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Pate Wins 55th Twin States Junior Girls'

 

SHELBY, N.C. (June 22, 2021) -- Final round results from the 55th Twin States Junior Girls Championship at Cleveland Country Club in Shelby, N.C. on June 21, 2021. The field competed at 6,097 yards (par 36-37--73).

 

Related: Championship Web Site | Full Field of Players | Results | History | Photos

 

In less than a full week, Macy Pate of Winston-Salem captured not one, but two CGA championships. Fresh off of her victory at the 25th playing of the North Carolina Junior Girls, Pate showed no signs of slowing down at Cleveland Country Club.  After a first round 7-Under-Par 66, Pate followed up with a steady final round of 2-Under-Par 71 to come away as the 55th champion of the Twin States Junior Girls’.

 

“It means a lot,” said Pate. “There are so many great names on that trophy and great names on the NC Junior Girls trophy. It means a lot I was able to pull through and get it done both weeks. I was feeling confident coming into this week so I’m really glad I was able to come through and pull it out.” 

 

It wasn’t all sunshine, literally, as rain passed through Shelby, N.C. for much of the first nine holes of the final round. However, Pate remained unbothered, and showed a mental toughness and savvy that is incredibly impressive for a rising high school sophomore. After two birdies to start her round on the second and fourth holes, Pate faltered momentarily with bogeys on the fifth and sixth. A birdie on the Par-4 seventh would get her back on track as she made the turn towards the homeward nine at 1-Under-Par. After a bogey on the Par-3 11th, Pate birdied the next two in a row to get to 9-Under-Par for the championship, and increased her lead to eight strokes with five holes to play. After a bogey on the 16th, Pate collected one more birdie for the championship, rolling one in from eight feet on the finishing Par-4 18th. 

 

“This course you have to play target golf,” said Pate. You gotta hit it a certain distance and you gotta hit it on the green. I’ve been hitting my irons good. I hit them good last week and that came through this week. I gave myself a lot of birdie looks and my putter got hot yesterday.” 

 

With her win today, Pate also joins Emily Hawkins of Lexington, N.C., as only the second player to win both the North Carolina Junior Girls’, and Twin States Junior Girls’ Championships in the same year, with Hawkins accomplishing the feat in the 2018 season. To continue in her historic victory, Pate also made birdie on a ridiculous 14 of 36 holes played in the Championship. She set the scoring record as well for the tournament, scoring a 137, which shattered the previous low of 140 set by Gina Kim of Chapel Hill, N.C., in 2013 and Tuuie Timmons of Lake City, S.C., in 1984. Pate’s performance is even more impressive considering how difficult Cleveland Country Club played this week, as she was the only competitor to finish under par for the Championship. 

 

“My parents have helped me a lot,” said Pate. “They’re always supporting me. They drive me to and from the golf course. I’d like to thank my coach Brad Luebchow for helping me out all the time and spending so much time with me.” 

 

Nicole Nash of Charlotte, N.C., and Morgan Ketchum of Winston-Salem, N.C. also played great golf this week, finishing in a tie for second at 3-Over-Par. Rounding out the top five was Anna Howerton of Winston-Salem, N.C., who finished in solo fourth at 4-Over-Par, and Mary Kathryn Talledo of Spartanburg, S.C., who finished in solo fifth with a score of 7-Over-Par. 

 

The Carolinas Golf Association would like to thank the members and staff at Cleveland Country Club, especially, General Manager Allyson Darling, Director of Golf Nick Stafford, Assistant Golf Professional Cameron Hall, Pro Shop Staff Grace Sisk, Savannah Rodgers, and Barek Cardell, Director of Golf Course Maintenance David Brooks, and his Assistant Superintendent Jimmy Mcginnis for graciously hosting the 55th Twin States Junior Girls’ Championship. 

 

55th Twin States Junior Girls’ Championship

Cleveland Country Club, Shelby, N.C.

