Sun

Recent News


Reinke Seizes Largest Margin Win of the Day at SC Jr. Match Play

 

CONWAY, S.C. (July 8, 2020) --  Boys’ Round of 64, Girls’ Round of 16, and Boys’ Round of 32 match play results of the 2020 South Carolina Junior Match Play Championship at the Hackler Course at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, S.C. on July 8, 2020. (Boys’ - 6,800 yards, par 36-36--72) (Girls’ - 5,600 yards, par 36-36--72)

 

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

 

Related: Championship Page | Starting Times | Scoring | Photos | Girls’ History | Boys’ History

 

Boys’ Round of 64 Results

 

The field is still stacked after the Round of 64 as the co-medalists and reigning champion are still in the mix and less than a fourth of the field saw the 18th green this morning.

 

Nolan Hawkins of Hilton Head Island, S.C., the No. 1 seed, finished the first match of the day 4 and 3 against James Potter of Florence, S.C. The other Stroke Play Qualifying medalist, Pake June of Florence, S.C. also won his match 2 and 1 against Benton Leinster of Greenville, S.C.

 

Mason Tucker of Lancaster, S.C. is the reigning champion and certainly played like it with a 6 and 4 win against Mason Kucia of Indian Land, S.C.

 

Tucker’s round however was not the biggest win of the morning. That came from Colt Ingram of Aiken, S.C. and Andrew Swanson of Bluffton, S.C. who both took down their opponents with impressive 7 and 6 finishes.

 

Ingram attributed his big win to his mental mindset. “I was swinging free. With today being match play, it helped relieve some pressure because you can only lose by one on a hole,” said Ingram. “I was just hitting fairways, hitting greens and giving myself opportunities on every hole and I walked away with birdies quite a few times.”

 

Ashton Eubanks of Lexington, S.C. pulled the largest match play bracket upset in the boys’ division. Eubanks is the 53rd seed and he took down Aiden Tugman of Six Mile, S.C., the No. 12 seed with a 2 and 1 finish. Overall in the Round of 64, eight out of 36 matches ended in an upset. Eubanks will face off against Aiken Golightly of Rock Hill, S.C. in the Round of 36.


 

Girls’ Round of 16 Results

 

Kayleigh Reinke of Rock Hill, S.C. won her match by the largest margin of the tournament thus far with an 8 and 6 finish against Jennifer Rials of Florence, S.C. 

 

“This morning I told myself, ‘Just hit the fairway,’ because it is a lot easier to make it from the fairway than it is to make it from the rough out here. Basically I was just hitting fairways and greens, trying to keep making par and sinking putts, “ Reinke said. 

 

Reinke had a “clutch” par save from 10 ft. on No. 5 to stay 3 up. “Then I just kept making par putts to put some pressure on her and was able to close it out early,” Reinke said. 

 

Reinke will face off against Emma Hunt of Lake City, S.C. in the Quarterfinals. Hunt won her match 4 and 3 against Adrienne O’Brien of Clemson, S.C. in the Round of 16. 

 

Ava Romfo of Charleston, S.C. pulled off the largest upset of the round finishing 4 and 3 against the No. 2 seed, Mia Gray of Conway, S.C. Romfo started off strong going 4 up through No. 9 then Gray won Nos. 12 and 13. However the last minute push was not enough to take Romfo down.

 

“On No. 15, I knew that I could close it out since I was 3 up going into it. I hit my 9-iron about five feet from the hole and knew that I had to make the putt for birdie to win. Then Mia hit short of the green, but chipped up right by the hole. That put the pressure on me to sink the putt and luckily I did, “ Romfo said.

 

The Girls’ Quarterfinal matches will begin at 8:30 tomorrow morning and eight girls will face off for four spots in the Semifinal matches that will be played in the afternoon. 


