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Carles and Tucker Win the SC Junior Match Play

 

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (July 12, 2019) -- Boys’ Semifinals, Girls’ Championship Match, and Boys’ Championship Match results of the South Carolina Junior Match Play Championship at Berkeley Country Club in Moncks Corner, S.C. from July 9-12, 2019. (Boys’ Division - 6,700 yards, Par 36-36--72) (Girls’ Division - 6,000 yards, Par 36-36--72)

 

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

 

Boys’ Semifinals Results:

William Phipps of Florence, S.C. defeated Jerry Bruns of Beaufort, S.C. in a very close one up match. Phipps was up for the majority of the round, but Bruns tied it up on the back nine to make for a very exciting 17th and 18th hole. Phipps ultimately won the match on 18 and claimed his seat in the championship match.

Mason Tucker of Lancaster, S.C. took down Mavrick Mullinax of Lexington, S.C. with a three and two finish. He will be facing off against Phipps in the championship match for the title of Boys’ 2019 South Carolina Junior Match Play Champion.

 

Girls’ Championship Match Results:

Phoebe Carles of Clinton, S.C. claimed the title of Girls’ 2019 South Carolina Junior Match Play Champion after a win in 19 holes against Anna Grace Brock of Greenwood, S.C.

The match began with Anna Grace Brock on top by two on most holes and continued that way through the turn.

“I was down two through four and again down two through 11 so I started off really shaky,” said Carles. “I just wasn't striking the ball as well as I have been the past two days and Anna Grace was really consistent.”

The turning point for Carles was after the tenth green when she turned to her caddie, who is also her sister, and told her that she was about to make the tides turn. After eleven there was no looking back for Carles as she began to catch back up and ultimately take the lead.

“I made a birdie on 11 and then followed that with another on 12 to really get the momentum back up and going,” said Carles.

She continued to lead the horse race between her and Brock until the 19th hole when she putted for par and defeated Brock in extra holes.

“At no point today did I think ‘I’ve got this in the bag’, like at all,” said Carles as she reiterated how surprised and happy she is to be the champion after such a nail biting match. “It means a lot to me to win this championship. It feels like a lot of my hard work lately has finally paid off so I am really happy.”

 

Boys’ Championship Match Results:

Mason Tucker of Lancaster, S.C. took down William Phipps of Florence, S.C. with a swift five and four finish to claim the Boys’ 2019 South Carolina Junior Match Play Championship.

Tucker began the one up through one and continued to tie or win each hole until he was three up through five.

“My last three matches I had been three up through five and I let them come back so I said to myself, ‘I can’t do that this time, he is too good of a player’ so I just tried to hold the gas down from there and that is what I did,” said Tucker.

Hold the gas down he certainly did as he won six to go four up. Phipps took Tucker down a peg after a birdie on the ninth hole to keep Tucker three up through the turn.

Tucker and Phipps tied Nos. 10 and 11, which were followed by another win by Tucker on No. 12. After going four up through 12 Tucker felt confident in his ability to finish it out which he ultimately did on the 14th green.

Tucker mentioned several times how good this win feels for him and after a self-proclaimed slump, he is very happy to be back on top for a change. “My coach and I have been working really hard through my slump lately and I knew that this was going to happen,” said Tucker. “I was patiently waiting for a win and now that this has happened it feels good. I can’t wait to play again.”

The CGA would like to thank Brian Atlman, the head golf professional, Ed Walker, the golf course superintendent, Phyllis Taylor, the food and beverage manager, and the members of Berkeley Country Club for hosting this event.

 

South Carolina Junior Match Play Championship

Berkeley Country Club | Moncks Corner, S.C.

Boys’ Semifinals Results

 

William Phipps, Florence, S.C. def. Jerry Bruns, Beaufort, S.C., 1 up

Mason Tucker, Lancaster, S.C. def. Mavrick Mullinax, Lexington, S.C., 3 and 2

 

South Carolina Junior Match Play Championship

Berkeley Country Club | Moncks Corner, S.C.

Girls’ Championship Match Results

 

Phoebe Carles, Clinton, S.C. def. Anna Grace Brock, Greenwood, S.C., 19 holes

 

South Carolina Junior Match Play Championship

Berkeley Country Club | Moncks Corner, S.C.

Boys’ Championship Match Results

 

Mason Tucker, Lancaster, S.C. def. William Phipps, Florence, S.C., 5 and 4

 

Schedule of rounds:

Tuesday, July 9

8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Stroke Play Qualifying

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Player Lunch

 

Wednesday, July 10

8:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Boys’ Round of 64 Matches

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Player Lunch

12:30 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Girls’ Round of 16 Matches

12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Boys’ Round of 32 Matches

 

Thursday, July 11

8:00 a.m. - 9:45 p.m. Boys’ Round of 16 Matches

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Girls’ Quarterfinals Matches

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Boys’ Quarterfinal Matches

2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Girls’ Semifinal Matches
 

Friday, July 12

8:00 a.m. - 8:20 a.m. Boys’ Semifinal Matches

8:30 a.m. Girls’ Championship Match

12:30 p.m. Boys’ Championship Match

 

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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