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Hawkins Earns Medalist Honors at Carolinas Women's Match Play Championship

Emily Hawkins is looking to add to an already exciting summer for the Campbell University Rising Sophmore. (Photo: Aleema Jack)

GREENVILLE, S.C. (July 23, 2019) -- Round one of stroke-play qualifying and round of 32 match play results of the Carolinas Women’s Match Play Championship at Furman University Golf Club in Greenville, S.C. on Tuesday July 23, 2019.

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A light but steady rain along with windy conditions made for a difficult day one at the 22nd Carolinas Women’s Match Play Championship. Emily Hawkins of Lexington, N.C. was the only player to shoot under par in the stroke play qualifying round with a score of one-under-par, 71.

“I putted really well today,” said Hawkins. “I made some really important par saves and a couple of good birdie putts to get the round off to a good start.”

Tuesday morning’s round was stroke-play qualifying to determine and seed the top 32 players that will advance to the match play portion of the event.

Jessica Spicer of Bahama, N.C., Riley Smyth of Cary, N.C. and Kathleen Sumner of Mount Pleasant, S.C. were tied for second place at one-over-par, 73.

Most top seeds were victorious in their matches. No. 1 seed, Emily Hawkins defeated Emma Charles of Hartsville, S.C., 2-and-1.

The largest upset of the day was the No. 23 seed, Madison Moosa of Charlotte, N.C., who defeated the No. 10 seed, Gracyn Burgess of Lexington, S.C., 2-and-1.

“Gracyn and I had a good match,” said Moosa. “I was able to perform well under pressure. To win as a higher seed was encouraging.”

The Round of 16 matches begin Wednesday morning and play will continue through the afternoon with the quarterfinal matches. Semifinal matches will be held on Thursday morning with the final match taking place in the afternoon.

Round of 32 results
Emily Hawkins, Lexington, N.C. def. Emma Charles, Hartsville S.C., 2 & 1
Haeley Wotnosky, Wake Forest, N.C. def. Grace Yatawara, Salisbury, N.C., 1up
Sarah Spicer, Bahama, N.C. def. Lea Venable of Simpsonville, S.C., 4 & 2
Sophia Burnett of Bluffton, S.C. def. Calista Rice of Mars-hill, N.C., 2 up
Kathleen Sumner of Mt. Pleasant, S.C. def. Madison Corley of Huntersville, N.C., 5&4
Carly Burkhardt of Greenville, S.C. def. Caroline Cahill of Wilmington, N.C., 6 & 5
Victoria Huskey of Greenville, S.C. def. Caroline Crumrine of Wilmington, N.C., 4&3
Katie Kirk of Winterville, N.C. def. Carly Lyvers of Simpsonville, S.C., 4&2
Riley Smyth of Cary, N.C. def. Brianna Plummer of Shelby, N.C., 3&1
Sophie Holland of Cornelius, N.C. def. Katelyn David of Waxhaw, N.C., 5&3
Anna Freeman of Aiken S.C. def. Napatthorn Paksanont of Spartanburg, S.C., 1up
Madison Moosa of Charlotte, N.C. def. Gracyn Burgess of Lexington, S.C., 2&1
Jessica Spicer of Bahama, N.C. def. Madison Isaacson of Greensboro, N.C., 3&1
Muskan Uppal of Cornelius, N.C. def. Emily Cox of Lancaster, S.C., 4&3
Dawn Woodard of Greer, S.C. def. Carleigh Greene of Anderson, S.C., 5&4
Katherine Schuster of Kill Devil Hills, N.C. def. Jodee Tindal of Rock Hill, S.C., 3&2

Furman University Golf Club has been known as one of the premier campus courses in the country for many years. The challenging, par-72 layout underwent a major renovation in 2008, where all 18 greens were reconstructed under USGA specifications and reseeded with Champion UltraDwarf Bermuda grass. Furman University GC has hosted three CGA championships in the past and is proud to host this year’s women’s event.


The championship format is 18 holes of stroke-play qualifying to determine flights and seeding for match play. The championship flight will be comprised of the top 32 qualifiers and will compete for the overall championship title. Players will be seeded based on qualifying score.


Entry is open to any female amateur golfer who has reached her 13th birthday by July 23, 2019, maintains a residence in North Carolina or South Carolina, is a member in good standing of a club which is a member of the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA) and has an active GHIN® USGA Handicap Index® at a CGA member club.



Schedule of rounds:

Tuesday, July 23

Round 1 –18 holes stroke play qualifying (tee times begin 8:00 a.m. off #1 tee)

Lunch immediately following play for players

Round of 32 Matches for Championship Flight only (PM shotgun)


Wednesday, July 24

Round of 16 and Quarterfinals Matches for Championship Flight

First round matches and semifinal matches for all other flights

(tee times begin 8:00 a.m. #1 tee


Thursday, July 25

Semifinal and Final matches for Championship Flight

Final matches for all other flights

(tee times begin 8:00 a.m. and approximately 11:30 a.m. off #1 tee)

Awards ceremony immediately following play


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