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Preview: 65th Carolinas Junior Girls' Championship


SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (July 19, 2020) -- The Carolinas Golf Association will conduct the 65th Carolinas Junior Girls’ Championship at Cherokee National Golf Club, in Gaffney, S.C. from July 20-22, 2021. The field will compete at 6,104 yards (36-36--72).


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


Top-50 Ranked Carolinas Junior Girls in the Field:

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

  • No. 2 Kiera Bartholomew of Wake Forest, N.C.

  • No. 4 Morgan Ketchum of Winston-Salem, N.C.

  • No. 5 Maria Atwood of Holly Springs, N.C.

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

  • No. 7 Mary Kathryn Talledo of Spartanburg, S.C.

  • No. 8 Macy Pate of Winston-Salem, N.C.

  • No.9 Elizabeth Rudisill of Charlotte, N.C.

  • No. 13 Emily Mathews of Mebane, N.C.

  • No. 16 Madison Messimer of Myrtle Beach, S.C.

  • No. 17 Anna Howerton of Kernersville, N.C.

  • No. 18 Ava Lucas of Raleigh, N.C.

  • No. 19 Sarah Boteler of Greenville, S.C.

  • No. 20 Sophie Lauture of Raleigh, N.C.

  • No. 25 Macie Burcham of Greensboro, N.C.

  • No. 26 Abby Franks of Roebuck, S.C.

  • No. 27 Ella Perna of Durham, N.C.

  • No. 31 Layla Meric of Wesley Chapel, N.C.

  • No. 32 Kayla Dowell of Mebane, N.C.

  • No. 34 Nicole Nash of Charlotte, N.C.

  • No. 35 Grace Holcomb of Wilmington, N.C.

  • No. 36 Kennedy Gooding of Lexington, S.C.

  • No. 37 Heather Appelson of Wake Forest, N.C.

  • No. 38 Hannah Altman of Lake City, S.C.

  • No. 43 Leah Edwards of Greensboro, N.C.

  • No. 45 Lexi Bennett of Santee, S.C.

  • No. 46 Gabriela Cruz of High Point N.C.

  • No. 49 Kennedy McGaha of Honea Path, S.C,

Past Champions In The Field (1):

Maria Atwood, Holly Springs, N.C., 2018


Cherokee National Golf Club is located in the town of Gaffney. The golf course boasts a Jay Porter Gibson and Russell Breeden design, with the front nine being more open while the back is lined with trees. A good ball striking day at Cherokee National can lead to plenty of birdie opportunities.


The championship format is 54 holes of stroke play competition. There is only one division in this championship. 


Entry is open to any female amateur golfer who is under the age of 19 as of July 22, 2021, who has not started college, 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 and has an active GHIN® USGA Handicap Index®.


Schedule of rounds:

Tuesday, July 20

Round 1 18 Hole Stroke Play 

Player Lunch (Provided by the CGA)


Wednesday, July 21

Round 2 18 Hole Stroke Play

Player Lunch (Provided by the CGA)


Thursday, July 22

Final Round 18 Hole Stroke Play

Player Cookout Following Round 3 (Provided by the CGA)


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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