 

Boys’ Round of 32 Results

 

Due to two inclement weather play suspensions this afternoon, six groups were unable to finish their matches. Their current standings are listed below in the leaderboards. The players will pick back up where they left off at 7:30 a.m. tomorrow morning. The Girls’ Quarterfinals will begin at 8:30 a.m. and then the Boys’ Round of 16 will follow at 9:30 a.m.


 

South Carolina Junior Match Play Championship

The Hackler Course at CCU | Conway, S.C.

Boys’ Round of 64 Results

 

Nolan Hawkins, Hilton Head Island, S.C. def. James Potter, Florence, S.C., 4 and 3

Alex Stephens, Daniel Island, S.C. def. Logan Lutz, Mount Pleasant, S.C., 3 and 2

Tip Price, Greenville, S.C. def. Tyler Taber, Mount Pleasant, S.C., 3 and 1

Max Green, Hilton Head Island, S.C. def. Jack Catalano, Awendaw, S.C., 2 up

Mason Tucker, Lancaster, S.C. def. Mason Kucia, Indian Land, S.C., 6 and 4

Colt Ingram, Aiken, S.C. def. Matthew Hutto, Blythewood, S.C., 7 and 6

Braeden Barnett, Galivants Ferry, S.C. def. Bryce Wittmer, Tega Cay, S.C., 2 and 1

Nicholas Smith, Pickens, S.C. def. Keegan Brown, Tega Cay, S.C., 1 up

Cheney Connell, Blythewood, S.C. def. Jay Smith, Florence, S.C., 4 and 2

Lucas Acevedo, Charleston, S.C. def. Evan Prickett, North Augusta, S.C., 2 and 1

Andrew Swanson, Bluffton, S.C. def. Jake Delbusse, Surfside Beach, S.C., 7 and 6

Jay Wilkins, Simpsonville, S.C. def. Campbell Skelly, Charleston, S.C., 1 up

Oliver Rotermund, Charleston, S.C. def. Jay Locker, Chapin, S.C., 2 and 1

Sam McMillan, Mount Pleasant, S.C. def. Will Barnes, Columbia, S.C., 3 and 2

Ashton Eubanks, Lexington, S.C. def. Aiden Tugman, Six Mile, S.C., 2 and 1

Aiken Golightly, Rock Hill, S.C. def. Andrew Propes, Charleston, S.C., 3 and 1

Pake June, Florence, S.C. def. Benton Leinster, Greenville, S.C., 2 and 1

Drew Harrill, Spartanburg, S.C. def. Chase Cline, Chapin, S.C., 5 and 4

Trey Howard, Woodruff, S.C. def. Johnny Hyman, Columbia, S.C., 4 and 3

Landen Seiffert, Florence, S.C. def. Eric Nord, Blythewood, S.C., 4 and 3

Simon Wright, Lancaster, S.C. def. Walker Felton, Mount Pleasant, S.C., 1 up

Walker Devers, Murrells Inlet, S.C. def. Blake Weinbach, Columbia, S.C., 3 and 2

Rowan Sullivan, Charleston, S.C. def. Sullivan Hooper, Leesville, S.C., 1 up

Trey Cauthen, Simpsonville, S.C. def. Logan Craig, Rock Hill, S.C., 3 and 1

Zach Adams, Charleston, S.C. def. Luca Seccareccio, Mount Pleasant, S.C., 3 and 2

Harris Holstein, Orangeburg, S.C. def. Major Lenning, Simpsonville, S.C., 1 up

Lleyton Renner, Simpsonville, S.C. def. Camden Brown, Conway, S.C., 4 and 2

Jack Wofford, Greenville, S.C. def. Harper Epperson, Manning, S.C., 3 and 2

Jonathan Brennan, Taylors, S.C. def. Jonathan Cowell, Murrells Inlet, S.C., 2 up

Eli Ricker, Greenville, S.C. def. Bradley Parker, Isle of Palms, S.C., 2 and 1

Trey Crenshaw, Lancaster, S.C. def. Drew Jeffords, Florence, S.C., 2 up 

Jacob Hoyle, Simpsonville, S.C. def. William Phipps, Florence, S.C., 1 up

 

South Carolina Junior Match Play Championship

The Hackler Course at CCU | Conway, S.C.

