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Top Seeds Remain at the NC Junior Girls'

WILSON, N.C. (June 13, 2019) --  Round of 16 and quarterfinal match play results of the 23rd North Carolina Junior Girls' Championship at Wilson Country Club in Wilson, N.C. on Thursday, June 13, 2019. (6,025 yards, Par 36-36--72, Course Rating 75.1/131)  

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

The reigning Carolinas Junior Girls’ Player of the Year and No. 1 seed Katherine Schuster of Kill Devil Hills, N.C. had a challenging match this morning in the round of 16, but was able to come out on top defeating Macie Burcham of Greensboro, N.C., 2 and 1.

Schuster also won her afternoon match against Sophie Holland of Cornelius, N.C. 6 and 4 to move on to the semifinal match where she will face off against the No. 5 seed, Deborah Spair of Raleigh, N.C.

Spair had two of the shortest matches today, needing only 14 holes to defeat both of her opponents 6 and 5 and 5 and 4, respectively.

No. 2 seed Maria Atwood of Holly Springs, N.C. had a rollercoaster round this morning, but she was able to capture the win after extending her match two extra holes against Victoria Cook of Reidsville, N.C.

“It was definitely very close the entire day,” said Atwood. “We kept going up and down and then even, but we just all stayed super calm. You have to change your mindset a little bit to get into match play and do well.”

Atwood cruised her way through her quarterfinal match against Napat Rattanaprakarn of Kenly, N.C. winning 4 and 3. Atwood attributed her success to hitting good iron shots, getting it close and making birdies to win the holes.

The No. 6 seed Riley Hamilton of Reidsville, N.C. fought hard to defeat No. 3 seed Alexis Sudjianto of Charlotte, N.C. 4 and 3. Atwood and Hamilton will face off in tomorrow morning’s semifinal match.

Winners of the morning matches will advance to the final match on Friday afternoon where the 23rd N.C. Junior Girls’ Champion will be crowned.

Entry is open to any female amateur golfer ages 12 to 18 as of June 14, 2018, who has not started college, is a legal resident of North Carolina, is a member in good standing of a club which is a member of the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA) and has a current USGA Handicap Index at a CGA member club. Entries are subject to rejection at any time, including during the event, by the CGA or the host club.

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.

 

23rd North Carolina Junior Girls' Championship

Wilson Country Club | Wilson, N.C.

Round of 16 and Quarterfinal Results


Quarterfinal Results

Katherine Schuster, Kill Devil Hills, N.C. def. Macie Burcham, Greensboro, N.C., 2 & 1

Sophie Holland, Cornelius, N.C. def. Erin Singleton, Apex, N.C., 2 up

Grayson Warren, Washington, N.C. def. Ella Kue, King Mountain, N.C., 4 & 2

Deborah Spair, Raleigh, N.C. def. Trinity Ahing, New Bern, N.C., 5 & 4

Maria Atwood, Holly Springs, N.C. def. Victoria Cook, Reidsville, N.C., 20 holes

Napat Rattanaprakarn, Kenly, N.C. def. Lotte Fox, Raleigh, N.C., 4 & 3

Alexis Sudjianto, Charlotte, N.C. def. Bailee Twiford, Coinjock, N.C., 4 & 3

Riley Hamilton, Reidsville, N.C. def. Ella Perna, Durham, N.C., 19 holes

 

Semifinal Results

Katherine Schuster, Kill Devil Hills, NC def. Sophie Holland, Cornelius, NC, 6 & 4

Deborah Spair, Raleigh, NC def. Grayson Warren, Washington, NC, 5 & 4

Maria Atwood, Holly Springs, NC def. Napat Rattanaprakarn, Kenly, NC, 4 & 3

Riley Hamilton, Reidsville, NC def. Alexis Sudjianto, Charlotte, NC, 4 & 3

 

About Wilson Country Club

Wilson Country Club was opened in May 1915 on the site that is currently known as Willow Springs Country Club. The club grew at a rapid rate following WWII and the size of the membership eventually grew too large for its initial home. Unable to expand the facilities, the club moved across town to its current site in 1973. Mr. William Byrd designed the new layout that we are so proud of today. Mr. Byrd designed and remodeled over 100 golf courses during his career which spanned nearly five decades. His Wilson Country Club design still receives rave reviews for its beauty and overall playability. The club has hosted nine Carolinas Golf Association majors including the 2010 NC Men’s Amateur.

Wilson Country Club underwent a renovation in 2005 to modernize the course and improve the putting surfaces. The renowned architect Mr. John Lafoy was chosen to do the renovation and work began in May, 2005. John Lafoy has redesigned over 100 golf courses throughout the country and has redesigned many classic layouts, including those of architects A.W. Tillinghast, Alistair Mackenzie, Seth Raynor, Charles Blair MacDonald and numerous Donald Ross designs. The redesign of Wilson Country Club has certainly made it one of the finest golf courses in North Carolina.

The championship format is 36 holes of stroke play qualifying followed by match play. Top 32 in stroke play qualifying advance to match play.

Entry is open to any female amateur golfer ages 12 to 18 as of June 14, 2018, who has not started college, is a legal resident of North Carolina, is a member in good standing of a club which is a member of the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA) and has a current USGA Handicap Index at a CGA member club. Entries are subject to rejection at any time, including during the event, by the CGA or the host club.

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.

 

Schedule of Remaining Rounds:

Friday, June 14
Semifinal Matches (8:00 a.m. off #1 tee)
Final Match (12:00 p.m. off #1 tee)
Awards ceremony immediately following final match



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