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Acrey Takes Home 57th Twin States Junior Girls' Championship Win


Event: 57th Twin States Junior Girls’ Championship

Host Site: Rumbling Bald (Apple Valley Course), Lake Lure, NC 

Playing Dates: June 21-22, 2023

Social Media: @CGAgolf1909


LAKE LURE, N.C. (June 22, 2023) -- Final round results from the 57th Twin States Junior Girls’ Championship at Rumbling Bald Apple Valley Course in Lake Lure, North Carolina on June 22, 2023. 


Related: Championship Web Site | Full Field of Players | Results | History | Photos


Ellie Acrey of Winston-Salem, N.C. took home the 57th Twin States Junior Girls’ Championship this week at Rumbling Bald Apple Valley Course in Lake Lure, North Carolina. The tournament in its original format was intended to be two rounds of 18-hole stroke play over two days. However, after multiple rain delays and being unable to play Round 1 on Wednesday due to weather, the tournament only consisted of one 18-hole round on Thursday. Acrey, along with the rest of the field, persevered through weather delays, wet course conditions, and heavy downpours to finish the tournament strong.


The Lake Lure area saw a lot of rain and a flash flood warning over the days leading up to the tournament, and the rain continued through Wednesday and Thursday. The amount of rain added to the difficulty of the course, causing slower greens and some temporary water.  The tough course conditions forced players to fight for every shot. 


“I drove the ball well and making short putts was key today. With the wet course conditions, I wanted to play it a little bit safer and not do anything crazy,” stated Acrey. 


To capture the championship, Acrey shot a two-over-par, 74. After three bogeys on the front nine, Acrey was motivated to make putts and strike the ball well, putting herself towards the top of the leaderboard. Acrey held the lead through the majority of the round with 10 pars and three birdies. Acrey’s consistent play on the back nine helped her to maintain the lead through the finish. 


Hallie Wilson of Lewisville, N.C. was hot on her trail finishing in second, only one stroke behind Acrey with a score of 75. Wilson had an impressive day with four birdies and nine pars. 


With the delays and weather, it was important to have mental toughness and perseverance in order to gain and carry momentum throughout the round. Acrey’s mindset was to make sure she played to the best of her ability today because she knew she didn’t have another round to make it up. 


There was a two-way tie for third between Karsyn Roberts of Pikeville, N.C., and Ansley Bryson of Seneca, S.C. The players tied for third at five-over-par, 77.


The Carolinas Golf Association would like to thank Greg Francis, Head Pro, Adam Bowles, Director of Golf, the maintenance crew, and all of the staff at Rumbling Bald Apple Valley Course for helping us host the 57th Twin States Junior Girls’ Championship.


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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