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Semifinal Matches Set and No. 1 seed Carson Moves Forward

ADVANCE, N.C. (June 14, 2017) -- Round of 16 and quarterfinal 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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It was a beautiful, steamy day in Advance, N.C. for the Round of 16 and Quarterfinal matches of the North Carolina Junior Girls' Championship. No. 1 seed Kathryn Carson of Mooresville, N.C. won both matches and advanced to the semifinals. Other top seeds did not fair as well.

In the Round of 16, Kathryn Carson played steady, but knew that her Quarterfinal match would be a challenge. "I played solid in the first match. I went for the center of fairways, center of greens and made pars. I knew I had to be more aggressive in the second match. I knew I was going to have to make birdies and I was able to stay on top pretty much the whole way." In the Round of 16, Carson defeated Charleigh Hodges of Mooresvile, N.C. 4&3. Carson carded three birdies in her quarterfinal match and didn't make a single bogey. She defeated 14-year-old Nicole Adam of Pinehurst, N.C. 2&1. Carson is looking forward to her semifinal match against Lotte Fox and hopes to hoist the Linda Marsh trophy on Friday afternoon. "I have never won a CGA major, so winning a big CGA championship in my final summer of junior golf would be really special."

In the Round of 16, 14-seed Rachael Mast of Lexington, N.C. defeated No. 3 seed Sophie Holland of Cornelius, N.C. Mast then went on to defeat another lower-seeded player in Muskan Uppal of Cornelius, N.C. in the quarterfinals. Mast and Uppal sparred back and forth all afternoon, but Mast was eventually able to outlast Uppal to claim the match 1 up.

Also advancing to the Semifinals are Nina Kouchi of Charlotte, N.C. and Lotte Fox of Raleigh, N.C. No. 23 seed Nina Kouchi closed out Mackenzie Battle of Aberdeen, N.C. 2&1 in the Round of 16. Kouchi played the most golf (a full 36 holes) of all semifinalists on Thursday. Her quarterfinal match against No. 2 seed Holly McCann lasted 19 holes. Lotte Fox was down in her match with Katherine Schuster in the Round of 16, but battled back and defeated Schuster 2 up. In her quarterfinal match, Fox faced Natalie Petersen, 2016 Dogwood State Junior Girls' Champion and future Georgia Southern Eagle. Fox, not one to be intimidated, was able to handle Petersen pretty easily, defeating her 5&3. Fox will face No. 1 seed Kathryn Carson in the Semifinals on Friday morning.

The semifinal matches will be held Friday morning and play will continue Friday afternoon with Championship Match.

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.

Round of 16 Match Play Results
June 15, 2017

Kathryn Carson, Mooresville, N.C.  (2017) def. Charleigh Hodges, Mooresville, N.C.  (2018), 4 and 3
Nicole Adam, Pinehurst, N.C.  (2020) def. Olivia John, Summerfield, N.C.  (2018), 2 and 1
Lotte Fox, Raleigh, N.C.  (2020) def. Katherine Schuster, Kill Devil Hills, N.C.  (2021), 2 up
Natalie Petersen, Holly Springs, N.C.  (2017) def. Hailey Joy, Reidsville , N.C.  (2018), 5 and 4
Holly McCann, Raleigh, N.C.  (2019) def. Emelia Pack, Browns Summit, N.C.  (2019), 3 and 2
Nina Kouchi, Charlotte, N.C.  (2018) def. Mackenzie Battle, Aberdeen, N.C.  (2018), 2 and 1
Rachael Mast, Lexington, N.C.  (2017) def. Sophie Holland, Cornelius, N.C.  (2020), 2 and 1
Muskan Uppal, Cornelius, N.C.  (2019) def. Madison Isaacson, Greensboro, N.C.  (2018), 1 up


Quarterfinal Match Play Results
June 15, 2017

Kathryn Carson, Mooresville, N.C.  (2017) def. Nicole Adam, Pinehurst, N.C.  (2020), 2 and 1
Lotte Fox, Raleigh, N.C.  (2020) def. Natalie Petersen, Holly Springs, N.C.  (2017), 5 and 3
Nina Kouchi, Charlotte, N.C.  (2018) def. Holly McCann, Raleigh, N.C.  (2019), 19 holes
Rachael Mast, Lexington, N.C.  (2017) def. Muskan Uppal, Cornelius, N.C.  (2019), 1 up


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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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 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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