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Carolinas Wins Mid-Atlantic Girls Matches

The Carolinas Team took home the trophy at the 17th Mid-Atlantic Girls Team Challenge Matches on Sunday, July 29, 2018 at Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club in Kilmarnock, Virginia.

By: Brittany Stewart/CGA Communications Intern

KILMARNOCK, V.A. (July 29, 2018) -- Final results of the 17th Mid-Atlantic Girls' Challenge Matches at Indian Creek Golf and Yacht Club in Kilmarnock, V.A. from Saturday, July 28 - Sunday July 29, 2018.

 

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It was a tight competition until the very last match at the 17th Mid-Atlantic Girls' Challenge Matches at Indian Creek Golf and Yacht Club in Kilmarnock, VA, but the Carolinas team took home the trophy for the third straight year.

The Carolinas team jumped to an early lead on the first day of competition during the four-ball match play. Gracyn Burgess of Lexington, S.C. and Alexis Sudjianto of Charlotte, N.C. notched the first point for the Carolinas team after cruising to a 5 and 4 victory. Abigail Schimpf of Daniel Island, S.C. and Sasha Hayes of Winston-Salem, N.C. also notched a point for the team with their 4 and 3 victory. Katherine Schuster of Kill Devil Hills, N.C. and Maria Atwood of Holly Springs, N.C. had a tight match until Schuster sank a putt on the 17th green to guarantee the win.

The impressive four-ball round gave the Carolinas team the edge headed into the second day of competition of individual singles match play with a 3-1 lead. In singles match play, Schuster secured the first point of the day for the Carolinas after she defeated Sophie Simon, 4 and 3. The Virginia/Maryland Team won three straight matches, but Atwood, who held the lead throughout her entire match, secured a fifth point for the Carolinas with her 4 and 2 victory over Victoria Tip-Aucha. Emily Hawkins of Lexington, N.C., who served as the team's anchor in the final match of the day, clinched the winning point for the Carolinas team on the 16th green when she sank a putt to win her match, 3 and 2 over Diana Domenech.

The Virginia/Maryland team notched two more matches after Jenny Hua just outlasted Burgess on the final hole and both teams ended competition with six points. Although the matches ended with both teams at six points, the Virginias needed 6.5 points to win the cup. Therefore, the Carolinas team retains the cup and brings it back South for the third straight year.

The Carolinas Golf Association would like to thank the Virginia State Golf Association and the Indian Creek Golf and Yacht Club for hosting this year's event. This tournament would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of the staff and club members. The Carolinas team would like to thank team captains, Vicki DiSantis and Teddy Stockwell for their support and guidance throughout the weekend.

Format: Match play team competition of junior girls from Maryland and Virginia versus junior girls from North Carolina and South Carolina.

Eligibility: Invitation only. Team members qualify based on CGA Championship exemptions. Players must be 18 years or younger and not yet started college.


17th Mid-Atlantic Girls' Challenge Matches
Indian Creek Golf and Yacht Club | Kilmarnock, V.A.
Results

Four-Ball Matches

Gracyn Burgess + Alexis Sudjianto of the Carolinas team def. Rory Weinfurther + Jenny Hua of the Virginias/Maryland team, 5 and 4

Becca DiNunzio + Julia Calomiris of the Virginias/Maryland team def. Emily Hawkins + Katie Whitfield of the Carolinas team, 2 and 1

Abigail Schimpf + Sasha Hayes of the Carolinas team def. Victoria Tip-Aucha + Amanda Levy of the Virginias/Maryland team, 4 and 3

Katherine Schuster + Maria Atwood of the Carolinas team def. Diana Domenech + Sophie Simon of the Virginias/Maryland team, 2 and 1

Singles Matches

Katherine Schuster of the Carolinas team def. Sophie Simon of the Virginias/Maryland team, 4 and 3

Becca DiNunzio of the Virginias/Maryland team def. Alexis Sudjianto of the Carolinas team, 5 and 3

Julia Calomiris of the Virginias/Maryland team def. Katie Whitfield of the Carolinas team, 7 and 5

Amanda Levy of the Virginias/Maryland team def. Sasha Hayes of the Carolinas team, 4 and 3

Maria Atwood of the Carolinas team def. Victoria Tip-Aucha of the Virginias/Maryland team, 4 and 2

Rory Weinfurther of the Virginias/Maryland team def. Abigail Schimpf of the Carolinas team, 2 and 1

Jenny Hua of the Virginias/Maryland team def. Gracyn Burgess of the Carolinas team, 1 up

Emily Hawkins of the Carolinas team def. Diana Domenech, 3 and 2


Schedule of rounds:

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Four-ball format rounds.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Individual match play rounds.
 



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