May 18 & 19, 2019
2019 The Foundation Junior Girls Championship
2019 The Foundation Junior Girls Champion - Phoebe Carles
First Flight
Going into the final round, the title was open to anyone within 5 strokes of the lead on this championship golf course, The Links at Stoney Point in Greenwood, SC. Starting the round in a three way tie for the lead that altered throughout the day had Mary Kathryn Talledo posting a 1 under on the front nine. Giving her a 2 shot lead over Phoebe Carles going into the back side. Also making a move for the title with 3 birdies on the front was Chloe Holder. The back nine played a little tough today causing Talledo to make a few bogey's and a double opening the door for Phoebe Carles and Chloe Holder to get closer to the championship.. Carles stayed steady coming into the home stretch proving Holders gap to be to big to overcome resulting with Carles taking the 2019 Championship and Talledo securing Overall Runner-up position. Holder ended up posting the only under par round for the event at 71 and securing a tie for First Place in the First Flight with Karlee Vardas. Holder won the scorecard playoff posting a 35 on the back versus Vardas's 36.
Second Flight
The Second Flight started with a two way tie for the lead between Sydney Roberts and Sarah Boteler at 81. Both players found their groove and played consistently throughout the day. At the turn Roberts held a 2 stroke lead over Boteler, but Boteler kept fighting for the win posting a birdie and couple of bogey's on the back nine. However, it ended up not being enough with Roberts taking the Second Flight Championship by one shot over Boteler by one shot.
Third Flight
Another close race for the win in the third flight was between 5 players. Starting in the lead going into the final round was Alexis Hodge and Kylie Bowes. Staying consistent out of the gate, it looked like either Hodge or Bowes would grab the title; however, a couple of holes jumped up and grabbed Hodge and Bowes leaving an opening for Barefoot and Miller to come from behind. Barefoot took the Third Flight Championship posting an 91-85 with Miller finishing second with an 92 -86.
11 & Under
For the first time in a few years The Foundation Junior Girls Championship had a contestant in the 11 & Under Division, Olivia Roberts. Being paired with the "big girls" didn't phase Roberts, firing a 43 in her opening 9 hole round followed up by a 48 in the final 9 hole round to take her division title with a 91 two day total.
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