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Carolinas Team Wins Girls' Mid-Atl Matches


Carolinas Team Wins 18th Mid-Atlantic Girls' Team Matches

GREENVILLE, N.C. (August 11, 2019) – Final results from the 18th Mid-Atlantic Junior Girls’ Challenge Matches at Brook Valley Country Club in Greenville, N.C. from August 10 - August 11, 2019. (6,072 yards; Par 36-36—72; 76.3/139)

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The Carolinas Team brought home the trophy for the fourth-straight year in the 18th Mid-Atlantic Junior Girls’ Challenge Matches. The annual team matches event, which pits eight players from North and South Carolina against eight players from Virginia and Maryland, ended in a Carolinas victory, 7-5.

The Carolinas Team jumped to an early lead in the first round with three points to Virginia/Maryland’s one point in four-ball match play. In the first match of the day, team veterans Katherine Schuster of Kill Devil Hills, N.C. and Maria Atwood of Holly Springs, N.C. teamed up to defeat Faith McIlvain of Ellicott City, M.D. and Rory Weinfurther of Midlothian, V.A., 4 and 3. The pair combined for five birdies on the day and continued their four-ball undefeated streak in these team matches. Chloe Holder of Williamston, S.C. and Emily Dunlap of Greenville, S.C. teamed up to earn a point for the Carolinas, defeating their opponents 3 and 1. The final point in the first round came from Mallory Fobes of East Bend, N.C. and Deborah Spair of Raleigh N.C., who defeated Sophie Simon of Potomac, M.D. and Jayde Dudley of Salem, V.A., 4 and 2.

The Carolinas Team entered the final round with a 3-1 lead, but eight points were available in singles matches and it was anyone’s trophy to win. In the first match of the day, senior team member Muskan Uppal of Cornelius, N.C. defeated Julie Shin of Brambleton, V.A., 3 and 2. Uppal’s match was tied through nine holes, but birdies on Nos. 10, 13 and 15 gave her the edge and the win over Shin. Katherine Schuster had the shortest match of the day after defeating Sophie Simon, 7 and 5. Schuster remains undefeated through four career matches at the Girls’ Mid-Atlantic Team Matches. Chloe Holder continued her steady play and defeated Elizabeth Coffren of Owings, M.D. 5 and 3. Her four-ball partner from the first round, Emily Dunlap also defeated her Virginia/Maryland opponent, 3 and 2. Katherine Schuster, Chloe Holder and Emily Dunlap were all undefeated in the tournament.

The Carolinas Team needed 6 points to secure the cup, and their 7-5 victory brought the trophy home for the fourth straight year. The Carolinas Team graduates four seniors: Muskan Uppal, who will attend the University of Richmond; Mallory Fobes, who will attend UNC-Wilmington; Emily Dunlap, who will attend the College of Charleston; and two-time Carolinas Team member Alexis Sudjianto, who will attend Carnegie Mellon University.

The Carolinas Golf Association would like to thank the members and staff at Brook Valley Country Club for sharing the course and being such great hosts. This tournament would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of the club staff. The CGA would like to especially thank Riley Kinlaw, Director of Golf. The CGA would also like to thank the Virginia State Golf Association and the Maryland State Golf Association for being our guests. The Carolinas Team members would like to thank Vicki DiSantis and Teddy Stockwell for their support and guidance as captains this week.

The 19th Mid-Atlantic Girls’ Challenge Matches will be held in Virginia in 2020.


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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.   

For more information about the CGA, visit our website.



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