2019 WINNER GAINS ENTRY INTO THE NORTH SOUTH AMATEUR
214 GOOD ENOUGH!
With rounds of 72-69-73 Kathryn Carson checked off the box as the 2019 North Carolina State Champion! With a 3 stroke lead the East Carolina Pirate was on fire and comfortable in the moment. A flawless front nine with birdies on the 145 yard par 3 third followed by another birdie at the short par 5 fifth, Carson posted a smooth 34 on the opening nine.
At one point Carson had extended her lead to five when an errant shot on the par 4 fifteenth led to a double bogie. With three to play Jessica Spicer and Callista Rice needed a little more help from Carson to try and get to a play off.
This week it was Kathryn Carson's tournament!
Jessica Spicer and first round leader Callista Rice share the second spot with Spicer firing and even par 72 today with Rice posting a third round 73. Nicole Adams of Pinehurst took the Junior title and fourth overall with a three day total of 218.
2019 North Carolina State Champion
2019 Co-Runner Up
2019 Co-Runner Up
First Flight Champion
2019 Junior Champion
Senior Runner Up
Kathryn Carson Eyeing Her First State Title
When asked if she thought the winner would be under par on this Jackson course at Rock Barn her answer was "absolutely"! The East Carolina rising junior did just that on a sweltering day in the mountain heat. On the outward nine Carson had just one bogie on the par 4 fourth hole and then it was on automatic pilot. With birdies on 5, 8, 14 and 16 she cruised to the clubhouse with a 3 under par 69 to better the field by three strokes to start the final round on Friday. Jessica Spicer sits alone in second with a 144 two day total, with first round leader Callista Rice and Nicole Adams just 1 back at 145.
Final round play is a shot gun start at 9:30a.
Retirement is showing well on Pat Brogden as she breezed through the senior division of the Championship Flight. The next closest senior was Kim Briele sitting 17 strokes behind. Brogden finished solo seventh overall just 12 strokes shy of the champion and only 9 strokes back of second place.
"I'm just so Competitive"
2019 NCWGA Senior Champion
2019 NCWGA Senior Runner Up
Brogden at 64 is Impressive!
So "YES" age really is a number! And it wouldn't surprise anyone who has competed against the retired school teacher at the possibility of Pat shooting her age. Well, most definitely from shorter tees but this week she has opted to play back from the 6000 or so yards set up for a field full of collegiate players. With rounds of 76 -74 she sits in seventh overall and has a sizable lead in the senior division of the Championship flight with a 12 stroke margin separating her from her closest senior competitors.
She admits, "I never go to a tournament without thinking I have a chance to win". She still believes she can compete and perhaps play well enough to win the State title. Making up 9 strokes on the final round is a bit of stretch to accomplish a victory this year, but she sits in great position to repeat as the "Senior" champion in the Championship flight!
Clemson Junior Callista Rice carved through the Rock Barn Jackson course like a surgeon posting the lowest round of the day with a 1 under par 71.. Rice carded a 35 on the closing nine (she teed off on 10) with birdies on the par four 12th followed by another birdie at the par three 13th. Rice bogies holes one and two but made a birdie on the par five fifth hole. Two closing birdies on on holes 8 and 9 made for an even par 36 to give her a 1 stroke lead over Kathryn Carson and Jessica Spicer. Carson a rising senior at East Carolina University played steady with two nines at 36 with Virginia Tech Junior Jessica Spicer also posting an even par 72 round. The championship field consist of 10 players with a scratch or better handicap. Play continues Thursday concluding on Friday.
Pat Brogen of Garner North Carolina leads the senior division of the Championship flight with a four over par 76. Brogden had nines of 37 (back nine played first) and fired a 39 on her closing nine on the front side. Her only blemish came on the par 5 first hole which she carded an 8. Leigh Armentrout sits in second place in the senior division with a 78.
Callista Rice Takes Early Lead with a 71
AmateurPlayers to Watch!
Celebrating 70 Years!
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
In January won the Carolinas Young Amateur and finished the season as the Hokies #2 Player who entered the NCAA Norman Regional fourth on the Virginia Tech career scoring list, at 75.72
Won the NCWGA 2015 event as a 17 year old. Plays for Virginia Tech.
Made it to the second stage of LPGA qualifying school in 2017. Earned the 2017 Women's Carolinas Player of the Year honors.
Plays for East Carolina University. Named American Athletic Conference Freshman-of-the-Year - Posted 10 rounds of par or better with a career-low of 68
Will play for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Fall.CGA Dogwood State Junior Girls in Chapel Hill, NC (72-73-74-219) and the US Kids Teen World (15 – 18 girls) in Southern Pines, NC (71-73-74-218)
Plays for UNC Wilmington. .Competed in three tournaments as a sophomore ... posted a season-low 4-over par at the River Landing Classic
SeniorPlayers to Watch!
