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Atwood and Franks Named First Mimosa Hills Junior Champions

 

MORGANTON, N.C. (August 30, 2020) -- Final results of the Inaugural Mimosa Hills Junior Invitational at Mimosa Hills Country Club in Morganton, N.C. on August 30, 2020. The Boys’ division competed at approximately 6,755 yards, par 72. The Girls’ division competed at approximately 5,810 yards, par 72. 

 

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

 

Related: Championship Web Site | Full Field | Starting Times | Scoring | Photos
 

Girls’ Division

 

Maria Atwood of Holly Springs, N.C. captured the first Mimosa Hills Junior Championship after a 1-over-par, 145 total finish. Atwood has been injured since June and this was one of her first tournaments back, which makes the win that much sweeter.

 

“I have waited all summer for this, I honestly didn’t know what to do with myself without playing summer golf,” said Atwood.

 

Atwood started the round slow and steady with eight straight pars until a bogey on No. 9, which she referred to as her “wake-up call”. That bogey led to birdies on Nos. 10, 12, 14 and 16 to finish 2-under-par, 70 on the day. 

 

“That birdie on No. 10 gave me momentum going into the back nine. I made four good birdies, hit the par-5 in two and that really helped me to get it going,” said Atwood.

 

This is Atwood’s second CGA Championship after her 2018 Carolinas Junior Girls’ win and she has proved to be a gracious champion.

 

“It is an honor to win today. I am so happy to finally be playing again and to win makes it an even better feeling. It is just really great, I am so excited,” she said.

 

Following Atwood, the top of the leaderboard was tight with four girls tying for second place. Ella Perna of Durham N.C., Sarah Boteler of Greenville, S.C., Adrian Anderson of Murrells Inlet, S.C. and Kennedy Gooding of Lexington, S.C. carded 4-over-par, 148 total to claim runner-ups. 

 

Isabella Britt of Chesnee, S.C. and Sydney Roberts of Chesnee, S.C. tied for sixth just one stroke back from second at 5-over-par, 149 total. 


 

Boys’ Division

 

After 22 holes today, including a four hole playoff, Nathan Franks of Roebuck, S.C. claimed the Mimosa Hills Junior Championship title. Franks finished 8-under-par, 136 total along with Zach Adams of Charleston, S.C. and Jake Conklin of Cary, N.C.

 

Franks got off to a strong start, but his putting slowed him down until the back nine. “I birdied the first hole, but I didn’t make another one until No. 12. I missed a five-footer for eagle there, but after that my putting really turned around and they started dropping.”

 

Conklin also got off to a strong start, birdieing three of the first seven holes to earn his spot in the playoff. Adams had quite the opposite experience finishing his round with an eagle on No. 14 and a birdie on No. 17 to seal his playoff fate. 

 

The playoff began on No. 1 and looped around to Nos. 5, 6 and 9. “When I found out that we were going into a playoff, I was just happy to play with Zach,” said Franks. “We have been friends since we were about four years old so that was fun.”

 

However fun turned to pressure very quickly as Adams was the first to putt out and sank a birdie on No. 1. Adams put the heat on Conklin and Franks, but only Franks was able to go birdie for birdie and Conklin finished in third place.

 

After that Franks and Adams went par for par on Nos. 5 and 6 then ended up on No. 9 green. Adams had a 30-footer for birdie that ran about 10-feet past the hole. He missed his par putt and left it up to Franks to make his 5-footer for par. Franks sank the putt and became the Inaugural Mimosa Hills Junior Invitational Champion.

 

“I am happy to have played well, but so did everybody else,” said Franks. “I am just excited to have won.”

 

Andrew Swanson of Bluffton, S.C. and Collin Adams of Charlotte, N.C. finished tied for fourth with impressive 7-under-par, 137 totals, two strokes ahead of the rest of the pack.

 

The CGA would like to extend a thank you to the members and staff of Mimosa Hills Country Club, specifically to Head Professional Jimmy Piercy, Course Superintendent Dan Winters and General Manager Roger Moon for their hospitality in hosting the Inaugural Mimosa Hills Junior Invitational. We would also like to thank the players and spectators for their understanding and adherence to the new COVID-19 tournament protocols.


 

Inaugural Mimosa Hills Junior Invitational

Mimosa Hills Country Club | Morganton, N.C.

