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Preview: 55th Twin States Junior Girls'


SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (June 19, 2021) -- The Carolinas Golf Association will conduct the 55th Twin States Junior Girls Championship at Cleveland Country Club in Shelby, N.C. from June 21- 22, 2021. The field will compete at 6,168 yards (par 36-37--73).

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

Top 50 Carolina Girls in the Field:

  • No. 2 Morgan Ketchum of Winston-Salem, N.C.

  • No. 6 Sydney Roberts of Chesnee, S.C.

  • No. 7 Mary Kathryn Talledo of Spartanburg, S.C.

  • No. 9 Macy Pate of Winston-Salem, N.C.

  • No. 15 Alexia Siehl of Fort Mill, S.C.

  • No. 17 Madison Messimer of Myrtle Beach, S.C.

  • No. 24 Sarah Boteler of Greenville, S.C.

  • No. 26 Anna Howerton of Winston-Salem, N.C.

  • No. 27 Abby Franks of Roebuck, S.C.

  • No. 33 Lexi Bennett of Santee, S.C.

  • No. 34 Layla Meric of Wesley Chapel, N.C.

  • No. 37 Kayla Dowell of Mebane, N.C.

  • No. 39 Heather Appelson of Wake Forest, N.C. 

  • No. 40 Hannah Altman of Lake City, S.C.

  • No. 42 Nicole Nash of Charlotte, N.C.

  • No. 43 Paige Paolucci of Blythewood, S.C.

  • No. 45 Leah Edwards of Greensboro, N.C.

  • No. 49 Saia Rampersaud of Durham, N.C.

  • No. 50 Gabriela Cruz of High Point, N.C.

Cleveland Country Club is located in Shelby, N.C. between the mountains of Asheville and the city of Charlotte. CCC features an 18 hole championship golf course designed by John LaFoy which opened in 1927 and recently renovated the bunkering on the course. 

The Twin States Junior Girls began in 1967 and was originally run by the Women’s Carolinas Golf Association until 2007, when the tournament was transferred to the Carolinas Golf Association.

The Championship is conducted at 36 holes of stroke play in only one division. This competition includes gross scores only. Entry is open to any female amateur golfer under the age of 19 as of June 22, 2021, who has not yet started college, maintains a residence in North 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:

Monday, June 21

First Round - 18 Holes of Individual Stroke Play

Tuesday, June 22

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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