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Ketchum Captures the 17th Vicki DiSantis Junior

 

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 8, 2022) -- Final results of the 17th Vicki DiSantis Junior Girls’ Championship at Pine Island Country Club in Charlotte, N.C. on May 8, 2022. The field competed at 6,203 yards (par 35-37--72).

 

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Rain and wind failed to hamper the effort and shot-making of the field during the opening round of the 17th Vicki DiSantis Junior Girls’ Championship. Several players carded rounds under par, including Morgan Ketchum of Winston-Salem, N.C. who landed in a tie for third at 1-under-par, 71. 

 

Ketchum came into the round with no expectations and just wanted to take what she could get from the course and drop a few putts. She started the day strong with birdies on Nos. 2 and 5, but what really lit the fire was her only bogey for the day on No. 7. 

 

“I started with a birdie on the second hole and then after that I tried to build up some momentum from there,” said Ketchum. “But I made a bogey on the seventh hole and after that I just wanted more birdies.”

 

The soon-to-be Virginia Tech Hokie carded two more birdies on Nos. 10 and 14, but she wasn’t in the clear yet. Isabella Rawl of Lexington, S.C. and Macy Pate of Winston-Salem, N.C. began to close the gap. 

 

Rawl, future Clemson University Tiger, started the day at 1-under-par, 71 and had a steady climb with birdies on Nos. 2, 7 and 17 to trail Ketchum by just two strokes. Pate, 2021 Carolinas Junior Girls’ Player of the Year, was seven strokes off the lead until she reached the back nine and birdied Nos. 10, 13, 14 and 15 to catapult up the leaderboard and put the pressure back on Ketchum to perform on the last few holes of the day.

 

“I was kind of nervous when I saw the leaderboard,” said Ketchum. “I told myself ‘don’t do anything stupid and just focus.’”

 

A string of pars on her way into the clubhouse was enough to secure her seat atop the leaderboard at 4-under-par, 140. Ketchum hoisted her third CGA Championship trophy alongside Vicki DiSantis herself.

 

“This was one of the first tournaments that I played in when I moved here so it is super exciting to get a win here,” said Ketchum. “I am also super excited for my mom. I made her walk around here for the last two days on Mother’s Day and I am sure she would have liked to have done something different, but maybe I can give her the trophy.”

 

Rawl claimed runner-up with a 2-under-par, 142 finish and Pate trailed her in third by just one stroke at 1-under-par, 143. Emily Mathews of Mebane, N.C. and Adrian Anderson of Murrells Inlet, S.C. tied for fourth at 2-over-par, 146.

 

The CGA would like to extend a thank you to the members and staff of Pine Island Country Club, especially Head Professional Sam Bryant and Course Superintendent Scott Cato, for their hospitality in hosting the 17th Vicki DiSantis Junior Girls’ Championship. We are thankful for their support in hosting this event for the last 16 years.


17th Vicki DiSantis Junior Girls’ Championship

Pine Island Country Club, Charlotte, N.C.

Final Results

 

