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Castle-Kuehn Dominate in Record-Breaking Championship Win



NEWTON, N.C. (July 1, 2020) -- Final round results of the 43rd Carolinas Women’s Four-Ball Championship at Catawba Country Club in Newton, N.C. on July 1, 2020. (6,076 yards, par 36-36--72) 


The CGA will be conducting this championship under the new COVID-19 Tournament Protocols. Learn more here


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Jensen Castle of West Columbia, S.C. and Rachel Kuehn of Asheville, N.C. dominated during their time at the 43rd Carolinas Women’s Four-Ball Championship. The duo teamed up to break the championship’s all-time scoring record with a 16-under-par, 128 total performance at Catawba Country Club.


“I think we both played pretty solidly. We ham and egged really well,” Kuehn said after the round. “When I was out of the hole making bogey, she was on the green tight for birdie. We were just talking about it. We did a great job of evening out. We both went 4-under-par each day, so we really did balance each other well.”


“It wasn’t like one person contributed more than the other,” Castle added. “There were points in the round when one person wasn’t helping a ton, but we evened out and both helped out over the course of the day.”


Castle and Kuehn were not forced to take a bogey in either of their two rounds, and in today’s final round, they were able to post eight birdies on the scorecard, an even four from each member of the team.


“Four-ball is such a game of momentum,” Kuehn said. “I think I get more hype for other people’s birdies than I do my own. We were definitely feeding off of each other’s energy today.”


Defending champions Emma Charles of Hartsville, S.C. and Victoria Hall of Moore, S.C. finished tied for second with Brooke Hutto of Spartanburg, S.C. and Napatthorn Paksanont of Aiken, S.C. at 10-under-par, 134 total.


Kuehn, who is following in her mother’s footsteps becoming a Carolinas Women’s Four-Ball champion, said that winning this tournament means a little bit more as she attempts to make up ground on her mom’s career.


Next up for both Castle and Kuehn is the North & South Women’s Amateur Championship July 12-18 at Pinehurst Resort, before Kuehn takes her game to the Women’s Western National Amateur Championship July 20-25. They will then reconvene July 27-29 at the Ladies National Amatuer Championship.


The CGA would like to extend a thank you to the members and staff of Catawba Country Club, specifically to PGA Golf Professional Jason A. Akel, for their hospitality in hosting the 43rd Carolinas Women’s Four-Ball Championship. We would also like to thank the players and spectators for their understanding and adherence to the new COVID-19 tournament protocols.


43rd Carolinas Women’s Four-Ball Championship

Catawba Country Club | Newton, N.C.

Final Round Results


Pos. Team City, State Total To Par
1 Jensen Castle / Rachel Kuehn West Columbia, SC, Asheville, NC -16
T2 Emma Charles / Victoria Hall Hartsville, SC, Moore, SC -10
T2 Brooke Hutto / Napatthorn Paksanont Spartanburg, SC, Aiken, SC -10
T4 Jessica Spicer / Sarah Spicer Bahama, NC -9
T4 Mackenzie Gallagher / Zhangcheng Guo Hilton Head Island, SC, Pinehurst, NC -9
T6 Callista Rice / Kathryn Carson Mooresville, NC, Mars Hill, NC -8
T6 Deborah Spair / Riley Hamilton Raleigh, NC, Reidsville, NC -8
T8 Jodee Tindal / Smith Knaffle Rock Hill, SC, Murrells Inlet, SC -7
T8 Anna Morgan / Carly Burkhardt Greenville, SC, Spartanburg, SC -7
T10 Madison Moosa / Sophia Burnett Bluffton, SC, Charlotte, NC -6
T10 Gabriela Cruz / Kayla Dowell Mebane, NC, High Point, NC -6
T12 Hannah Rose Bruxvoort / Nicole Kramer Charlotte, NC -5
T12 Hailey Joy / Victoria Cook Reidsville, NC -5
T14 Lotte Fox / Mallory Fobes raleigh, NC, East Bend, NC -4
T14 Katie Kirk / Mary Donovan Hampstead, NC, Charlotte, NC -4
T14 Anna Freeman / Kerington Lamb Aiken, SC, Easley, SC -4
T14 Madison Isaacson / Victoria Ladd Greensboro, NC -4
18 Emily Beiers / Isabella Rawl Lexington, SC -1
19 Lauren Martin / Toni Blackwell Mooresville, NC, Fayetteville, NC E
T20 Gillian O'Brien / Heather Munro Raleigh, NC, Clemson, SC +2
T20 Jenna Nagy / Lauren Denhard Salisbury, NC, Apex, NC +2
T22 Grace Holcomb / Macie Burcham Wilmington, NC, Greensboro, NC +4
T22 Katelyn David / Layla Meric Waxhaw, NC, Wesley Chapel, NC +4
24 Ashley Kress / Suzanne Gabriel Claremont, NC, Waynesville, NC +11
25 Kim Clarke / Lori Teague Newton, NC, Taylorsville, NC +16
26 Marti Ervin / Sara Thomas Cornelius, NC, Mooresville, NC +18


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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