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Adam, Jang and Gross on Top Entering Hope Valley Jr. Final Round

 

DURHAM, N.C. (August 5, 2020) -- Second round results of the 3rd Hope Valley Junior Invitational at Hope Valley Country Club in Durham, N.C. on August 5, 2020. The Boys’ division competed at approximately 6,720 yards, par 70. The Girls’ division competed at approximately 5,834 yards, par 70. 

 

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Girls’ Division

 

Nicole Adam of Pinehurst, N.C. and Joon Jang of Bluffton, S.C. are tied for the lead finishing 3-over-par, 143 total today. Adam is the No. 1 ranked golfer in the Carolinas Junior Girls’ Rankings and Jang is the reigning Carolinas Junior Girls’ Champion, which should make for an interesting final round.

 

Adam’s strategy for a strong round today was based on her analysis of the front nine. She said, “I think the front nine is harder on this course and I tend to play the back nine much better.” 

 

Yesterday Adam was 4-over on the front nine, but today she focused on hitting greens and managed to go 1-under by the turn. That opened the door for her to play more aggressively on the back. With a bogey on No. 10 and a birdie to match it on No. 14, Adam finished 1-under, 69 today and holds the only under-par round in the girls’ division. 

 

Jang had a tough start to the second round carding double bogey on No. 1. “I made a double on the first hole and that made me nervous through the rest of my round, so today was pretty exhausting,” said Jang.

 

From No. 2, Jang played a bogey free round and sank two long putts for birdies on Nos. 5 and 18. She said, “My strength today was my mental game. After my double bogey, I was able to save so many pars and make good putts to finish well and that is thanks to my mental toughness.” An even-par, 70 finish today sealed her seat atop the leaderboard heading into the final round. 

 

Morgan Ketchum of Winston-Salem, N.C. earned solo third after a 3-over-par, 73 today for 7-over-par total. Just one stroke behind her is a tie for fourth between Adrian Anderson of Murrells Inlet, S.C. and Kiera Bartholomew of Wake Forest, N.C. at 8-over-par, 148 total. 


 

Boys’ Division

 

Nicholas Gross of Downington, Pa. propelled himself from fifth place up to the lead after an outstanding 3-under-par, 67 today. That score ties the low round of the week and leaves him at 4-under-par, 136 total. 

 

“It was a very good day for me,” said Gross. “I was able to make a lot of birdies, limit the bogeys and hit most of the greens so just getting rid of the mistakes was key today.”

 

The greens at Hope Valley Country Club are tough to say the least. The classic Donald Ross design plays fast and missing the greens can make for nearly impossible up and downs. That makes Gross’s five birdie putts even more impressive. 

 

Gross said, “I hit a lot of great wedge shots in close and on the right side so I had some easy leads which led me to sink a lot of 10 and 15-footers.” 

 

Caden Baker of Mebane, N.C. is tied for second due to a similar fate on the greens. 

 

Baker said, “This course requires a lot of thinking coming into the greens, because if you short-side yourself out here, you just are not going to get up and down. Missing in the right spots and taking the long putts when you can is so important.” 

 

Taking his own advice Baker sank three birdie putts for a 1-under-par, 69 round today. That puts Baker in a tie for second at 3-under-par, 137 total with Ben Jordan of Greensboro, N.C.

 

Luke Walmet of Mt. Pleasant, S.C. is in solo fourth with an even-par, 140 total through round two. Just one stroke behind him in solo fifth is Tyler DeChellis of Clayton, N.C. finishing 1-over-par, 141 total.

 

The Final Round of the 3rd Hope Valley Junior Invitational will begin tomorrow morning at 8:30 a.m. with a double tee start that runs until 10:30 a.m. 

 

3rd Hope Valley Junior Invitational

Hope Valley Country Club | Durham, N.C.

