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Carolinas Team (Back Row, L-R): Angela Stewart, Kendra Muir, Linda Daniel, Captain Patty Moore, Captain Terrie Allemang, Leigh Armentrout, Leigh Coulter, Kim Briele, Jayne Pardus, Karen Ferree, Keri Kenkel. (Middle Row, L-R): Kathy Binkley, Jessica Spicer, Alexandria Bare, Julie Streng, Courtney Stiles, Lea Anne Brown. (Front Row, L-R): Sarah Spicer, Hailey Joy, Kathryn Carson, Jodee Tindal, Madison Moosa, Rachael Mast, Courtney McKim, Gracyn Burgess.

Carolinas Team Rallies To Win the
Virginias-Carolinas Women's Team Matches

Story written by the Virginia State Golf Association

DANIELS, W.V. (July 10, 2019) — In the closest Virginias-Carolinas Women’s Team Matches in six years, the 24-member Carolinas squad rallied from a three-point deficit entering Wednesday’s singles matches to claim a 75-69 victory at The Resort at Glade Springs’ Stonehaven Course.

Related: Final Results | Photo Gallery | Carolinas Team Roster

The six-point margin of victory was the closest in the series since 2013, when the Carolinas won 56-52 at Stonewall Resort in West Virginia. The Carolinas won for the ninth time in 10 years and extended its lead in the overall series to 39-24.

The Carolinas won Wednesday’s singles session 40.5-31.5. In each of the 24 matches, three points were available, one each to the front-nine winner, back-nine winner and overall match winner. The Virginias team, comprised of players from the Virginia State Golf Association and West Virginia Golf Association, won the four-ball session 19-17 and the Pinehurst Modified Alternate Shot session 18.5-17.5.

The Carolinas team, comprised of Carolinas Golf Association members from North and South Carolina, swept six of the 24 matches on Wednesday, accounting for 18 of its 40.5 points on the day. Kendra Muir of Pinehurst, N.C., Lea Anne Brown of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Kim Briele of New Bern, N.C., Rachael Mast of Lexington, N.C., Madison Moosa of Charlotte, N.C. and Gracyn Burgess of Lexington, S.C. all secured three points in their respective matches by winning both nines.

The Virginias squad recorded three such wins Wednesday, with Shelley Savage, Abigail Portyrata and Mariah Hopkins all collected three points.

The annual team match event pits some of the best golfers from North and South Carolina against their Virginia and West Virginia counterparts. The championship consists of four-ball match play, modified alternate shot four-ball match play and singles matches. In the format, a point is scored for winning the outward half, the inward nine and the overall match. The Carolinas team consists of 24 total players: 14 amateur players (ages 18+), eight senior players (ages 50+) and two super senior players (ages 60+). The matches are invitation only.

The Carolinas Golf Association would like to thank the West Virginia Golf Association and the Virginia State Golf Association for hosting the team matches. The CGA would also like to thank The Resort at Glade Springs for their hospitality and especially Head Golf Professional BJ Hall and his staff for their hard work during the championship.

The 2019 Virginias-Carolinas Women's Team Matches will be played in North Carolina.

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.    

For more information about the CGA, visit our website.



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