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Burgess Repeats at Twin States Girls'

Gracyn Burgess of Lexington, S.C. repeats as champion of the 51st Twin State Girls' Championship

GREENSBORO, N.C. (June 28, 2017) -- Final results of the 51st Twin States Girls' Championship at Starmount Forest Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. on Wednesday, June 28th (6,010 yards, Par 36-36--72, Course Rating 74.6/138).

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After a three-way playoff was needed to decide a champion, Gracyn Burgess, 17, of Lexington, S.C. prevailed to secure her second straight Twin States Girls' Championship at Starmount Forest Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. She finished at three-over-par, 147 overall and becomes the first golfer to repeat at the Twin States since Barbara Koosa in 1986 and 1987. "This tournament always has a great field," said Burgess. "It means a lot to be playing out here in one of the toughest fields in North and South Carolina. To win it not only once, but twice, is very cool."

16 year olds Michelle Harn of Charlotte, N.C. and Elle Johnson of Inman, S.C. also joined Burgess in the playoff. A birdie by Johnson on the par-3 17th sent her to the playoff, while Harn bogeyed No.15 and No.17 to fall back into the three-way tie. 

After hitting driver off the tee on the par-4 ninth, Burgess found herself 52 yards to the pin. A tight wedge shot dropped the ball five feet to the hole, but a misread on her next putt left her with an easy tap-in par. Johnson had a chance to answer with a five-foot putt for par of her own, but could not convert. "My coaches told me to control my breathing and my tempo," said Burgess, a Clemson University commit. "That is what got me through the playoff."

Burgess will now be invited to represent the Carolinas Golf Association in the Mid-Atlantic Junior Girls’ Matches at Scotch Hall Preserve in Edenton, NC on July 29-30, 2017.

Anna Morgan of Spartanburg, S.C. recorded four birdies and one bogey en route to the low round of the tournament at three-under-par 69, six-over-par 150 overall.

Entry is open to any female amateur golfer who has not reached her 19th birthday by June 28, 2017, who has not started college, and is a legal resident of North Carolina or South Carolina.

The CGA would like to thank the staff and member of Starmount Forest Country Club for their amazing efforts in hosting the Twin States Girls' Championship. A special gratitude is extended to head golf professional Bill Hall, assistant golf professional Savio Nazareth, and assistant golf professional Sean Driscoll.

