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Joon Jang Cruises to Carolinas Junior Girls' Victory

 

BY PALMER THOMBS

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (JULY 23, 2020) -- The final results from the 64th Carolinas Junior Girls’ Championship at Country Club of Asheville in Asheville, N.C. on July 23, 2020.  (5,975 yards, par 36-35--71) 

 

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

 

Related: Championship Web Site | Scoring | History | Photos

 

Hyo Joon Jang of Bluffton, S.C. shattered records all week long at the 64th Carolinas Junior Girls’ Championship. In route to her 13-stroke victory, the largest in championship history, Jang shot rounds of 66 twice, setting and tying the Country Club of Asheville’s course record for women. With her second 66, she also secured the lowest total score in championship history, finishing at 11-under-par, 202 total.

 

“I made an eagle on the first hole, and that helped me set the tone for the day,” Jang said. “It was a long day and I was pretty tired, but that start helped me push through.”


 

Jang said that her focus on the first hole was simply to get it up on the green. With the front pin location, she didn’t want to leave it short, but once it was up, it hopped into the hole.

 

From there, Jang kept the momentum going. She made birdie on No. 2 and got up and down for par on both Nos. 4 and 5 after missing the greens in regulation. With a birdie on No. 7 and bogey on No. 9, Jang made the turn to the back nine at 3-under-par on the day and with an 11-shot lead.

 

Jang finished her round with a bogey-free back nine, giving her just three bogeys on the week to her 12 birdies.

 

“Because of COVID-19, a lot of my tournaments were canceled. Getting this win in a big tournament is exciting,” Jang said. “It was great competition all week and coming out on top gives me tons of confidence going forward. I’m thankful for the CGA who organized this tournament. I really loved playing in it.”

 

Jang wasn’t the only player in the field to shoot a 66 this week. Runner-up Alexia Siehl of Fort Mill, S.C. also tied the course record for women in the final round. Siehl was able to recover from a second round 76 and surprised herself with her play on Thursday.

 

“I hit everything pretty close, but I was just not thinking about what was going to happen and played hoping for the best,” Siehl said. “Yesterday was pretty bad, so today was all about staying on my line and trusting myself. I am so happy and kind of in shock. I am amazed that I tied the record today after all that happened yesterday. I am really happy for myself.”

 

Siehl finished at 2-over-par, 215 total, while Morgan Ketchum of Winston-Salem, N.C. and Adrian Anderson of Murrells Inlet, S.C. tied for third at 7-over-par, 220 total.

 

The CGA would like to extend a thank you to the members and staff of the Country Club of Asheville, specifically to Head Golf Professional Matt Stewart and Golf Course Superintendent Brandon Ingle, for their hospitality in hosting the 64th Carolinas Junior Girls’ Championship. We would also like to thank the players and spectators for their understanding and adherence to the new COVID-19 tournament protocols.

 

64th Carolinas Junior Girls’ Championship

Country Club of Asheville, Asheville, N.C.

