Kathryn Carson on Winning!

Kathryn Carson 

2019 North Carolina State Champion

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.  

Pat Brogden Talks about winning Senior Title

Pat Brogden

2019 NCWGA Senior Champion

2019 NCWGA Senior Runner Up

Kim Briele

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!

Thursday Gallery

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

Wednesday Gallery

AmateurPlayers to Watch!

Celebrating 70 Years!

2019 Championship

MAY 29-30-31


Jessica Spicer

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

Sarah Spicer

Won the NCWGA 2015 event as a 17 year old.  Plays for Virginia Tech.

Courtney McKim

Made it to the second stage of LPGA qualifying school in 2017.  Earned the 2017 Women's  Carolinas Player of the Year honors.

Kathryn Carson

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

Nicole Adams

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)

Carolyn Cahill

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!

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Pat Brogden

Recently won the 2019 NC Senior Amateur

Pat Brogden was side lined due to some health concerns in 2018 but has quickly found her form again as a champion as she edged out Hall of Fame golfer Patty Moore at Chapel Hill CC in April for the NC Senior title.

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Patty Moore

Qualified as medalist for the 2019 USGA Senior Women's Open.

Patty Moore is the most decorated amateur in the Carolina's with 19  CGA Championships

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Kim Briele

2016 Carolinas Senior Women's Player of the  Year

Briele recently gained entry as a first alternate to the 2019 USGA Senior Open.  She won the 2015 North Carolina Senior Amateur and the 2016 Carolina's Senior Amateur.

Angela Stewart

Won the 2011 NC Senior Title

Angela Stewart has played multiple USGA MidAms and USGA Senior events.  She has consistently been at the top of the leaderboard over the last decade.


Susan Beaupied

Won the 2018 Carolina's Senior Amateur

Currently ranked #1 in the Carolinas Golf Association Senior Rankings.

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.



Course Info

Par: 71
Holes: 18 
Region: Foothills 
Type: Semi-Private 
Year Opened: 1969 
Architect: Tom Jackson 
Length: Championship: 6427, Blue: 5926, White: 5433, Green: 4856, Red: 4363 
Rating: Championship: 71.9, Blue: 68.9, White: 66.7, Green: 64.2, Red: 62.2
Slope: Championship: 135, Blue: 132, White: 126, Green: 117, Red: 114



Future events

The NCWGA is excited to bring competitive tournaments to women across the state in 2019.  We are looking forward lots of participants and friendly competition!




The North Carolina Women's Golf Association was formed on June 14, 1950, at a meeting organized by Estelle Lawson Page at Alamance Country Club.




Past Tournament Chair

Pam Congelosi

Vice President

Patty Moore


Linda Daniel


Lib Kelly Smith

Junior Girls Development

Kendra Muir

Team Net Tournament

Colleen Witmer

Ex Officio | Golf Fund Historian

Angela Stewart

State Play Day

Maria Malone

Web Management

Kim Briele

Prizes Chairman

Courtney McKim

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