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Ketchum Captures Carolinas Girls' 15 and Under

 

WHISPERING PINES, N.C. (July 16, 2019) -- Final round results of the 13th Carolinas Girls’ 15 and Under Championship at the Pines course at the Country Club of Whispering Pines in Whispering Pines, N.C. on July 16, 2019. 

 

Related: Championships Web Site | Photos | Starting Times | Scoring | History

 

After the only under-par round of the tournament, Morgan Ketchum of Winston-Salem, N.C. claimed the title of 13th Carolinas Girls’ 15 and Under Champion with a 4-over-par, 148 total. Not only was Ketchum the only under-par round of the tournament, but her nearest competitor finished seven strokes behind her.

Ketchum attributed her incredible round to playing simple, smart golf. “I was just hitting the ball in the fairway to put myself in a good position, then I would chip up close to the pin, and leave myself a makeable putt,” said Ketchum.

Ketchum had a simple strategy that led to her five birdies in the final round, “I just wanted to play a good round of golf and see how that compared to everyone else since I cannot control how they play. I can only control how I play.”

“It means a lot to win this championship, because it really is a huge honor. I am happy that this tournament will continue on as girls golf in the area builds,” said an incredibly thankful and proud Ketchum after her big win.

Ella Kue of Kings Mountain, N.C. is the 13th Carolinas Girls’ 15 and Under Championship Runner-up with an 11-over-par, 155 total finish. She had three birdies in her final round today.

“I am happy that I was able to move up two places in the rankings,” said Kue. “I know there is room for improvement for next year, but I am excited to be the runner-up this year.”

Third place was captured by Macy Pate of Boone, N.C. who carded 12-over-par, 156 total this week, but had a 2-over-par finish in her final round today. She improved her round from yesterday by eight strokes this afternoon.

McKenzie Daffin of Fort Bragg, N.C. claimed solo fourth with a 14-over-par, 158 total. Trailing Daffin at 15-over-par, 159 total are Ella Stalvey of Blythewood, S.C. and Heather Appelson of Wake Forest, N.C. who tied for fifth place.

Jenna Kim of Raleigh, N.C. captured the title in the Junior Division with her 17-over-par, 161 total. Kim is just 10 years old and carding incredible scores in a tough field. The Sub-Junior Division was won by Sanaa Carter of Jacksonville, N.C. who managed a 19-over-par, 91 total in her two 9-hole rounds this week.

The Carolinas Golf Association would like to thank the club members and staff of Country Club of Whispering Pines for hosting this event, especially the Head Golf Professional, Rodney Russell. The CGA would also like to thank all the volunteer Rules officials who made this a truly special event for the players.

 

13th Carolinas Girls’ 15 and Under Championship

Country Club of Whispering Pines, Whispering Pines, N.C.

Final Round Results: Championship Division

Pos. Player City, State To Par R1 R2 Total
1 Morgan Ketchum Winston-Salem, NC +4 77 71 148
2 Ella Kue Kings Mountain, NC +11 78 77 155
3 Macy Pate Boone, NC +12 82 74 156
4 McKenzie Daffin Fort Bragg, NC +14 75 83 158
T5 Ella Stalvey Blythewood, SC +15 80 79 159
T5 Heather Appelson Wake Forest, NC +15 74 85 159
7 Autumn Carey Manning, SC +16 81 79 160
T8 Grace Ridenour Raleigh, NC +17 79 82 161
T8 Shea Smith Charlotte, NC +17 82 79 161
T10 Gracie Song Waxhaw, NC +18 80 82 162
T10 Maci Beaver Roanoke Rapids +18 80 82 162
T12 Mattie Padgett Seneca, SC +19 85 78 163
T12 Anna Howerton Kernersville, NC +19 81 82 163
T14 Ayana Dailey Jacksonville, NC +21 84 81 165
T14 Paige Paolucci Blythewood, SC +21 86 79 165
16 Zoe Carles Clinton, SC +22 80 86 166
T17 Taylor Burch Elgin, SC +23 91 76 167
T17 Hanna Webber Jonesville, SC +23 80 87 167
19 Shyla Brown Matthews, NC +24 88 80 168
20 Kinsley Smith Raleigh, NC +26 89 81 170
T21 Mckayla Daffin Fayetteville, NC +27 88 83 171
T21 Boonyanant Rujiranan Southern Pines, NC +27 85 86 171
23 Summer Stephens Waxhaw, NC +28 88 84 172
24 Makenzie Norwood Kiawah, SC +29 86 87 173
T25 Kitson O'Neal Pinehurst, NC +31 87 88 175
T25 Madelyn Vogan New Bern, NC +31 85 90 175
27 Taylor Reaves Conway, SC +32 83 93 176
T28 Bethany Welch Matthews, NC +35 90 89 179
T28 Ellen Pritchard Charlotte, NC +35 90 89 179
30 Jessica Martinho-Stansbury Raleigh, NC +36 90 90 180
31 Jennifer Rials Florence, SC +38 94 88 182
32 Ava Neal Camden, SC +43 96 91 187
T33 Emily Matthews Swansboro, NC +44 96 92 188
T33 Jessica Townsend Wilmington, NC +44 90 98 188
35 Eliza Ofsanko Greensboro, NC +49 99 94 193
36 Kyla Callahan Denver, NC +61 106 99 205

 

13th Carolinas Girls’ 15 and Under Championship

Country Club of Whispering Pines, Whispering Pines, N.C.

Final Round Results: Junior Division

Pos. Player City, State To Par R1 R2 Total
1 Jenna Kim Raleigh, NC +17 81 80 161
2 Alexis Hodge Lexington, SC +31 87 88 175
3 Elizabeth Pritchard Charlotte, NC +40 89 95 184
4 Mackenzie Crossman Pittsboro, NC +42 96 90 186
5 Camille Oliver Cary, NC +45 96 93 189
6 Ella Reed Winston-Salem, NC +67 107 104 211
7 Payton Burch Elgin, SC +71 102 113 215

 

13th Carolinas Girls’ 15 and Under Championship

Country Club of Whispering Pines, Whispering Pines, N.C.

Final Round Results: Sub-Junior Division

Pos. Player City, State To Par R1 R2 Total
1 Sanaa Carter Jacksonville, NC +19 47 44 91
2 Elle Crichton Cary, NC +26 50 48 98
3 Addison Bidoli Fayetteville, NC +50 60 62 122

 

Schedule of rounds:

Monday July, 15

First Round Starting Times: Begin at 8:00 am on hole #1

Tuesday July, 16

Second Round Starting Times: Shotgun start at 9:00 am

 

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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