2017 NCHSAA Women’s Golf Championships set for Pinehurst on Monday and Tuesday

CHAPEL HILL – The 2017 North Carolina High School Athletic Association Women’s Golf State Championship field is set and tee times have been announced for day one of the competition. The Championships will feature three classifications of play with 3A and 4A schools each holding their own tournament while the 1A and 2A Championship will feature a combined field.

The 1A/2A Championship will be held at Longleaf Golf and Country Club, a 5,566-yard, par 72 layout. The 3A Championship will be contested at Foxfire Golf and Resort’s Red Fox Course, a 5,645-yard, par 72 layout. The 4A Championship will take place at Pinehurst No. 1, a 5,592-yard, par 72 layout.

As scores are available, they will be updated at this link. Detailed State Championship Conditions of Competition can be found at this link. Media seeking to cover the Championships do not need to apply for credentials, however, cart availability may be subject to a fee and course availability/policy. Please see the Site Information sheet for the Championship you are wishing to attend.

The NCHSAA will provide an email on Monday with links to complete results, both in PDF form and plain text form once that information is available. In past years that has generally been around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Tee Times will be posted on the Women’s Golf page on the NCHSAA Website once they become available and will not be sent in a release. On Tuesday, the NCHSAA’s release will include a recap of each championship in addition to the PDF and plain text results. The results from both days will also be posted on the NCHSAA Website.


1A/2A Women’s Golf State Championship Information

Longleaf Golf & Country Club

10 N. Knoll Road

Southern Pines, NC 28387

Day 1 Tee Times East Regional Results
Site Information Central Regional Results
Scorecard West Regional Results





3A Women’s Golf State Championship Information

Foxfire Resort & Golf Club – Red Fox Course

9 Foxfire Boulevard

Foxfire Village, NC 27281


Day 1 Tee Times East Regional Results
Site Information Central Regional Results
Scorecard West Regional Results


4A Women’s Golf State Championship Information

Pinehurst No. 1

1 Carolina Vista Drive

Pinehurst, NC 28374


Day 1 Tee Times East Regional Results
Site Information Central Regional Results
Scorecard West Regional Results

2016 Women’s Golf State Championship Recap

1A/2A: Clinton’s Wooten and West Davidson capture titles at Foxfire

FOXFIRE VILLAGE, N.C. – Clinton’s Amy Wooten used a 1-over par second round to secure her name at the top of the leaderboard at even-par in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s 2016 1A/2A State Championship at Foxfire Resort’s Grey Fox Course. She is the first individual state champion from Clinton in the 36-year history of the Women’s Golf Championship.

Wooten had a stellar front-nine on day two, carding three birdies and a single bogey to push her total to 3-under on the tournament, but gave back three strokes on the back-nine on her way to an even-par, 144 tournament finish. Wooten finished 13 shots clear of her nearest competitor, outpacing Stuart Cramer’s Ellie Porman.

Porman, last year’s individual runner-up, finished in second individually at 13-over par, 157. Her 3-over par 75 in round two was the third-lowest single round score of the tournament, behind only the two rounds fired by Wooten.

West Davidson ran away with the team competition, as the Dragons blew away the field thanks to Rachel Mast’s third place finish and Olivia Sharpe’s pair of sub-90 rounds. Mast shot 14-over par, 158 for the tournament, including a 4-over par 76 on day one. Sharpe finished the tournament 26-over par, with a 10-over 82 on day two of the event. The Dragons were the only team to have two players both under 90 in each round.

Franklin Academy finished in second in the team event at 576 and 144-over par for the tournament. Sara Allen led the Patriots with a score of 40-over par, 184 over two days, good enough for 22nd place.

Gray Stone Day finished in third place with Lauren Denhard leading the way for the team. Denhard posted a 46-over par 190 for her two-day total, finishing in a tie for 29th place overall individually. Teammate Grasyn Waisner added a 33rd place finish at 50-over par 194.

Team scores are compiled based on the three lowest individual scores from a five-player team.


3A: Chapel Hill’s Kim and Rockingham County go back-to-back

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. – Gina Kim cruised to her second straight 3A Women’s Golf individual championship at the North Carolina High School Athletic Association State Championships at Longleaf Golf and Country Club. Her 3-under par, 141 score was nine shots better than her nearest competitor.

After a 3-under par round one, Kim cruised to an even-par 72 on her way to the victory. Katharina Floyd of Northwood finished in a tie for second with Kayla Smith from Williams, both shooting a 6-over par score of 150.

Rockingham County secured their second straight team championship behind Hailey Joy’s 7-over par 151 two-day total. She shot even-par on day two of the tournament and finished in fourth overall. Olivia John added a 21-over par 165 behind a day one total of 80 and a day two round of 85.

The Cougars outpaced second place Williams by 25 shots on the tournament in the team competition. Williams players combined for a 96-over par 528 score. Adding to Smith’s second place effort was Katherine Cox who shot a combined 41-over par 185 across the two-day tournament.

Williams held off third place Northern Guilford by just five shots as the Nighthawks posted a 532 combined total. Team scores are compiled based on the three lowest individual scores from a five-player team. 


4A: Athens Drive’s Chang wins back-to-back titles, Pinecrest holds off Gibbons for team crown

PINEHURST, N.C. – Jenny Chang fought off a valiant effort by Charlotte Catholic’s Keri Kenkel to dethrone the reigning 4A women’s golf champion at the 2016 North Carolina High School Athletic Association 4A Women’s Golf State Championships at Pinehurst No. 5.

The day one leader by a single shot, Chang, carded a pair of identical 1-under par 71’s on her way to a 2-under, 142 tournament finish. Her second round was highlighted by three birdies, one on the par three 6th hole, one on the par four 11th, and one on the par five 17th. Her lone blemishes on the round were a pair of par fours, the 12th and 16th.

Kenkel made things interesting after an even-par 72 score on day one left her one shot off the pace set by Chang. Kenkel fired a 2-under 34 on the front-nine with birdies on the 2nd and 3rd holes, and made the turn without a bogey. However, she went 1-over par on the back-nine with a bogey on the par four 16th, and finished the tournament at 1-under 143

Pinecrest held on to capture their third team championship in the sport and their first since 2001. The Patriots held a nine-shot advantage over Cardinal Gibbons heading into the final round of the tournament.

Mackenzie Battle carded a 5-over 77 on day two to finish at 6-over par 150 for the tournament powering the Pinecrest lineup by her 5th place finish. Her teammate Elizabeth Nguyen fired a 5-over 77 as well on day two putting her at 12-over par 156 for the tournament, good enough for 11th place. Mara Hirtle rounded out the three counting scores for the Patriots with an 18-over par 162 total.

Cardinal Gibbons, last year’s champions, finished ten shots behind Pinecrest on the tournament with Wakefield (506, 74-over) edging out Charlotte Catholic for third by three shots.