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Preview: 15th Vicki DiSantis Girls' Championship

 

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (November 25, 2020) -- The Carolinas Golf Association will conduct the 15th Vicki DiSantis Girls’ Championship at Pine Island Country Club in Charlotte, N.C. from November 28 - 29, 2020. The field will compete at 6,022 yards, par 35-37--72. (73.2/131)

 

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

 

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

 

The Vicki DiSantis Girls' Championship began in 2006 and is named in honor of long-time Carolinas junior girls' golf supporter Vicki DiSantis of Pinehurst, N.C. DiSantis is currently a Carolinas Golf Association Executive Committee member, USGA Committee member, past president of the North Carolina Women's Golf Association and is a past Junior Girls' Director of the (now-dissolved) Carolinas Women's Golf Association. The Vicki DiSantis Girls' Championship has become one of the most prestigious girls' championships in the Carolinas, annually drawing top-ranked players from North and South Carolina. This year, seven out of the top ten ranked golfers in the Carolinas Junior Girls’ Rankings are in the field. The Vicki DiSantis Girls’ Championship was originally scheduled for May, but was rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Players to Watch:
 

  • Chloe Holder of Williamston, S.C. is the defending champion and has had an incredible fall season thus far. Holder has finished in the top-3 at every tournament with the exception of one since June. This includes wins at the Blade Junior and the Harvey Brock Orange Jacket Classic. Holder is the third ranked golfer in the Carolinas Junior Girls’ Rankings.
     

  • Sydney Roberts of Chesnee, S.C. recently captured the Jimmy Anderson Girls’ and SCJGA Players Championship to move up to the No. 5 ranked golfer in the Carolinas Junior Girls’ Rankings. Notably, Roberts finished in the top-5 in every high school event she has played in this fall.
     

  • Kiera Bartholomew of Wake Forest, N.C. has finished in the top-10 in 15 of her 18 starts since June. Her impressive record includes earning runner-up honors at the PKBGT Tour Championship and finishing in fourth at both the Jimmy Anderson Girls’ and Hope Valley Junior. Bartholomew holds the No. 8 rank in the Carolinas Junior Girls’ Rankings.
     

  • Isabella Rawl of Lexington, S.C. has earned the No. 10 ranking in the Carolinas Junior Girls’ Rankings after wins at the Beth Daniel Junior Azalea, Junior Golf Foundation Invitational and the Lady Blue Jacket Invitational this fall.
     

  • Maria Atwood of Holly Springs, N.C. claimed the Mimosa Hills Junior Invitational in August and has since finished in third at the Jimmy Anderson Girls’ and the AJGA Visit Fayetteville. Atwood is the No. 12 ranked golfer in the Carolinas Junior Girls’ Rankings.
     

Past Champion in the Field:

Chloe Holder, Williamston, S.C., 2019

Inspired by a rolling piece of farmland in the mid-1960s, golf course architect Charles M. Mahannah created Pine Island Country Club’s course so that every golfer would enjoy the design.  With the latest renovation direction by golf course architect Michael Gleason of Pinehurst, N.C. the course is one of the finest USGA-regulated courses in the region. Dramatic, architecturally sound and extremely innovative, this premier private course provides fun and challenging play for golfers of all ages and skill levels.

The championship format is 36 holes of stroke play. A tie for the overall championship is decided by an on-course playoff. The champion will be invited to represent the Carolinas in the Mid-Atlantic Junior Girls’ Challenge Team Matches in 2021. 

Entry is open to any exempt female amateur golfer ages 12 to 18 as of November 29, 2020, who has not started college, maintains a residency in North Carolina or South Carolina, is a member in good standing of a club which is a member of the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA) and has a current USGA Handicap Index® at a CGA member club that does not exceed 18.3. 

 

Schedule of Rounds:

 

Saturday, November 28

First Round of Individual Stroke Play

8:30 a.m. - 10:42 a.m. Round 1 Starting Times off of #1 and #10
Boxed lunches available for players

 

Sunday, November 29

Final Round of Individual Stroke Play
8:30 a.m. - 10:42 a.m. Final Round Starting Times off of #1 and #10
Boxed lunches available for players


 

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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