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Roberts Reigns Supreme at Jimmy Anderson Girls'

 

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (October 4, 2020) -- Final results of the 11th Jimmy Anderson Girls’ Junior Invitational at Jacksonville Country Club in Jacksonville, N.C. on Sunday, October 4, 2020. The field competed at 5,969 yards. (35-37--72) (74.5/126)

The CGA conducted this championship under the COVID-19 Tournament Protocols. Learn more here.

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With a victory today at the 11th Jimmy Anderson Girls’ Junior Invitational, Sydney Roberts of Chesnee, S.C. claims her second win in two weeks. Last week, Roberts earned medalist honors at the Lady Rebel Invitational at River Falls Plantation.

She rode the momentum into this week’s event and used that confidence to pull off the victory against a very strong field at Jacksonville Country Club.

“I knew coming into this week, there were a ton of great girls in the field and I knew it would be a good one to win,” Roberts said. “Last week definitely helped my confidence and while playing my practice round, I knew the course set up nicely for my eye.”

Roberts entered the final round with a one-shot lead over her closest competitors and playing partners for the final round, Kaitlyn Rand of Raleigh, N.C. and Adrian Anderson of Murrells Inlet, S.C.

Roberts and Anderson have played a lot of golf with each other and ultimately it was neck-and-neck down the final stretch between these two competitors.

“I knew it would be tough. I’ve played with Adrian a ton and I knew she would give me a run for my money,” Roberts said. “I just wanted to keep the hammer down and not waste a shot.”

Roberts made her first and only bogey of the day after three putting on the par-4, 14th hole.  Anderson rolled in a birdie on No. 14 to create a three-shot swing and pull back within two shots of the lead.

“I can be superstitious and I was not gonna look at the leaderboard but I knew we were close,” Roberts said. “I knew I wasn’t gonna let (the bogey) get the best of me.”

She didn’t let the bogey get to her. Roberts made a bounce-back birdie on the par-5, 15th hole but Anderson answered back with a birdie on the par-4, 17th hole.

Roberts said she wasn’t watching the leaderboard but said she knew she was up by one or two shots going into the final hole - a reachable par 5. Both girls knocked it on the green in two shots to have eagle putts and from there, a two-putt birdie was enough to secure the title for Roberts.

“This one is special. I’m glad I finally pulled off a big win because I’ve never won a CGA event before,” Roberts said.

Roberts finished with a 6-under-par, 138 total to claim her first CGA championship title. Anderson, who won the WSCGA Junior championship earlier this summer, was the only other competitor to finish under par with a 4-under-par, 140 total to finish in solo second place.

Maria Atwood of Holly Springs, N.C., who won the inaugural Mimosa Hills Junior Championship in August, finished in third place with an even par, 144 total.

The CGA would like to extend a thank you to the members and staff of Jacksonville Country Club, specifically to Club President Jerry Allen, Head Golf Professional Holden Abrams and the Jacksonville-Onslow Sports Commission for their hospitality in hosting the 11th Jimmy Anderson Girls’ Junior Invitational. We would also like to thank the players and spectators for their understanding and adherence to the new COVID-19 tournament protocols.

11th Jimmy Anderson Girls’ Junior Invitational
Jacksonville Country Club, Jacksonville, N.C.
Final Results

Pos.

