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Vodry & Burgess Share Twin States Lead

First Round Results

by McKenzie Talbert, CGA Intern

(L-R): First round co-leaders
Samantha Vodry and Gracyn Burgess

BLYTHEWOOD, S.C. (June 28, 2016) -- First round results of the 50th Twin States Girls' Championship conducted by the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA) at The Windermere Club in Blythewood, S.C. on Tuesday, June 28th (Par 36-36--72, 5968 yards, Course Rating 75.0/134).

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Prior to the hour and 37-minute rain delay, favorable conditions at The Windermere Country fostered a couple low rounds in the first round of the 50th Twin States Girls’ Championship. Samantha Vodry of Mooresville, N.C. and Gracyn Burgess of Lexington, S.C. sit atop the leaderboard of 61 players after the co-leaders each made four birdies and one bogey en route to a pair of opening round 69’s.

Burgess, a rising junior at Lexington High School, recently qualified for the 2016 U.S. Girls’ Junior, shooting 73 and finishing in 3rd place. The 16-year-old says that she has been working hard on her mental game as she prepares to move onto the next level of junior competition. “I’ve been working really hard with my mental coach Brandi Jackson (who won the Twin States in 1991). She’s taught me how to not worry about other players and just worry about myself.” Burgess credits her three-under-par round to solid ball striking and consistency on the greens. “I really got my putter going today, made a lot of good putts out there and struck the ball well. Once I got comfortable after the first few holes I felt good about the day and just kept going.”

Burgess came up one stroke of forcing a playoff in last year's championship held at Chapel Hill Country Club. Entering this year's final round as a co-leader, Burgess hopes to put together a round that will earn her the title of the 50th Twin States Girls’ Champion. “Now that I have that low score under my belt all I have to do tomorrow is go out and play solid.”

Vodry, who will play for High Pointe University in the fall, also credits her opening round 69 to the unwavering consistency she had on the golf course today. “I hit a lot of fairways and greens today. My putting was pretty solid and I kept it in play trying not to hit that many crazy shots.” Although even three-under-par is admirable, Vodry says she left some shots out there. “I played very well today but I had a lot of putts out there that I left out. I definitely could have played better but I’m happy with my round.” As for tomorrow, Vodry will not be changing her game plan or mentality. “I’m going to try to keep it pretty simple. Hit the fairways and greens, and try to give myself birdie opportunities.”

Defending champion Kathleen Sumner of Charleston, S.C. is nine strokes back of the leaders after a six-over 78.

The final 18-holes will begin with a 9:30am shotgun start. 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, @cgagolf1909 and @CarolinasJunior. Continue to visit the CGA website throughout this championship and all year long for complete championship coverage including scores, interviews, photos, and recaps.

Entry is open to any female amateur golfer who has not reached her 19th birthday by June 29, 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 that does not exceed 40.4.


50th Twin States Girls' Championship
The Windermere Club
Blythewood, S.C.

First Round Results
June 28, 2016

Place   Name Score
T1   Gracyn Burgess (2018), Lexington, SC  35-34--69
    Samantha Vodry (2016), Mooresville, NC  36-33--69
3   Emily Hawkins (2018), Lexington, NC  37-37--74
T4   Jensen Castle (2019), West Columbia, SC  38-37--75
    Kerrington Lamb (2018), Easley, SC 39-36--75
T6   Anna Morgan (2019), Spartanburg, SC  39-37--76
    Ashlee Richardson (2017), Simpsonville, SC  40-36--76
    Kathryn Carson (2017), Mooresville, NC  37-39--76
T9   Anna Freeman (2017), Aiken, SC  38-39--77
    Baylee Evans (2018), Lancaster, SC  38-39--77
    Mackenzie Battle (2018), Aberdeen, NC  39-38--77
    Natalie Petersen (2017), Holly Springs, NC  38-39--77
T13   Ashley Czarnecki (2016), Greenville, SC  41-37--78
    Hannah Fesperman (2017), Georgetown, SC  39-39--78
    Hannah Rose Bruxvoort (2018), Chapel Hill, NC  38-40--78
    Kate Hill (2016), Clemson, SC  39-39--78
    Kathleen Sumner (2017), Charleston, SC  38-40--78
T18   Anna McDonald (2019), Hickory, NC  38-41--79
    Delanie Mortier (2017), N. Charleston, SC  42-37--79
    Jodee Tindal (2017), Rock Hill, SC   41-38--79
    Katie Whitfield (2018), Clemson, SC  41-38--79
T22   Jalen Castle (2020), West Columbia, SC  40-40--80
    Julianne Strauch (2017), Advance , NC  42-38--80
    Nicole Adam (2020), Pinehurst, NC  42-38--80
    Peyton Gillespie (2019), Greenville, SC  41-39--80
    Phoebe Carles (2020), Clinton, SC  39-41--80
T27   Alyssa Campbell (2018), Lake Wylie, SC  37-44--81
    Carly Lyvers (2018), Simpsonville, SC  40-41--81
    Caroline Crumrine (2020), Wilmington, NC  39-42--81
    Hailey Pendleton (2020), Waxhaw, NC  42-39--81
    Riley Hamilton (2020), Reidsville, NC  41-40--81
T32   Elle Johnson (2019), Inman, SC  42-40--82
    Parker Stalvey (2019), Elgin, SC  41-41--82
T34   Carleigh Greene (2017), Williamston, SC  40-43--83
    Isabella Rawl (2022), Lexington, SC  42-41--83
    Janie Gooch (2017), Raleigh , NC   38-45--83
    Muskan Uppal (2019), Cornelius, NC  45-38--83
T38   Abigayle Hatcher (2019), Roebuck, SC  43-41--84
    Alyssa Cox (), Mount Airy, North Carolina  40-44--84
    Cecelia Knecht (2019), North Charleston, SC  45-39--84
    Emily Dunlap (2019), Greenville, SC  39-45--84
    Meredith Langs (2016), Hilton Head Island, SC  44-40--84
T43   Lauren Martin (2020), Mooresville, NC  40-46--86
    Mogie Adamchik (2017), Raleigh, NC  39-47--86
45   Jayla Rogers (2019), Wilmington, NC  45-42--87
46   Ana Tsiros (2019), Asheville, NC  42-46--88
T47   Mary Slade White (2019), Winston Salem, NC  44-47--91
    Sarah Smith (2018), York, SC  45-46--91
T49   Anna Bonifay (2017), Pfafftown, NC  47-45--92
    Michaela Cox (2017), Greensboro, NC  45-47--92
    Natalie Warren (2017), Raleigh, NC  48-44--92
    Nicole Kramer (2018), Charlotte, NC  47-45--92
T53   Alexis Whitney (2016), Charlotte, NC  43-50--93
    Katie Smith (2019), Murrells Inlet, SC  49-44--93
55   Emma Wofford (2017), Mount Pleasant, SC  48-46--94
T56   Charleigh Hodges (2018), Mooresville, NC 46-49--95
    Mary Kathryn Talledo (2021), Blythewood, SC  46-49--95
58   Samantha DeBusk (2017), Lexington, NC  51-52--103
59   Molly Hardwick (2022), Rock Hill, SC 55-51--106
60   Ella Stalvey (2023), Elgin, SC  53-55--108
61   Ally Grace Dominiak, Mount Pleasant, SC  53-59--112


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.

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