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Schuster Secures Twin States Junior Girls' Championship

 

DATAW ISLAND, S.C. (June 23, 2020) -- The final results from the 54th Twin States Junior Girls’ Championship at Dataw Island Golf Club in Dataw Island, S.C. on June 23, 2020. (6,007 yards, par 36-36--72)

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Katherine Schuster of Kill Devil Hills, N.C. comes from seven shots back in Round 2 of the 54th Twin State's Junior Girl's Championship to claim her second CGA title. Schuster, the 2019 N.C. Junior Girls' Champion and 2018 Carolinas Junior Girls' Player of the Year, finished the tournament at 1-under-par, 143 total.

 

Schuster shot a solid 1-over-par, 73 in Round 1, but fought her way to the top of the leaderboard by firing a 2-under-par, 70 in today's final round.

 

“I feel so blessed and excited to have won this tournament. I have so many close friends that have won this tournament in the past few years, so it’s really exciting to have my name on the same trophy,” Schuster said. 

 

Schuster started off the day with three birdies on the front nine, then made her way to No. 15 and had to pause her round due to a short rain delay. Maggie Watts, CGA Director of Women’s Golf said, “ Right before the rain delay, I told Katherine to pick up her ball and go to the shelter to wait. She said, ‘Can I go out and check my line?’ I said ‘ No go back to the shelter!’ That is just the perfect example of Katherine, a fierce competitor,” Watts said. 

 

Schuster said that during the rain delay, while she doesn’t typically like to socialize during her tournament rounds, she got to talk to her future teammate, Isabella Rawl. 

 

“We really got to bond; we’re even closer friends than we were before,” Schuster said. 

 

Schuster said that while she has been going through a little bit of a swing change, she wasn’t feeling her best during round one. 

 

“I just tried to bear down and get it in the hole,“ Schuster said. 

 

Schuster has a busy summer coming up, competing in the Donna Andrews Invitational, North South Women’s Amateur, Western Women’s Amateur, and an AJGA event in Missouri. 

 

In second place, Chloe Holder of Anderson, S.C. finished with a final score of 144, even par. Holder is the reigning Vicki DiSantis Junior Girls’ champion which has been rescheduled to November 28-29, 2020.

 

Tied for third place was Emma Schimpf of Daniel Island, S.C. and Alexia Siehl of Fort Mill, S.C. who both finished at two-over-par for the tournament for a total score of 146. 

 

The CGA would like to thank the members and staff of Dataw Island Club for their amazing hospitality in hosting the 54th Twin States Junior Girls’ Championship. A special note of gratitude is extended to Director of Golf, Dave Britton, Director of Golf Course Maintenance and Ground, Brian Hollingsworth, and General Manager, Ted Bartlett. 

 

The CGA would also like to thank the players and spectators for their understanding and adherence to the new COVID-19 tournament protocols. 



54th Twin States Junior Girls’ Championship

Dataw Island Club, Dataw Island, S.C.

First Round Results

 

Pos.

Player

City, State

To Par:

R1

R2

Total Score

1

Katherine Schuster

Kill Devil Hills, NC, 2021

-1

73

70

143

2

Chloe Holder

Anderson, SC, 2021

E

71

73

144

T3

Emma Schimpf

Daniel Island, SC, 2021

+2

73

73

146

T3

Alexia Siehl

Fort Mill, SC, 2022

+2

72

74

146

T5

Grace Holcomb

Wilmington, NC, 2021

+4

77

71

148

T5

Ava Lucas

Raleigh, NC, 2021

+4

73

75

148

T5

Deborah Spair

Raleigh, NC, 2020

+4

72

76

148

T5

Adrian Anderson

Murrells Inlet, SC, 2022

+4

66

82

148

T5

Molly Hardwick

Lexington, SC, 2022

+4

68

80

148

T10

Morgan Ketchum

Winston-Salem, NC, 2022

+5

78

71

149

T10

McKenzie Daffin

Fort Bragg, NC, 2021

+5

76

73

149

T10

Karlee Vardas

Lexington, SC, 2021

+5

74

75

149

T13

Madison Messimer

Myrtle Beach, SC, 2025

+6

78

72

150

T13

Macie Burcham

Greensboro, NC, 2021

+6

77

73

150

T13

Lexi Bennett

Santee, SC, 2021

+6

77

73

150

T13

Mary Kathryn Talledo

Spartanburg, SC, 2021

+6

74

76

150

T17

Isabella Britt

Chesnee, SC, 2021

+7

79

72

151

T17

Kayla Dowell

Mebane, NC, 2021

+7

76

75

151

T17

Ava Romfo

Charleston, SC, 2021

+7

75

76

151

T20

Camila Burnett

Bluffton, SC, 2022

+8

76

76

152

T20

Anna Howerton

Winston-Salem, NC, 2023

+8

72

80

152

T22

Kylie Bowes

Bluffton, SC, 2022

+9

76

77

153

T22

Isabella Rawl

Lexington, SC, 2022

+9

73

80

153

24

Halynn Lee

Cary, NC, 2021

+10

78

76

154

T25

Mia Gray

Conway, SC, 2023

+11

82

73

155

T25

Sophia Burnett

Bluffton, SC, 2020

+11

79

76

155

T27

Kennedy Gooding

Lexington, SC, 2022

+12

77

79

156

T27

Victoria Cook

Reidsville, NC, 2020

+12

75

81

156

T29

Ella Perna

Durham, NC, 2022

+13

80

77

157

T29

Sydney Bowes

Bluffton, SC, 2021

+13

79

78

157

T29

Autumn Carey

Manning, SC, 2022

+13

77

80

157

T29

Kayleigh Reinke

Rock Hill, SC, 2021

+13

75

82

157

33

Mary Sears Brown

Wake Forest, NC, 2021

+14

80

78

158

34

Layla Meric

Wesley Chapel, NC, 2021

+15

80

79

159

35

Maddie Frank

hilton head, SC, 2020

+16

81

79

160

36

Phoebe Carles

Clinton, SC, 2020

+18

82

80

162

T37

Trinity Muthomi

Kernersville, NC, 2022

+20

85

79

164

T37

Gabriela Cruz

High Point, NC, 2021

+20

83

81

164

T37

Sofia Carles

Clinton, SC, 2021

+20

82

82

164

T37

Caitlyn Cash

Chesnee, SC, 2020

+20

83

81

164

T37

Abby Franks

Roebuck, SC, 2023

+20

82

82

164

T37

Megan Morris

Cary, NC, 2021

+20

80

84

164

T43

Madison Logan

Brasstown, NC, 2022

+21

83

82

165

T43

Emma Hunt

Lake City, SC, 2022

+21

81

84

165

45

Zoe Carles

Clinton, SC, 2023

+22

82

84

166

T46

Hailey Pendleton

Waxhaw, NC, 2020

+23

84

83

167

T46

Hannah Altman

Lake City, SC, 2022

+23

83

84

167

T46

Shea Smith

Charlotte, NC, 2022

+23

78

89

167

49

Mattie Padgett

Seneca, SC, 2023

+25

88

81

169

50

Hanna Grace McCoy

Columbia, SC, 2021

+26

87

83

170

51

Lextyn Petz

Columbia, SC, 2021

+27

88

83

171

52

Regan Clifford

Mount Pleasant, SC, 2020

+28

88

84

172

T53

Alexis Hodge

Lexington, SC, 2022

+29

88

85

173

T53

Jennifer Rials

Florence, SC, 2022

+29

87

86

173

T55

Abigail Schimpf

Daniel Island, SC, 2020

+32

90

86

176

T55

Chayse Cool

Goose Creek, SC, 2022

+32

88

88

176

57

Madison Myers

Cary, NC, 2025

+37

88

93

181

58

Makenzie Norwood

Kiawah, SC, 2022

+43

97

90

187

59

Aubrey Merryman

Summerville, SC, 2023

+47

93

98

191

60

Ava Neal

Camden, SC, 2022

+63

98

109

207

WD

Kinsley Smith

Raleigh, NC, 2024

-

81

WD

WD

WD

Toni Blackwell

Fayetteville, NC, 2020

-

89

WD

WD

WD

Maria Atwood

Holly Springs, NC, 2022

-

WD

 

WD


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.     

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