14th Carolinas Girls’ 15 and Under Championship preview

Published 1:57 am Tuesday, July 13, 2021

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WHISPERING PINES — First round results from the 14th Carolinas Girls’ 15 and Under Championship at the Country Club of Whispering Pines in Whispering Pines, July 12-13. The championship division is competing at 5,701 yards (36-36—72). The junior division is competing at 5,342 yards (36-36—72). The sub-junior division is competing at 2,474 yards (36).

Bridget Wilkie of Bluffton, S.C., is leading the championship division with an impressive score of even-par on her round on Monday. Mary Elizabeth Harrison of Cary is at the helm of the junior division posting a 11-over-par, 81. Audrey Liu of Weddington has a commanding lead in the sub-junior division following her 7-over-par, 43.

Wilkie found fire on her outward nine, posting five pars, two bogeys and two equalizing birdies. Wilkie was able to remain even-par after finding a bogey on the first hole. She battled back and birdied the par-3, second that only saw three birdies all day on Monday. On the par-4, fourth hole Wilkie was the sole competitor to register a birdie on a lengthy hole.

On her inward nine, Wilkie posted seven pars, one bogey and one birdie to post an even-par, 72. She made the turn and the par train left the station with Wilkie on board. She parred the 10th, birdied the 11 and parred Nos. 12-16. Wilkie gave a shot back on the longer par-4, No. 17 before parring the final hole to complete her even-par, 72 round on Monday.

Hallie Wilson of Lewisville is sole possession of second place after firing off a 4-over-par, 76 on Monday. Wilson opened her round with three consecutive pars and closed with three pars to finish four strokes off the lead.

Grace Ridenour of Raleigh is in third place, 5 strokes off the lead. Ridenour played the stretch of seven holes: 7-13, in a 2-under-par manner. She finished 5-over, 77.

The final round will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday utilizing a shotgun start format.