbia, SC    79-85--164
T53 Andrew Kaslick (2020),  Summerville, SC    85-80--165
T53 Blake Weinbach (2021),  Columbia, SC    80-85--165
T53 Jake Vaughan (2019),  Chesnee, SC    84-81--165
T53 Jd Patterson (2019),  Bluffton, SC    84-81--165
T53 Logan Hawkins (2020),  Williamston , SC    79-86--165
T53 Rafferty Hall (2021),  Aiken, SC    81-84--165
T53 Rence O'Connor (2020),  Columbia, SC    79-86--165
T53 William Phipps (2020),  Florence, SC    81-84--165
61 Miller Jones (2021),  Sumter, SC    80-86--166
T62 Luke Sullivan (2022),  Columbia, SC    81-86--167
T62 Ryan Pitts (2018),  Mount Pleasant, SC    80-87--167
64 John Thomas Verner III (2018),  Mount Pleasant, SC   85-83--168
65 Marshall Douglas (2020),  Columbia, SC    80-89--169
66 Evan Greenplate (2018),  Hilton Head Island, SC   87-83--170
67 Michael McMurray (2018),  Greer, SC    93-85--178
T68 Blake Rogers (2018),  Westminster, SC    85-WD--WD
T68 Tommy Holloway (2018),  Fripp Island , SC    85-WD--WD
T70 Bennett Rhame (2019),  Chapin, SC    WD---WD
T70 Jenkins Dwight (2019),  Sumter, SC    WD---WD
Place Name   Score
1 Katie Whitfield (2018),  Clemson, SC    77-70--147
2 Emily Dunlap (2019),  Greenville, SC    74-78--152
3 Jensen Castle (2019),  West Columbia, SC    78-75--153
T4 Baylee Evans (2018),  Lancaster, SC    75-79--154
T4 Elle Johnson (2019),  Inman, SC    79-75--154
T6 Anna Grace Brock (2019),  Greenwood, SC    81-77--158
T6 Chloe Grace Holder (2020),  Williamston, SC    80-78--158
T6 Kennedy Carroll (2019),  Mt. Pleasant, SC    77-81--158
T6 Kerington Lamb (2018),  Easley, SC    78-80--158
T6 Phoebe Carles (2020),  Clinton, SC    75-83--158
11 Ashlee Richardson (2017),  Simpsonville, SC    82-83--165
12 Jalen Castle (2020),  West Columbia, SC    79-88--167
13 Beth Ann Townsend (2017),  Greenville, SC    81-89--170
14 Sarah Smith (2018),  York, SC    91-81--172
T15 Kayla Bartemeyer (2020),  Mount Pleasant, SC   89-85--174
T15 Lillie Smith (2018),  Fort Mill, SC    82-92--174


GAFFNEY, S.C. (July 12, 2017) -- First round results of match play for the 40th South Carolina Junior Match Play Championship at Cherokee National Golf Club in Gaffney, S.C. on Wednesday, July 12th (6,943 yards, Par 36-36--72, Course Rating 73.4/128).

Related: Championship Web Site | Starting Times | Match Play Bracket | History - Girls | History - Boys | Photos

Defending champion and number one overall seed Brady Hinkle of Lancaster advanced to the round of 16 after a two up victory over #32 seed Nathan Franks of Roebuck . Both players found themselves on 18 green, but a missed putt by Franks faltered his chance to force extra holes. "[Franks] played some solid golf today," Hinkle remarked about his playing competitor. "It was a grind to go out to get the win." Heading into tomorrow's round, Hinkle stated he has one goal for the rest of match play, "Not to lose with bogeys." "Two of the holes that I lost today I bogeyed. If I am going to lose, I want to lose to a birdie," said Hinkle.

After earning medalist honors earlier in the day, last year's runner-up and number two seed Manning Sloop of Rock Hill defeated #31 seed Zander Briggs of Simpsonville 2-and-1 to advance to the next round. Sloop was dormie on the par-4 18th, when the pair halved the hole to give Sloop the victory. "I managed to get the win, but it got really close at the end," said Sloop. "I was kind of nervous coming into 18, but I knew that I had two holes left and I managed to make par to win." Despite the close finish, Sloop feels confident going into tomorrow. "If I can hit some greens and get closer to the hole, I think I will be in good shape."

Number eight seed Connor Moore of Bluffton defeated #25 seed Zack Phillips of Inman in a 22-hole extravaganza. Reminiscing on a 20-foot putt that forced extra holes, Moore walked off the 21st hole having missed a short putt that would have given him the win. Not discouraged, he hit a drive that placed the ball 243 yards to the flag. He followed that drive with a 3-wood to 25 feet, ultimately making the putt that carried him on to the round of 16. "I knew he had about 10 feet for birdie, knowing he was going to make it," said Moore. "I just hit the line and got it to fall."

A playoff match was used to determine the final seed for the girls' match play round of 16. Kayla Bartemeyer of Mount Pleasant won 3-and-2 over Lillie Smith of Fort Mill.

Entry is open to any male or female amateur golfer who has not reached their 19th birthday by July 14, 2017, who has not started college, is a legal resident of South Carolina, is a member or their parent is a member in good standing of a club which is a member of the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA) and has a current USGA handicap index® at a CGA member club that does not exceed 18.4.

