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Preview: 4th Hope Valley Junior Invitational


SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (August 2, 2021) -- The Carolinas Golf Association will conduct the 4th Hope Valley Junior Invitational at Hope Valley Country Club, in Durham, N.C. from August 3-5, 2021. The girls’ field will compete at 6,019 yards (35-35--70), while the boys’ will compete at 6,720 (35-35--70). 


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


Top-50 Ranked Carolinas Junior Girls in the Field:

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

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

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

  • No. 27 Ella Perna of Durham, N.C.

  • No. 29 Grace Ridenour of Cary, N.C.

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

  • No. 44 Maya Beasley of Pinehurst, N.C.

  • No. 48 Saia Rampersaud of Durham, N.C.


Top-50 Ranked Carolinas Junior Boys in the Field:

  • No. 8 Michael La Sasso of Raleigh, N.C.

  • No. 9 Andrew Gregory of Inman, S.C.

  • No. 11 Branden Boyce of Spring Lake, N.C.

  • No. 13 Hampton Roberts of Cary, N.C.

  • No. 16 Luke Walmet of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.

  • No. 18 Owen Kose of Holly Springs, N.C.

  • No. 25 Tyler Jones of Jacksonville, N.C.

  • No. 26 Spencer Turtz of Charlotte, N.C.

  • No. 28 Ben Jordan of Greensboro, N.C.

  • No. 30 Colin Salema of Matthews, N.C.

  • No. 32 Keenan Royalty of Raleigh, N.C.

  • No. 33 Daniel Boone of Fuquay Varina, N.C.

  • No. 40 Bryan Fang of Raleigh, N.C.

  • No. 42 Jack Wieler of Waxhaw, N.C.

  • No. 43 Jonathan Honeywell of Whispering Pines, N.C.

  • No. 46 Josh Buxbaum of Wake Forest, N.C.

  • No. 48 Alan Van Asch of Raleigh, N.C.

  • No. 49 Davis DeLille of High Point, N.C.

Past Champions in the Field (1):

Nicholas Gross, Downington, PA, 2020


Hope Valley Country Club was founded in 1926 and the course was designed by the world-famous golf course architect, Donald J. Ross, in coordination with landscape architect Robert Cridland. Unlike many of his projects, Ross personally supervised the planning and construction of Hope Valley. Centered around its Aymar Embury II Clubhouse, the course has hosted many significant golf events. They include the U.S. Amateur Qualifying for both Men and Women, the U.S. Senior Men’s Qualifying, the North Carolina Amateur Championship, Carolinas Junior Boys’ Championship, Women’s Western Junior National Championship and Carolinas Junior Girls’ Championship.


The tournament moment, of which the club members may be proudest of, took place on April 1, 1945 when Byron Nelson won the Durham Open at Hope Valley. This was his fourth victory out of winning eleven tournaments in a row, a PGA Tour record. Hope Valley membership recognizes that proud stewardship of these outstanding traditions requires that their club continue to revere the old and embrace the new in order to share their commitment to the great game of golf with upcoming generations.


Schedule of rounds:

Tuesday, August 3

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Round 1 Starting Times

12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Tournament Lunch For Players and Parents


Wednesday, August 4

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Round 2 Starting Times

12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Tournament Lunch For Players and Parents


Thursday, August 5

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Round 3 Starting Times

12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Tournament Lunch For Players and Parents



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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