Girls’ Round of 16 Results

 

Adrian Anderson, Murrells Inlet, S.C. def. Hannah Palmer, Timmonsville, S.C., 6 and 5

Hannah Altman, Lake City, S.C. def. Lexi Bennett, Santee, S.C., 2 up 

Kayleigh Reinke, Rock Hill, S.C. def. Jennifer Rials, Florence, S.C., 8 and 6

Emma Hunt, Lake City, S.C. def. Adrienne O’Brien, Clemson, S.C., 4 and 3

Ava Romfo, Charleston, S.C. def. Mia Gray, Conway, S.C., 4 and 3

Lextyn Petz, Columbia, S.C. def. Regan Clifford, Mount Pleasant, S.C., 20 holes 

Alexia Siehl, Fort Mill, S.C. def. Lora Ledbetter, Conway, S.C., 5 and 4

Sydney Roberts, Chesnee, S.C. def. Taylor Reaves, Conway, S.C., 4 and 3

 

South Carolina Junior Match Play Championship

The Hackler Course at CCU | Conway, S.C.

Boys’ Round of 32 Results

 

Nolan Hawkins, Hilton Head Island, S.C. def. Alex Stephens, Daniel Island, S.C., 6 and 5

Max Green, Hilton Head Island, S.C. def. Tip Price, Greenville, S.C., 2 up

Mason Tucker, Lancaster, S.C. def. Colt Ingram, Aiken, S.C., 19 holes

Nicholas Smith, Pickens, S.C. def. Braeden Barnett, Galivants Ferry, S.C., 1 up

Cheney Connell, Blythewood, S.C. def. Lucas Acevedo, Charleston, S.C., 3 and 2

Andrew Swanson, Bluffton, S.C. def. Jay Wilkins, Simpsonville, S.C., 7 and 6

Sam McMillan, Mount Pleasant, S.C. def. Oliver Rotermund, Charleston, S.C., 4 and 3

Ashton Eubanks, Lexington, S.C. def. Aiken Golightly, Rock Hill, S.C., 1 up

Pake June, Florence, S.C. def. Drew Harrill, Spartanburg, S.C., 2 up

*Trey Howard, Woodruff, S.C. against Landen Seiffert, Florence, S.C., tied thru 20

*Simon Wright, Lancaster, S.C. against Walker Devers, Murrells Inlet, S.C., 1 up thru 17

Rowan Sullivan, Charleston, S.C. def. Trey Cauthen, Simpsonville, S.C., 4 and 3

*Zach Adams, Charleston, S.C. against Harris Holstein, Orangeburg, S.C., 2 up thru 15

*Lleyton Renner, Simpsonville, S.C. against Jack Wofford, Greenville, S.C., 1 up thru 15

*Jonathan Brennan, Taylors, S.C. against Eli Ricker, Greenville, S.C., 1 up thru 13

*Trey Crenshaw, Lancaster, S.C. against Jacob Hoyle, Simpsonville, S.C., 1 up thru 13

 

*These matches are still in progress and will resume at 7:30 a.m. tomorrow.

 

Schedule of rounds:

 

Thursday, July 9

7:30 a.m. Boys’ Round of 32 Matches resume

8:30 a.m. Girls’ Quarterfinal Matches

9:30 a.m. Boys’ Round of 16 Matches

12:30 Girls’ Semifinal Matches, Boys’ Quarterfinal Matches
 

Friday, July 10

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Boys’ Semifinal Matches, Girls’ Championship Match

1:00 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.

 

##30##

 


Other News

News Archives

Carolinas Golf Association
140 Ridge Road, Southern Pines, NC 28387
910-673-1000 | admin@carolinasgolf.org
Monday-Friday: 8:30-5:00

Web Design by BlueTone Media