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Above: 2017 runner-up Cowans Ford Country Club took a one-stroke lead in Round 2 of the Carolinas Women's Club Team (L-R Peg Brady, June Wang, Robbie Knotts, Kathy Binkley)


Cowans Ford Country Club Leads After Round Two
2nd Carolinas Women's Club Team Championship

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (October 31, 2018) - Second round results from the Carolinas Golf Association's 2nd Carolinas Women's Club Team Championship hosted by Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club in Southern Pines, N.C. on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 (5022 yards; Par 36-36--72; Course/Slope Rating 69.1/121).

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Another beautiful day at Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club yielded a tight race for the title of 2nd Carolinas Women's Club Team Champion. Moving ahead of the defending champions by one stroke, Cowans Ford Country Club has taken the lead after the second round. Teams played four-ball stroke play in the second round.

Cowans Ford Country Club kept the same two-woman pairings to continue their momentum from the first round. Both sides from Cowans Ford had three birdies on the day, but unfortunately there were a few bogeys on the card as well. Rounds of 74-76--150 gave them a two-day aggregate of 289 (+1) and a one-stroke lead over Pinehurst Country Club. Cowans Ford CC will keep the same pairings for the final round in hopes of riding their momentum into the winner's circle.

The defending champions, Pinehurst Country Club, and most teams in the Championship Division struggled a little with the four-ball stroke play format. The side of Patty Moore-Sally Means made two birdies en route to a three-over-par 75. The side of Kendra Muir-Donna Tanner made four birdies on the day, but struggled on the Par-4 17th and had to record a double bogey. Pinehurst CC's two-day aggregate of 290 (+2) puts them one stroke behind the leaders. Pine Needles Golf Club dropped a few strokes and is seven shots out of the lead heading into the final round. With the Pinehurst alternate shot format scheduled for day three, anything can happen.

In the Carolinas Division, Greenville Country Club has taken a four-stroke lead over the division. Both sides for Greenville Country Club finished with a three-under-par 69 for a round two aggregate of 138 (-6). A net eagle on the Par-4 4th from Aloma Smith helped propel her side to a 33 on the front nine. On the other Greenville CC side, Hall Bickmann also recorded a net eagle (gross birdie) on the 4th. Greenville was one stroke back after the first round, but now has a four-stroke advantage over the field.

Pinehurst Country Club's B squad has moved into second place in the Carolinas Division. Both sides for Pinehurst CC recorded red numbers in the second round. The side of Sue McDermott-Debbie Hockman recorded five birdies on the outward nine for a 31, but cooled off on the inward nine, recording a 39 for a total of two-under-par 70. Their two-day aggregate is 284 (-4) and they are four strokes behind the leaders. River Ridge's side of Benjie Fowler-Carol Brown had the best round of the day with a five-under-par 67, which helped propel their team up a position on the leader board. Fowler-Brown recorded a bogey-free net 67 while the other River Ridge side finished with a two-under-par 70. They are seven shots behind the leaders heading into the final round.

In the Carolinas Division, Greenville Country Club, Pinehurst Country Club B and River Ridge Country Club will make up the first flight. Colonial Country Club, Croasdaile Country Club and Cummings Cove Golf and Country Club will make up the second flight.

Play will conclude on Thursday, November 1 with a Pinehurst alternate shot format. There will be a 10:00 a.m. shotgun start and lunch and awards immediately following play.


Championship Division
Pos. Team   Round 2 Total
1 Cowans Ford Country Club 150 (+6) Two-Day Aggregate - 289 (+1)
    Peg Brady + Robbie Knotts 74 (+2)  
    Kathy Binkley + June Wang 76 (+4)  
2 Pinehurst Country Club 151 (+7) Two-day Aggregate - 290 (+2)
    Patty Moore + Sally Means 75 (+3)  
    Kendra Muir + Donna Tanner 76 (+2)  
3 Pine Needles Golf Club 157 (+13) Two-Day Aggregate - 296 (+8)
    Therese St Peter + Maureen Buck 78 (+6)  
    Susan Beaupied + Dokim Elphick 79 (+7)  
4 Pinewild Country Club 165 (+21) Two-Day Aggregate - 313 (+25)
    Ellen Connors + Jo Ann Sluder 80 (+8)  
    Paula Fitzpatrick + Kit Simpson 85 (+13)  
Carolinas Division
Pos. Team   Round 2 Total
1 Greenville Country Club (SC) 138 (-6) Two-Day Aggregate - 280 (-8)
    Kristen Rooke + Aloma Smith 69 (-3)  
    Patricia Reid + Hall Bickmann 69 (-3)  
2 Pinehurst Country Club (B) 141 (-3) Two-Day Aggregate - 284 (-4)
    Debbie Hockman + Sue McDermott 70 (-2)  
    Anne Bourne + Jean Peters 71 (-1)  
3 River Ridge Country Club 137 (-7) Two-Day Aggregate - 287 (-1)
    Benjie Fowler + Carol Brown 67 (-5)  
    Rebecca Nuckols + Mason Nichols 70 (-2)  
4 Colonial Country Club 147 (+3) Two-Day Aggregate - 288 (E)
    Sook Hee Yang + Mary Rhodes 71 (-1)  
    Tess Kirkman + Gigi Ash 76 (+4)  
5 Croasdaile Country Club 148 (+4) Two-Day Aggregate - 302 (+14)
    June Lee + Shelly Canals 72 (E)  
    Ann Miller + Linda McGill 76 (+4)  
6 Cummings Cove G&CC 151 (+7) Two-Day Aggregate - 304 (+16)
    Sally Gauntlett + Tamera Elam 75 (+3)  
    Julie Christianson + Mindy Schult 76 (+4)  


About the Carolinas Women's Club Team: The Carolinas Women’s Club Team Championship took on a new format in 2018, making the championship friendlier to golfers of all skill levels. Each club team is comprised of four women who belong to the same CGA member club. The four players are split into two-woman sides on each day of competition and the aggregate of the two, two-woman sides will make up the team’s score for the day. The championship will be played over three days with different partner/team formats each day. The first round will be two-woman captain's choice (scramble); the second round will be four-ball stroke play (better ball of two); and the third round will be Pinehurst alternate shot stroke play. The championship will be conducted with two divisions: the Championship Division (gross scores only) and the Carolinas Division (net scores only).

Eligibility: Any CGA member club may enter a team of four female golfers who belong to that club. Every member of the team must hold an active GHIN® USGA Handicap Index® at the CGA member club, they are representing. Members of the team must also meet the following eligibility criteria: team members must be female amateur golfer who have reached their 13th birthdays by October 30, 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 that CGA member club.

Schedule of rounds:
Monday, October 29
Tee times available for practice.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
First round. 18 holes of two-woman captain's choice (morning shotgun start).

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Second Round. 18 holes of four-ball stroke play (morning shotgun start).

Thursday, November 1, 2018
Final Round. 18 holes of Pinehurst 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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