Final Results

Pos. Player City, State, Graduation To Par R1 R2 R3 Total
1 Hyo Joon Jang Bluffton, SC, 2022 -11 66 70 66 202
2 Alexia Siehl Fort Mill, SC, 2022 +2 73 76 66 215
T3 Morgan Ketchum Winston-Salem, NC, 2022 +7 72 75 73 220
T3 Adrian Anderson Murrells Inlet, SC, 2022 +7 74 71 75 220
5 McKenzie Daffin Fort Bragg, NC, 2021 +8 73 72 76 221
6 Molly Hardwick Lexington, SC, 2022 +10 73 73 77 223
7 Kayla Dowell Mebane, NC, 2021 +11 76 75 73 224
8 Isabella Britt Chesnee, SC, 2021 +12 77 73 75 225
T9 Sophie Holland Cornelius, NC, 2020 +13 79 75 72 226
T9 Lexi Bennett Santee, SC, 2021 +13 78 71 77 226
T11 Ava Lucas Raleigh, NC, 2021 +15 76 78 74 228
T11 Sofia Carles Clinton, SC, 2021 +15 77 75 76 228
T11 Macie Burcham Greensboro, NC, 2021 +15 78 74 76 228
14 Elizabeth Rudisill Charlotte, NC, 2025 +16 76 77 76 229
15 Phoebe Carles Clinton, SC, 2020 +17 76 80 74 230
16 Layla Meric Wesley Chapel, NC, 2021 +18 75 74 82 231
T17 Jaclyn Kenzel Southern Pines, NC, 2020 +20 80 78 75 233
T17 Kennedy Gooding Lexington, SC, 2022 +20 75 78 80 233
T19 Abby Franks Roebuck, SC, 2023 +21 78 77 79 234
T19 Ella Kue King Mountain, NC, 2023 +21 78 78 78 234
T21 Sarah Boteler Greenville, SC, 2021 +22 83 78 74 235
T21 Hailey Pendleton Waxhaw, NC, 2020 +22 84 78 73 235
T21 Sydney Roberts Chesnee, SC, 2022 +22 82 75 78 235
T24 Hanna Grace McCoy Columbia, SC, 2021 +23 81 80 75 236
T24 Regina Plascencia Perez de Celis Bluffton, SC, 2022 +23 81 76 79 236
T24 Anna Howerton Winston-Salem, NC, 2023 +23 74 78 84 236
T27 Heather Appelson Wake Forest, NC, 2023 +24 81 80 76 237
T27 Madison Logan Brasstown, NC, 2022 +24 86 74 77 237
T27 Leah Edwards Greensboro, NC, 2025 +24 80 78 79 237
T27 Megan Morris Cary, NC, 2021 +24 76 78 83 237
T31 Gracie Song Waxhaw, NC, 2026 +25 82 80 76 238
T31 Mattie Padgett Seneca, SC, 2023 +25 82 78 78 238
T31 Macy Pate Boone, NC, 2024 +25 85 79 74 238
T34 Gabriela Cruz High Point, NC, 2021 +26 75 86 78 239
T34 Hannah Altman Lake City, SC, 2022 +26 78 76 85 239
T36 Amber Capote Waxhaw, NC, 2020 +27 78 83 79 240
T36 Kinsley Smith Raleigh, NC, 2024 +27 78 82 80 240
T38 Mary Sears Brown Wake Forest, NC, 2021 +28 81 80 80 241
T38 Raegan Propes Charleston, SC, 2022 +28 78 81 82 241
T38 Ella Perna Durham, NC, 2022 +28 83 83 75 241
41 Bridget Wilkie Bluffton, SC, 2024 +29 78 83 81 242
42 Olivia Wilkie Bluffton, SC, 2022 +30 78 85 80 243
43 Anika Rana Duncan, SC, 2021 +31 82 81 81 244
T44 Lotte Fox raleigh, NC, 2020 +33 83 79 84 246
T44 Katelyn Griggs Lexington, NC, 2022 +33 87 79 80 246
T44 Lextyn Petz Columbia, SC, 2021 +33 80 88 78 246
47 Kallie Pavlish Charlotte, NC, 2020 +34 77 84 86 247
48 Trinity Muthomi Kernersville, NC, 2022 +36 85 86 78 249
49 Taylor Burch Elgin, SC, 2021 +37 83 86 81 250
T50 Sophia Martone Holly Springs, NC, 2021 +38 80 83 88 251
T50 Albany Bock Morganton, NC, 2021 +38 87 84 80 251
52 Ava Romfo Charleston, SC, 2021 +39 83 83 86 252
53 Katherine Mann Fort Mill, SC, 2023 +41 83 87 84 254
54 Eleanor Burnette Wrightsville Beach, NC, 2023 +43 85 83 88 256
T55 Emma Hunt Lake City, SC, 2022 +48 82 86 93 261
T55 Ellie Pittman Newland, NC, 2021 +48 89 84 88 261
T57 Zoe Carles Clinton, SC, 2023 +49 90 86 86 262
T57 Jennifer Rials Florence, SC, 2022 +49 93 84 85 262
T59 Bethany Welch Matthews, NC, 2023 +53 89 89 88 266
T59 Chayse Cool Goose Creek, SC, 2022 +53 92 86 88 266
T61 Allison Robinson Pinehurst, NC, 2021 +56 85 86 98 269
T61 Caleigh Noonan Greenville, SC, 2021 +56 91 90 88 269
63 Claudia Winterberg Harrisburg, NC, 2021 +57 95 89 86 270
T64 Gigi Nagy Black Mountain, NC, 2023 +59 95 87 90 272
T64 Elizabeth Pritchard Charlotte, NC, 2025 +59 94 90 88 272
T64 Eliza Whiteside Landrum, SC, 2022 +59 96 89 87 272
T64 Caroline Thomas Cornelius, NC, 2021 +59 92 96 84 272
68 Ellen Pritchard Charlotte, NC, 2023 +61 89 99 86 274
69 Jasmine Yeung Waxhaw, NC, 2025 +67 92 90 98 280
70 Makenzie Norwood Kiawah, SC, 2022 +77 99 92 99 290
71 Kyla Callahan Denver, NC, 2024 +86 98 100 101 299
72 Jalyn Owens Greer, SC, 2022 +117 96 115 119 330


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.     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.About the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA)

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