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Tindal and Smith Victorious at the 11th Carolinas Young Amateur

Jodee Tindal (left) and Fulton Smith are the 11th Carolinas Young Amateur Champions.

PINEHURST, N.C. (December 31, 2019) – The 2019 CGA championship season has come to a close with the conclusion of the 11th Carolinas Young Amateur Championship on Tuesday, December 31 at Pinewild Country Club’s Magnolia Course in Pinehurst, N.C.

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After two days of exceptionally warm weather in the Carolina Sandhills, the final CGA champions of 2019 have been crowned. College of Charleston Junior, Jodee Tindal of Rock Hill, S.C. and Wake Forest University Freshman, Fulton Smith of Pinehurst, N.C. are the 11th Carolinas Young Amateur champions.

Tindal started the day with a one-shot lead over her nearest competitor, Florida State University junior, Kathleen Sumner of Mount Pleasant, S.C.

After an early stumble, Tindal’s lead was gone and the two were tied heading to the seventh hole.

“I think my play was really good,” said Tindal. “It was probably better than the scores showed but it was really wet out there and some putts didn’t fall so I think it was pretty good overall.”

Tindal bounced back with a birdie on the par-5, eighth hole and never relinquished the lead. A par save on the final hole was good enough for a two-shot victory that gives Tindal her fifth CGA Championship title. Tindal is a three-time winner of the Carolinas Parent-Child Championship (2014, 2015, 2019) where she teamed up with her father Kevin and the 2018 Carolinas Women’s Four-Ball champion where she teamed up with her sister, Jaelyn. 

“I’m really happy about this win because the past two years I’ve come in second and third so it feels really good going into the spring season,” said Tindal. “I just want to keep seeing myself getting better. Obviously a win gives me a lot of confidence so just need to tighten up my short game and hit it a little farther; get on my speed sticks.” 

In the Men’s Division, Smith started the day tied for the lead with the defending champion and University of South Carolina senior, Caleb Proveaux of Lexington, S.C.

Smith went out with a two-under-par, 34 making three birdies and one bogey on the first nine of the Magnolia Course. He repeated that on the back nine to finish at four-under-par (68) for the day. His 7-under-par, 137 total was good enough for a five-shot victory over his closest competitors. High Point University Sophomore, Brandon Einstein of Clemmons, N.C. and Coastal Carolina University freshman, Garrett Cooper of Cowpens, S.C. both finished at two-under-par, 142 for the Championship. 

“It’s a good way to go out with a win on New Year's Eve,” said Smith. “This win obviously helps my confidence a lot. I don’t have any specific goals for 2020 but I just want to keep doing what I’m doing and hopefully the results will keep coming.”

The victory marks the fourth CGA Championship title for Smith. He is a two-time winner of the Dogwood State Junior Boys’ Championship (2016, 2017) and he won the 2019 Carolinian Amateur Championship earlier this year. His round one score of 61 at the Carolinian is tied for the CGA all-time, low-scoring record.

The Carolinas Golf Association would like to thank the members and staff of Pinewild Country Club for their continued support of the Carolinas Young Amateur Championship. A special thank you to the Head Golf Professional, Kyle Kirk and his pro shop staff, Club Manager, Christopher Little and Director of Golf Course Maintenance, John Robertson

11th Carolinas Young Amateur Championship

Pinewild Country Club (Magnolia Course) | Pinehurst, N.C.

Final Results

 

Women’s Division

Pos.

Player

City, State

To Par

R1

R2

Total

1

Jodee Tindal

Rock Hill, SC

+1

72

73

145

2

Kathleen Sumner

Mt Pleasant, SC

+3

73

74

147

3

Emily Dunlap

Greenville, SC

+8

77

75

152

4

Madison Isaacson

Greensboro, NC

+9

79

74

153

5

Muskan Uppal

Cornelius, NC

+10

77

77

154

6

Gracyn Burgess

Lexington, SC

+13

79

78

157

T7

Hannah Rose Bruxvoort

Charlotte, NC

+15

81

78

159

T7

Jessica Spicer

Bahama, NC

+15

79

80

159

9

Carson Jenkins

Raleigh, NC

+17

81

80

161

10

Michaela Cox

Greensboro, NC

+19

85

78

163

11

Janie Thomas

Winston-Salem, NC

+20

84

80

164

12

Alexis Jarrell

Davidson, NC

+22

86

80

166

13

Sarah Spicer

Bahama, NC

+25

86

83

169

14

Brianna Orr

Waxhaw, NC

+47

94

97

191

WD

Ryann Sinclair

Mooresville, NC

-

WD

 

WD

 

  

Men’s Division

 Pos.