In 2019, Rock Barn Country Club & Spa celebrates 50 years of history, honoring the past while moving forward towards a modern vision: a resort dedicated to providing hospitality; celebrating, creating, and supporting community; and offering a lifestyle where members, residents, and locals play, relax, dine, and live.
JACKSON COURSE GALLERY
State Tee Championship
SOOK YANG humbly accepts State Tee Title!
Sook Yang finds winning the State Tee Championship surprising with the stellar names that she has played against over the years. She claims she is not a "Player" in the sense that others fear her skills on the links. Her approach to competitive golf is just as simple as playing one shot at a time with friends which for many is a great recipe to eliminate the stress that comes with winning a championship. Yang finished the three days with consistent play posting rounds of 75-77-76 to stretch the margin of victory to 13 strokes over Kendra Muir and Tammy Johnson.
Kathy Binkley won the Super Senior division with rounds of 83-80-79 with Carole Jones accepting Runner Up Honors. Lisa Mooneyham won the State Tees second flight.
yang HOLDS ONTO LEADWith 77
Nerves don't come into play when it counts says Sook Yang as she continued strong play from the State Tees on Thursday.
With a commanding five stroke lead she held steady. Five bogies, 1 double and 2 birdies led to a 5 over 77 and an 8 stroke lead going into Fridays final round. Kendra Muir of Pinehurst sits alone in second place with rounds of 83-77 (160).
Kathy Binkley and Tammy Johnson are tied for third at 163.
2019 TNT TOURNAMENT
Overall Champions 247
Runner's Up 261
Mi Yang Phillips
Closest to the Pin #3
Closest to the Pin #7
Closest to the Pin #12
Closest to the Pin #`15
2019 State Play Day Champions
Linda Arnaud | Index: 21.3 Gross Score: 94 Net Score: 68
STARMOUNT FOREST COUNTRY CLUB | June 27, 2019
Shirley Biggar | Index 18.8 Gross Score: 86 Net Score 68
THE COUNTRY OF NORTH CAROLINA | June 25, 2019
Karen Summers | Index: 14.8 Gross Score: 83 Net Score: 68
PINE ISLAND COUNTRY CLUB | June 22, 2019
Marge Davis | Index: 33.4 Gross Score: 95 Net Score: 61
THE EMERALD GOLF CLUB | June 20, 2019
Sola Edwards | Index: 24.2 Gross Score: 89 . Net Score: 64.
SANFORD MUNICIPAL COURSE | June 18, 2019
Stacey Albright | Index: 30.3 Gross Score : 95 Net Score : 63
MEADOWLANDS GOLF CLUB | June 13, 2019
Joelle Hutaf | Index: 30.6 Gross Score : 100 Net Score : 67
HIGHLAND COUNTRY CLUB | May 14, 2019
Barbara Earle Maston | Index: 27.9 Gross Score : 102 Net Score : 73
COUNTRY CLUB OF ASHEVILLE | June 6, 2019
Pat Tritt | Index: 24.2 Gross Score : 91 Net Score : 64
COWANS FORD GOLF CLUB | July 30, 2019
Karyn Wilson | Index: 23.3 | Gross Score : 99 Net Score : 73
THE GOVERNORS CLUB | August 27, 2019
Nancy Aichele | Index: 33.1 | Gross Score : 103 Net Score : 71
WALNUT CREEK CC | July 30, 2019
Cathy Causway| Index: 27.6 | Gross Score : 95 Net Score : 69
WEDGEWOOD GOLF CLUB | August 27, 2019
Shirley McIver| Index: 31.2 | Gross Score : 99 Net Score : 67
SOUTHERN PINES GOLF CLUB | August 6, 2019
Sue Fautz| Index: 28.9 | Gross Score : 97 Net Score : 70
WILLOW SPRINGS COUNTRY CLUB | September 14, 2019
Carolyn Rickman| Index: 15.0 | Gross Score : 79 Net Score : 65
CAROLINA LAKES GOLF COURSE | August 13, 2019
Pattie Bossert| Index: 29.3 | Gross Score : 98 Net Score : 68
THE POINTE GOLF CLUB | September 12, 2019
Donna Wagner| Index: 23.9 | Gross Score : 95 Net Score : 69
CYPRESS LANDING GOLF CLUB| September 26, 2019
Carol Mulcahy | Index: 25.9 Gross Score : 89 Net Score : 64
PINEHURST COUNTRY CLUB | June 6, 2019
Christy McCauley | Index: 23.3 Gross Score : 83 Net Score : 58
GREENSBORO NATIONAL GOLF CLUB | June 27, 2019