Holder Goes Wire to Wire to Win the WSCGA Junior Girls Championship
What started out to be sketchy week full of encounters with cotton mouths and tornadoes turned out to be a weekend full of great golf and great weather. Chloe Holder from Southern Oaks Golf Club went wire to wire to secure her first ever WSCGA Junior Girls Championship. She finished the tournament with a combined total score of 219. Defending Champion, Rachel Rich, from Rivertowne Country Club was not going to let Holder run away with the Championship, posting a final round score of 72 for a three day total of 224. Topping that Rich had her first ever Hole in One on the 144 yard par 3 number 7. Karlee Vardas from Country Club of Lexington and Emma Schimpf from Daniel Island Club both finished the tournament with a total score of 227 and finished tied for third.
Overall Champion
Chloe Holder

Division 1
First Place- Rachel Rich
Second Place- Emma Schimpf

Division 2
First Place- Karlee Vardas
Second Place- Kennedy McGaha

Division 3
First Place- Abigayle Hatcher
Second Place- Adrian Anderson

Division 4
First Place- Jalen Castle
Second Place- Lora Ledbetter
2019 GA/SC Junior Girls Team Challenge Matches Team
The race for the six spots on the South Carolina Team for the GA/SC Girls Junior Challenge Match was a thriller until the end. The first 5 spots were made up of Carly Holder, Rachel Rich, Emma Schimpf, Karlee Vardas, and Kennedy Carroll. The 6th spot had to be decided by two playoff holes, both on the par 5 number 9 . The playoff was between Kennedy McGaha and Kennedy Gooding. The first playoff hole both players found the fairway and had two outstanding layup shots. Gooding missed just short of the green on her third while McGaha stuck it to about 8 ft. Gooding chipped her shot to about 10 feet making her still away. Gooding drains her par putt forcing McGaha to make her putt for birdie to avoid going to a second hole. McGaha would barely miss her putt and the playoff would continue. On the the second hole, Gooding tried to reach the green but put herself in the fairway bunker, which was a very difficult shot to pull off. Gooding ended up leaving her shot short while McGaha stuffed her approach shot to 7 feet. Gooding failed to get up and down while McGaha would ultimately two putt and secure her spot on the team. These 6 girls will be representing South Carolina as they square off against the state of Georgia at Palmetto Hall Plantation in August. 1st Alternate: Kennedy Gooding; 2nd Alternate: Mary Katherine Talledo.