Player

City, State, Grad Year

R1

R2

Total

1

Sydney Roberts

Chesnee, SC, 2022

70

68

138

2

Adrian Anderson

Murrells Inlet, SC, 2022

71

69

140

3

Maria Atwood

Holly Springs, NC, 2022

72

72

144

4

Grace Ridenour

Raleigh, NC, 2025

72

73

145

5

Elizabeth Rudisill

Charlotte, NC, 2025

75

71

146

6

Christina Cupelli

Fairfax, VA, 2021

72

75

147

7

Nicole Nash

Charlotte, NC, 2023

76

72

148

T8

Ellen Yu

High Point, NC, 2026

75

74

149

T8

Karsyn Roberts

Pikeville, NC, 2024

73

76

149

T8

Kiera Bartholomew

Wake Forest, NC, 2023

75

74

149

T8

Madison Messimer

Myrtle Beach, SC, 2025

76

73

149

T12

Ava Lucas

Raleigh, NC, 2021

74

76

150

T12

Grace Holcomb

Wilmington, NC, 2021

74

76

150

T12

Leah Edwards

Greensboro, NC, 2025

72

78

150

T12

Paris Fieldings

Suffolk, VA, 2023

75

75

150

T16

Sanaa Carter

Jacksonville, NC, 2025

75

76

151

T16

Hannah Altman

Lake City, SC, 2022

75

76

151

T18

Maya Beasley

Pinehurst, NC, 2023

72

80

152

T18

Macie Burcham

Greensboro, NC, 2021

78

74

152

T20

Katelyn Griggs

Lexington, NC, 2022

77

76

153

T20

Raegan Propes

Charleston, SC, 2022

78

75

153

T20

Isabella Britt

Chesnee, SC, 2021

77

76

153

T20

Morgan Ketchum

Winston-Salem, NC, 2022

76

77

153

T20

Paige Paolucci

Blythewood, SC, 2022

75

78

153

T25

Regina Perez de Celis

Bluffton, SC, 2022

77

77

154

T25

Halynn Lee

Cary, NC, 2021

79

75

154

T27

Madelyn Vogan

New Bern, NC, 2023

78

78

156

T27

Kayleigh Reinke

Rock Hill, SC, 2021

79

77

156

T27

Layla Meric

Wesley Chapel, NC, 2021

76

80

156

T30

Ella Perna

Durham, NC, 2022

80

77

157

T30

Julie Fiedler

New Bern, NC, 2021

79

78

157

T30

Mary Sears Brown

Wake Forest, NC, 2021

79

78

157

33

Anna Howerton

Winston-Salem, NC, 2023

83

75

158

T34

Claudia Winterberg

Harrisburg, NC, 2021

80

79

159

T34

Kasey McIlvaine

Raleigh, NC, 2023

79

80

159

T34

Saia Rampersaud

Durham, NC, 2025

77

82

159

T34

Kathryn Ha

Roanoke, VA, 2025

82

77

159

T34

McKenzie Daffin

Fort Bragg, NC, 2021

83

76

159

T39

Kaitlyn Rand

Raleigh, NC, 2022

71

89

160

T39

Gabriela Cruz

High Point, NC, 2021

79

81

160

T39

Emerson B. Dever

Durham, NC, 2025

85

75

160

T39

Macy Pate

Boone, NC, 2024

81

79

160

T43

Shoshana Zuck

Derwood, MD, 2022

80

81

161

T43

Mattie Padgett

Seneca, SC, 2023

84

77

161

T45

Lextyn Petz

Columbia, SC, 2021

79

83

162

T45

Kinsley Smith

Raleigh, NC, 2024

82

80

162

T47

Katherine Dann

Charlotte, NC, 2023

82

81

163

T47

Madison Myers

Cary, NC, 2025

86

77

163

T49

Hanna Grace McCoy

Columbia, SC, 2021

79

85

164

T49

Emma Hunt

Lake City, SC, 2022

82

82

164

T49

Jennifer Rials

Florence, SC, 2022

82

82

164

52

Olivia Deakins

Dobbs Ferry, NY, 2022

84

81

165

T53

Tyla McAffity

Raleigh, NC, 2021

80

86

166

T53

Shea Smith

Charlotte, NC, 2022

83

83

166

55

Garland Gould

Raleigh, NC, 2024

84

83

167

T56

Maddie Peake

Pauline, SC, 2023

85

83

168

T56

Shyla Brown

Matthews, NC, 2026

81

87

168

T56

Megan Morris

Cary, NC, 2021

83

85

168

T59

Chayse Cool

Goose Creek, SC, 2022

85

84

169

T59

Madelyn Linares

Cary, NC, 2023

83

86

169

T59

Maddie Elias

Purcellville, VA, 2021

88

81

169

62

Sophia Martone

Holly Springs, NC, 2021

85

85

170

T63

Cameron Hiek

Great Falls, VA, 2023

88

84

172

T63

Eleanor Burnette

Wrightsville Beach, NC, 2023

90

82

172

T65

Jenna Rutledge

Beaufort, NC, 2022

87

86

173

T65

Kate Nyers

Mount Pleasant, SC, 2022

83

90

173

T67

Ava Gutshall

Winston Salem, NC, 2025

87

87

174

T67

Melissa Wyman

Waxhaw, NC, 2022

83

91

174

T69

Haylie George

Cary, NC, 2021

84

91

175

T69

Katherine Brictson

Raleigh, NC, 2024

83

92

175

71

Vivian Shillingsburg

Wake Forest, NC, 2023

92

85

177

T72

Brooke Smith

Morrisville, NC, 2022

97

81

178

T72

Lindley Cox

Hampstead, NC, 2023

88

90

178

74

Kitson O'Neal

Pinehurst, NC, 2023

87

92

179

75

Cate Wellspeak

New Bern, NC, 2025

84

97

181

76

Sloane Spessard

Raleigh, NC, 2024

88

95

183

77

Aubrey Merryman

Summerville, SC, 2023

93

91

184

78

Abigail Loding

Apex, NC, 2021

93

97

190

79

Monica Solis

Clemmons, NC, 2021

95

96

191

80

Makenzie Norwood

Kiawah, SC, 2022

102

92

194

81

Emily Matthews

Swansboro, NC, 2022

98

97

195

82

Kyla Callahan

Denver, NC, 2024

94

104

198



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