Girls’ Division Second Round Results

 

Pos. Player City, State, Graduation To Par R1 R2 Total
T1 Hyo Joon Jang Bluffton, SC, 2022 +3 73 70 143
T1 Nicole Adam Pinehurst, NC, 2020 +3 74 69 143
3 Morgan Ketchum Winston-Salem, NC, 2022 +7 74 73 147
T4 Adrian Anderson Murrells Inlet, SC, 2022 +8 74 74 148
T4 Kiera  Bartholomew Wake Forest, NC, 2023 +8 75 73 148
6 Hannah Altman Lake City, SC, 2022 +12 76 76 152
T7 Kayleigh Reinke Rock Hill, SC, SC, 2021 +13 77 76 153
T7 Grace Ridenour Raleigh, NC, 2025 +13 74 79 153
9 Melanie Walker Burke, VA, 2022 +14 75 79 154
10 Jaclyn Kenzel Southern Pines, NC, 2020 +16 79 77 156
T11 Rachel Carlson Bradenton, FL, 2022 +17 76 81 157
T11 Gracie Song Waxhaw, NC, 2026 +17 79 78 157
T11 Anna Howerton Winston-Salem, NC, 2023 +17 79 78 157
T11 Regina  Plascencia Bluffton, SC, 2022 +17 79 78 157
15 Mia Gray Conway, SC, 2023 +19 78 81 159
16 Emerson B. Dever Durham, NC, 2025 +20 78 82 160
17 Hannah Lydic Ocean View, DE, 2022 +21 81 80 161
18 Kennedy Noe Knoxville, TN, 2021 +24 84 80 164
19 Ella Perna Durham, NC, 2022 +25 78 87 165
20 Parker Perry Durham, NC, 2020 +34 88 86 174

 

3rd Hope Valley Junior Invitational

Hope Valley Country Club | Durham, N.C.

Boys’ Division Second Round Results

 

