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Final Four Set for Thursday Morning

Stanley, NC –  First and Quarterfinal Round Results of the  16th Carolinas Women’s Match Play Championship hosted by Cowans Ford Country Club on  Wednesday , July  10 , 2013.  Par 36-36—72 5975 yards, 74.6/131.

Defending champion, Dawn Woodard of GreerSC was ousted in the first round of match play by Taylor Allison of Elizabeth City, NC.  Allison carded five birdies on the day in her match against the two time defending champion.  “There was not much I could do out there except try and make birdies,” Woodard said.  “And even then when I did make a birdie it was never good enough to win a hole back.”  Allison would then go on and defeat Casey Ward of Chapel HillNC by a 5 & 4 margin to find herself in the semifinals for the first time.  Allison will have to face 2013 Carolinas Women’s Amateur Champion (stroke play) Katie Rose Higgins of CharlestonSC. 

Higgins had to go extra holes in her first match of the day against Lea Venable of Simpsonville, SC.  “It was a tough match,” Higgins said.  “We were back and forth all day,”  Higgins would then go on to defeat 2012 CGA Women’s Match Play Runner-Up, Laura Wearn of CharlotteNC in the quarterfinals.  The second semifinal match is made up of two East Carolina University Women’s Golf Team members and friends, Katie Kirk of DavidsonNC and Lane Gakeler of GreensboroNC.  Kirk sailed through the first round after defeating Tiffany Robbins of Fort MillSC 6 and 5.  Kirk would then claw her way into the semifinals by defeating medalist Hayley Hammond of MooresvilleNC in 19 holes.  Gakeler would also have to go extra holes in her quarterfinal match against Emily Brooks of Chapel Hill, NC. 

For a complete listing of all flights and the tournament division please visit the full scoring bracket page:   https://www.ghintpp.com/carolinasgolf/TPPOnlineScoring/MatchTree.aspx?id=453

For more information on this championship and its history please visit the championship homepage at:   https://www.carolinasgolf.org/championship/home/wommatch/year/2013   This championship is conducted by the Carolinas Golf Association which is in its 104th year of serving amateur golf in North and South Carolina.

Championship

Round of 16

           Taylor Allison, Elizabeth City, N.C.  (16) def. Dawn Woodard, GreerS.C.  (1), 5 and 3

           Casey Ward, Chapel HillN.C.  (9) def. Mallory Hetzel, WaynesvilleN.C.  (8), 2 and 1

           Katie Rose Higgins, CharlestonS.C.  (4) def. Lea Venable, SimpsonvilleS.C.  (13), 19 holes

           Laura Wearn, CharlotteN.C.  (5) def. Bethany Galloway, Mint HillN.C.  (12), 5 and 4

           Hayley Hammond, MorresvilleN.C.  (2) def. Nicole Keyser, CaryN.C.  (15), 5 and 4

           Katie Kirk, DavdisonN.C.  (10) def. Tiffany Robbins, Fort MillS.C.  (7), 6 and 5

           Emily Brooks, Chapel HillN.C.  (14) def. Julie Streng, GreensboroN.C.  (3), 4 and 3

           Lane Gakeler, GreensboroN.C.  (11) def. Devan Murphy, CharlotteN.C.  (6), 5 and 4

Quarterfinals

           Taylor Allison, Elizabeth City, N.C.  (16) def. Casey Ward, Chapel HillN.C.  (9), 5 and 4

           Katie Rose Higgins, CharlestonS.C.  (4) def. Laura Wearn, CharlotteN.C.  (5), 5 and 4

           Katie Kirk, DavdisonN.C.  (10) def. Hayley Hammond, MorresvilleN.C.  (2), 19 holes

           Lane Gakeler, GreensboroN.C.  (11) def. Emily Brooks, Chapel HillN.C.  (14), 19 holes

Semifinals – Thursday, July 11

           8:00am  Taylor Allison, Elizabeth City, N.C.  vs. Katie Rose Higgins, CharlestonS.C.

           8:09am   Katie Kirk, DavdisonN.C.  vs. Lane Gakeler, GreensboroN.C. 

Complete brackets including additional flights and divisions can be found here:   https://www.ghintpp.com/carolinasgolf/TPPOnlineScoring/MatchTree.aspx?id=453

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