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Virginias win Junior Team Matches

Virginias wins 9 1/2 to 6 1/2 over Carolinas
Team rosters                Match results
The Carolinas junior team knew that had to play great golf in Sunday's singles matches to over come the four point deficit from Saturday, but a determined Virginias team played too tough down the stretch.  While the Carolinas won Sunday's portion of the matches 4 1/2 to 3 1/2, in the end the Virginias scored a 9 1/2 to 6 1/2 victory in the 33rd Virginias-Carolinas Junior Team Matches and the Vinny Giles Cup will reside in Richmond until at least next summer.
Stephen Carroll of Concord, NC got the Carolinas on the board early defeating Larkin Gross of Center Cross, VA 3 and 2 in the first match of the day.  Reed Bentley of Wellford, SC and Brady Hinkle of Lancaster, SC both won their matches 2 and 1 and 1 up respectfully.  NC Junior champion Jack Massei of Cary, NC halved his match with Jimmie Massie of Lynchburg, VA with each player finishing their match at 6 under par.  SC Junior Match Play champion Nick Willis of Cowpen, SC defeated three-time Virginia Junior champion Mark Lawrence, Jr. of Richmond, VA.
A total of 16 points are awarded with each match being worth one point.  The Carolinas needed to win 8 points to retain the Vinny Giles Cup while the Virginias team needed to win eight and one half points to win the matches.  Each team is selected based on their participation and finishes in junior championship over the past six months administered by the Carolinas Golf Association, the Virginia State Golf Association and the West Virginia State Golf Association.
Sunday, August 9th, Singles match results:
Stephen Carroll, Concord, NC def. Larkin Gross, Center Cross, VA, 3 and 2
Tom Crow, Virginia Beach, VA def. Eric Bae, Pinehurst, NC, 1 up
Vishal Giri, Chantilly, VA def. AJ Beechler, Pinehurst, NC, 2 and 1
Reed Bentley, Wellford, SC def. Fitz Woodrow, IV, Charlottesville, VA, 2 and 1
Brady Hinkle, Lancaster, SC def. Brandon Weaver, Purcellville, VA, 1 up
Mason Williams, Bridgeport, WV def. Zakariya Butt, Summerville, SC, 2 and 1
Jack Massei, Cary, NC halved Jimmie Massie, Lynchburg, VA
Nick Willis, Cowpens, SC def. Mark Lawrence, Jr, Richmond, VA 1 up
Saturday, August 8th Four-somes results:
Reed Bentely, Wellford, SC and Brady Hinkle, Lancaster, SC def. Vishal Giri, Chantilly, VA and Larkin Gross, Center Cross, VA, 3 & 2
Tom Crow, Virginia Beach, VA and Fitz Wooodrow, IV, Charlottesville, VA def. Stephen Carroll, Concord, NC and Nick Willis, Cowpens, SC, 3 & 2
Jimmie Massie, Lynchburg, VA and Mason Williams, Bridgeport, WV def. Eric Bae, Pinehurst, NC and AJ Beechler, Pinehurst, NC, 4 & 3
Jack Massei, Cary, NC and Zakariya Butt, Summerville, SC def. Mark Lawrence, Jr, Richmond, VA and Brandon Weaver, Purcellville, VA, 4 & 2
Saturday, August 8th Four-Ball results:
Vishal Giri and Brandon Weaver def. Eric Bae and Stephen Carroll, 2 & 1
Tom Crow and Fitz Woodrow, IV def. AJ Beechler and Nick Willis, 1 up
Jimmie Massie and Mason Williams def. Brady Hinkle and Reed Bentley, 3 & 2
Larkin Gross and Mark Lawrence, Jr. def. Jack Massei and Zakariya Butt, 3 & 1
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.
Now in its 106th year, the CGA annually conducts 43 championships and five team match competitions for men, women, juniors, and seniors. It also runs over 140 One-Day (net and gross) events and 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 more than $1,500,000 since 1977 to benefit Carolinas' golf initiatives including junior and women's programs.    
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