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Gray Wins Carolinas Girls' 15 and Under

Mia Gray of Conway, S.C. earned her first CGA title at the 12th Carolinas Girls' 15 and Under Championship at Country Club of Whispering Pines on Tuesday, July 10, 2018.

By: Brittany Stewart/CGA Communications Intern

WHISPERING PINES, N.C. (July 10, 2018) -- Final round results of the 12th Carolinas Girls' 15 and Under Championship at the Country Club of Whispering Pines in Whispering Pines, N.C. on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 (5,701 yards, Par 36-36--72, Course Rating 73.3/129).

 

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Mia Gray of Conway, S.C. took home her first CGA title at the 12th Carolinas Girls' 15 and Under Championship at Country Club of Whispering Pines. The thirteen-year-old carded a six-over-par 78 on the final day of competition to secure the trophy.

In the first round of competition, Gray had a stellar performance and carded a three-under-par 69 with six birdies. She entered the second round with an eight stroke lead over the rest of the field. Gray called her round "very exciting" and said she felt "really good" about how she was playing headed into the final round.

After making birdie on her first hole in the second round, Gray said she felt nerves and stumbled a bit on the front nine. However, she was able to record two birdies on the back nine and kept her lead over the rest of the field.

"I'm very excited to win this trophy," Gray said. "I've been trying to win a tournament all summer, so this is my very first one."

Molly Hardwick of Lexington, S.C. finished two strokes back from Gray after she carded an even-par 72 in the second round. Her round was a five shot improvement from the previous day, and she earned three birdies. Macie Burcham of Greensboro, N.C. finished the tournament at eight-over-par after shooting a two-over-par 74 in the second round.

In the Junior division, Ellen Yu of High Point, N.C. took home the trophy after finishing the tournament with a twenty-over-par 164. Yu shot the low score in her division in the final round with an eight-over-par 80. In the Sub-Junior division, Mackenzie Crossman of Pittsboro, N.C. took home the trophy after carding a 46 in the final round.

In each division, a "most improved" prize was given for the player who improves her first round score from the previous year to the current year. The most improved player in the Sub-Junior division was Mackenzie Crossman of Pittsboro, N.C., and she carded a 52 in the first round. Kaitlyn Rand of Raleigh, N.C. earned most improved honors in the Junior division after improving her score by nine strokes. Zoe Carles of Clinton, S.C. was most improved in the Championship division after carding an 81 on the first day of play.

 

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.

The Carolinas Golf Association would like to thank Country Club of Whispering Pines for hosting this year's tournament. The event would not be possible without the dedication and hard work of it's club members and staff. A special thank you to PGA of America General Manager and Director of Golf, Rodney Russell.


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

Championship Division

Pos. Player City,State-Grad Year   R1 R2 Total
1 Mia Gray Conway,SC-2023 +3 69 78 147
2 Molly Hardwick Lexington,SC-2022 +5 77 72 149
3 Macie Burcham Greensboro,NC-2021 +8 78 74 152
T4 Grayson Warren Washington,NC-2021 +9 78 75 153
T4 Sofia Carles Clinton,SC-2021 +9 81 72 153
T6 Lauren Martin Mooresville,NC-2020 +10 77 77 154
T6 Macy Pate Boone,NC-2023 +10 82 72 154
8 Mary Kathryn Talledo Spartanburg,SC-2021 +11 78 77 155
T9 Ella Stalvey Blythewood ,SC-2023 +15 80 79 159
T9 Layla Meric Wesley Chapel,NC-2021 +15 79 80 159
T11 Julie Fiedler New Bern,NC-2021 +16 84 76 160
T11 McKenzie Daffin Fort Bragg,NC-2021 +16 84 76 160
T13 Ella Kue Kings Mountain,NC-2023 +17 81 80 161
T13 Lextyn Petz Columbia,SC-2021 +17 82 79 161
T13 Zoe Carles Clinton,SC-2023 +17 81 80 161
16 Harper Shepherd Greensboro,NC-2021 +18 84 78 162
T17 Erin Singleton Apex,NC-2020 +19 83 80 163
T17 Lexi Bennett Santee,SC-2021 +19 83 80 163
19 Mattie Padgett Seneca,SC-2023 +20 87 77 164
20 Morgan Ketchum Winston-Salem,NC-2022 +21 84 81 165
T21 Adrian Anderson Murrel's Inlet,SC-2022 +22 83 83 166
T21 Trinity Muthomi Kernersville,NC-2022 +22 84 82 166
T21 Megan Morris Cary,NC-2021 +22 86 80 166
24 Riya Modak Concord,NC-2021 +23 83 84 167
25 Sophie Marijono Charlotte,NC-2021 +25 88 81 169
26 Hanna Webber Jonesville,SC-2022 +27 88 83 171
27 Gabriela Cruz High Point,NC-2021 +29 84 89 173
28 Shea Smith Charlotte,NC-2022 +31 89 86 175
T29 Bethany Welch Matthews, NC-2023 +32 86 90 176
T29 Taylor Burch Elgin, SC-2021 +32 90 86 176
T31 Jennifer Rials Florence,SC-2022 +36 92 88 180
T31 Paige Paolucci Blythewood,SC-2022 +36 91 89 180
33 Madison Srinivasa Raleigh,NC-2021 +39 93 90 183
34 Anna Claire Bridge Raleigh,NC-2021 +40 94 90 184
35 Ashton Gupton Smithfield,NC-2021 +41 93 92 185
36 Kitson O'Neal Pinehurst ,NC-2023 +43 92 95 187
37 Jasmine Donaghue Candler,NC-2020 +44 93 95 188
38 Ava Neal Camden, SC-2022 +45 101 88 189
39 Madison Brensinger Charlotte, NC-2021 +49 100 93 193
40 Emily Matthews Swansboro,NC-2022 +51 99 96 195
41 Lily Kate Watson Wake Forest,NC-2023 +56 101 99 200
42 Ellie Burnette Wrightsville Beach,NC-2023 +72 112 104 216
43 Ava Zellman Raleigh,NC-2022 +76 110 110 220

Junior Division

Pos. Player City,State-Grad Year   R1 R2 Total
1 Ellen Yu High Point,NC-2026 +20 84 80 164
2 Grace Ridenour Cary,NC-2025 +25 84 85 169
3 Ayana Dailey Jacksonville,NC-2023 +28 88 84 172
4 Madelyn Vogan New Bern,NC-2023 +38 88 94 182
5 Kaitlyn Rand Raleigh,NC-2022 +40 94 90 184

Sub-Junior Division
 

Pos. Player City,State-Grad Year   R1 R2 Total
1 Mackenzie Crossman Pittsboro,NC-2024 +26 52 46 98
T2 Mia Carles Clinton,SC-2026 +33 51 54 105
T2 Sanaa Carter Jacksonville ,NC-2025 +33 56 49 105
4 Brooke Tyler Summerfield ,NC-2024 +34 57 49 106
5 Gabi Carles Clinton,SC-2025 +38 57 53 110


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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