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Wilson Capitalizes on Consistency for 28th NC Junior Girls' Championship

 

Event: 28th North Carolina Junior Girls' Championship

Host Site: Brook Valley Country Club

Playing Dates: June 25-27, 2024

Social Media: @CGAgolf1909

 

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GREENVILLE, N.C. - Hallie Wilson of Lewisville, NC, was the model of consistency during the 28th North Carolina Junior Girls' Championship. She posted identical scores across three rounds en route to a tournament win. Wilson finished the event 3-over-par, shooting 73-73-73. After acquiring the lead late in the second round, she never looked back and retained her spot atop the leaderboard all the way to the 18th hole in the final round. 

    Wilson says that her key to consistency wasn’t all that complicated. “I kept on putting myself in the same positions, I tried to stay aggressive and tried to place myself in the best spots I could with a difficult course and difficult pin locations.” This strategy certainly showed on the scorecard for her each day, and is what she accredits to her success. Some notable highlights of Wilson’s victory include 10 consecutive pars during her first round, and just two bogeys throughout the entirety of the final round. 

    This championship is an official USGA Exemption Event, which carries an exemption into the 75th U.S. Girls Junior Championship. Wilson will be competing against the most decorated junior girls golfers in the nation at El Caballero Country Club in Tarzana, CA, from July 15-20.

    Rachel Joyce of Pinehurst, NC, and Saia Rampersaud of Durham, NC, both showcased impressive performances as well, placing in second and third respectively. Joyce strung together nine pars in a row across the tail end of her second round, and the beginning of the final round. The runner-up finished 7-over-par, with scores of 74-77-72. Saia Rampersaud posted the lone sub-par round of the event during the opening day, as she finished the tournament 8-over-par, shooting 71-80-73. Defending champion Ella June Hannant of Pikeville, NC, closed out in fourth place, posting 74-75-77 and 10-over-par.

    Players dealt with blistering heat and extreme humidity during all three days of the tournament. Significantly during the second round, where temperatures reached as high as 97 degrees during the early afternoon. All golfers prevailed through the harsh weather, as they stayed hydrated and were gifted handheld fans prior to the first round to help cool off. Champion Hallie Wilson says playing well in scorching heat isn’t an easy task, but she found ways to power through it. “My towel was my best friend this whole week and I made sure I was staying hydrated by drinking a bunch of water.”

Special thanks to Director of Golf Dalton Rich, Superintendent Buckley Brockmann, Events Coordinator Kelsey Casalaspro, and the remainder of the Brook Valley Country Club staff for maintaining their course in excellent condition throughout the course of the event. 

 

About the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA)

The CGA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization founded in 1909 to promote and protect the game of golf in the Carolinas by providing competitions, education, support, and benefits to golf clubs and golfers. The CGA is one of the largest golf associations in the country, with over 700 member clubs represented by over 200,000 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 and 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 over $3,000,000 since 1977 to benefit Carolinas' golf initiatives, including junior, women and adaptive programs.

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