Trinity's Alaina Yeatts advances in N.C. Junior golf

Jun. 25, 2014 @ 06:25 PM

Recent Trinity School of Durham & Chapel Hill graduate Alaina Yeatts is the lone survivor among four area qualifiers at the Carolinas Golf Association’s N.C. Junior Girls’ Championship at Starmount Forest Country Club here Wednesday.

Yeatts, who qualified No. 3 in the 32-girl field on Tuesday with a 1-under-par 71, downed Savannah Gowarty of Raleigh 3 and 2 in Wednesday afternoon’s Round of 16.

In the morning Round of 32, she beat Savannah Thompson of West End 4 and 3.

She’ll play a quarterfinal match Thursday, June 26 at 8:30 a.m. against Fuquay-Varina's Catherine Ashworth. The semifinals will be played in the afternoon with the finals set for Friday at 8 a.m.

Among other area results, 14-year-old rising high school freshman Hailey Freedman upset rising junior Jessica Spicer of Bahama 2 and 1 in the opening round, but lost to Anna McDonald of Hickory 2 and 1 in the afternoon.

Spicer, who is homeschooled, had tied for fourth place in qualifying Tuesday with an even-par 72 while Freedman had barely made the cut, qualifying 26th at 13-over-par 85.

Spicer’s twin sister, Sarah, who qualified sixth on Tuesday with a 1-over 73, also lost in her opening round match, falling to No. 27 seed Ashworth 2 and 1.

Ashworth tied Freedman at 85 in the qualifying round.

 

WEDNESDAY'S RESULTS/THURSDAY, JUNE 26 QUARTERFINAL PAIRINGS

Quarterfinals -- Thursday, June 26
SC Match           Hole
1 Mary-Frances Hall, State Road, N.C.       Holly McCann, Raleigh, N.C. 8:00 am
2 Anna McDonald, Hickory, N.C.       Grace Yatawara, Salisbury, N.C. 8:10 am
3 Siranon Shoomee, Sanford, N.C.       Annie Collom, Davidson, N.C. 8:20 am
4 Alaina Yeatts, Durham, N.C.       Catherine Ashworth, Fuquay-Varina, N.C. 8:30 am
Round of 16
SC Match           Hole
1 Mary-Frances Hall, State Road, N.C. 3 and 2   Haeley Wotnosky, Wake Forest, N.C. F
2 Holly McCann, Raleigh, N.C. 19 holes   Ashley Sloup, Southport, N.C. F
3 Hailey Freedman, Chapel Hill, N.C.   2 and 1 Anna McDonald, Hickory, N.C. F
4 Grace Yatawara, Salisbury, N.C. 20 holes   Meghan Holbrooks, Winston Salem, N.C. F
5 Siranon Shoomee, Sanford, N.C. 3 and 1   Janie Thomas, Winston-Salem, N.C. F
6 Annie Collom, Davidson, N.C. 3 and 1   Grace Massengill, Hickory, N.C. F
7 Alaina Yeatts, Durham, N.C. 3 and 2   Savannah Gowarty, Raleigh, N.C. F
8 Catherine Ashworth, Fuquay-Varina, N.C. 20 holes   Madison Moosa, Charlotte, N.C. F
Round of 32
SC Match           Hole
1 Mary-Frances Hall, State Road, N.C. 7 and 5   Susannah Ireland, Wake Forest, N.C. F
2 Haeley Wotnosky, Wake Forest, N.C. 6 and 4   Anna Redding, Concord, N.C. F
3 Holly McCann, Raleigh, N.C. 4 and 2   Joliana Elias, Jamestown, N.C. F
4 Caroline Cahill, Wilmington, N.C.   2 and 1 Ashley Sloup, Southport, N.C. F
5 Jessica Spicer, Bahama, N.C.   2 and 1 Hailey Freedman, Chapel Hill, N.C. F
6 Anna McDonald, Hickory, N.C. 1 up   Lydia Randell, Walnut Cove , N.C. F
7 Grace Yatawara, Salisbury, N.C. 1 up   Amanda Yannoni, Cary, N.C. F
8 Meghan Holbrooks, Winston Salem, N.C. 5 and 4   Maria Cassas, Cary, N.C. F
9 Siranon Shoomee, Sanford, N.C. 3 and 2   Reilly Thomas, Cary, N.C. F
10 Alexis Kershaw, Winston-Salem, N.C.   1 up Janie Thomas, Winston-Salem, N.C. F
11 Rhea Bhatia, Wake Forest, N.C.   2 and 1 Annie Collom, Davidson, N.C. F
12 Grace Massengill, Hickory, N.C. 4 and 3   Kendall Dobbins, Summerfield, N.C. F
13 Alaina Yeatts, Durham, N.C. 4 and 3   Savannah Thompson, West End, N.C. F
14 Savannah Gowarty, Raleigh, N.C. 3 and 2   Carley Cox, China Grove, N.C. F
15 Sarah Spicer, Bahama, N.C.   2 and 1 Catherine Ashworth, Fuquay-Varina, N.C. F
16 Madison Moosa, Charlotte, N.C. 3 and 2   Casey Burroughs, Wake Forest, N.C. F