Girls’ Division Final Results

 

Pos. Player City, State, Graduation To Par R1 R2 Total
1 Maria Atwood Holly Springs, NC, 2022 +1 75 70 145
T2 Adrian Anderson Murrells Inlet, SC, 2022 +4 75 73 148
T2 Ella Perna Durham, NC, 2022 +4 76 72 148
T2 Kennedy Gooding Lexington, SC, 2022 +4 70 78 148
T2 Sarah Boteler Greenville, SC, 2021 +4 75 73 148
T6 Isabella Britt Chesnee, SC, 2021 +5 77 72 149
T6 Sydney Roberts Chesnee, SC, 2022 +5 76 73 149
8 Morgan Ketchum Winston-Salem, NC, 2022 +7 76 75 151
T9 Ava Lucas Raleigh, NC, 2021 +8 79 73 152
T9 Heather Appelson Wake Forest, NC, 2023 +8 73 79 152
T9 Kayla Dowell Mebane, NC, 2021 +8 79 73 152
T9 Macy Pate Boone, NC, 2024 +8 76 76 152
T9 Mary Sears Brown Wake Forest, NC, 2021 +8 74 78 152
T14 Anna Howerton Winston-Salem, NC, 2023 +10 82 72 154
T14 Macie Burcham Greensboro, NC, 2021 +10 80 74 154
16 Layla Meric Wesley Chapel, NC, 2021 +11 81 74 155
T17 Ella Kue King Mountain, NC, 2023 +12 76 80 156
T17 Ellie Pittman Newland, NC, 2021 +12 79 77 156
T17 Gabriela Cruz High Point, NC, 2021 +12 74 82 156
20 Gracie Song Waxhaw, NC, 2026 +13 79 78 157
T21 Grace Holcomb Wilmington, NC, 2021 +14 81 77 158
T21 Kinsley Smith Raleigh, NC, 2024 +14 82 76 158
T23 Abby Franks Roebuck, SC, 2023 +16 81 79 160
T23 Madison Dixon Boiling Springs, SC, 2023 +16 78 82 160
25 Hannah Altman Lake City, SC, 2022 +19 82 81 163
26 Christina Fisher Morganton, NC, 2021 +20 79 85 164
27 Albany Bock Morganton, NC, 2021 +22 85 81 166
28 Sondra Uon Newton, NC, 2023 +37 98 83 181
WD Paige Paolucci Blythewood, SC, 2022 - WD   WD

 

Inaugural Mimosa Hills Junior Invitational

Mimosa Hills Country Club | Morganton, N.C.

Boys’ Division Final Results

 