Final Results

Position Player City, State To Par R1 R2 Total 
1 Macy Pate Winston-Salem, NC -9 66 71 137
T2 Morgan Ketchum Winston-Salem, NC +3 75 74 149
T2 Nicole Nash Charlotte, NC +3 73 76 149
4 Anna Howerton Winston-Salem, NC +4 76 74 150
5 Mary Kathryn Talledo Spartanburg, SC +7 79 74 153
T6 Madison Messimer Myrtle Beach, SC +8 77 77 154
T6 Paige Paolucci Blythewood, SC +8 77 77 154
8 Leah Edwards Greensboro, NC +9 78 77 155
T9 Gabriela Cruz High Point, NC +11 79 78 157
T9 Mary-Paige King Clemmons, NC +11 79 78 157
T9 Sydney Roberts Chesnee, SC +11 79 78 157
T9 Layla Meric Wesley Chapel, NC +11 77 80 157
T9 Sarah Boteler Greenville, SC +11 76 81 157
T14 Kayla Dowell Mebane, NC +12 80 78 158
T14 Bridget Wilkie Bluffton, SC +12 79 79 158
T16 Alexia Siehl Fort Mill, SC +13 81 78 159
T16 Eleanor Burnette Wrightsville Beach, NC +13 78 81 159
T18 Hannah Altman Lake City, SC +14 83 77 160
T18 Raegan Propes Charleston, SC +14 83 77 160
20 Saia Rampersaud Durham, NC +15 82 79 161
T21 Heather Appelson Wake Forest, NC +16 81 81 162
T21 Caroline Hawkins Columbia, SC +16 79 83 162
T21 Olivia Pellerin Greenville, SC +16 78 84 162
T21 Lilly Reed Black Chapin, SC +16 86 76 162
T25 Abby Franks Roebuck, SC +17 82 81 163
T25 Alayna Fortenberry Conway, SC +17 81 82 163
T25 Emily Baker Chapin, SC +17 81 82 163
T28 Justine Pennycooke Cary, NC +18 84 80 164
T28 Mary Sears Brown Pinehurst, NC +18 81 83 164
T28 Caroline  Johnson Mooresville, NC +18 85 79 164
T28 Olivia Wilkie Bluffton, SC +18 85 79 164
T32 Sadler Miller Clayton, NC +19 83 82 165
T32 Makenzie Norwood Kiawah, SC +19 81 84 165
T32 Grayson Bonner Mt Pleasant, SC +19 88 77 165
35 Alexis Hodge Lexington, SC +20 87 79 166
36 Sofia Carles Clinton, SC +22 84 84 168
T37 Shea Smith Charlotte, NC +23 84 85 169
T37 Madison Dixon Boiling Springs, SC +23 83 86 169
T37 Kinsley Smith Raleigh, NC +23 89 80 169
T37 Kasey McIlvaine Raleigh, NC +23 88 81 169
T37 Jenna Rutledge Beaufort, NC +23 85 84 169
42 Emma Hunt Lake City, SC +24 83 87 170
43 Jennifer Rials Florence, SC +25 84 87 171
T44 Albany Bock Morganton, NC +26 89 83 172
T44 Vivian Shillingsburg Wake Forest, NC +26 86 86 172
T46 Terra Schmitt Raleigh, NC +27 92 81 173
T46 Madelyn Vogan New Bern, NC +27 90 83 173
T46 Olivia Ireland Inman, SC +27 86 87 173
T49 Christina Fisher Morganton, NC +28 84 90 174
T49 Boonyanant Rujiranan Pinehurst, NC +28 83 91 174
T49 Caleigh Noonan Greenville, SC +28 83 91 174
T49 Eliza Whiteside Landrum, SC +28 90 84 174
T53 Ella Kue King Mountain, NC +29 83 92 175
T53 Olivia Roberts Chesnee, SC +29 91 84 175
T53 Bethany Welch Matthews, NC +29 88 87 175
T56 Lindley Cox Hampstead, NC +33 89 90 179
T56 Aubrey Merryman Summerville, SC +33 87 92 179
58 Kate Nyers Mount Pleasant, SC +35 96 85 181
T59 Gigi Nagy Black Mountain, NC +37 93 90 183
T59 Katherine Mann Fort Mill, SC +37 93 90 183
T59 Katherine Dann Charlotte, NC +37 90 93 183
62 Sarah Durham Hickory, NC +38 93 91 184
63 Lilianna Carcel Asheville, NC +42 89 99 188
T64 Londyn Rath Spartanburg, SC +43 101 88 189
T64 Camryn Lamp Conover, NC +43 88 101 189
66 Eileen  Zeoli Fort Mill, SC +44 97 93 190
67 Caroline Whitt Abbeville, SC +45 104 87 191
T68 Ava Neal Camden, SC +46 99 93 192
T68 Katie Kubec Flat Rock, NC +46 93 99 192
70 Allison Robinson Pinehurst, NC +47 97 96 193
71 Marigrace Ellis Gaffney, SC +49 91 104 195
72 mallory Dover Clover, SC +54 101 99 200
73 Jasmine Yeung Waxhaw, NC +55 94 107 201
DNF Kamryn Williams Simpsonville, SC - 85   DNF

 

 

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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