32nd Carolinas-Virginias Junior Team Matches



WEST END, NC August 13, 2014 –– Reigning Carolina Golf Association (CGA) Carolinas Junior champion Henry Shimp of Charlotte, NC leads a group of eight golfers who will represent the Carolinas Junior  team against their Virginias counterparts at the 32nd Virginias-Carolinas Junior Matches, set for Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 16-17 at River Landing Golf Club in Wallace, N.C.

32nd Virginias-Carolinas Junior Matches, set for Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 16-17 at River Landing Golf Club in Wallace, N.C.
Shimp won his first CGA championship in a playoff over Andrew Wilmoth of Raleigh, NC in late July at Camden CC in Camden, SC.  Shimp will be returning to NC for the team matches after competing in the US Amateur Championship in Atlanta, GA earlier this week.

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Also named to the team were Christian Baliker (Simpsonville, SC.); RJ Bartolomucci (Hilton Head, SC); Trace Crowe (Bluffton, SC); Jack Parrott (Columbia, SC); Nolan Mills, Jr. (Charlotte, NC); Alex Smalley (Wake Forest, NC) and Andrew Wilmoth (Raleigh, NC).  The Carolinas team is captained by CGA board member Dan O’Connell of Spartanburg, SC.


Bartolomucci secured his spot on the Carolinas junior team by winning the SC Junior Match Play Championship in July at CC of Newberry in Newberry, SC.  Parrott won the SC Golf Association’s SC Junior (stroke play) Championship to earn his place on the junior team.  In June, Smalley won the NC Junior Championship (match play) at Roaring Gap Club in Roaring Gap, NC to receive his spot on the team.  Wilmoth received his invitation by finishing as the runner-up to Shimp in the Carolinas Junior.  Mills won the recent Dogwood State Junior (NC stroke play) Championship at Sapona Ridge CC in Lexington, NC to obtain his spot on the junior team.  Crowe and Baliker had outstanding summers and were both captain’s picks by O’Connell.


The team match format consists of foursome (starting at 8:00 a.m.) and four-ball competitions (beginning at approximately 1 p.m.) scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 16, followed by eight singles matches, which get underway at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 17. Teams will be vying for the Vinny Giles Trophy, honoring the Virginia amateur legend.  One point is available per each match.


At last year’s matches, the eight-golfer Carolinas team won six of the eight closing day singles matches to post a five-point victory (10½-5½) against Virginias in the event conducted at Boonsboro Country Club in Lynchburg, Va.  Carolinas leads the all-time series 16-14-1 and is riding a three-match win streak dating back to 2011.  The event alternates between its traditional Virginia home of Boonsboro Country Club and alternates between sites in the Carolinas.


The Carolinas Junior team is selected by the winners of the junior championships in North and South Carolina and by two captain’s picks that are based on the players’ performances in select junior tournaments.


The following is a look at results in the matches’ history:


Year                 Winner                         Score                           Site

1983                 Carolinas                      31.5-16.5           Boonsboro CC, Lynchburg, VA

1984                 Carolinas                      28.5-19.5           CC of North Carolina, Pinehurst, NC

1985                 Carolinas                      31.5-16.5           Boonsboro CC, Lynchburg, VA

1986                 Carolinas                      30.5-17.5           CC of North Carolina, Pinehurst, NC

1987                 Virginias                       24.5-23.5           Boonsboro CC, Lynchburg, VA

1988                Carolinas                      26.5-21.5           CC of North Carolina, Pinehurst, NC

1989                 Carolinas                      27-21               Boonsboro CC, Lynchburg, VA

1990                 Carolinas                      27-21                CC of North Carolina, Pinehurst, NC

1991                 Virginias                       28-20                Boonsboro CC, Lynchburg, VA

1992                Carolinas                      27-21                CC of North Carolina, Pinehurst, NC

1993                 Virginias                       29-19                Boonsboro CC, Lynchburg, VA

1994                 Carolinas                      26-22                CC of North Carolina, Pinehurst, NC

1995                 Carolinas                      24.5- 23.5          Boonsboro CC, Lynchburg, VA

1996                 Virginias                       27.5-20.5           CC of North Carolina, Pinehurst, NC

1997                 Carolinas                      25-23                Boonsboro CC, Lynchburg, VA

1998                 Virginias                       26-22                CC of North Carolina, Pinehurst, NC

1999                 Virginias                       29-19                Boonsboro CC, Lynchburg, VA

2000                 Carolinas                      38-10                CC of North Carolina, Pinehurst, NC

2001                 Virginias                       31-17                Boonsboro CC, Lynchburg, VA

2002                 Virginias                       30.5-17.5           Pine Needles, Southern Pines, NC

2003                 Carolinas                      8 – 4                  Boonsboro CC, Lynchburg, VA

2004                 Virginias                       7.5 – 4.5            Old North State Club, New London, NC

2005                 Virginias                       8 – 8                  Boonsboro CC, Lynchburg, VA

2006                 Carolinas                      10-6                  Chapel Hill CC, Chapel Hill, NC

2007                 Virginias                       10-6                  Boonsboro CC, Lynchburg, VA

2008                 Virginias                       9-7                    The Club at Irish Creek, Kannapolis, NC

2009                 Virginias                       9.5-6.5              Boonsboro CC, Lynchburg, VA

2010                 Virginias                       9-7                    CC of Landfall (Dye), Wilmington, NC

2011                 Carolinas                      9.5-6.5              Boonsboro CC, Lynchburg, VA

2012                 Carolinas                      12.5-3.5            Hope Valley CC, Durham, NC

2013                 Carolinas                      10.5-5.5            Boonsboro CC, Lynchburg, VA




Name Age Hometown
Christian Baliker 16 Simpsonville, SC
RJ Bartolomucci 17 Hilton Head, SC
Trace Crowe 17 Bluffton, SC
Jack Parrott 15 Columbia, SC
Nolan Mills, Jr. 17 Charlotte, NC
Henry Shimp 17 Charlotte, NC
Alex Smalley 17 Wake Forest, NC
Andrew Wilmoth 14 Raleigh, NC


Team Captain: Mr. Dan O’Connell, Spartanburg, SC


Andrew Blair, Virginia State Golf Association, and Jason Cox, Carolinas Golf Association, each contributed to this announcement.



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