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Carolinas Girls' 15 & Under First Round Results


 11th Carolinas Girls' 15 & Under Championship First Round Results
Kelley Topiwala breaks through and leads by one stroke

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (July 10, 2017) -- First round results from the 11th Carolinas Girls' 15 & Under Championship at Country Club of Whispering Pines' Pines Course in Whispering Pines, N.C. (Course Rating: 73.3,129, Yards: 5701, Par: 36-36--72)

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Kelley Topiwala of Matthews, N.C. carded a one-over-par 73 to take the first round lead in the Championship Division of the Carolinas Girls' 15 & Under Championship on Monday. Topiwala finished her day with four birdies on the card, including three on the inward nine to finish under-par on that nine. On her heels with a two-over-par 74 finish were Mallory Fobes of East Bend, N.C. and Mara Hirtle of Pinehurst, N.C. All three will make up the final group in Tuesday's shotgun start final round.

In the Junior Division, Ella Kue of Kings Mountain, N.C. finished with an 83 to take the lead heading into the final round on Tuesday. Behind her is Toni Blackwell of Fayetteville, N.C. who was named the most improved player (from last year's first round) in the Junior Division.

In the 9-hole Sub-Junior Division, Ella Stalvey of Elgin, S.C. carded a 43 and leads her division by one stroke. Camille Oliver, the most improved player in the Sub-Junior Division, is in second place after a 9-hole round of 44 on Monday. Sub-juniors will play 9 holes again on Tuesday to decide the division winner.

Play will begin on Tuesday, July 11 with a 9:00 a.m. shotgun start for the Championship and Junior Divisions and an 11:00 a.m. shotgun start for the Sub-Junior Division. Awards and lunch will follow play.

11th Carolinas Girls' 15 & Under Championship
Country Club of Whispering Pines (Pines)
Whispering Pines, N.C.

First Round Results
July 10, 2017

Championship (5701 yards, par 72, 73.3/129)  
  Place   Name Score
  1   Kelley Topiwala (2020), Matthews, NC  38-35--73
  T2   Mallory Fobes (2019), East Bend, NC  38-36--74
      Mara Hirtle (2020), Pinehurst, NC  33-41--74
  4   Isabella Rawl (2022), Lexington, SC  38-37--75
  5   Sophie Holland (2020), Cornelius, NC  38-38--76
  6   Sasha Hayes (2020), Winston Salem, NC  42-38--80
  T7   Deborah Spair (2020), Raleigh, NC  41-40--81
      Jaclyn Kenzel (2020), Southern Pines, NC 39-42--81
      Maria Atwood (2022), Holly Springs, NC  41-40--81
      Molly Hardwick (2022), Lexington, SC  41-40--81
  T11   Anika Bhatnagar (2020), Cary, NC  43-39--82
      Annabelle Millard (2022), Charlotte, NC  42-40--82
      Harper Shepherd (2021), Greensboro, NC  43-39--82
      Riley Hamilton (2020), Reidsville, NC  41-41--82
  T15   Mary Kathryn Talledo (2021), Blythewood, SC  43-40--83
      Siana Wong (2020), Summerfield, NC  44-39--83
  T17   Grayson Warren (2021), Washington, NC  44-41--85
      Sofia Carles (2021), Clinton, SC  46-39--85
  19   Becca Connolly (2020), Winston-Salem, NC  45-41--86
  20   Lauren Martin (2020), Mooresville, NC  48-39--87
  T21   Grace Holcomb (2021), Wilmington, NC  43-45--88
      Jasmine Donaghue (2020), Candler, NC  41-47--88
      Karlee Vardas (2021), Lexington, SC  43-45--88
  24   Kayla Dowell (2021), Mebane, NC  46-43--89
  T25   Chloe Crane (2020), Greensboro, NC  49-42--91
      Zoe Carles (2023), Clinton, SC  47-44--91
  T27   Katie Warner (2021), Rock Hill, SC  48-44--92
      Victoria Cook (2020), Reidsville, NC  43-49--92
  29   Shea Smith (2022), Charlotte, NC  49-45--94
  30   Annalise Dale (2020), Charlotte, NC  45-50--95
  T31   Elizabeth Ritchie (2019), Havelock, NC  53-46--99
      Kallie Pavlish (2020), Charlotte, NC  50-49--99
  33   Shae Payne (2020), Rock Hill, SC  52-48--100
  34   Chloe Pittman (2020), Davidson, NC  52-51--103
  35   Emily Lang (2019), Charlotte, NC  54-50--104
  36   Gabrielle Cacheris (2020), Charlotte, NC  63-55--118
Junior (5324 yards, par 72, 71.1/120)  
  Place   Name Score
  1   Ella Kue (2022), Kings Mountain, NC  42-41--83
  2   Toni Blackwell (2020), Fayetteville , NC  41-44--85
  T3   Bethany Welch (2022), Matthews, NC  48-44--92
      Megan Morris (2021), Cary, NC  43-49--92
  5   Ayana Dailey (2023), Sneads Ferry , NC  48-47--95
  6   Mattie Padgett (2023), Seneca, SC  47-49--96
  7   Catherine Vivongsy (2021), Wake Forest, NC  52-48--100
  8   Gaby Tucker (2021), Fayetteville, NC  53-48--101
  9   Kaitlyn Rand (2022), Raleigh, NC  51-52--103
Sub-Junior (9 Holes)  
  Place   Name Score
  1   Ella Stalvey (2023), Elgin, SC  43
  2   Camille Oliver (2025), Cary, NC  44
  3   Mackenzie Crossman (2024), Pittsboro, NC  54
  T5   Gabi Carles (2025), Clinton, SC  55
      Brooke Tyler (2025), Summerfield , NC  55
  7   Sydney Whitfield (2024), Wilmington, NC  65
  8   Alexandra Hirst (2024), Pinehurst, NC  66


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.

Tthe 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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