51st Twin State Girls' Championship 

Starmount Forest Country Club, Greensboro, N.C.
Final Results

First Flight        
Place   Name     Score  
T1 Gracyn Burgess (2018),  Lexington, SC   74-73--147
T1 Elle Johnson (2019),  Inman, SC Gracyn   72-75--147
T1 Michelle Harn (2019),  Charlotte, NC    73-74--147
4 Kathryn Carson (2017),  Mooresville, NC    74-74--148
T5 Emily Hawkins (2018),  Lexington, NC    76-73--149
T5 Hailey Joy (2018),  Reidsville , NC    73-76--149
T5 Holly McCann (2019),  Raleigh, NC    73-76--149
T8 Amy Wooten (2018),  Clinton, NC    76-75--151
T8 Phoebe Carles (2020),  Clinton, SC    71-80--151
10 Kennedy McGaha (2021),  Honea Path, SC    73-81--154
T11 Madison Isaacson (2018),  Greensboro, NC    77-78--155
T11 Nina Kouchi (2018),  Charlotte, NC    77-78--155
T11 Sarah Funderburg (2018),  Wilmington, NC    74-81--155
T14 Hannah Rose Bruxvoort (2018), Chapel Hill,NC   77-79--156
T14 Muskan Uppal (2019),  Cornelius, NC    77-79--156
16 Lotte Fox (2020),  Raleigh, NC    77-81--158
Second Flight        
Place   Name     Score  
1 Keri Kenkel (2017),  Charlotte, NC    80-75--155
2 Hailey Freedman (2018),  Chapel Hill, NC    79-77--156
T3 Olivia John (2018),  Summerfield, NC    79-78--157
T3 Peyton Gillespie (2019),  Greenville, SC    79-78--157
T5 Kayla Ward (2018),  Raleigh, NC    80-80--160
T5 Kelley Topiwala (2020),  Matthews, NC    80-80--160
7 Emelia Pack (2019),  Browns Summit, NC    80-84--164
T8 Jayla Rogers (2019),  Wilmington, NC    80-85--165
T8 Mackenzie Battle (2018),  Aberdeen, NC    80-85--165
10 Lorin Wagler (2018),  Southern Pines, NC    80-88--168
Third Flight        
Place   Name     Score  
1 Anna Morgan (2019),  Spartanburg, SC    81-69--150
2 Emily Dunlap (2019),  Greenville, SC    82-75--157
3 Kerington Lamb (2018),  Easley, SC    81-78--159
4 Kate Matthews (2018),  Greenville, SC    81-84--165
5 Ms Sasha A Hayes (2020),  Winston Salem, NC   81-86--167
6 Mara Hirtle (2020),  Pinehurst, NC    82-86--168
7 Macie Burcham (2021),  Greensboro, NC    83-90--173
8 Anna Bonifay (2017),  Pfafftown, NC    82-98--180
9 Harper Shepherd (2021),  Greensboro, NC    82-101--183
Fourth Flight        
Place   Name     Score  
1 Sophie Holland (2020),  Cornelius, NC    85-75--160
2 Baylee Evans (2018),  Lancaster, SC    84-77--161
3 Madison Harriman (2017),  High Point, NC    85-80--165
T4 Lauren Martin (2020),  Mooresville, NC    85-81--166
T4 Riley Hamilton (2020),  Reidsville, NC    84-82--166
6 Ella Kue (2022),  Kings Mountain, NC    86-83--169
7 Emma Reid (2018),  Flat Rock, NC    85-86--171
8 Hailey Pendleton (2020),  Waxhaw, NC    85-90--175
9 Victoria Ladd (2019),  Greensboro, NC    84-92--176
8 Carleigh Greene (2017),  Williamston, SC    89-90--179
9 Tatum Warr (2018),  Hartsville, SC    90-90--180
Fifth Flight        
Place   Name     Score  
1 Angelique Seymour (2019),  Fayetteville , NC   88-79--167
2 Siana Wong (2020),  Summerfield, NC    87-84--171
T3 Alyssa Cox (2018),  Mount Airy, NC    87-85--172
T3 Sarah Smith (2018),  York, SC    88-84--172
5 Ana Tsiros (2019),  Asheville, NC    87-86--173
6 Abigayle Hatcher (2019),  Roebuck, SC    89-86--175
7 Mary Slade White (2019),  Winston Salem,    89-89--178
8 Carleigh Greene (2017),  Williamston, SC    89-90--179
9 Tatum Warr (2018),  Hartsville, SC    90-90--180
Sixth Flight        
Place   Name     Score  
1 Becca Connolly (2020),  Winston-Salem, NC    94-80--174
2 Michaela Cox (2017),  Greensboro, NC    93-84--177
3 Victoria Cook (2020),  Reidsville, NC    94-85--179
4 Lauren Denhard (2019),  Salisbury , NC    94-89--183
5 Anna Hillman (2018),  Summerfield, NC    91-94--185
6 Carson Jenkins (2019),  Raleigh, NC    95-93--188
7 Caroline Isaacson (2020),  Greensboro, NC    93-100--193
8 Kallie Pavlish (2020),  Charlotte, NC    107-107-214

Championship Facts
Event: 51st Twin State Girls'
Playing Dates: June-27-28
Host Site: Starmount Forest Country Club, Greensboro, N.C.
6,010 yards, Par 36-36--72, Course Rating 74.6/138
Defending Champion: Gracyn Burgess of Lexington, S.C.
Format:  Junior division: 36-holes of individual stroke play. Players will be flighted after the first round.
Sub junior division: 18-holes of individual stroke play (9 holes each day).

Schedule of rounds:

Tuesday, June 27
First round. 18 holes of stroke play (tee times).
Wednesday, June 28
Final round. 18 holes of stroke play (shotgun).
Awards luncheon following play.

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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