Myrtle Beach’s Madison Messimer wins Carolinas Women’s Amateur | Sports

Madison Messimer, a 15-year-old from Myrtle Beach, managed to catch College of Charleston golfer Mary Kathryn Talledo in regulation and then won a sudden-death playoff to capture the 96th Carolinas Women’s Amateur Championship played at Yeamans Hall Club.

Talledo, from Spartanburg, had a five-shot lead going to the 17th hole, but a triple bogey on the par-4 hole coupled with a birdie by Messimer resulted in a four-shot swing. Talledo then bogeyed the final hole to Messimer’s par, sending the golfers into a playoff. Messimer then birdied the playoff hole for the victory.

Yeamans Hall member Kerry Rutan of Daniel Island won the Carolinas Division by 12 shots, finishing at 5-under-par 211. Rutan also finished as low senior (age 50-plus) and low super senior (age 65-plus) to win all available titles in her division.

The College of Charleston won the Collegiate Cup with Talledo and Smith Knaffle of Murrells Inlet combining for a 3-over-par score of 435.

CHAMPIONSHIP: *-Madison Messimer, Myrtle Beach, 73-70-71–214; Mary Kathryn Talledo, Spartanburg, 65-74-75–214; Sophie Burnett, Bluffton, 71-76-69–216; Chloe Holder, Williamston, 73-71-73–217; Alexia Siehl, Fort Mill, 74-74-70–218; Katherine Schuster, Kill Devil Hills, NC, 76-71-73–220; Emma Schimpf, Daniel Island, 69-78-74–221; Smith Knaffle, Murrells Inlet, 75-73-73–221; Adrian Anderson, Murrells Inlet, 77-70-74–221; Camila Burnett, Bluffton, 75-72-74–221. *-won on first hole of sudden death.

CAROLINAS: Kerry Rutan, Daniel Island, 72-70-69–211; Catherine Shealy, Blythewood, 77-72-74–223; June Wang, Huntersville, NC, 72-79-78–229; Pam Prescott, Piedmont, 75-79-76–230; Patty Moore, Pinehurst, NC, 75-78-79–232; Chrissie Spidell, Anderson, 77-75-82–234; Lea Anne Brown, Mount Pleasant, 81-81-82–244; Judy Penman, Pinehurst, NC, 83-78-85–246; Natalie Huff, Elgin, 86-84-80–250; Cathy Martin, Johns Island, 81-83-90–254.

SCJGA Series

The Mount Pleasant Junior Golf Association begins its 14th year in the South Carolina Junior Golf Association Chapter Series this month. The Mount Pleasant Junior Golf Association is open to all skill levels ages 7-18, and top golfers earn an opportunity to qualify for the SCJGA Tommy Cuthbert All-Star event. Sign up at or contact Jeff Burton at [email protected] or Luke Walmet at [email protected]

Upstate Junior Classic

Jay Smith of Florence won the boys 15-18 age group in the SC Junior Golf Association’s Upstate Junior Classic played at Smithfields Country Club in Easley with a two-day score of 144. Logan Lutz of Mount Pleasant tied for third at 148, and Ryan Bozard of Charleston tied for fifth at 149.

Father-Son/Daughter Tournament

Summerville Country Club will hold its Father-Son/Daughter Tournament on June 25-26. The tournament is a captain’s choice event with an entry fee of $180 per team.

Summerville Country Club’s Roy Meyers Junior Open will be played July 22. The tournament is open to male and female golfers ages 7-18 with a $25 entry fee.

Call 843-873-2210 ext. 1 or email [email protected] for information.

Glaze joins SCJGA

James Island native Garrett Glaze, a Presbyterian College graduate, has been hired as tournament coordinator for the SC Junior Golf Association.


Wendy Roach, May 29, Bulls Bay Golf Club, No. 17, 122 yards, 4-hybrid. Witnesses: Anne DuMont, Vicki Sheehan.

Mike Grayson, May 30, Country Club of Charleston, no. 11, 135 yards, 8-iron. Witnesses: Ty Cline, Frank Ford, Lon Burris.

Becky Wilson, May 31, Ocean Winds-Seabrook Island Club, No. 8, 130 yards, 5-wood. Witness: Lou Anne Simpson.

Bob Beasts, June 1, Charleston Municipal Golf Course, No. 14, 100 yards, pitching wedge. Witnesses: George Bren, Bobby Thigpen, Ken Peed.

maeve finan, June 5, Ocean Winds-Seabrook Island Club, No. 12, 100 yards, 5-hybrid. Witnesses: Bill Finan, Larry Buchman, Kathleen Buchman.

Jim DiLella, June 7, Crooked Oaks-Seabrook Island Club, No. 5, 112 yards, 9-iron. Witnesses: Rod Rickabaugh, David LeBlanc.

Jane Bowers, June 9, Dunes West Golf Club, no. 6, 87 yards, 8-iron. Witnesses: Evie Wasson, Annette Kellner, Kathy DuBois.

Bob Bloomberg, June 12, Coosaw Creek Country Club, no. 3, 115 yards, 7-iron. Witnesses: Kirk Bloomberg, Pete Chalas.

A hole-in-one should be reported by the golf course. Please email aces to [email protected] and to [email protected]

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