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Ten to Watch at Vicki DiSantis Girls'

The Carolinas Golf Association’s girls’ championship season gets started for 2015 with the 10th Vicki DiSantis Girls’ Championship on May 2-3, 2015 at Pine Island Country Club in Charlotte, NC.
This year marks the eighth time the tournament has been hosted by Pine Island CC.  All but one past champion has gone on to play Division I college golf including two-time champion Austin Ernst (LSU), Amber Littman (East Carolina), Megan Moore (East Carolina), Katherine Perry (North Carolina), Chelsey Couch (South Carolina) and Kelli Murphy (Auburn).  2013 champion Madison Moosa is still in high school, but will certainly continue the trend of past champions playing college golf at the highest level.
Inspired by a rolling piece of farmland in the mid-1960s, golf course architect Charles M. Mahannah created Pine Island CC’s course so that every golfer would enjoy the design.  With the latest renovation direction by golf course architect Michael Gleason of Pinehurst, N.C. the course is one of the finest USGA-regulated courses in the region. Dramatic, architecturally sound and extremely innovative, this premier private course provides fun and challenging play for golfers of all ages and skill levels.
Here are 10 players to watch at this year Vicki DiSantis Girls’ Championship:
  1. Madison Moosa of Charlotte, N.C.  The 2013 champion is a high school junior who has plenty of confidence being the only past champion in the field.  Moosa is currently ranked #9 in N.C.

  2. Jodee Tindal of Rock Hill, S.C.  Tindal, a high sophomore, is currently the #2 ranked junior in S.C.  Tindal won the SCJGA Tournament of Champions and finished tied for third place in last fall’s S.C. 3A state championship.

  3. Siranon Shoomee of Sanford, N.C.  Currently ranked #2 in N.C, Shoomee finished runner-up in three CGA championships in 2014 including last year’s Vicki DiSantis along with winning the State 3A championship this past October.  Shoomee has committed to play college golf at East Carolina.

  4. Anika Bovender of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.  A high school senior won the WWGA Western Junior Girls’, the Orange Jacket Classic and the S.C. 2A state championship and recently finished second in the Heritage Junior.  Bovender will play college golf at Furman University this fall.

  5. Emilia Migliaccio of Cary, N.C.  The 2013 NC Junior Player of the Year and high school sophomore looks to continue her success in junior golf that includes two wins in AJGA events in 2014 and a tied for fourth finish in last year’s Vicki DiSantis.

  6. Morgan Cox of Easley, S.C.  A high school junior, Cox won four times in 2014 including the CGA’s SC Junior Match Play Championship.

  7. Jennifer Chang of Cary, N.C.  As a high school freshman, Chang led Athens Drive HS to the state tournament where she finished as the 4A state champion.  Chang also recorded wins in the CGA’s Jimmy Anderson Girls’ Invitational, the N.C. Trusted Choice Big I Junior, the George Holiday Memorial Junior and the Carolinas-Georgia Junior Championship.

  8. Victoria Huskey of Greenville, S.C.  The high school junior looks to continue her good play from 2014 where she won the Carolinas PGA’ Junior Girls’ Championship and the SC State 3A title last October.

  9. Grace Yatawara of Salisbury, N.C.  Yatawara, a high school senior, will begin her college career at East Carolina in the fall.  She had a very successful 2014 with winning the NC 1A/2A state championship and the CGA’s NC Junior Girls’ Championship in June.

  10. Ashley Czarnecki of Greenville, S.C.  While the high school junior has only one win in the past year at the Cobbs Glen Junior, she has had 13 top-10 finishes and looks to add more wins in 2015.

Others also who look to contend in this year’s Vicki DiSantis are Catherine Ashworth of Fuquay-Varina, N.C., Hailey Cleary of Lexington, S.C., Savanah Goodman of Easley, S.C., Killian Casson of Greenville, N.C., Gracyn Burgess of Lexington, S.C., Carly Burkhardt of Greenville, S.C., Jensen Castle of Columbia, S.C., Emily Cox of Lancaster, S.C., Anne Taylor Hough of Spartanburg, S.C., Holly McCann of Raleigh, N.C., Kathleen Sumner of Charleston, S.C., Isabella Rusher of Salisbury, N.C., Callista Rice of Mars Hills, N.C., Annie Collom of Davidson, N.C. and Hailey Freedman of Chapel Hill, N.C.
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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