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LPGA-USGA Girls Golf Team Championship Final Results
KIAWAH ISLAND, SC., June 12, 2013 – The second annual LPGA-USGA Girls Golf Team Championship at The Kiawah Island Club finished up today with the team of Mary Janiga from Wellington, FL and Megan Turnquest, from Loxahatchee, FL as the champions of the Bell-McIntyre division. The pair scored a 69 and a 71 for a two-day total of 140, ten strokes better than their nearest competitors on the very challenging River Course.
As the winners of the Bell-McIntire division, Janiga and Turnquest will have their names inscribed on the Bell-McIntire perpetual trophy, honoring former USGA President Judy Bell and two-time U.S. Women’s Amateur champion Barbara McIntire, two pioneers for girls’ golf. LPGA Hall of Fame and World Golf Hall of Fame member, Nancy Lopez, was on site to present the trophy to the winning teams.
The River Course at Kiawah Island Club provided a major championship stage for the two-day competition. The LPGA-USGA Girls Golf Team Championship is a 36-hole team competition with girls placed into three “divisions” based on age and ability.
The winners in the Sandy LaBauve division, named after Girls Golf Founder LPGA Teaching Professional Sandy LaBauve were Hannah Foster of Hobe Sound, FL and Haylie Turnquest of Loxahatchee, FL with a two day total of 145. First day leaders Jaclyn Kenzel of Southern Pines, NC and Caroline Rea of Pinehurst, NC finished second with a two-day total of 149.
Haley Quickel of Middleton, DE and Essie Rike of Myrtle Beach, SC were the winners of the Vicky Hurst division after firing a two-day total of 174 over the challenging River course. A former Girls Golf alumnus, LPGA Tour Professional Vicky Hurst, is the 2013 National Ambassador for the LPGA-USGA Girls Golf program.
Thanks to money raised by the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup and Kiawah Island Club members, many of the girls have been awarded grants, helping to make this event accessible and affordable for all girls.
About Kiawah Island Club
The Kiawah Island Club is a private, Members-only club that provides its Members the utmost in private, luxury facilities with an exceptional level of professional service. Membership in The Kiawah Island Club offers an unmatched collection of private amenities, including two championship golf courses, Cassique and The River Course, The Beach Club, Sasanqua Spa and the Sports Pavilion. Today there are approximately 1,600 Club Members, all of whom own property on Kiawah or at Cassique.
About the USGA
The USGA conducts the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Senior Open, as well as 10 national amateur championships, two state team championships and international matches. Together with The R&A, the USGA governs the game worldwide, jointly administering the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, Equipment Standards and World Amateur Golf Rankings. The USGA’s working jurisdiction comprises the United States, its territories and Mexico.
The USGA is a global leader in the development and support of sustainable golf course management practices. It serves as a primary steward for the game’s history and funds an ongoing “For the Good of the Game” charitable giving program. Additionally, the USGA’s Course Rating and Handicap systems are used on six continents in more than 50 countries.
For more information about the USGA, visit www.usga.org.
About the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association)
The LPGA is the world’s leading professional golf organization for women. Founded in 1950, the association celebrates a diverse and storied membership with more than 1,700 members representing 29 different countries. With a Vision to inspire, empower, educate and entertain by showcasing the very best of women’s golf, LPGA Tour Professionals compete across the globe, while dedicated LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals (T&CP) directly impact the game through teaching, coaching and management. The Symetra Tour consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage.
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The LPGA is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Fla. For more information, visit www.lpga.com.
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