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Carson earns Medalist Honors and Advances to Round of 16

ADVANCE, N.C. (June 14, 2017) -- Second round of stroke play qualifying and Round of 32 match play results from the 21st North Carolina Junior Girls' Championship at Bermuda Run Country Club (West) in Advance, N.C.  (Course Rating: 74.3/139, Yards: 5888, Par: 35-37--72)


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This is Kathryn Carson's final summer to compete on the junior golf circuit and she's making it count. The future East Carolina Pirate carded a tournament-low 68 in the second round of stroke play qualifying, which earned her medalist honors and the No. 1 seed in match play. Carson carded five birdies against one bogey in Wednesday morning's stroke play qualifying round and took that momentum into the Round of 32 matches.

Holly McCann of Raleigh, N.C. was the only other player in red numbers at the end of stroke play qualifying. McCann finished with 3-under-par 69 in the second round of stroke play qualifying which vaulted her up the leaderboard and into the No. 2 slot. Sophie Holland, the co-leader after round one, carded a one-over-par 73 in the second round to finish at 144 (even par) and take the No. 3 seed. 13-year-old Katherine Schuster of Kill Devil Hills, N.C. finished with 145 and claimed the No. 4 seed.

Other notables who advanced to match play are Natalie Petersen, the 2016 Dogwood State Girls' Champion; Muskan Uppal, fresh off competing in the U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball Championship; Nicole Adam, the 10th-ranked North Carolina junior; and Madison Isaacson, who already has two wins under her belt in 2017.

The Round of 32 matches were a test of endurance in Wednesday afternoon's heat. Shalie Williams of Camden, N.C. chipped in for birdie on the second playoff hole to claim the 32nd qualifying spot, but fell to No. 1 seed Kathryn Carson 5&3. Carson called the match "very tough." Carson will face her neighbor Charleigh Hodges, also of Mooresville, N.C., in the Round of 16.

A pair of 13-year-olds competed in the Round of 32 for a coveted spot in the Round of 16 matches. Katherine Schuster bested Morgan Ketchum 4&3 in a match that saw many long putts drained on both sides. No. 4 seed Schuster will face Lotte Fox of Raleigh, N.C. in the Round of 16. No. 2 seed Holly McCann defeated Lorin Wagler 5&4 and will face No. 18 seed Emelia Pack in the Round of 16 matches. Almost all higher seeds advanced to the Round of 16 matches with the exception of Nina Kouchi of Charlotte, N.C. who defeated Amy Wooten of Clinton, N.C. in a match that came all the way down to the final hole. Kouchi, the No. 23 seed, will face No. 7 seed Mackenzie Battle on Thursday morning.

The Round of 16 matches will be held Thursday morning and play will continue Thursday afternoon with Quarterfinal matches. Semifinals and the championship match will be held Friday, June 16.

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 ages 12-18 as of June 16, 2017, who has not started college, is a legal resident of North Carolina, is a member in good standing of a club which is a member of the Carolinas Golf Association and has a current USGA Handicap Index® at a CGA member club that does not exceed 18.4.

21st North Carolina Junior Girls' Championship
Bermuda Run Country Club (West)
Advance, N.C.

