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Hayes Records First CGA Win at Dogwood Girls'

Sasha Hayes recorded the second-largest margin of victory in Dogwood Girls' history

ASHEBORO, N.C. (August 10, 2017) -- Final results of the 13th Dogwood State Junior Girls' Championship hosted by Pinewood Country Club in Asheboro N.C. on Thursday, August 10th (6,028 yards, Par 36-36--72, Course Rating 76.0/138).

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Sasha Hayes of Winston Salem won the 13th Dogwood State Junior Girls' Championship in dominating fashion. She finished the day at two-over-par, four-over-par, 220 overall, seven strokes ahead of the runner-up Sophie Holland of Cornelius. Her seven stroke margin of victory is the second largest in the tournaments' existence, just two strokes behind Callista Rice, who won by nine strokes in 2014. He was also two strokes of tying the tournament scoring record of 218 set by both Jennifer Chang and Rice. "I got more confident as I went on," said Hayes about her play over the three-day championship. "I just started sinking more putts and getting closer to the pin."

Hayes greatest strength was her consistency over the championship, never posting a round higher than two-over-par. "I really never had any big mistakes. I was in all of the fairways and greens in regulation."

For Hayes, she secured her first CGA championship with the victory. "This tournament was a great experience for me. I lost in a playoff at the CGA 15 and under championship, so I am very happy to win this one."

Hayes will now represent the Carolinas at next years' Mid-Atlantic Junior Challenge Matches.

The CGA would like to thank the members and staff of Pinewood Country Club for their hospitality in hosting the 13th Dogwood State Junior Girls' Championship. Special gratitude is extended to head golf professional Brandon Turner, assistant golf professional Brandon Pierce, and golf course superintendent Steve Richau.

Entry is open to any female amateur golfer ages 12 to 18 as of August 10, 2017, who has not started college, is a legal resident of North 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® at a CGA member club that does not exceed 18.3.  


13th Dogwood State Junior Girls' Championship
Pinewood Country Club in Asheboro N.C.
Final Results

1  Sasha Hayes (2020) Winston Salem, NC  74-72-74--220
2  Sophie Holland (2020) Cornelius, NC  78-75-74--227
3  Alexis Sudjianto (2019) Charlotte, NC  78-79-74--231
4  Madison Isaacson (2018) Greensboro, NC  82-77-74--233
T5  Riley Hamilton (2020) Reidsville, NC  76-80-78--234
   Katherine Schuster (2021) Kill Devil Hills, NC  83-75-76--234
   Lotte Fox (2020) Raleigh, NC  80-78-76--234
T8  Olivia John (2018) Summerfield, NC  79-76-82--237
   Hannah Rose Bruxvoort (2018) Chapel Hill, NC  85-71-81--237
   Kayla Smith (2019) Burlington, NC  73-78-86--237
11  Ana Tsiros (2019) Asheville, NC  77-78-83--238
T12  Caroline Crumrine (2020) Wilmington, NC  81-80-78--239
   Jayla Rogers (2019) Wilmington, NC  76-78-85--239
T14  Ryann Sinclair (2019) Mooresville, NC  79-87-75--241
   Hailey Joy (2018) Reidsville , NC  84-80-77--241
T16  Anna McDonald (2019) Hickory, NC  81-82-79--242
   Alexis Jarrell (2018) Davidson, NC  81-80-81--242
18  Lauren Martin (2020) Mooresville, NC  83-79-82--244
19  Victoria Ladd (2019) Greensboro, NC  79-82-85--246
20  Kelley Topiwala (2020) Matthews, NC  82-83-83--248
21  Deborah Spair (2020) Raleigh, NC  81-79-89--249
22  Nicole Kramer (2018) Charlotte, NC  84-80-86--250
23  Mara Hirtle (2020) Pinehurst, NC  89-83-80--252
24  Siana Wong (2020) Summerfield, NC  80-87-89--256
25  Morgan Ketchum (2022) Winston-Salem, NC  90-87-81--258
26  Elena Jacoby (2019) Huntersville, NC  89-86-84--259
27  Emma Reid (2018) Flat Rock, NC  90-86-84--260
28  Amanda Kang (2018) Kernersville, NC  82-86-93--261
29  Caroline Isaacson (2020) Greensboro, NC  86-88-88--262
T30  Victoria Cook (2020) Reidsville, NC  92-86-86--264
   Anna Hillman (2018) Summerfield, NC  87-89-88--264
T32  Becca Connolly (2020) Winston-Salem, NC  87-89-94--270
   Carson Stewart Jenkins (2019) Raleigh, NC  99-85-86--270
34  Grace Olmstead (2018) Four Oaks, NC  97-93-93--283
35  Darby Reeder (2020) Smithfield, NC  92-109-98--299


Championship Facts
Event: 13th Dogwood State Junior Girls' Championship
Playing Dates: August 8-10
Host Site: Pinewood Country Club in Asheboro N.C.
Championship Division - 6,028 yards, par 72, Course Rating 76.0/138
Defending Champion: Natalie Petersen, Holly Springs, N.C.
Format: 54 holes of stroke play.

Schedule of rounds

Tuesday, August 8
8:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Round 1 starting times
12:30p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Player’s Lunch
Wednesday, August 9
8:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Round 2 starting times
12:30p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Player’s Lunch
Thursday, August 10
9:00 a.m. Round 3 shotgun start
1:30 p.m. Awards luncheon


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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