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Second DiSantis Victory For Mathews



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Event: 18th Vicki DiSantis Junior Girls' Championship

Host Site: Pine Island Country Club, Charlotte, N.C. 

Playing Dates: May 13 - 14, 2023

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18th Vicki DiSantis Junior Girls' Championship

Final Results


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 14, 2023) -- Final results of the 18th Vicki DiSantis Junior Girls' Championship at Pine Island Country Club in Charlotte, N.C. on May 14, 2023. The field competed at 6,203 yards (par 35-37--72).


Related: Championship Web Site | Scoring | History | Photos


Greyish skies turned to blue as the heat and the play turned up in the final round of the 18th Vicki DiSantis Junior Girls' Championship from Pine Island Country Club in Charlotte, N.C. Even with some very strong competition, Emily Mathews (Mebane, NC) managed to capture her second title at this tournament with back-to-back stellar 70's.


"It's a little more special this time just because it's my last junior CGA tournament, and it's a blessing to go out with a win in Vicki's tournament," said Mathews. "She's been incredible to me my entire junior career."


The soon-to-be Virginia Tech Hokie fired a four-under (140 total) on the strength of consistent play, including four birdies in Sunday's round to come from behind on day one leader Saia Rampersaud (Durham, NC), who finished tied for second with Jenna Kim (Raleigh, NC), who quietly had a strong back nine including birdies on 16 and 17.


"I'm very excited to start college, just three and a half months away, I could not be more excited," added Mathews." She also compared the two different titles at this event. "There were fewer drivers off the tee, more three irons, and playing strategically around the course." 


The CGA would like to thank the members and staff of Pine Island Country Club, especially Head Professional Sam Bryant and Course Superintendent Jim Schram, for their hospitality in hosting the 18th Vicki DiSantis Junior Girls' Championship. We are thankful for their support in hosting this event for the last 17 years. 


18th Vicki DiSantis Junior Girls' Championship

Pine Island Country Club, Charlotte, N.C.

Final Results


The Vicki DiSantis Girls' Championship began in 2006 and is named in honor of long-time Carolinas junior girls' golf supporter Vicki DiSantis. Vicki DiSantis is a former Carolinas Golf Association Executive Committee member, a current USGA Committee member, a past president of the North Carolina Women's Golf Association, and is a past Junior Girls' Director of the (now-dissolved) Carolinas Women's Golf Association. The Vicki DiSantis Girls' Championship has become one of the most prestigious girls' championships in the Carolinas, annually drawing top-ranked players from North and South Carolina. The championship is conducted at 36 holes of stroke play in one division. Entry is open to any exempt female amateur golfer, who is under the age of 19 as of May 14, 2023, who has not started college, maintains a residence in North Carolina or South Carolina, and is a member in good standing of a club which is a member of the Carolinas Golf Association.


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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