Pos. Player City, State, Graduation Year To Par R1 R2 Total
1 Morgan Ketchum Winston-Salem, NC, 2022 -4 71 69 140
2 Isabella Rawl Lexington, SC, 2022 -2 72 70 142
3 Macy Pate Winston-Salem, NC, 2024 -1 73 70 143
T4 Adrian Anderson Murrells Inlet, SC, 2022 +2 74 72 146
T4 Emily Mathews Mebane, NC, 2023 +2 71 75 146
T6 Heather Appelson Wake Forest, NC, 2023 +4 73 75 148
T6 Madison Messimer Myrtle Beach, SC, 2025 +4 71 77 148
T6 Ella Perna Durham, NC, 2022 +4 71 77 148
9 Sahana Mantha Charlotte, NC, 2025 +5 72 77 149
T10 Elizabeth Rudisill Charlotte, NC, 2025 +6 75 75 150
T10 Anna Howerton Winston-Salem, NC, 2023 +6 75 75 150
T10 Kasey McIlvaine Raleigh, NC, 2023 +6 72 78 150
T13 Kennedy Gooding Lexington, SC, 2022 +7 76 75 151
T13 Karsyn Roberts Pikeville, NC, 2024 +7 73 78 151
T13 Katherine Brictson Raleigh, NC, 2024 +7 73 78 151
T16 Caroline Johnson Mooresville, NC, 2023 +8 76 76 152
T16 Justine Pennycooke Cary, NC, 2023 +8 75 77 152
T16 Olivia Pellerin Greenville, SC, 2024 +8 70 82 152
T19 Sanaa Carter Jacksonville, NC, 2025 +9 77 76 153
T19 Leah Edwards Greensboro, NC, 2025 +9 77 76 153
T19 Riley Grimm Pinehurst, NC, 2028 +9 75 78 153
T19 Bridget Wilkie Bluffton, SC, 2024 +9 75 78 153
23 Mary-Paige King Clemmons, NC, 2023 +10 76 78 154
T24 Maya Beasley Pinehurst, NC, 2023 +11 77 78 155
T24 Hallie Wilson Lewisville, NC, 2027 +11 69 86 155
T26 Rachel Joyce Southern Pines, NC, 2026 +13 80 77 157
T26 Ellie Hildreth Wrightsville Beach, NC, 2025 +13 80 77 157
T26 Emilyn Davis Honea Path, SC, 2023 +13 78 79 157
T26 Garland Gould Raleigh, NC, 2024 +13 78 79 157
T26 Jenna Kim Raleigh, NC, 2027 +13 76 81 157
31 Alicia Fang Waxhaw, NC, 2026 +15 80 79 159
T32 Emerson B. Dever Durham, NC, 2025 +16 79 81 160
T32 Eleanor Burnette Wrightsville Beach, NC, 2023 +16 79 81 160
T32 Skye Two Hawks Skenandore Aiken, SC, 2024 +16 83 77 160
T32 Grace Lindsey Mount Pleasant, SC, 2025 +16 77 83 160
T32 Raegan Propes Charleston, SC, 2022 +16 83 77 160
T32 Caroline Hawkins Columbia, SC, 2026 +16 76 84 160
T32 Ella June Hannant Pikeville, NC, 2026 +16 76 84 160
T39 Annalee Caveney Raleigh, NC, 2024 +18 81 81 162
T39 Lila Smith Raleigh, NC, 2023 +18 84 78 162
T41 Lilly Reed Black Chapin, SC, 2025 +19 81 82 163
T41 Akiera Sanchez Charleston, SC, 2025 +19 76 87 163
43 Ansley Bryson Seneca, SC, 2025 +20 82 82 164
T44 Trinity Muthomi Kernersville, NC, 2022 +21 83 82 165
T44 Olivia Ireland Inman, SC, 2023 +21 85 80 165
T44 Abby Franks Roebuck, SC, 2023 +21 87 78 165
T47 Robbin Zetrouer Bluffton, SC, 2025 +22 79 87 166
T47 Salem Lee Asheboro, NC, 2023 +22 79 87 166
T47 Claire Green Okatie, SC, 2025 +22 82 84 166
T50 Olivia Wilkie Bluffton, SC, 2022 +23 82 85 167
T50 Xinyan Li Waxhaw, NC, 2026 +23 84 83 167
T50 Payton Burch Elgin, SC, 2023 +23 86 81 167
T53 Lily Kate Watson Raleigh, NC, 2023 +24 85 83 168
T53 Olivia Roberts Chesnee, SC, 2025 +24 85 83 168
T53 Paige Sidney Clemmons, NC, 2024 +24 86 82 168
T56 Braelyn Oliver Pageland, SC, 2025 +25 82 87 169
T56 Bethany Welch Matthews, NC, 2023 +25 86 83 169
58 Maddie Peake Pauline, SC, 2023 +26 85 85 170
T59 Allison Lebo North Augusta, SC, 2022 +27 86 85 171
T59 Mackenzie Cline Cary, NC, 2025 +27 86 85 171
61 Emerson Devers Murrells Inlet, SC, 2024 +28 81 91 172
T62 Emma Mae Stover Laurel Park, NC, 2026 +29 85 88 173
T62 Emma Niebauer High Point, NC, 2022 +29 85 88 173
T62 Kinsley Smith Raleigh, NC, 2024 +29 88 85 173
65 Mia Andrade Chapin, SC, 2025 +30 84 90 174
66 Lilian Alexander Duncan, SC, 2023 +32 88 88 176
67 Taryn Smoak Lexington, SC, 2026 +33 88 89 177
T68 Karsyn Herron Graniteville, SC, 2027 +34 90 88 178
T68 Victoria Fan Charlotte, NC, 2024 +34 89 89 178
T68 Alexis Hodge Lexington, SC, 2022 +34 92 86 178
71 Riley Smith Myrtle Beach, SC, 2024 +36 93 87 180
72 Sarah Durham Hickory, NC, 2023 +39 93 90 183
73 Emma Miller Charlotte, NC, 2024 +40 92 92 184
WD Malerie Lague Huntersville, NC, 2025 - 85 WD WD

 

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.     

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