Second Round Results
June 14, 2017

Place Competitor Score
1   Kathryn Carson, Mooresville, N.C.   73-68--141  (-3)
2   Holly McCann, Raleigh, N.C.   73-69--142  (-2)
3   Sophie Holland, Cornelius, N.C.   71-73--144  (Even)
4   Katherine Schuster, Kill Devil Hills, N.C.   73-72--145  (+1)
T5   Muskan Uppal, Cornelius, N.C.   74-73--147  (+3)
T5   Hailey Joy, Reidsville , N.C.   74-73--147  (+3)
7   Mackenzie Battle, Aberdeen, N.C.   75-74--149  (+5)
T8   Amy Wooten, Clinton, N.C.   80-70--150  (+6)
T8   Olivia John, Summerfield, N.C.   75-75--150  (+6)
T8   Nicole Adam, Pinehurst, N.C.   75-75--150  (+6)
11   Madison Isaacson, Greensboro, N.C.   71-81--152  (+8)
12   Natalie Petersen, Holly Springs, N.C.   79-74--153  (+9)
T13   Rachael Mast, Lexington, N.C.   78-76--154  (+10)
T13   Lotte Fox, Raleigh, N.C.   77-77--154  (+10)
T15   Anna McDonald, Hickory, North Caro   78-77--155  (+11)
T15   Mallory Fobes, East Bend, N.C.   79-76--155  (+11)
T15   Charleigh Hodges, Mooresville, N.C.   79-76--155  (+11)
18   Emelia Pack, Browns Summit, N.C.   81-75--156  (+12)
T19   Sarah Funderburg, Wilmington, N.C.   76-81--157  (+13)
T19   Alexis Sudjianto, Charlotte, N.C.   80-77--157  (+13)
T19   Michaela Cox, Greensboro, N.C.   81-76--157  (+13)
T19   Alyssa Cox, Mount Airy, N.C.   79-78--157  (+13)
T23   Ana Tsiros, Asheville, N.C.   77-81--158  (+14)
T23   Nicole Kramer, Charlotte, N.C.   81-77--158  (+14)
T23   Nina Kouchi, Charlotte, N.C.   82-76--158  (+14)
T26   Ryann Sinclair, Mooresville, N.C.   81-80--161  (+17)
T26   Riley Hamilton, Reidsville, N.C.   82-79--161  (+17)
28   Alexis Jarrell, Davidson, N.C.   81-81--162  (+18)
T29   Parker Melting, Mint Hill, N.C.   85-79--164  (+20)
T29   Morgan Ketchum, Winston-Salem, N.C.   83-81--164  (+20)
T29   Lorin N Wagler, Southern Pines, N.C.   87-77--164  (+20)
T32   Shalie Williams, Camden, N.C.   82-84--166  (+22)
T32   Hailey Freedman, Chapel Hill, N.C.   84-82--166  (+22)
34   Channing Hensley, Wake Forest, N.C.   82-85--167  (+23)
35   Caroline Isaacson, Greensboro, N.C.   84-85--169  (+25)
36   Lauren Martin, Mooresville, N.C.   87-85--172  (+28)
T37   Mara Hirtle, Pinehurst, N.C.   93-82--175  (+31)
T37   Emily Brubaker, Raleigh, N.C.   91-84--175  (+31)
39   Lauren Denhard, Salisbury , N.C.   86-92--178  (+34)
40   Carson Stewart Jenkins, Raleigh, N.C.   94-91--185  (+41)
41   Haylie Jane Paulin, Winston-Salem, N.C.   93-93--186  (+42)
42   Skyler Curran, Clemmons, N.C.   113-102--215  (+71)
43   Mary Slade White, Winston Salem, N.C.   97-DQ--DQ  (DQ)
44   Kayla Smith, Burlington, N.C.   WD  (WD)


Round of 32 Match Play Results
June 14, 2017

Kathryn Carson, Mooresville, N.C.  (2017) def. Shalie Williams, Camden, N.C.  (2018), 5 and 3
Charleigh Hodges, Mooresville, N.C.  (2018) def. Anna McDonald, Hickory, North Caro  (2019), 1 up
Nicole Adam, Pinehurst, N.C.  (2020) def. Ana Tsiros, Asheville, N.C.  (2019), 7 and 5
Olivia John, Summerfield, N.C.  (2018) def. Nicole Kramer, Charlotte, N.C.  (2018), 3 and 2
Katherine Schuster, Kill Devil Hills, N.C.  (2021) def. Morgan Ketchum, Winston-Salem, N.C.  (2022), 4 and 3
Lotte Fox, Raleigh, N.C.  (2020) def. Michaela Cox, Greensboro, N.C.  (2017), 1 up
Hailey Joy, Reidsville , N.C.  (2018) def. Alexis Jarrell, Davidson, N.C.  (2018), 2 and 1
Natalie Petersen, Holly Springs, N.C.  (2017) def. Sarah Funderburg, Wilmington, N.C.  (2018), 7 and 6
Holly McCann, Raleigh, N.C.  (2019) def. Lorin N Wagler, Southern Pines, N.C.  (2018), 5 and 4
Emelia Pack, Browns Summit, N.C.  (2019) def. Mallory Fobes, East Bend, N.C.  (2019), 5 and 3
Mackenzie Battle, Aberdeen, N.C.  (2018) def. Riley Hamilton, Reidsville, N.C.  (2020), 2 and 1
Nina Kouchi, Charlotte, N.C.  (2018) def. Amy Wooten, Clinton, N.C.  (2018), 1 up
Sophie Holland, Cornelius, N.C.  (2020) def. Parker Melting, Mint Hill, N.C.  (2018), 3 and 1
Rachael Mast, Lexington, N.C.  (2017) def. Alyssa Cox, Mount Airy, N.C.  (2018), 2 and 1
Muskan Uppal, Cornelius, N.C.  (2019) def. Ryann Sinclair, Mooresville, N.C.  (2019), 2 up
Madison Isaacson, Greensboro, N.C.  (2018) def. Alexis Sudjianto, Charlotte, N.C.  (2019), 5 and 4


Championship Schedule
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Stroke Play Qualifying
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Player Lunch

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - Stroke Play Qualifying
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Player Lunch
3:00 p.m. - Round of 32 Match Play (shotgun start)

Thursday, June 15, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - Round of 16 Match Play
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Quarterfinals Match Play

Friday, June 16, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 8:20 a.m. - Semifinals Match Play
12:00  p.m. - Final Match

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The CGA annually conducts 48 championships and five team match competitions for men, women, juniors, and seniors. It also runs over 150 One-Day (net and gross) events as well as 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 nearly $2,000,000 since 1977 to benefit Carolinas' golf initiatives including junior and women's programs.    

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