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Preview: 95th Carolinas Women’s Amateur

 

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (June 8, 2021) -- The Carolinas Golf Association will conduct the 95th Carolinas Women’s Amateur Championship at Rolling Hills Country Club in Monroe, N.C. from June 10 - 12, 2021. The Championship Division will compete at 6,271 yards and the Carolinas Division will compete at 5,386 yards (par 36-36--72).


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


Players to Watch in the Field:

  • Anna Morgan of Spartanburg, S.C. is the defending champion and is ranked No. 6 in the Carolinas Women’s Amateur Rankings. Morgan took home the title last year with a final round score of 68, winning by two strokes over Duke University’s Gina Kim and Morgan Ketchum of Winston-Salem, N.C. The rising college junior currently plays for the Furman University Paladins. Ketchum kicked off the year by winning the 12th Carolinas Young Amateur in January.

  • Nicole Adam of Pinehurst, N.C. is ranked No. 9 in the Carolinas Women’s Amateur Rankings. Adam is a rising sophomore on the women’s golf team at the University of North Carolina. Adam finished in fifth at last year’s Carolinas Women’s Amateur and tied for fourth at the 12th Carolinas Young Amateur.

  • Jodee Tindal of Rock Hill, S.C. is ranked No. 10 in the Carolinas Women’s Amateur Rankings. Tindal was a senior on the women’s golf team at the College of Charleston and finished in sixth at the 12th Carolinas Young Amateur and in the top 20 at last year’s Carolinas Women’s Amateur. 

  • Mallory Fobes of East Bend, N.C. is ranked No. 12 in the Carolinas Women’s Amateur Rankings. Fobes is a rising junior on the women’s golf team at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and finished in sixth at last year’s Carolinas Women’s Amateur and tied for eighth at the 12th Carolinas Young Amateur.

  • Kelley Topiwala of Pinehurst, N.C. is ranked No. 13 in the Carolinas Women’s Amateur Rankings. Topiwala is a rising sophomore on the women’s golf team at Samford University and placed third at the 12th Carolinas Young Amateur. Recently, Topiwala made it to the Round of 32 in the U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball. 

  • Kathryn Carson of Mooresville, N.C. is ranked No. 18 in the Carolinas Women’s Amateur Rankings. Carson was a senior on the women’s golf team this spring at East Carolina University. In her first year at ECU, Carson was named American Athletic Conference Freshman-of-the-Year. Carson tied for seventh at last year's Carolinas Women’s Amateur and tied for sixth at the 43rd Carolinas Women's Four-Ball Championship.
     

Top 50 Carolinas Women in the Field:
 

  • No. 6 Anna Morgan of Spartanburg, S.C.

  • No. 9 Nicole Adam of Pinehurst, N.C.

  • No. 10 Jodee Tindal of Rock Hill, S.C.

  • No. 12 Kelley Topiwala of Pinehurst, N.C.

  • No. 22 Phu Khine of Wilmington, N.C.

  • No. 23 Mallory Fobes of East Bend, N.C.

  • No. 25 Kathryn Carson of Mooresville, N.C.

  • Tied No. 26 Alexis Sudjianto of Charlotte, N.C.

  • Tied No. 26 Emma Schimpf of Daniel Island, S.C.

  • No. 30 Sophia Burnett of Bluffton, S.C.

  • Tied No. 31 Emily Dunlap of Greenville, S.C.

  • No. 37 Victoria Ladd of Greensboro, N.C.

  • Tied No. 40 Callista Rice of Mars Hill, N.C.

  • Tied No. 40 Deborah Spair of Raleigh, N.C. 

  • Tied No. 45 Carrie Catherine Ganim of Greensboro, N.C.

  • Tied No. 45 Emily Hawkins of Lexington, N.C.

  • No. 47 Gracyn Burgess of Lexington, S.C.

  • Tied No. 49 Madison Isaacson of Greensboro, N.C.


Past Champions in the Field (2):

Anna Morgan, Spartanburg, S.C., 2020

Patty Moore, Pinehurst, N.C., 2007 (playing in Carolinas Division)


Rolling Hills Country Club features a classic George Cobb-designed golf course which was built in 1963. With a traditional design, the golf course features reachable par 5s and challenging par 3s. Rolling Hills suits every level of golfer, from the high and middle handicapper seeking pleasurable recreation to scratch players seeking the sternest of challenges. Verdant Bermuda fairways and TifEagle Bermuda greens combine for course conditions that make Rolling Hills one of the area's most enjoyable and most playable courses.

The Carolinas Women's Amateur Championship was inherited by the Carolinas Golf Association from the Carolinas Women's Golf Association in 2013. The championship began in 1922 and annually crowns the women's amateur champion of the Carolinas.

The Championship is conducted at 54 holes of stroke play with a Championship Division and Carolinas Division (shorter course). This competition includes gross scores only in both divisions. Entry is open to any female amateur golfer who maintains a residence in North Carolina or South Carolina, is a member in good standing of a club which is a member of the Carolinas Golf Association and has an active GHIN® USGA Handicap Index®. 

 

Schedule of Rounds:

Wednesday, June 9

Tee times available for practice rounds

Thursday, June 10

First Round - 18 Holes of Individual Stroke Play

Friday, June 11

Second Round - 18 Holes of Individual Stroke Play

Saturday, June 12

Final Round - 18 Holes of Individual Stroke Play

 

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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