CGA Announces 8th Carolinas Girls' 15 and Under Championship


WEST END, NC July 14, 2014 – The 8th North Carolina Girls’ 15 and under Championship will be held at the Country Club of Whispering Pines (Pines) in Whispering Pines, NC on July 14-15, 2014.

Carolinas Golf Association

41 players have entered the 2014 Carolinas Girls’ 15 and Under Championship. The championship format is divided into three divisions: Championship, Junior and Sub-Junior. Any player (regardless of age) can  compete for the overall Championship. This division will play 18 holes each day at approximately 5,700 yards. Any player (regardless of age) who wants to play 18 holes each day, but does not want to compete from the Championship tees can enter the Junior Division. The Junior division will play at approximately 5,200 yards. Any player who is 12 years of age or younger (as of the last day of the tournament) and only wants to compete for 9 holes each day can enter the Sub-Junior Division. This division will play at approximately 2,400 yards.

Entry is open to any female amateur golfer who has not reached her 16th birthday by July 15, 2014, who has not started college, and is a legal resident of North Carolina or South Carolina. This championship was started by the Women’s Carolinas Golf Association eight years ago to assist girls getting acclimated to tournament golf. The Carolinas Golf Association assumed responsibility for this championship after the Women’s Carolinas Golf Association dissolved in July 2012. This is one of seven championships run specifically for girls by the Carolinas Golf Association annually. For more information on this championship and its history please visit:

This is the sixth consecutive year the Carolinas Girls’ 15 & Under Championship has been hosted by the CC of Whispering Pines, The Country Club of Whispering Pines consists of two separate layouts — The Pines Course and The River Course. The Pines Course combines length with subtle terrain changes, ranking as a true gem among the “Golf Courses of The Sandhills,” a series of courses known for boasting excellent designs. Players are often forced to deploy every club in their bag as they conquer this challenging yet scenic set of 18. Meanwhile, The River Course reminds one of a northeastern country club, complete with elevation changes, towering oak trees lining the fairway and overhanging greens. On the back nine, guests enjoy tranquil lakes and meandering streams.

The Pines course (formerly the East) and its length, combined with the subtle terrain changes, is a true “inland links” course. The generous fairways, large greens and varied teeing areas give golfers of all skill levels fair challenges throughout the course. The Pines course will make you hit every club in your bag with an opportunity to enjoy your round. The Country Club of Whispering Pines theme of The Pines course involves using the open, hardpan rough, sparsely covered with the native pine straw and “love grass”, to create the elements that appealed to the late, great Donald Ross.

In the 2013 the Championship Division was won by then 14-year-old Grace Massengill of Hickory, NC. She captured her first CGA championship title by three stokes over Taylor Hinson of Belmont, NC. In the junior division, Anna McDonald of Hickory, NC was able to successful defend her title by shooting a final round of 79 for a championship total of 155. Carmen Tucker of Fayetteville, NC captured the sub-junior division.

Notables in this year’s field include 2013 Junior Division champion Anna McDonald of Hickory, NC; 2013 runner-up Taylor Hinson of Belmont, NC; Amy Wooten, Clinton, NC; Reilly Thomas, Cary, NC; and Lauren Giles, High Point, NC.

Country Club of Whispering Pines Information
Address: 2 Clubhouse Boulevard, Whispering Pines, NC  28327
PGA Golf Professional: Rodney Russell
Course Architect: Wayne Stiles and John Van Kleck (1930), Renovation (1971) and Rebuild (1999)
Championship Tees: 5,765 yards, par 36-36–72; Course/Slope Rating: 70.3/126
(910) 949-4320

Championship Schedule:

Sunday, July 13

Monday, July 14

Tuesday, July 15

8:00 am – 2:00 pm
11:00 am – 4:00 pm 6:00pm

7:30 am – 11:00 am

8:30 am
1:00 pm

Practice round
Players’ meeting
Rules clinic

Round 1 tee times
Tournament banquet

Round 2 shotgun start
Awards and luncheon

To view the pairings, starting times and hole-by-hole scoring throughout the championship, click on the following link:

For more information about the 8th Carolinas Girls’ 15 & Under Championship of the Carolinas Golf Association and many other Carolinas Golf Association events, visit the Championship Home Page online at The CGA will post any tournament delays or cancellations via our Twitter account. Follow @cgagolf1909 and @CarolinasJunior.