FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 4, 2012
C Jason Cox
West End, NC – The NC Junior Golf Foundation and the Tarheel Youth Golf Association has announced the inaugural North State High School Challenge. This event will be a 36-hole stroke play tournament for public and private high school golf teams from North Carolina. It will be contested on March 15-16, 2013 on the Lakes course at Carolina Trace Country Club in Sanford, NC.
“There are so many individual junior tournaments in NC, Bob Gerard with the NC Junior Golf Foundation and I thought there was a need for a multi-day high school tournament”, stated Jason Cox, Director of Junior Golf for the Carolinas Golf Association. “High school teams play a lot of one day events, but the state championships are usually the only time they play a high school tournament over consecutive days. This will hopefully help them prepare and be more experienced for when they reach the state championship” added Cox.
An anticipated field of 12 teams (60 junior golfers) will compete on the Robert Trent Jones, Sr. designed course that opened for play in 1971 and has hosted numerous Carolinas Golf Association and USGA qualifying tournaments.
March 15-16, 2013
The championship is conducted at 36-holes of team and individual stroke play. Each team may be represented by five players and must return four individual 18-hole scores each day to qualify for the team championship.
Open to any public and private North Carolina high school golf team. Team members must meet age eligibility set by their school.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
March 2 – March 14
Course open for practice rounds.
Friday, March 15
First round of stroke play with starting times beginning at 12:30 pm on both the first and tenth tees.
Tournament cookout for players, coaches and volunteers.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Second round of stroke play with starting times beginning at 12:30 pm of both the first and tenth tees.
*Players will be repaired for round 2 based on round 1 scores.
Awards ceremony at scoreboard at approximately 6:30 pm.
Trophies are awarded to the championship school, members of the championship team, and the individual medalist and runner-up.
CAROLINA TRACE COUNTRY CLUB (LAKES) INFORMATION
HEAD PROFESSIONAL: Mike Krick, PGA
COURSE SUPERINTENDENT: Tim Hart
TOURNAMENT CHAIRMAN: Bob Gerard, NCJGF
TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR: Jason Cox, TYGA
ARCHITECT: Robert Trent Jones, Sr.
YARDAGE/PAR: 6,660 yards, par 72 (74.1/137)
FAIRWAYS & TEES: Bermuda grass
GREENS: Champion Bermuda grass