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CGA Announces 10th Dogwood State Junior Championship


WEST END, NC (8/1/14) -- The 10th Dogwood State Junior Championship will be held at Sapona Ridge Country Club in Lexington, NC on August 5-7, 2014.

35 junior girls and 89 exempt junior boys are entered into this year's Championship. The championship format is 54 holes of stroke play. Boys and girls will compete in divisions based on gender. There are no age divisions. Each division will be cut to the low half and ties after 36 holes.

Entry is open to any male or female amateur golfer who has not reached his or her 19th birthday by August 7, 2014, who has not started college, is a legal resident of North Carolina, is a member or their parent is a member in good standing of a club which is a member of the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA) and has an current USGA Handicap Index® at a CGA member club that does not exceed 18.4.

Exempt boys are accepted into the championship at the time of entry. Non-exempt boys gain entry into the championship through sectional qualifying. There is no qualifying stage for girls. The first 45 junior girls to register gain entry into the championship. Sectional qualifying for boys will be held on Monday, August 4th at Crescent Country Club in Salisbury, NC. First tee time is at 8:00am.

Tucked away, surrounded by wooded hills, ponds and designer landscaping, the emerald fairways of the 18-hole Ellis Maples designed Sapona Ridge golf course boasts beautiful panoramic views. Ellis Maples who studied under Donald Ross designed this 18-hole masterpiece in 1968. Cut through the rolling terrain and hardwood forests of the piedmont, Sapona Ridge Country Club exudes character and charm from whichever set of tees you play. Maples’ creative work made Sapona a shotmaker’s delight. Players will think their way through every shot, exactly as the game was intended. New Diamond Zoysia greens are an absolute pleasure to putt offering exceptional playability year round.

Jennifer Chang of Cary, NC and Jonathan Rector of Hendersonville, NC captured their first CGA titles in winning their divisions in the 2013 Dogwood State Junior Championship hosted by River Landing Country Club (River) in Wallace, NC. Neither Chang nor Rector are entered in this year's championship.

Notables in this year's Girls field include 2011 Twin States Junior Girls and 2012 Dogwood State Junior Girls champion Victoria Allred, Pfafftown, NC; 2014 Carolinas Junior Girls runner-up Jessica Kittelberger, Raleigh, NC; Rhea Bhatia, Wake Forest, NC; Annie Collum, Davidson, NC; and Carley Cox, China Grove, NC.

This year's Boys field features 2014 NC Junior Boys' Championship semi-finalist Nicholas Lyerly, Salisbury, NC; qualifying medalist in the 2014 NC Junior Boys' championship Chance Watson, Newland, NC; finishing tied for third in the 2014 Creed Junior Boys' Championship: Walker Simas, Charlotte, NC and Walker Cress, Concord, NC; Patrick Stephenson, Four Oaks, NC; Nolan Mills, Jr., Charlotte, NC, Jubal Early Jr., Charlotte, NC and Trevor Blevins, Kernersville. NC.

Sapona Ridge Country Club Information
Address: 439 Beaver Creek Road, Lexington, NC  27295
PGA Golf Professional: Bob Esworthy
Course Superintendent: Keith McKenzie
Course Architect: Ellis Maples (1968)
Boys' Championship Tees: 6600 yards, par 36-36--72; Slope/Course Rating: 71.9/133
Girls' Championship Tees:5750 yards, par 36-36--72; Slope/Course Rating: 74.0/131
(336) 956-6246
Championship Schedule:
Monday, August 4

Tuesday, August 5


Wednesday, August 6


Thursday, August 7

All Day

8:00am - 9:45am
11:00am - 2:30pm
12:30pm - 2:15pm

8:00am - 9:45am
11:00am - 2:30pm
12:30pm - 2:15pm

8:00am - 9:45am
Practice Rounds

Round 1 AM Wave
- 18 holes of stroke play off #1and #10 tees
Players Lunch
Round 1 PM Wave
- 18 holes of stroke play off #1and #10 tees

Round 2 AM Wave - 18 holes of stroke play off #1and #10 tees
Players Lunch
Round 2 PM Wave
- 18 holes of stroke play off #1and #10 tees
Divisions cut to the low half and ties

Final Round - 18 holes of stroke play off #1and #10 tees
Awards Presentation
To view the pairings, starting times and hole-by-hole scoring throughout the championship, click on the following link:

For more information about the 10th Dogwood State Junior Championship of the Carolinas Golf Association and many other Carolinas Golf Association events, visit the Championship Home Page online at The CGA will post any tournament delays or cancellations via our Twitter account. Follow @cgagolf1909 and @CarolinasJunior.

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