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S.C. Junior Match Play - Preview

Emily Dunlap of Greenville, S.C. will look to lift the girls' trophy after an exit in the quarterfinals at last year's championship.

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (July 7, 2018) -- The Carolinas Golf Association will conduct the South Carolina Junior Match Play Championship at Rock Hill Country Club in Rock Hill, S.C. from July 10-13. 

 

Related: Championship Web Site | Full Field of Players | Starting Times | Scoring | History
 

Players to watch:

Girls' Division

  • Emily Dunlap of Greenville, S.C. is the third ranked golfer in the SCJGA Girls' Rankings and has 10 top-15 finishes in 2018. Dunlap made it to the quarterfinals in last year's championship and will look to capture some silverware this year.

  • Karlee Vardas of Lexington, S.C. is the 11th ranked golfer in the SCJGA Girls' Rankings. Vardas has four top-10 finishes in 2018 including a second place finish at the PKB Girls' Southeast Classic back in April.

  • Anna Grace Brock of Greenwood, S.C. is the 13th ranked golfer in the SCJGA Girls' Rankings. Brock has five top-10 finishes in 2018 and is coming off of a strong performance in the WSCGA Junior Girls' Championship where she finished ninth.

  • Phoebe Carles of Clinton, S.C. is the 16th ranked golfer in the SCJGA Girls' Rankings and was able to grab a win back in April at the AJGA Preview at Carolina Trace.

Boys' Division

  • Nicholas Mayfield of Rock Hill, S.C. will be defending his home turf at Rock Hill CC as the eighth ranked golfer in the SCJGA Boys' Rankings. Mayfield has five top-five finishes in 2018 including a win this past June. 

  • Austin Scott of Charleston, S.C. is the ninth ranked golfer in the SCJGA Boys' Rankings. Scott has six top-10 finishes in 2018 and made it to the Round of 16 at last year's championship.

  • Manning Sloop of Rock Hill, S.C. will also be playing at his home course for the tournament. Sloop is the 14th ranked golfer in the SCJGA Boys' Rankings and has seven top-15 finishes in 2018.

  • Ian Faulconer of Simpsonville, S.C. has seven top-5 finishes in 2018 and will look to get over the hump at Rock Hill CC. Faulconer is the 17th ranked golfer in the SCJGA Boys' Rankings.

  • Keegan Vaugh of Myrtle Beach, S.C. is the 18th ranked golfer in the SCJGA Boys' Rankings. Vaugh has six top-5 finishes to go along with one win in 2018.

  • Zach Reuland of Rock Hill, S.C. is the 22nd ranked golfer in the SCJGA Boys' Rankings. Reuland has three top-15 finishes and will hope to improve on a round of 32 exit in last year's tournament.

  • Gene Zeigler of Florence, S.C. has racked up 10 top-10 finishes in 2018, including three wins. Zeigler is the 23rd ranked golfer in the SCJGA Boys' Rankings.


 

Rock Hill Country Club's original nine holes, now the club's front nine, were designed by famed golf course architect A.W. Tillinghast. Tillinghast, who had already designed and built legendary courses Winged Foot and Baltusrol, would soon begin construction of the Black Course at Bethpage State Park around this same time. In 1949, the second nine holes were designed and built by Arthur Hamm, a former field supervisor for Donald Ross. This will be the third time Rock Hill CC has hosted the South Carolina Junior Match Play Championship to go along with the 2001 and 2009 championships.


The South Carolina Junior Match Play Championship begins with 18 holes of stroke play qualifying for all divisions. The boys' division will then be cut to the low 64 for match play. The girls’ division will be cut to the low 16 for match play.

Entry is open to any male or female amateur golfer who has not reached their 19th birthday by July 13, 2018, 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. Entries are subject to rejection at any time, including during the event, by the CGA or the host club. The reason for rejection may include unbecoming conduct or cell phone use during a stipulated round. All players must conform to the “USGA Rules of Amateur Status” as specified in “The Rules of Golf”. For complete residency and eligibility requirements, refer to the CGA Tournament Manual at the CGA website (www.carolinasgolf.org).

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 account, @cgagolf1909. Continue to visit the CGA website throughout this championship and all year long for complete championship coverage including scores, interviews, photos, and recaps.

Schedule of rounds:
Tuesday, July 10

Stroke Play Qualifying: Tee times from 8:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Wednesday, July 11

Boys' Round One Matches: Tee times from 8:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Girls' Round One Matches: Tee times from 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Boys' Round Two Matches: Tee times from 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 12

Boys' Round Three Matches: Tee times from 8:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Girls' Round Two Matches: Tee times from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Boys' Quarterfinal Matches: Tee times from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Girls' Semifinal Matches: Tee times from 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Friday, July 13

Boys' Semifinal Matches: Tee times from 8:00 a.m. - 8:20 a.m.

Girls' Championship Match: 8:30 a.m.

Boys' Championship Match: 12:30 p.m.
 

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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