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Hawkins Keeps Carolinas Jr Girls' Lead

Emily Hawkins of Lexington, N.C. maintains a two stroke lead entering the final 18-holes of play
 

THOMASVILLE, N.C. (July 27, 2016) -- Second round results of the 60th Carolinas Junior Girls' Championship hosted by Colonial Country Club in Thomasville, N.C. on Wednesday, July 27th (Par: 36-35--71, Yards: 5,849, Course Rating: 73.6/131).

First round leader Emily Hawkins will enter Thursday's final round of 60th Carolinas Junior Girls' Championship with a two stroke lead; the same advantage she began play with Wednesday at Colonial Country Club. If Hawkins is able to complete the wire-to-wire win, the Lexington, N.C. native will become just the third player in history to capture both the North Carolina Junior Girls' and Carolinas Junior Girls' titles in the same year. The previous players to do so are Adrienne Millican of Fuquay-Varina, N.C. in 2000 and Eleana Collins of Pinehurst, N.C. in 2006.

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The heat index in Thomasville, N.C. again climbed over 100 degrees. Players scores reflected the grueling conditions, with no one able to break par-71.

Hawkins looked like she would improve upon her opening round two-under 69. In her first six holes, she was one-under-par, hitting every green in regulation. Then her approach shots started missing, leading to four consecutive bogeys on holes 7 through 10. "With the way I played today, I am glad to still have the lead," said the 15-year-old Hawkins. Momentum gained with a 5-iron for a tap-in birdie on the par-3 15th was lost to a bogey on the par-3 17th. Despite her three-over 74, Hawkins is encouraged heading into the final round. "I've had the pressure of being in the lead, it should help me hopefully."

Kathleen Sumner of Charleston, S.C. was able to climb from fourth into second place with a two-over 73. Sumner had an up-and-down day, mixing four birdies with two bogeys and two double bogeys. Sumner began Wednesday three strokes behind Hawkins. A promising birdie-birdie start was erased by a double bogey on the par-5 3rd. Another double bogey on No. 16 was answered with a five foot birdie on the par-3 17th. "I can do some dumb things on the golf course," Sumner said while recounting her round. "The thing about when I play golf, I can do something stupid, then bounce back with a birdie. It's an emotional roller coaster." Showing her power off the tee, Sumner reached the 444 yard par-5 10th in two with a 7-iron from 163 yards for a two-putt birdie. She will need more easy birdies like that to erase the two stroke deficit she will face Thursday. With a two-day total of three-over-par 145, Sumner will play in the final group with Hawkins. "I like being in the final group," said the rising high school senior who has committed to playing at Florida State University. "It's nice to know how the other leaders stand." 

Rounding out the lead group will be Muskan Uppal of Cornelius, N.C., who is four strokes behind Hawkins at five-over 147. Final round play will begin with a 9:30 shotgun start on Thursday morning. The Carolinas Junior Girls' Championship format is 54 holes of stroke play. The field is flighted after round two based on the player’s 36-hole score. The Championship flight will be made up of the top 18 players and ties. All other flights will consist of 9 players each.

Entry is open to any female amateur golfer who has not reached her 19th birthday by July 28, 2016, who has not started college, is a legal resident of North Carolina or South Carolina, is a member in good standing of a club which is a member of the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA) and has a current USGA Handicap Index® at a CGA member club.

Scoring will be provided by the CGA throughout the championship, offering 9 and 18-hole updates. Live updates will also be available on the CGA’s official Twitter accounts, @CarolinasJunior and @cgagolf1909. Continue to visit the CGA website throughout the championships for complete championship coverage including scores, interviews, photos, and recaps.
 

60th Carolinas Junior Girls' Championship
Colonial Country Club
Thomasville, N.C.