Pos. Player City, State, Graduation To Par R1 R2 Total
1 Nathan Franks Roebuck, SC, 2021 -8 68 68 136
2 Zach Adams Charleston, SC, 2022 -8 66 70 136
3 Jake Conklin Cary, NC, 2022 -8 68 68 136
T4 Andrew Swanson Bluffton, SC, 2021 -7 70 67 137
T4 Collin Adams Charlotte, NC, 2021 -7 69 68 137
T6 Alex Bock Morganton, NC, 2024 -5 72 67 139
T6 Caden Baker Mebane, NC, 2021 -5 70 69 139
T6 Carter Busse Davidson, NC, 2021 -5 71 68 139
T6 Spencer Turtz Charlotte, NC, 2022 -5 70 69 139
T10 Hampton Roberts Cary, NC, 2023 -4 71 69 140
T10 Benton Leinster Greenville, SC, 2022 -4 72 68 140
T10 Zach Phillips Inman, SC, 2021 -4 71 69 140
T13 Andrew Plate Greensboro, NC, 2021 -3 68 73 141
T13 Ben Jordan Greensboro, NC, 2022 -3 70 71 141
T13 Owen Kose Holly Springs, NC, 2022 -3 70 71 141
T13 Parker Shimp Charlotte, NC, 2021 -3 70 71 141
T13 Timmy Gannon Charlotte, NC, 2021 -3 73 68 141
T13 Tyler DeChellis Clayton, NC, 2021 -3 71 70 141
T13 Tyler Partee Thomasville, NC, 2021 -3 69 72 141
20 Ike Joy Denver, NC, 2021 -2 71 71 142
T21 Tyler Jones Jacksonville, NC, 2023 -1 75 68 143
T21 Benjamin Bailey Huntersville, NC, 2022 -1 69 74 143
T21 Calvin Hawkins Lexington, NC, 2022 -1 75 68 143
T21 Colt Ingram Aiken, SC, 2021 -1 70 73 143
T21 Jake Herring Wilson, NC, 2021 -1 77 66 143
T21 Mason Tucker Lancaster, SC, 2021 -1 72 71 143
T21 Max Green Hilton Head Island, SC, 2021 -1 73 70 143
T21 Will Conway Weddington, NC, 2021 -1 71 72 143
T29 Bradley Davis, Jr. Pilot Mountain, NC, 2022 E 77 67 144
T29 Branden Boyce Spring Lake, NC, 2022 E 70 74 144
T29 Bryan Fang Raleigh, NC, 2023 E 73 71 144
T29 Cameron Hardison Greenville, NC, 2022 E 74 70 144
T29 Drew Van Dyke Charlotte, NC, 2022 E 74 70 144
T29 Nick Norman Gastonia, NC, 2022 E 77 67 144
T29 Samuel Mace Connelly Springs, NC, 2022 E 69 75 144
T29 WIlson Thrift Charlotte, NC, 2022 E 71 73 144
T37 Fisher Kennedy Winston Salem, NC, 2023 +1 73 72 145
T37 Daniel Adkins Holly Springs, NC, 2021 +1 75 70 145
T37 Gene Zeigler Florence, SC, 2021 +1 72 73 145
T37 Jack Burris Greensboro, NC, 2021 +1 71 74 145
T37 Jonathan Honeywell Whispering Pines, NC, 2022 +1 73 72 145
T42 Daniel Boone Fuquay Varina, NC, 2023 +2 74 72 146
T42 Holland Giles Pinehurst, NC, 2023 +2 74 72 146
T42 Max Jacobson Charlotte, NC, 2022 +2 75 71 146
T42 Steven Shea Charlotte, NC, 2023 +2 68 78 146
T42 Charlie Barr Salisbury, NC, 2021 +2 76 70 146
T47 Jack Boyer Greensboro, NC, 2022 +3 73 74 147
T47 Parker Cumbea Fuquay Varina, NC, 2021 +3 73 74 147
T47 Pearse Lucas Charlotte, NC, 2021 +3 73 74 147
T50 Ryan Jahr Ocean Isle Beach, NC, 2022 +4 75 73 148
T50 Turner Edwards Charlotte, NC, 2022 +4 80 68 148
T50 Aidan Browning Charlotte, NC, 2022 +4 78 70 148
T50 Kyle Kushnir Raleigh, NC, 2021 +4 78 70 148
T54 Jackson Bode Pinehurst, NC, 2022 +5 79 70 149
T54 Kyle Haas Winston Salem, NC, 2023 +5 70 79 149
T54 Benjamin Peters Winston-salem, NC, 2021 +5 79 70 149
T54 Oliver Rotermund Charleston, SC, 2021 +5 76 73 149
T58 Ayush Bodhale Huntersville, NC, 2021 +6 75 75 150
T58 Josh Buxbaum Wake Forest, NC, 2021 +6 78 72 150
T58 Noah Bumgarner Lenoir, NC, 2021 +6 75 75 150
T61 Alan Van Asch Raleigh, NC, 2022 +7 79 72 151
T61 Kareem Elkassem Raleigh, NC, 2023 +7 78 73 151
T61 Andrew Graham Asheville, NC, 2021 +7 75 76 151
T61 Charlie Fetter Charlotte, NC, 2022 +7 77 74 151
T61 Maddox Whittington Lenoir, NC, 2022 +7 75 76 151
T61 William Grasty Charlotte, NC, 2022 +7 77 74 151
T67 Landon Hawley Charlotte, NC, 2023 +8 77 75 152
T67 Garrett Hauk Burlington, NC, 2021 +8 83 69 152
T67 Jennings Glenn Raleigh, NC, 2021 +8 76 76 152
T70 Jace Butcher Wake Forest, NC, 2023 +9 80 73 153
T70 Elliott Pope Lugoff, SC, 2021 +9 77 76 153
T70 Mavrick Mullinax Lexington, SC, 2021 +9 81 72 153
T73 Cameron Biddle Aiken, SC, 2023 +10 78 76 154
T73 Cayden Bryner Winston-Salem, NC, 2022 +10 78 76 154
T75 Tate Smith Gastonia, NC, 2022 +11 77 78 155
T75 Ian Podziewski Waxhaw, NC, 2022 +11 81 74 155
T77 Nick Goellner Apex, NC, 2023 +12 80 76 156
T77 Owen Pearce Winston-Salem, NC, 2023 +12 75 81 156
T77 Langdon Aronson Raleigh, NC, 2021 +12 78 78 156
T80 Miles Eubanks Warrenville, SC, 2023 +13 81 76 157
T80 Matthew Hutto Blythewood, SC, 2021 +13 79 78 157
82 Jay Lowder Greenville, SC, 2022 +16 83 77 160
WD Andrew Propes Charleston, SC, 2021 - 73 WD WD


 

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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