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Preview: 16th Dogwood State Junior Boys' Championship


SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (July 19, 2020) -- The Carolinas Golf Association will conduct the 16th Dogwood State Junior Boys’ Championship at the River Landing Course in Wallace, N.C. from July 20- 22, 2020. (7,149 yards, par 36-36--72)


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


Related: Championship Web Site | Full Field of Players | Starting Times | Scoring | History


Players to Watch:

  • Tyler DeChellis of Clayton, N.C. is ranked No. 2 in the N.C. Junior Boys’ Rankings. DeChellis recently placed third in the TYGA Coastal Plains Junior and tied for 17th at both the N.C. Junior Boys’ Championship and the Jimmy Anderson Boys’ Junior Invitational. Dechellis, a member of the class of 2021, is committed to play college golf at East Carolina University.

  • Clayson Good of Durham, N.C. is currently ranked No. 4 in the N.C. Junior Boys’ Rankings. Good won the N.C. Junior Boys Championship in June, and placed second in the Junior North & South Championship two weeks ago. Also in early June, Good placed fourth in the Jimmy Anderson Boys’ Junior Invitational. 

  • Garret Risner of Holly Springs, N.C. is the No. 8 ranked player in the N.C. Junior Boys’ Rankings. He recently tied for 17th in the NC Junior Boys’ and tied for seventh in the Bojangles Junior Open. He will continue his golf career at Elon University beginning this fall.

  • Jackson Bode of Pinehurst, N.C. is currently ranked No. 25 in the N.C. Junior Boys’ Rankings. He recently tied for 14th place in the Pinehurst North & South Junior, and tied for ninth place at the Jimmy Anderson Boys' Junior Invitational. 

  • Jake Herring of Wilson, N.C. is currently tied for No. 27 in rankings according to N.C. Junior Boys’ rankings. Herring recently tied for fifth in the NC Junior Boys’. The rising senior is committed to play college golf at NC State.

  • Michael La Sasso of Raleigh, N.C. is a rising junior and tied for 27th in the N.C. Junior Boys’ Rankings. La Sasso placed second in the Tarheel Golf Foundation’s 6th Annual Players Championship at Bryan Park, and tied for ninth place at the NC Junior Boys in June. He placed second in the Bojangles Junior Open, and also tied for 24th in the Jimmy Anderson Boys’ Junior Invitational.

  • Matias La Grutta of Cary N.C. is the number 57th ranked player in the nation in the class of 2020 by the AJGA. La Grutta signed to play golf at Clemson University in November. He is the first native of Argentina to sign with the Clemson program.


The Dogwood Junior Boys' Championship is the stroke play junior boys' championship for the state of North Carolina. The championship format is stroke play, contested over 54 holes with a cut to the low 60 and ties after 36 holes. Entry is open to any male amateur golfer who has not reached their 19th birthday as of July 23, who has not started college, is a legal resident of North Carolina, is a member in good standing of a club which is a member of the Carolinas Golf Association and has a current USGA Handicap Index® that does not exceed 18.4.


Schedule of Rounds:


Monday, July 20

Round 1 starting at 7:30 a.m.


Tuesday July 21

Round 2 starting at 7:30 a.m. 


Wednesday, July 22

Round 3 starting at 7:30 a.m.


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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