Player

City, State

To Par

R1

R2

Total

1

Fulton Smith

Pinehurst, NC

-7

69

68

137

T2

Brandon Einstein

Clemmons, NC

-2

70

72

142

T2

Garrett  Cooper

Cowpens, SC

-2

73

69

142

4

Brady Hinkle

Lancaster, SC

E

73

71

144

5

Carter Rains

Greenville, NC

+1

74

71

145

T6

Caleb Proveaux

Lexington, SC

+2

69

77

146

T6

Patrick Stephenson

Four Oaks, NC

+2

72

74

146

T6

Harry Corbin

Inman, SC

+2

73

73

146

T6

Michael Childress

Salisbury, NC

+2

73

73

146

T10

Alex Rubino

Charlotte, NC

+3

73

74

147

T10

Jack Parrott

Columbia, SC

+3

75

72

147

12

Seth Taylor

Gaffney, SC

+4

74

74

148

T13

Michael Rials

Florence, SC

+5

73

76

149

T13

Dylan Lukes

Chapel Hill, NC

+5

74

75

149

T13

Grant Sellers

McBee, SC

+5

74

75

149

T13

Drayton Stewart

Charleston, SC

+5

75

74

149

17

Addison Beam

Cherryville, NC

+6

73

77

150

T18

Tyler Gray

Lugoff, SC

+7

77

74

151

T18

Scott Campbell

Greensboro, NC

+7

78

73

151

T18

Grant Powell

Colfax, NC

+7

78

73

151

T21

Max Ferrari

Elon, NC

+8

73

79

152

T21

Nicholas Bublitz

Fort Bragg, NC

+8

74

78

152

T21

Kris Jackson

Greenville, NC

+8

74

78

152

T24

Zack Byers

Shelby, NC

+9

74

79

153

T24

Donald Matthews

Louisburg, NC

+9

75

78

153

T24

Davis Reynolds

Maggie Valley, NC

+9

77

76

153

T24

Nicholas Gunnell

Hamptonville, NC

+9

78

75

153

T24

Will Lewis

Chapel Hill, NC

+9

80

73

153

T29

Coston Fogleman

Hillsborough, NC

+10

75

79

154

T29

Brantley Phillips

Greensboro, NC

+10

76

78

154

T29

Stephen Lavenets

Willow Spring, NC

+10

77

77

154

T29

Justin Poole

Wendell, NC

+10

78

76

154

T29

Harrison Wierse

Wilmington, NC

+10

81

73

154

T34

Holden Grigg

Myrtle Beach, SC

+11

75

80

155

T34

Thomas Deal

Cornelius, NC

+11

77

78

155

T34

John Burghardt

Florence, SC

+11

79

76

155

T34

Colin Trahan

North Augusta, SC

+11

79

76

155

T34

Nicklaus Sutton

Matthews, NC

+11

80

75

155

T34

Ryan Marter

Columbia, SC

+11

83

72

155

40

Ian Faulconer

Simpsonville, SC

+12

75

81

156

41

Mark Goodall

Pinehurst, NC

+13

76

81

157

T42

Nick Russell

Hilton Head Island, SC

+15

77

82

159

T42

Henry Augenstein

Columbia, SC

+15

79

80

159

T42

Trey Schneider

Mooresville, NC

+15

82

77

159

T45

Stephen Abrams

Wilson, NC

+16

80

80

160

T45

David Tipton Smith

Hilton Head Island, SC

+16

83

77

160

T47

Cody Transou

Gaffney, SC

+17

80

81

161

T47

Reyhan Griffin

Waxhaw, NC

+17

83

78

161

T49

Benjamin Crow

Pinehurst, NC

+18

79

83

162

T49

Solomon Park

Greensboro, NC

+18

82

80

162

T49

Chad Carter

Aiken, SC

+18

83

79

162

52

Nick Agapion

Gaffney, SC

+20

84

80

164

T53

Andrew Wilmoth

Raleigh, NC

+21

81

84

165

T53

Avery Papalia

Kernersville, NC

+21

82

83

165

T53

Trevor Mitchell

Oak Ridge, NC

+21

86

79

165

T53

Brendan Kelly

Raleigh, NC

+21

89

76

165

T57

Charles Pendergrass

Henderson, NC

+22

81

85

166

T57

Micah Alexander

Durham, NC

+22

86

80

166

59

Cameron Alge

Mooresville, NC

+25

80

89

169

T60

Carter Cheek

Cary, NC

+26

81

89

170

T60

Akshay Kapadia

Charlotte, NC

+26

86

84

170

62

Dawson Thornton

Mooresville, NC

+27

83

88

171

63

Ezra Park

Greensboro, NC

+46

95

95

190

64

Preston Andrews

Chester, SC

+52

96

100

196

65

Jason Ross

Fuquay Varina, NC

+60

104

100

204

WD

David Song

Greensboro, NC

-

78

WD

WD

 



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