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Four Tied Heading Into Final Day of Cas Jr Girls

Four players share the lead after the 2nd round of the Carolinas Junior Girls

FLORENCE, S.C. (August 2, 2017) -- Second round results of the 61st Carolinas Junior Girls' Championship hosted by the Country Club of South Carolina in Florence, S.C. on Wednesday, August 2nd (6,006 yards, Par 36-36--72, Course Rating 74.2/121).

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Four girls hold a tie for the lead at one-under par,143 overall after the second round of the 61st Carolinas Junior Girls' Championship at the Country Club of South Carolina in Florence, S.C. Defending champion Emily Hawkins of Lexington, N.C. used three birdies to help her climb five spots up the leaderboard. "I had a really solid day today," said Hawkins. "Everything I did today, I did really well." Despite being the defending champion, Hawkins remarked that she does not feel pressure in her quest to repeat. "I just try to go out there and play my game; I really do not worry about what others are thinking."

After Gracyn Burgess of Lexington, S.C. made five bogeys in the first round, she responded with a bogey-free round which included three birdies on Wednesday for a three-under par, 69 finish. "I feel really good about my round today," said Burgess. "I like to be a couple strokes behind because it does not put the pressure on me to stay in the lead. It gives me a little fire to go out there and play my game." After missing two straight greens on Nos. 11 and 12, the Clemson commit responded with 15 feet and 7 feet birdie putts on Nos. 13 and 14 to help her get into red numbers. "That bad stretch put a fire under me to hit a good shot. Once I did, I was in good positions to make birdies."

One of Burgess's close friends, Jodee Tindal of Rock Hill, also holds a share of the lead after finishing the day at even-par 72. "I have been hitting the ball really good lately," said Tindal. "If I can make some putts, I feel I can go even lower tomorrow." Tindal, who will be a freshman at Mercer University this fall, now looks to edge out her Mid Atlantic teammates Hawkins and Burgess tomorrow, but because her bond with Gracyn is so strong outside of golf, this matchup is extra special. "It is always fun to play against [Burgess]. Playing against her is tough, but we love each other so it is a good time."

First round leader Carly Lyvers rounds out the players in a tie for first. Despite shooting four-over par, Lyvers noted some areas she did well in the second day of competition. "My approach shots were as close as I wanted them to be and I hit a lot of fairways and greens," said Lyvers. "I had a little difficulty making putts today, but overall I am pretty happy." With the race for the championship so close heading into the final day, Lyvers, who will enroll at James Madison University in the fall, stated she feels a little pressure, but is exited for the challenge. "I cannot let the pressure get to me. I just have to stay calm, play my game, and not worry about my opponents."

The final round will be a shotgun start at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 3.

Entry is open to any female amateur golfer who has not reached her 19th birthday by August 3, 2017, who has not started college, is a legal resident of North Carolina or South Carolina, 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® of 18.3 or lower at a CGA member club.

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.


61st Carolinas Junior Girls' Championship
Country Club of South Carolina in Florence, S.C.
Second Round Results


Place     Score
T1 Carly Lyvers (2018),  Simpsonville, SC    67-76--143
T1 Emily Hawkins (2018),  Lexington, NC    73-70--143
T1 Gracyn Burgess (2018),  Lexington, SC    74-69--143
T1 Jodee Tindal (2017),  Rock Hill, SC     71-72--143
5 Elle Johnson (2019),  Inman, SC    77-69--146
6 Baylee Evans (2018),  Lancaster, SC    76-71--147
T7 Abigail Schimpf (),  Daniel Island, SC    73-77--150
T7 Nicole Adam (2020),  Pinehurst, NC    77-73--150
T7 Rachael Mast (2017),  Lexington, NC    74-76--150
T7 Savannah Hylton (2021),  Hilton Head Island, SC    74-76--150
T11 Katherine Schuster (2021),  Kill Devil Hills, NC   76-75--151
T11 Sophia Burnett (2020),  Bluffton, SC    72-79--151
13 Madison Isaacson (2018),  Greensboro, NC    72-80--152
14 Ryann Sinclair (2019),  Mooresville, NC    78-75--153
15 Emily Dunlap (2019),  Greenville, SC    81-73--154
T16 Anna Grace Brock (2019),  Greenwood, SC    83-72--155
T16 Emma Schimpf (2021),  Daniel Island, SC    80-75--155
T16 Katie Whitfield (2018),  Clemson, SC    82-73--155
T19 Hailey Freedman (2018),  Chapel Hill, NC    72-84--156
T19 Karlee Vardas (2020),  Lexington, SC    76-80--156
T19 Muskan Uppal (2019),  Cornelius, NC    78-78--156
22 Kelley Topiwala (2020),  Matthews, NC    80-77--157
23 Mary Kathryn Talledo (2021),  Blythewood, SC   78-80--158
T24 Kerington Lamb (2018),  Easley, SC    82-77--159
T24 Parker Stalvey (2019),  Elgin, SC    78-81--159
T26 Ana Tsiros (2019),  Asheville, NC    80-80--160
T26 Emma Charles (2019),  Hartsville, SC    79-81--160
28 Nicole Kramer (2018),  Charlotte, NC    85-76--161
29 Deborah Spair (2020),  Raleigh, NC    82-80--162
T30 Abigayle Hatcher (2019),  Roebuck, SC    82-81--163
T30 Alexis Jarrell (2018),  Davidson, NC    84-79--163
T30 Kennedy Carroll (2019),  Mt. Pleasant, SC    83-80--163
T33 Angelique Seymour (2019),  Fayetteville , NC   83-82--165
T33 Jayla Rogers (2019),  Wilmington, NC    85-80--165
35 Siana Wong (2020),  Summerfield, NC    83-83--166
T36 Carson Stewart Jenkins (2019),  Raleigh, NC    91-77--168
T36 Mara Hirtle (2020),  Pinehurst, NC    87-81--168
T38 Lexi Bennett (2020),  Santee, SC    86-83--169
T38 Olivia Erwin (2018),  Charleston, SC    84-85--169
40 Caroline Isaacson (2020),  Greensboro, NC    90-80--170
41 Maria File (2019),  Moore, SC    85-88--173
42 Kayla Bartemeyer (2020),  Mount Pleasant, SC   86-89--175
43 Halle Jo Auf Der Heide (2017),  Fayetteville, NC   92-85--177
44 Anna Hillman (2018),  Summerfield, NC    93-85--178
45 Elizabeth Ritchie (2019),  Havelock, NC    101-86--187
46 Jasmine Donaghue (2020),  Candler, NC    105-93--198
47 Angela Linehan (2019),  Hampstead, NC    121-114--235


Championship Facts
Event: 61st Carolinas Junior Girls' Championship
Playing Dates: August 1-3
Host Site: Country Club of South Carolina in Florence, S.C.
6,006 yards, par 72, Course Rating 75.3/131
Defending Champion: Emily Hawkins, Lexington, N.C.
Format: 54 holes of stroke play. The field will be flighted after round two based on the player’s 36-hole score. The Championship flight will be made up of the top 18 players and ties.

Schedule of rounds:

Tuesday, August 1
8:00 am – 10:00 am Round 1 starting times off #1 and #10
12:30 am – 3:00 pm Player’s lunch
Wednesday, August 2
8:00 am – 10:00 am Round 2 starting times off #1 and #10
12:30 am – 3:00 pm Player’s lunch
Thursday, August 3
8:00 am Round 3 shotgun start
12:30 pm Award’s lunch

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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