Scoring will be provided by the CGA throughout the championship, offering 9 and 18-hole updates. Live updates will also be available on the CGA’s official Twitter, @CarolinasJunior. Continue to visit the CGA website throughout this championship and all year long for complete championship coverage including scores, interviews, photos, and recaps.

40th South Carolina Junior Match Play
Cherokee National Golf Club, Gaffney, S.C.
First Round Match Play Results


Boys' Match Play Results
  Round -- (Round of 32)  
  Brady Hinkle, Lancaster, S.C.  (2018) def. Nathan Franks, Roebuck, S.C.  (2021), 2 up
  Nicholas Mayfield, Rock Hill, S.C.  (2019) def. Rafe Reynolds, Greenville, S.C.  (2020), 3 and 2
  Connor Moore, Bluffton, S.C.  (2018) def. Zach Phillips, Inman , S.C.  (2021), 22 holes
  Garrett Cooper, Cowpens, S.C.  (2019) def. Palmer Mason, Irmo, S.C.  (2020), 3 and 2
  Zack Gordon, Gaffney, S.C.  (2018) def. Onterio Jones, Simpsonville, S.C.  (2018), 4 and 3
  Austin Scott, Charleston, S.C.  (2021) def. Micah Westermeyer, Chapin, S.C.  (2017), 2 up
  Tyler Gray, Lugoff, S.C.  (2018) def. Carlos Garre, Myrtle Beach, S.C.  (2019), 2 and 1
  Seth Taylor, Gaffney, S.C.  (2019) def. Zach Reuland, Rock Hill, S.C.  (2020), 5 and 4
  Manning Sloop, Rock Hill, S.C.  (2020) def. Zander Briggs, Simpsonville, S.C.  (2020), 2 and 1
  Ian Faulconer, Simpsonville, S.C.  (2019) def. Benjamin Loudermilk, Anderson, S.C.  (2018), 1 up
  Cody Transou, Gaffney, S.C.  (2018) def. Parker Lewis, Spartanburg, S.C.  (2018), 7 and 5
  Keegan Vaugh, Myrtle Beach , S.C.  (2020) def. Caleb Henson, Lancaster, S.C.  (2019), 1 up
  Reed Bentley, Wellford, S.C.  (2017) def. Mason Tucker, Lancaster, S.C.  (2021), 3 and 2
  Andrew Rose, Greer, S.C.  (2018) def. Connor Fahey, Greenville, S.C.  (2018), 3 and 1
  Walker Jones, Sumter, S.C.  (2018) def. Daniel Brasington, Woodruff, S.C.  (2021), 19 holes
  Trevor Gerard, Hartsville, S.C.  (2019) def. Levi Moody, Greenville, S.C.  (2018), 1 up


Girls' Match Play Results

Round -- (Round of 32)  
Kayla Bartemeyer, Mount Pleasant, S.C.  (2020) def. Lillie Smith, Fort Mill, S.C.  (2018), 3 and 2


Championship Facts
Event: 40th South Carolina Junior Match Play
Playing Dates: July 11-14
Host Site: Cherokee National Golf Club, Gaffney, S.C..
Boys - 6,943 yards, par 72, Girls - 5,800 yards, par 72.
Defending Champion: Brady Hinkle, Lancaster - Alyssa Campbell, Lake Wylie
Format: 36 holes stroke play qualifying (July 11-12) for all divisions. The boys' division will be cut to the low 31 for
match play. The girls’ division will be cut to the low 15 for match play. Defending champions Brady Hinkle and Alyssa Campbell will be the #1 seeds.


Schedule of rounds:

Tuesday, July 11
8:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Stroke play qualifying round 1
12:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Player lunch
Wednesday, July 12
8:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Stroke play qualifying round 2
12:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Player lunch
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Boys’ Round 1 matches
Thursday, July 13
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Boys’ Round 2 matches
9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Girls’ Round 1 matches
12:30 p.m. -1:30 p.m. Boys’ Quarterfinal matches
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Girls’ Quarterfinal matches
Friday, July 14
8:00 a.m. - 8:10 a.m. Boys’ Semifinal matches
8:20 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Girls’ Semifinal matches
12:30 p.m. Boys’ Championship match
12:40 p.m. Girls’ Championship match

About the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA)

The CGA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization that was founded in 1909 to promote and to protect the game of golf in the Carolinas by providing competitions, education, support and benefits to golf clubs and golfers. The CGA is the second largest golf association in the country with over 700 member clubs represented by nearly 150,000 individuals.

The CGA annually conducts 48 championships and five team match competitions for men, women, juniors, and seniors. It also runs over 150 One-Day (net and gross) events as well as qualifying for USGA national championships. The CGA serves golf in the Carolinas with numerous programs such as: the USGA Handicap System; tournament management software and support; course measuring and course/slope ratings; agronomy consultation; answers about the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, and Handicapping; Carolinas Golf Magazine; Interclub series; Tarheel Youth Golf Association; Carolinas Golf Hall of Fame; expense assistance for USGA Junior and Girls' Junior qualifiers from the Carolinas; and the Carolinas Golf Foundation (CGF). The CGF has distributed nearly $2,000,000 since 1977 to benefit Carolinas' golf initiatives including junior and women's programs.    

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