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Jang Dominates Round 1 of Carolinas Junior Girls'


ASHEVILLE, N.C. (JULY 21, 2020) -- The results from the first round of the 64th Carolinas Junior Girls’ Championship at Country Club of Asheville in Asheville, N.C. on July 21, 2020.  (5,975 yards, par 36-35--71)


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With a dominant opening round on Tuesday at the challenging Country Club of Asheville, Hyo Joon Jang of Bluffton, S.C. took the lead at the 64th Carolinas Junior Girls’ Championship, shooting a 5-under-par, 66. Her score breaks the course record for women by several strokes. 


Jang made three birdies in a row on Nos. 2, 3 and 4 to get her round going and used that momentum to propel her to a total of six birdies on the day.


“Making three birdies in a row was pretty lucky and it set the tone for the rest of my round,” Jang said. “I took that momentum into the back nine to help me finish 5-under. I gave myself many chances on the greens today, which was key, too.”


Jang made a bogey on No. 7, which she said was a simple mistake due to putting. However, she quickly fixed the mistake before the turn, as demonstrated by her birdie on No. 9 as well as the two on the back nine. Jang attributed her ability to make adjustments on the fly to her focus on her swing as opposed to her score.


“On the back nine, the course was very hilly so I was just focusing on conserving my energy,” Jang said. “I still missed a few putts today, so I will try my best to fix that tomorrow.”


Jang’s great round on the Donald Ross design speaks for itself, but to get a sense for just how impressive her day was, we spoke with Assistant Golf Professional Michael Lee.


“The big ones that stand out are holes No. 2 and 4. Those are the two hardest handicap holes on the front nine,” Lee said. “No. 4 is a long, tough driving hole because as you tee off, the hole narrows along a creek that crosses across the middle. Your second shot has to go up and over the creek to an elevated, multi-tiered green. No. 16 as well. That’s our longest hole on the golf course.”


Reigning North Carolina Junior Girls’ Champion, Morgan Ketchum of Winston-Salem, N.C. finished the day in second place at 1-over-par, 72. She rode a roller coaster today with four birdies and five bogeys on the card, and will look for a more consistent round tomorrow.


Molly Hardwick of Lexington, S.C., Alexia Siehl of Fort Mill, S.C. and McKenzie Daffin of Fort Bragg, N.C. sit in a three-way tie for third, having carded matching 2-over-par, 73’s. 


The second round of the 64th Carolinas Junior Girls’ Championship begins tomorrow at 8:00 a.m. at Country Club of Asheville. Starting times run through noon with today’s lowest scores teeing off last.


64th Carolinas Junior Girls’ Championship

Country Club of Asheville, Asheville, N.C.

