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Kelli Murphy of Elgin, SC Captures 7th Carolinas Young Amateur in Playoff

Kelli Murphy goes wire to wire winning 7th Carolinas Young Amateur

12/30/2014 6:51:00 PM

7th Carolinas Young Amateur

Pinewild CC (Magnolia)     Pinehurst, NC

December 29-30, 2014

Final Results

Kelli Murphy of Elgin, SC and Austin Morrison of Charlotte, NC battled cold temperatures, a wet golf course and tough competitors winning their respective divisions in the 7th Carolinas Young Amateur on the Magnolia course at Pinewild CC in Pinehurst, NC.

Murphy, a freshman playing collegiate golf at Auburn, had to go extra holes to win the women’s division.  Murphy and Emily Brooks of Chapel Hill, NC both finished tied with a 36 hole total of even par 144.  Brooks, a junior on the Elon golf team, missed two good chances for the win missing makeable birdie putts on the first two playoff holes, but it was Murphy who took advantage her opportunity and made a great birdie on the tough par three twelfth hole.  Defending champion Sarah Bae of Pinehurst, NC finished one shot out of the playoff at one over par 145.

This annual championship is conducted by the Carolinas Golf Association for amateur golfers who are 18 to 24 years of age and have finished high school.

            Women's Division (5,532 yards, par 72, 73.4/123)

         1     *Kelli Murphy, Elgin, S.C. - 70-74--144

         2     Emily Brooks, Chapel Hill, N.C. - 71-73--144

         3     Sarah Bae, Pinehurst, N.C. - 73-72--145

         T4   Emiley Pagrabs, Wilmington, N.C. - 74-75--149

         T4   Nicole Keyser, Cary, N.C. - 73-76--149

         6     Reona Hirai, Summerville, S.C. - 74-77--151

         7     Courtney McKim, Raleigh, N.C. - 79-75--154

         T8   Ashley Thompson, Clyde, N.C. - 76-79--155

         T8   Cecily Overbey, High Point, N.C. - 79-76--155

         10   Tiffany Robbins, Fort Mill, S.C. - 81-76--157

         11   Kayla Thompson, Whiteville, N.C. - 78-80--158

         12   Allyson Markiewicz, Charlotte, N.C. - 85-74--159

         13   Mary Katherine Donovan, Hampstead, N.C. - 81-81--162

         T14 Mallory Warrick, Emerald Isle, N.C. - 84-82--166

         T14 Sarah Bertram, Concord, N.C. - 82-84--166

         16   Alaina Yeatts, Durham, N.C. - 85-84--169

         17   Rebecca Mirovich, Mount Pleasant, N.C. - 87-83--170

         18   Page Morehead, Spartanburg, S.C. - 81-90--171

         19   Sarah Johnson, Siloam, N.C. - 84-88--172

         20   Chandler Danielson, Etowah, N.C. - 87-88--175

                Hannah Craver, Winston-Salem, N.C. – WD

*Winner on third playoff hole


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