2019 High School Invitational, Woodside Plantation, September 28 - 29

Oceanside Collegiate Academy
Team Champions

The weather was perfect and the greens where in amazing shape.    Nerves have settled and scores got lower. Oceanside Collegiate Academy won their 1st WSCGA Junior Golf Foundation
Championship beating six time champions Lexington High School by a record 45 shots.  The team was lead by Abby Schimpf who played consistantly both days posting a 71-72=143 and securing the overall individual title in the field.  Teammate Rachel Rich also finished in the top 5 posting 71-74=145. Rounding out the team scores was Emma Schimpf (147) and Kayla Bartemeyer (153) having all 4 players finish in the top fifteen.
The race for 2nd and 3rd team finish was a close one, separated by just 3 strokes.  Lexington High School ended up pulling it out and edging out Chesnee to secure a runner -up finish.  Lexington High Sch
ool was lead by Molly Hardwick who fired an even par round the first day
and finished in 5th place over the field.  Karlee Vardas followed Hardw ick's lead in round one and posted an even par 72 in the final round for her team.  Finishing out for Lexington was Emily Beiers (86) and Bella Bernagozzi (82).

Finishing 3rd today was Chesnee High School shooting 311-325=636. During the live scoring Chesnee bounced around in the 2nd and 3rd slots to end up in 3rd.  Leading Chesnee in the final round was Sydney Roberts with an 76.  Following Roberts was Isabella Britt, Caitlyn Cash, and Olivia Roberts. 

In Fourth Place for the tournament was the team of  Blyth e wood High School .  Blythewood shot a two day total of 662.  Leading  t he team in the final round
was Lizzie Madden and Ella Stilvey both posting an 80.   Also representing Blythewood was Paige Paolucciis and Lindsey Hoile.

Finishing 5th for the weekend was last years champion Boiling  Springs High School with a 335-331=666.  Boiling Springs High was lead by number one ranked SC junior girl Mary Katherine Talledo posting a 70-74=144. Finishing out the the team was Maddison Lynn Dixon (162), Kyleigh Antley (178), and Gracie Greene (182).

All Tournament Team

The all tournament team for the Invitational was awarded to the top 5 overall individual players.  The top 5 finishers were Abby Schimpf, Mia Grey, Mary Katherine Talledo, Rachel Rich, and Molly Hardwick. A. Schimpf, representing Oceanside High School, shot a two day total one under par 143 and 8 birdies over the two days. A. Schimpf's two day total of 143 earned her an exemption into the 2019 Peggy Kirk Bell Tour Championship, 2019 Peggy Kirk Bell Tour Invitational, 2020 Eggland's Best Championship, and 2020 Vicki Desantis Invitational.  Mia Grey ( Carolina Forest High School) posted a two under par 70 today with 9 birdies over the two days and also earned a sponsor exemption into the PKGT Championship and Invitational; while Talledo will receive an exemption into the Peggy Kirk Bell Invitational.  Rachel Rich from Oceanside High School posted 6 birdies and Molly Hardwick ( Lexington High School) 5 in their two days of competition.

Another great week on the links with perfect weather.  The staff and volunteers at Woodside Plantation Country Club and the WSCGA Junior Golf Foundation went above and beyond to make the event special.  Thank You!!  The talent of tomorrow's stars is top notch, but more important, a great bunch of young ladies.  Until next year.....

Woodside Plantation Country Club

Pictures compliments of Allen Knight and Carole Pincavage
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The WSCGA Junior Golf Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to promote junior golf in the State of South Carolina by providing golf scholarships, playing and teaching the game of golf, and promoting amateur golf. In 2018, the Foundation spent over $52,000 in supporting the growth of the game through several outlets, including the South Carolina High School Golf League; hosting a High School Invitational; hosting an LPGA instructional clinic for high school girls teams; hosting The Foundation Junior Girls Championship; partnering with the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour for a series of clinics and tournaments in South Carolina ;  and giving financial assistance to juniors to help support the growth of their golf game. The WSCGA Junior Golf Foundation was able to reach over 1000 girls!