First Round Results

Pos. Player City, State, Graduation Year To Par Total
1 Hyo Joon Jang Bluffton, SC, 2022 -5 66
2 Morgan Ketchum Winston-Salem, NC, 2022 +1 72
T3 Molly Hardwick Lexington, SC, 2022 +2 73
T3 Alexia Siehl Fort Mill, SC, 2022 +2 73
T3 McKenzie Daffin Fort Bragg, NC, 2021 +2 73
T6 Adrian Anderson Murrells Inlet, SC, 2022 +3 74
T6 Anna Howerton Winston-Salem, NC, 2023 +3 74
T8 Kennedy Gooding Lexington, SC, 2022 +4 75
T8 Layla Meric Wesley Chapel, NC, 2021 +4 75
T8 Gabriela Cruz High Point, NC, 2021 +4 75
T11 Kayla Dowell Mebane, NC, 2021 +5 76
T11 Ava Lucas Raleigh, NC, 2021 +5 76
T11 Megan Morris Cary, NC, 2021 +5 76
T11 Phoebe Carles Clinton, SC, 2020 +5 76
T11 Elizabeth Rudisill Charlotte, NC, 2025 +5 76
T16 Isabella Britt Chesnee, SC, 2021 +6 77
T16 Sofia Carles Clinton, SC, 2021 +6 77
T16 Kallie Pavlish Charlotte, NC, 2020 +6 77
T19 Macie Burcham Greensboro, NC, 2021 +7 78
T19 Lexi Bennett Santee, SC, 2021 +7 78
T19 Hannah Altman Lake City, SC, 2022 +7 78
T19 Olivia Wilkie Bluffton, SC, 2022 +7 78
T19 Bridget Wilkie Bluffton, SC, 2024 +7 78
T19 Abby Franks Roebuck, SC, 2023 +7 78
T19 Amber Capote Waxhaw, NC, 2020 +7 78
T19 Kinsley Smith Raleigh, NC, 2024 +7 78
T19 Ella Kue Kings Mountain, NC, 2023 +7 78
T19 Raegan Propes Charleston, SC, 2022 +7 78
29 Sophie Holland Cornelius, NC, 2020 +8 79
T30 Jaclyn Kenzel Southern Pines, NC, 2020 +9 80
T30 Lextyn Petz Columbia, SC, 2021 +9 80
T30 Leah Edwards Greensboro, NC, 2025 +9 80
T30 Sophia Martone Holly Springs, NC, 2021 +9 80
T34 Mary Sears Brown Wake Forest, NC, 2021 +10 81
T34 Regina Plascencia Perez de Celis Bluffton, SC, 2022 +10 81
T34 Heather Appelson Wake Forest, NC, 2023 +10 81
T34 Hanna Grace McCoy Columbia, SC, 2021 +10 81
T38 Sydney Roberts Chesnee, SC, 2022 +11 82
T38 Anika Rana Duncan, SC, 2021 +11 82
T38 Mattie Padgett Seneca, SC, 2023 +11 82
T38 Gracie Song Waxhaw, NC, 2026 +11 82
T38 Emma Hunt Lake City, SC, 2022 +11 82
T43 Ella Perna Durham, NC, 2022 +12 83
T43 Sarah Boteler Greenville, SC, 2021 +12 83
T43 Taylor Burch Elgin, SC, 2021 +12 83
T43 Lotte Fox Raleigh, NC, 2020 +12 83
T43 Ava Romfo Charleston, SC, 2021 +12 83
T43 Katherine Mann Fort Mill, SC, 2023 +12 83
49 Hailey Pendleton Waxhaw, NC, 2020 +13 84
T50 Macy Pate Boone, NC, 2024 +14 85
T50 Trinity Muthomi Kernersville, NC, 2022 +14 85
T50 Eleanor Burnette Wrightsville Beach, NC, 2023 +14 85
T50 Allison Robinson Pinehurst, NC, 2021 +14 85
54 Madison Logan Brasstown, NC, 2022 +15 86
T55 Katelyn Griggs Lexington, NC, 2022 +16 87
T55 Albany Bock Morganton, NC, 2021 +16 87
T57 Ellie Pittman Newland, NC, 2021 +18 89
T57 Bethany Welch Matthews, NC, 2023 +18 89
T57 Ellen Pritchard Charlotte, NC, 2023 +18 89
60 Zoe Carles Clinton, SC, 2023 +19 90
61 Caleigh Noonan Greenville, SC, 2021 +20 91
T62 Chayse Cool Goose Creek, SC, 2022 +21 92
T62 Jasmine Yeung Waxhaw, NC, 2025 +21 92
T62 Caroline Thomas Cornelius, NC, 2021 +21 92
65 Jennifer Rials Florence, SC, 2022 +22 93
66 Elizabeth Pritchard Charlotte, NC, 2025 +23 94
T67 Claudia Winterberg Harrisburg, NC, 2021 +24 95
T67 Gigi Nagy Black Mountain, NC, 2023 +24 95
T69 Eliza Whiteside Landrum, SC, 2022 +25 96
T69 Jalyn Owens Greer, SC, 2022 +25 96
71 Kyla Callahan Denver, NC, 2024 +27 98
72 Makenzie Norwood Kiawah, SC, 2022 +28 99


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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