Second Round Results

Place Name Score
1  Emily Hawkins (2018) Lexington, NC  69-74--143
2  Kathleen Sumner (2017) Charleston, SC  72-73--145
3  Muskan Uppal (2019) Cornelius, NC  74-73--147
4  Anna Freeman (2017) Aiken, SC  71-77--148
T5  Keri Kenkel (2017) Charlotte, NC  75-74--149
   Riley Smyth (2018) Cary, NC  76-73--149
   Rachael Mast (2017) Lexington, NC  77-72--149
T8  Jodee Tindal (2017) Rock Hill, SC   76-75--151
   Taylor Hinson (2017) Belmont, NC  76-75--151
   Rachel Kuehn (2019) Asheville, NC  78-73--151
   Jalen Castle (2020) West Columbia, SC  79-72--151
   Olivia John (2018) Summerfield, NC  78-73--151
   Madison Isaacson (2018) Greensboro, NC  74-77--151
T14  Mackenzie Battle (2018) Aberdeen, NC  79-73--152
   Natalie Petersen (2017) Holly Springs, NC  71-81--152
T16  Kathryn Carson (2017) Mooresville, NC  77-76--153
   Emily Cox (2017) Lancaster, SC  79-74--153
   Sophie Holland (2020) Cornelius, NC  78-75--153
T19  Anna McDonald (2019) Hickory, NC  74-80--154
   Anna Grace Brock (2019) Greenwood, SC  79-75--154
T21  Gracyn Burgess (2018) Lexington, SC  80-75--155
   Moon Cheong (2017) Charlotte, NC  75-80--155
23  Elle Johnson (2019) Inman, SC  83-73--156
24  Carly Lyvers (2018) Simpsonville, SC  81-76--157
T25  Mallory Fobes (2019) East Bend, NC  81-78--159
   Kerington Lamb (2018) Easley, SC  81-78--159
T27  Jensen Castle (2019) West Columbia, SC  84-76--160
   Siana Wong (2020) Summerfield, NC  82-78--160
T29  Caroline Crumrine (2020) Wilmington, NC  80-81--161
   Kayla Smith (2019) Burlington, NC  81-80--161
   Michelle Harn (2019) Charlotte, NC  81-80--161
T32  Jayla Rogers (2019) Wilmington, NC  80-82--162
   Emily Dunlap (2019) Greenville, SC  80-82--162
   Alexis Sudjianto (2019) Charlotte, NC  80-82--162
35  Kendall Dobbins (2016) Summerfield, NC  83-80--163
36  Janie Thomas (2016) Winston-Salem, NC  80-84--164
T37  Riley Hamilton (2020) Reidsville, NC  82-83--165
   Sydney Abruzzino (2017) Myrtle Beach, SC  86-79--165
T39  Ryann Sinclair (2019) Mooresville, NC  86-80--166
   Nicole Kramer (2018) Charlotte, NC  82-84--166
   Abigayle Hatcher (2019) Roebuck, SC  80-86--166
T42  Mary Kathryn Talledo (2021) Blythewood, SC  85-82--167
   Ana Tsiros (2019) Asheville, NC  89-78--167
   Parker Melting (2018) Mint Hill, NC  85-82--167
T45  Meghan McPeak (2017) Chapel Hill, NC  83-85--168
   Lotte Fox (2020) Raleigh, NC  83-85--168
47  Hailey Pendleton (2020) Waxhaw, NC  88-81--169
T48  Emily Brubaker (2020) Raleigh, NC  86-85--171
   Hannah Fesperman (2017) Georgetown, SC  79-92--171
50  Alexis Jarrell (2018) Davidson, NC  84-88--172
T51  Samantha DeBusk (2017) Lexington, NC  86-87--173
   Charleigh Hodges (2018) Mooresville, NC  87-86--173
53  Channing Hensley (2018) Wake Forest, NC  91-83--174
T54  Sarah Smith (2018) York, SC  87-88--175
   Ashley Milliken (2017) Monroe, NC  85-90--175
T56  Anna Bonifay (2017) Pfafftown, NC  90-90--180
   Maria File (2019) Moore, SC  90-90--180
58  Becca Connolly (2020) Winston-Salem, NC  94-87--181
T59  Michaela Cox (2017) Greensboro, NC  88-96--184
   Morgan Ketchum (2022) Winston-Salem, NC  94-90--184
61  Samantha Bennett (2016) Wake Forest, NC  85-WD--WD


CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE

Monday, July 25
12:00 pm - Tee times available for practice
7:00 pm - Player’s social

Tuesday, July 26
7:30 am – 9:30 am Round 1 starting times off #1 and #10
11:30 am – 2:00 pm Player’s lunch

Wednesday, July 27
7:30 am – 9:30 am Round 2 starting times off #1 and #10
11:30 am – 2:00 pm Player’s lunch

Thursday, July 28
9:30 am Round 3 shotgun start
2:00 pm Award’s lunch

 

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 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.    

For more information about the CGA, visit www.carolinasgolf.org.

 

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