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Gray Leads After First Round of Girls 15 & Under

Mia Gray of Conway, S.C. carded a three-under-par 69 to take an eight stroke lead after the first round of the Carolinas Girls' 15 and Under Championship at Country Club of Whispering Pines on July 9, 2018.

By: Brittany Stewart/CGA Communications Intern

WHISPERING PINES, N.C. (July 9, 2018) -- First round results of the 12th Carolinas Girls' 15 and Under at the Country Club of Whispering Pines in Whispering Pines, N.C. on Monday, July 9, 2018 (5,701 yards, Par 36-36--72, Course Rating 73.3/129).


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Mia Gray of Conway, S.C. stole the show in the first round of the Carolinas Girls' 15 and Under Championship at Country Club of Whispering Pines on Monday, July 9, 2018. She carded a three-under-par 69 in the opening round to give herself an eight stroke lead over the rest of the field.

A rocky start for the thirteen-year-old, Gray bogeyed three of her first four holes. However, she steadied herself, put her foot on the gas and never looked back. She followed her three bogeys with three consecutive birdies on the front nine. After the turn, she remained consistent and earned three birdies and no bogeys.

Lauren Martin of Mooresville, N.C. and Molly Hardwick of Lexington, S.C. are tied for the second position eight strokes behind Gray, after carding a five-over-par 77. Martin, who has three top-10 finishes so far in 2018, capped off her first day of competition with one birdie. Hardwick finished strong on the back nine with one birdie and only one bogey.

Macie Burcham of Greensboro, N.C., Mary Kathryn Talledo of Spartanburg, S.C. and Grayson Warren of Washington, N.C. are in a three-way tie for fourth position headed into the second and final round of play after carding a six-over-par 78 in the first round.

In the junior division, Ellen Yu of High Point, N.C. and Grace Ridenour of Cary, N.C. share the lead after carding a twelve-over-par 84 in the first round. Mia Carles of Clinton, S.C. leads the Sub-Junior division of competition after carding a 51 through 9 holes.

The Championship and Junior divisions are conducted at 36 holes of stroke play. The Sub-Junior division is conducted at 18 holes of stroke play (9 holes each day).

Entry is open to any female golfer who has not reached her 16th birthday by July 10, 2018, who has not started college, and maintains a residence in North Carolina or South Carolina.

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.

12th Carolinas Girls' 15 & Under Championship
Country Club of Whispering Pines | Whispering Pines, N.C.
First Round Results

Championship Division

Pos. Player City, State-Grad Year   R1
1 Mia Gray Conway,SC-2023 -3 69
T2 Lauren Martin Mooresville,NC-2020 +5 77
T2 Molly Hardwick Lexington,SC-2022 +5 77
T4 Grayson Warren Washington,NC-2021 +6 78
T4 Macie Burcham Greensboro,NC-2021 +6 78
T4 Mary Kathryn Talledo Spartanburg,SC-2021 +6 78
7 Layla Meric Wesley Chapel,NC-2021 +7 79
8 Ella Stalvey Blythewood ,SC-2023 +8 80
T9 Ella Kue Kings Mountain,NC-2023 +9 81
T9 Sofia Carles Clinton,SC-2021 +9 81
T9 Zoe Carles Clinton,SC-2023 +9 81
T12 Lextyn Petz Columbia,SC-2021 +10 82
T12 Macy Pate Boone,NC-2023 +10 82
T14 Adrian Anderson Murrel's Inlet,SC-2022 +11 83
T14 Erin Singleton Apex,NC-2020 +11 83
T14 Lexi Bennett Santee,SC-2021 +11 83
T14 Riya Modak Concord,NC-2021 +11 83
T18 Gabriela Cruz High Point,NC-2021 +12 84
T18 Harper Shepherd Greensboro,NC-2021 +12 84
T18 Julie Fiedler New Bern,NC-2021 +12 84
T18 McKenzie Daffin Fort Bragg,NC-2021 +12 84
T18 Morgan Ketchum Winston-Salem,NC-2022 +12 84
T18 Trinity Muthomi Kernersville,NC-2022 +12 84
T24 Bethany Welch Matthews, NC-2023 +14 86
T24 Megan Morris Cary,NC-2021 +14 86
26 Mattie Padgett Seneca,SC-2023 +15 87
T27 Hanna Webber Jonesville,SC-2022 +16 88
T27 Sophie Marijono Charlotte,NC-2021 +16 88
29 Shea Smith Charlotte,NC-2022 +17 89
30 Taylor Burch Elgin, SC-2021 +18 90
31 Paige Paolucci Blythewood,SC-2022 +19 91
T32 Jennifer Rials Florence,SC-2022 +20 92
T32 Kitson O'Neal Pinehurst ,NC-2023 +20 92
T34 Ashton Gupton Smithfield,NC-2021 +21 93
T34 Jasmine Donaghue Candler,NC-2020 +21 93
T34 Madison Srinivasa Raleigh,NC-2021 +21 93
37 Anna Claire Bridge Raleigh,NC-2021 +22 94
38 Emily Matthews Swansboro,NC-2022 +27 99
39 Madison Brensinger Charlotte, NC-2021 +28 100
T40 Ava Neal Camden, SC-2022 +29 101
T40 Lily Kate Watson Wake Forest,NC-2023 +29 101
42 Ava Zellman Raleigh,NC-2022 +38 110
43 Ellie Burnette Wrightsville Beach,NC-2023 +40 112

Junior Division

Pos. Player City,State-Grad Year   R1
T1 Ellen Yu High point ,NC-2026 +12 84
T1 Grace Ridenour Cary,NC-2025 +12 84
T3 Ayana Dailey Jacksonville,NC-2023 +16 88
T3 Madelyn Vogan New Bern,NC-2023 +16 88
5 Kaitlyn Rand Raleigh,NC-2022 +22 94

Sub-Junior Division

Pos. Player City, State-Grad Year   R1
1 Mia Carles Clinton,SC-2026 +15 51
2 Mackenzie Crossman Pittsboro,NC-2024 +16 52
3 Sanaa Carter Jacksonville ,NC-2025 +20 56
T4 Brooke Tyler Summerfield ,NC-2024 +21 57
T4 Gabi Carles Clinton,SC-2025 +21 57

Schedule of rounds:

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Player Registration: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Rules Meeting: 6:00 p.m.

Cookout: 6:30 p.m.

College Players Panel: 7:00 p.m.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Round 1 starting times: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Lunch available for players and spectators from 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Round 2 shotgun start: 9:00 a.m.

Awards luncheon for players and spectators from 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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