Pos. Player City, State, Graduation To Par R1 R2 Total
1 Nicholas Gross Downingtown, PA, 2024 -4 69 67 136
T2 Ben Jordan Greensboro, NC, 2022 -3 70 67 137
T2 Caden Baker Mebane, NC, 2021 -3 68 69 137
4 Luke Walmet Mt. Pleasant, SC, 2023 E 68 72 140
5 Tyler Dechellis Clayton, NC, 2021 +1 72 69 141
T6 Andrew Gregory Inman, SC, 2023 +2 72 70 142
T6 Bryan Fang Raleigh, NC, 2023 +2 72 70 142
T6 Ashton Harper Roanoke, VA, 2023 +2 70 72 142
T6 Harris Barth Atlanta, GA, 2022 +2 68 74 142
T10 Andrew Plate Greensboro, NC, 2021 +3 74 69 143
T10 Griffin Tarver Tega Cay, SC, 2021 +3 73 70 143
T10 Charlie Barr Salisbury, NC, 2021 +3 72 71 143
T13 Josh Lendach Raleigh, NC, 2021 +4 75 69 144
T13 Thomas Henderson Cincinnati, OH, 2021 +4 73 71 144
T13 Oliver Rotermund Daniel Island, SC, 2021 +4 73 71 144
T13 Carter Loflin Duluth, GA, 2022 +4 72 72 144
17 Austin Scott Charleston, SC, 2021 +5 74 71 145
T18 Ike Joy Denver, NC, 2021 +6 75 71 146
T18 Clayson Good Durham, NC, 2020 +6 75 71 146
T18 Adam Hunt Columbia, SC, 2023 +6 74 72 146
T18 Davis Adams Raleigh, NC, 2022 +6 74 72 146
T18 Pake June Florence, SC, 2022 +6 78 68 146
T18 Garrett Risner Holly Springs, NC, 2020 +6 67 79 146
T24 Nick Norman Gastonia, NC, 2022 +7 75 72 147
T24 Zach Roberts Holly Springs, NC, 2020 +7 73 74 147
T24 Spencer Turtz Charlotte, NC, 2022 +7 77 70 147
T24 Eli Schmidly Charlotte, NC, 2023 +7 73 74 147
T24 Jack Boyer Greensboro, NC, 2022 +7 72 75 147
T24 Jennings  Glenn Raleigh, NC, 2021 +7 71 76 147
T24 Hampton  Roberts Cary, NC, 2023 +7 71 76 147
T31 Josh Buxbaum Wake Forest, NC, 2021 +8 73 75 148
T31 Walker Isley Oak island, NC, 2020 +8 76 72 148
T31 John Logan Wilmington, NC, 2023 +8 73 75 148
T31 Turner Edwards Charlotte, NC, 2022 +8 72 76 148
T31 Quinlan Polin Cary, NC, 2023 +8 71 77 148
T31 Alan Van Asch Raleigh, NC, 2022 +8 70 78 148
T37 Bo Maradik Nashville, TN, 2022 +9 75 74 149
T37 William Grasty Charlotte, NC, 2022 +9 74 75 149
T37 Ford Reynolds Columbia, SC, 2020 +9 73 76 149
T37 Nick Rubino Charlotte, NC, 2021 +9 78 71 149
T37 Collin Adams Charlotte, NC, 2021 +9 79 70 149
T37 Owen Kose Holly Springs, NC, 2022 +9 80 69 149
T43 Daniel Boone Fuquay-Varina, NC, 2023 +10 75 75 150
T43 Ian Glanton Metter, GA, 2021 +10 75 75 150
T43 Sam Davidson Asheboro, NC, 2020 +10 75 75 150
T43 Matt Moloney Vienna, VA, 2024 +10 76 74 150
T43 Branden Boyce Spring Lake, NC, 2022 +10 73 77 150
T48 Mack Edwards Charlotte, NC, 2025 +11 76 75 151
T48 Fisher  Kennedy Winston-Salem, NC, 2023 +11 76 75 151
T48 Thomas Stafford Beaconsfield, CN, 2021 +11 73 78 151
T48 Daniel Adkins Holly Springs, NC, 2021 +11 77 74 151
T48 Kyle Kushnir Raleigh, NC, 2021 +11 78 73 151
T48 Andrew Swanson Bluffton, SC, 2021 +11 78 73 151
T48 Colin Salema Matthews, NC, 2024 +11 71 80 151
T48 Ryan Jahr Ocean Isle Beach, NC, 2022 +11 71 80 151
T56 Ayush Bodhale Charlotte, NC, 2021 +12 76 76 152
T56 Charles O’Donnell Pacific Palisades, CA, 2022 +12 79 73 152
T58 Rowan Sullivan Charleston, SC, 2023 +13 74 79 153
T58 Preston Howe Winston Salem, NC, 2025 +13 80 73 153
T60 Zach  Watterson Beattyville, KY, 2023 +14 79 75 154
T60 Timmy Gannon Charlotte, NC, 2021 +14 79 75 154
T60 Kyle Haas Winston-Salem, NC, 2023 +14 83 71 154
T63 Luke Sullivan Columbia, SC, 2022 +15 75 80 155
T63 Ryan Macri Wake Forest, NC, 2021 +15 78 77 155
T63 Bradley  Davis, Jr. Pilot Mountain, NC, 2022 +15 78 77 155
T63 Jonathan Honeywell Whispering Pines, NC, 2022 +15 79 76 155
67 Vijay  Powell Midlothian, VA, 2023 +16 79 77 156
T68 Davis Spradling Clayton, NC, 2021 +17 78 79 157
T68 Josh Newman Charlotte, NC, 2021 +17 82 75 157
70 Aidan Browning Charlotte, NC, 2022 +19 85 74 159
T71 Tyler Partee Thomasville, NC, 2021 +21 80 81 161
T71 Nick Goellner Apex, NC, 2023 +21 83 78 161
73 Cayden  Bryner Winston Salem, NC, 2022 +22 88 74 162
74 Maddox Whittington Lenoir, NC, 2022 +28 80 88 168
WD Narayan Mohan Charlotte, NC, 2021 - WD   -
WD Tyler Jones Jacksonville, NC, 2023 - WD   -


 

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.     

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