63rd North Carolina Women's State Amateur Championship
of the North Carolina Women's Golf Association
Mimosa Hills Country Club, Morganton, NC
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Final Round Results
Morganton, NC -- Final results of the 63rd North Carolina Women's State Amateur Championship hosted by Mimosa Hills Country Club in Morganton, NC on Thursday, June 14, 2012. Par 36-36--72 5793 yards.
Courtney McKim of Raleigh, NC wins her first major individual women's title and captures the North Carolina Women's State Amateur Championship by two strokes over defending champion, Katherine Perry of Cary, NC and Amanda D'Ostroph of Whispering Pines, NC. McKim's steady play throughout the week led her to get her name etched on the Marge Burns Trophy. "This win means a lot to me. I'm honored to have my name mentioned along with some of the greatest players in the state," McKim smiled. "This week has given me a lot of confidence in my game. I'm glad I was able to stay calm and patient out there."
After eight holes McKim was actually two shots behind both Perry and D'Ostroph but she managed to birdie a few holes on the back nine which left her holding the hardware. "I almost blew it on 18," Courtney said. "I was in the bunker and then barely got out. Both Katherine and Amada had putts for birdie and I had to make my putt just to stay ahead. I think I was a little nervous coming into the final hole but happy I was able to stay focused and make my par."
56-year-old Pat Brogden of Garner, NC not only tied for fourth place overall in a sea of college players but she also captured the overall senior trophy by 9 strokes over Patty Moore of Charlotte, NC.
In the State Tee division, Dianne Yelovich won on the first playoff hole against Carole Jones of Hillsborough, NC to capture the overall division and the Super Senior trophy that has been held by Jones for quite some time. "Carole is a fierce competitor but I'm excited to be taking this trophy home for myself. I had a great week," Yelovich said. This division plays a shorter course.
Stephanie Pribonic of Wake Forest, NC captured the junior division by two shots over Victoria Allred of Pfafftown, NC.
Players were placed into flights within their division for the final round.
This championship was conducted by the North Carolina Women's Golf Association (NCWGA) which is a volunteer based organization.