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Preview: 16th Vicki DiSantis Junior Girls'


SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (April 29, 2021) -- The Carolinas Golf Association will conduct the 16th Vicki DiSantis Junior Girls’ Championship at Pine Island Country Club in Charlotte, N.C. from May 1 - 2, 2021. The field will compete at 6,203 yards (par 35-37--72).


The CGA will be conducting this championship under the COVID-19 Tournament Protocols. Learn more here


Related: Championship Web Site | Full Field of Players | Starting Times | Scoring | History


For the 15th consecutive year, the Vicki DiSantis Girls’ Championship returns to Pine Island Country Club in Charlotte, N.C. All but two past champions have gone on to play Division I college golf, including: two-time champion Austin Ernst (LSU), Amber Littman (East Carolina), Megan Moore (East Carolina), Katherine Perry (North Carolina), Chelsey Couch (South Carolina), Kelli Murphy (Auburn), Madison Moosa (Furman), and Emily Cox (Southern Mississippi), Gina Kim (Duke), Gracyn Burgess (Clemson) and Rachel Kuehn (Wake Forest). 


The reigning two-time champion, Chloe Holder of Williamston, S.C. is a high school senior and will start her freshman year at Augusta University in the fall of 2021. This year in Holder’s absence, we are guaranteed a first-time champion. Here are the top-ranked Carolinas junior girls in this year’s field:


Top 50 Ranked Carolinas Junior Girls’ in the Field:

  • No. 1 Adrian Anderson of Murrells Inlet, S.C., 2022

  • No. 3 Kiera Bartholomew of Wake Forest, N.C., 2023

  • No. 4 Mary Kathryn Talledo of Spartanburg, S.C., 2021

  • No. 6 Sydney Roberts of Chesnee, S.C., 2022

  • No. 7 Maria Atwood of Holly Springs, N.C., 2022

  • No. 8 Morgan Ketchum of Winston-Salem, N.C., 2022

  • No. 11 Macy Pate of Winston-Salem, N.C., 2024

  • No. 12 Alexia Siehl of Fort Mill, S.C., 2022

  • No. 13 Elizabeth Rudisill of Charlotte, N.C., 2025

  • No. 15 Emma Schimpf of Daniel Island, S.C., 2021

  • No. 16 Emily Mathews of Mebane, N.C., 2023

  • No. 17 Karlee Vardas of Lexington, S.C., 2021

  • No. 18 Macie Burcham of Greensboro, N.C., 2021

  • No. 19 Sophie Lauture of Raleigh, N.C., 2024

  • No. 20 Sarah Boteler of Greenville, S.C., 2021

  • No. 21 Madison Messimer of Myrtle Beach, S.C., 2025

  • No. 22 Ava Lucas of Raleigh, N.C., 2021

  • No. 23 Kennedy Gooding of Lexington, S.C., 2022

  • No. 24 Kayleigh Reinke of Rock Hill, S.C., 2021

  • No. 25 Katherine Schuster of Kill Devil Hills, N.C., 2021

  • No. 27 Abby Franks of Roebuck, S.C., 2023

  • No. 28 Lexi Bennett of Santee, S.C., 2021

  • No. 31 Grace Ridenour of Cary, N.C., 2025

  • No. 32 Grace Holcomb of Wilmington, N.C., 2021

  • No. 35 Ella Stalvey of Elgin, S.C., 2023

  • No. 36 Kayla Dowell of Mebane, N.C., 2021

  • No. 37 Layla Meric of Wesley Chapel, N.C., 2021

  • No. 38 Ella Perna of Durham, N.C., 2022

  • No. 39 Hannah Altman of Lake City, S.C., 2022

  • No. 41 Nicole Nash of Charlotte, N.C., 2023

  • No. 42 Emerson B. Dever of Durham, N.C., 2025

  • No. 43 Kennedy McGaha of Honea Path, S.C., 2021

  • No. 44 Leah Edwards of Greensboro, N.C. , 2025

  • No. 45 Paige Paolucci of Blythewood, S.C., 2022

  • No. 47 Maya Beasley of Pinehurst, N.C., 2023

  • No. 48 Heather Appelson of Wake Forest, N.C., 2023

  • No. 49 Anika Rana of Duncan, S.C., 2021

  • No. 50 Gabriela Cruz of High Point, N.C., 2021


Inspired by a rolling piece of farmland in the mid-1960s, golf course architect Charles M. Mahannah created Pine Island Country Club’s course so that every golfer would enjoy the design. With the latest renovation direction by golf course architect Michael Gleason of Pinehurst, N.C. the course is one of the finest USGA-regulated courses in the region. Dramatic, architecturally sound and extremely innovative, this premier private course provides fun and challenging play for golfers of all ages and skill levels.


The championship is conducted at 36 holes of stroke play. There is no cut and only one division. A tie for the overall championship will be decided by an on-course playoff. The top 10 players will receive trophies.


Entry is open to any exempt female amateur golfer under the age of 19 as of May 2, 2021, who has not started college, maintains a residency 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 USGA Handicap Index® at a CGA member club.


Schedule of Rounds:

Saturday, May 1

11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Tournament Registration

12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Round 1 Starting Times


Sunday, May 2

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Round 2 Starting Times

2:30 p.m. Awards Presentation


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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