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Burgess Makes History at Carolinas Junior Girls'

Burgess was the only golfer to finish in red numbers

FLORENCE, S.C. (August 3, 2017) -- Final results of the 61st Carolinas Junior Girls' Championship hosted by the Country Club of South Carolina in Florence, S.C. on Thursday, August 3rd (6,006 yards, Par 36-36--72, Course Rating 74.2/121).

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Gracyn Burgess of Lexington, S.C. made history in the final round of the Carolinas Junior Girls' Championship on Thursday at the Country Club of South Carolina in Florence, S.C. She became the first junior girls' golfer in Carolinas history to win the Carolinas Junior Girls', Twin States Junior Girls', and Vicki DiSantis Girls Championships in the same year. Burgess also became just the fifth player in Carolinas golf history to win the Carolinas Junior Girls' and Twin States Junior Girls' in the same year, the first since 1994 when Jenny Jones completed the feat. "I never pictured my summer going like this," said Burgess as she hoisted the Majorie Burns trophy. "I am so excited to be able to win this tournament. I cannot thank my family and God enough."

Burgess, a Clemson University commit, was the only golfer to finish the three-day championship in red numbers, in part because of her round yesterday. "My bogey free round yesterday gave the momentum coming into today. I started really good today and was two-under at the turn. From there I just put it on cruise control." Burgess overcame a four-way tie heading into the final day of competition, two of which were her Mid-Atlantic teammates Jodee Tindal of Rock Hill, S.C. and Emily Hawkins of Lexington, N.C., who joined her in the lead group. "It was so much fun to compete against such great friends. Even though we are competing against each other, we still have a great time."

Tindal and Elle Johnson of Inman, S.C. finished tied for second and four shots back of Burgess at one-over, 217 overall.

The CGA  would like to thank the members and staff of the Country Club of South Carolina for hosting the Carolinas Junior Girls' Championship. A special gratitude is extended to PGA professional Jim Cain, director of golf Steve Prueter, course superintendent Bo Cooper, and food and beverage director Loice Agutu.

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.


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


Championship Flight  
Place Name Score
1 Gracyn Burgess (2018),  Lexington, SC  74-69-70--213
T2 Elle Johnson (2019),  Inman, SC  77-69-71--217
T2 Jodee Tindal (2017),  Rock Hill, SC   71-72-74--217
T4 Carly Lyvers (2018),  Simpsonville, SC  67-76-76--219
T4 Emily Hawkins (2018),  Lexington, NC  73-70-76--219
T6 Abigail Schimpf (2020),  Daniel Island, SC  73-77-73--223
T6 Sophia Burnett (2020),  Bluffton, SC  72-79-72--223
T8 Baylee Evans (2018),  Lancaster, SC  76-71-77--224
T8 Savannah Hylton (2021),  Hilton Head Island, SC  74-76-74--224
10 Katherine Schuster (2021),  Kill Devil Hills, NC  76-75-74--225
11 Rachael Mast (2017),  Lexington, NC  74-76-76--226
12 Madison Isaacson (2018),  Greensboro, NC  72-80-75--227
13 Emily Dunlap (2019),  Greenville, SC  81-73-74--228
14 Nicole Adam (2020),  Pinehurst, NC  77-73-79--229
T15 Emma Schimpf (),  Daniel Island, SC  80-75-77--232
T15 Katie Whitfield (2018),  Clemson, SC  82-73-77--232
T15 Ryann Sinclair (2019),  Mooresville, NC  78-75-79--232
18 Anna Grace Brock (2019),  Greenwood, SC  83-72-78--233
First Flight  
Place Name Score
1 Muskan Uppal (2019),  Cornelius, NC  78-78-72--228
2 Hailey Freedman (2018),  Chapel Hill, NC  72-84-75--231
3 Karlee Vardas (2020),  Lexington, SC  76-80-76--232
4 Mary Kathryn Talledo (2021),  Blythewood, SC  78-80-75--233
5 Kelley Topiwala (2020),  Matthews, NC  80-77-79--236
T6 Kerington Lamb (2018),  Easley, SC  82-77-79--238
T6 Parker Stalvey (2019),  Elgin, SC  78-81-79--238
T8 Alexis Jarrell (2018),  Davidson, NC  84-79-77--240
T8 Ana Tsiros (2019),  Asheville, NC  80-80-80--240
10 Kennedy Carroll (2019),  Mt. Pleasant, SC  83-80-78--241
11 Deborah Spair (2020),  Raleigh, NC  82-80-81--243
12 Abigayle Hatcher (2019),  Roebuck, SC  82-81-82--245
T13 Emma Charles (2019),  Hartsville, SC  79-81-86--246
T13 Nicole Kramer (2018),  Charlotte, NC  85-76-85--246
Second Flight  
Place Name Score
1 Siana Wong (2020),  Summerfield, NC  83-83-79--245
2 Jayla Rogers (2019),  Wilmington, NC  85-80-81--246
3 Olivia Erwin (2018),  Charleston, SC  84-85-80--249
4 Angelique Seymour (2019),  Fayetteville , NC  83-82-85--250
Second Flight  
Place Name Score
5 Caroline Isaacson (2020),  Greensboro, NC  90-80-82--252
T6 Carson Stewart Jenkins (2019),  Raleigh, NC  91-77-85--253
T6 Maria File (2019),  Moore, SC  85-88-80--253
8 Lexi Bennett (2020),  Santee, SC  86-83-85--254
9 Mara Hirtle (2020),  Pinehurst, NC  87-81-91--259
10 Kayla Bartemeyer (2020),  Mount Pleasant, SC  86-89-86--261
11 Anna Hillman (2018),  Summerfield, NC  93-85-86--264
12 Halle Jo Auf Der Heide (2017),  Fayetteville, NC  92-85-91--268
13 Elizabeth Ritchie (2019),  Havelock, NC  101-86-85--272
14 Jasmine Donaghue (2020),  Candler, NC  105-93-101--299
15 Angela Linehan (2019),  Hampstead, NC  121-114-114--349


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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