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13th Carolinas Mixed Team Championship
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SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (August 13, 2018) -- The Carolinas Golf Association will conduct the 13th Carolinas Mixed Team Championship at Kiawah Island Resort (Oak Point) in Kiawah Island, S.C. from August 18-19, 2018.

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

Last year, Zak Laws and Caroline Ellington of Raleigh, N.C. fired a three-under-par 65 in the final round to card a five-under-par 131 total to win their first CGA title. The defending champions will return to this year's field in hopes of capturing back-to-back titles. Jaelyn Tindal of Rock Hill, S.C., who won the 2018 Carolinas Women's Four-Ball a couple of weeks ago with her sister, Jodee, will also join the field with her partner, Alex Finke of Rock Hill, S.C.

This will be the first time Kiawah Island Resort has hosted the Carolinas Mixed Team Championship, but the course is no stranger to CGA events. The resort has hosted several one-day play day events, including  Senior Four-Ball One-Day tournaments.

Completely renovated in 2015, the new and improved Oak Point course was originally designed by Clyde Johnston, a noted Southeastern golf course architect, on the grounds of a former cotton and indigo plantation. With its close proximity to the Kiawah River and the Haulover Creek, the course is molded into the landscape and features undulating fairways and challenging greens.


The championship is contested over 36 holes using a mixed format of four-ball and modified alternate shot. Gross scores only. Teams may choose to compete in any division in which they are eligible: Championship division, Tournament division (shorter course), Senior division (male age 55+, female age 50+), or Super Senior division (male age 65+, female age 65+). Tournament division plays a shorter course and is ineligible for the overall championship. Tournament, Senior and Super Senior divisions will be pre-flighted by total team handicap index. Team handicap index is computed by adding 2/3 of the lower handicap index to 1/3 of the higher handicap index.

Entry is open to any team comprised of a male amateur and a female amateur golfer who have reached their 13th birthday by August 18, 2018, maintain a residence in North Carolina or South Carolina, are members in good standing of a club which is a member of the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA) and have an active GHIN USGA Handicap Index at a CGA member club.

Schedule of rounds:
Friday, August 17, 2018

Tee times available for practice.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

First round. 18 holes of Four-Ball stroke play (morning shotgun start).

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Final Round. 18 holes of Modified Alternate Shot stroke play (morning shotgun start)

Awards luncheon immediately following completion of play.
 

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.    

For more information about the CGA, visit our website.
 

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