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Carolinas Win 16th Mid-Atlantic Challenge Matches

The Carolinas team won their second consecutive Mid Atlantic Junior Girls' Challenge Matches

MERRY HILL, N.C. (July 30, 2017) -- Final results of the 16th Mid-Atlantic Junior Girls' Challenge Matches hosted by the Carolinas Golf Association at Scotch Hall Preserve in Merry Hill, N.C. on July 29-30, 2017.

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The eight-player Carolinas team easily handled the Virginia/Maryland team by winning the 16th Mid Atlantic Girls' Challenge 9-and-3 on Sunday at Scotch Hall Reserve.

For the first time in eight years, the host team won the matches.

On Saturday, every four-ball match went to 18 holes, but the Carolinas team walked away with 3 1/2 points on the first day of the Mid Atlantic Girls' Challenge. Birdies by Jodee Tindal, Emily Hawkins, and Natalie Petersen in their respective matches on the par-5 18th gave the Carolinas team the edge on the first day of competition. The pair of Alyssa Campbell and Kathleen Sumner halved their match to give the Carolinas the half point.

On the second day of competition, the Virginia/Maryland team won the first two matches of the day, as Caroline Curtis of Virginia defeated Rachel Mast 5-and-3 and Aneka Seumanutafa of Maryland knocked off Natalie Petersen 5-and-4. Sumner won the first point of the day for the Carolinas team with a 7-and-6 victory over Diana Domenech. She won four of her first five holes en route to her win. Kathryn Carson's 2-and-1 win over Victoria Tip-Aucha secured another point for the Carolinas team. The Carolinas team needed just 1/2 point to bring the cup back home to the Carolinas. Moments later, Alyssa Campbell did just that, halving her match with Faith Choi of Maryland, bringing the total to six points overall. Jodee Tindal used her back-nine to pull away from Charlotte Simpson, winning three holes in a four hole stretch to win 3-and-2, giving the Carolinas their seventh point. Rounding out the matches, Gracyn Burgess won 4-and-3 over Sophie Simon of Maryland to lock in the ninth point for the Carolinas.

The Carolinas now lead the all-time series 11-4-1. This win marks the second straight win for the Carolinas. the 2018 Mid Atlantic Girls' Challenge will be at Indian Creek Yacht & Country Club in Kilmarnock, Virginia on July 28-29th, 2018.

16th Mid-Atlantic Junior Girls' Challenge Matches.
Scotch Hall Preserve, Merry Hill, N.C.

Final Results

Championship Facts
Event: 16th Mid-Atlantic Junior Girls' Challenge Matches
Playing Dates: July 29-30, 2017
Host Site: Scotch Hall Preserve in Merry Hill, N.C..
Format: Two rounds of matches. The first round is a four-ball match play format and the second round is singles matches. There are 12 total points available.

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.    

For more information about the CGA, visit our website.


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