CAROLINAS JUNIOR SIDE SET FOR THE 32nd CAROLINAS-VIRGINIAS JUNIOR TEAM MATCHES
WEST END, NC August 13, 2014 –– Reigning Carolina Golf Association (CGA) Carolinas Junior champion Henry Shimp of Charlotte, NC leads a group of eight golfers who will represent the Carolinas Junior team against their Virginias counterparts at the 32nd Virginias-Carolinas Junior Matches, set for Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 16-17 at River Landing Golf Club in Wallace, N.C.
Shimp won his first CGA championship in a playoff over Andrew Wilmoth of Raleigh, NC in late July at Camden CC in Camden, SC. Shimp will be returning to NC for the team matches after competing in the US Amateur Championship in Atlanta, GA earlier this week.
Also named to the team were Christian Baliker (Simpsonville, SC.); RJ Bartolomucci (Hilton Head, SC); Trace Crowe (Bluffton, SC); Jack Parrott (Columbia, SC); Nolan Mills, Jr. (Charlotte, NC); Alex Smalley (Wake Forest, NC) and Andrew Wilmoth (Raleigh, NC). The Carolinas team is captained by CGA board member Dan O’Connell of Spartanburg, SC.
Bartolomucci secured his spot on the Carolinas junior team by winning the SC Junior Match Play Championship in July at CC of Newberry in Newberry, SC. Parrott won the SC Golf Association’s SC Junior (stroke play) Championship to earn his place on the junior team. In June, Smalley won the NC Junior Championship (match play) at Roaring Gap Club in Roaring Gap, NC to receive his spot on the team. Wilmoth received his invitation by finishing as the runner-up to Shimp in the Carolinas Junior. Mills won the recent Dogwood State Junior (NC stroke play) Championship at Sapona Ridge CC in Lexington, NC to obtain his spot on the junior team. Crowe and Baliker had outstanding summers and were both captain’s picks by O’Connell.
The team match format consists of foursome (starting at 8:00 a.m.) and four-ball competitions (beginning at approximately 1 p.m.) scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 16, followed by eight singles matches, which get underway at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 17. Teams will be vying for the Vinny Giles Trophy, honoring the Virginia amateur legend. One point is available per each match.
At last year’s matches, the eight-golfer Carolinas team won six of the eight closing day singles matches to post a five-point victory (10½-5½) against Virginias in the event conducted at Boonsboro Country Club in Lynchburg, Va. Carolinas leads the all-time series 16-14-1 and is riding a three-match win streak dating back to 2011. The event alternates between its traditional Virginia home of Boonsboro Country Club and alternates between sites in the Carolinas.
The Carolinas Junior team is selected by the winners of the junior championships in North and South Carolina and by two captain’s picks that are based on the players’ performances in select junior tournaments.
The following is a look at results in the matches’ history:
Year Winner Score Site
1983 Carolinas 31.5-16.5 Boonsboro CC, Lynchburg, VA
1984 Carolinas 28.5-19.5 CC of North Carolina, Pinehurst, NC
1985 Carolinas 31.5-16.5 Boonsboro CC, Lynchburg, VA
1986 Carolinas 30.5-17.5 CC of North Carolina, Pinehurst, NC
1987 Virginias 24.5-23.5 Boonsboro CC, Lynchburg, VA
1988 Carolinas 26.5-21.5 CC of North Carolina, Pinehurst, NC
1989 Carolinas 27-21 Boonsboro CC, Lynchburg, VA
1990 Carolinas 27-21 CC of North Carolina, Pinehurst, NC
1991 Virginias 28-20 Boonsboro CC, Lynchburg, VA
1992 Carolinas 27-21 CC of North Carolina, Pinehurst, NC
1993 Virginias 29-19 Boonsboro CC, Lynchburg, VA
1994 Carolinas 26-22 CC of North Carolina, Pinehurst, NC
1995 Carolinas 24.5- 23.5 Boonsboro CC, Lynchburg, VA
1996 Virginias 27.5-20.5 CC of North Carolina, Pinehurst, NC
1997 Carolinas 25-23 Boonsboro CC, Lynchburg, VA
1998 Virginias 26-22 CC of North Carolina, Pinehurst, NC
1999 Virginias 29-19 Boonsboro CC, Lynchburg, VA
2000 Carolinas 38-10 CC of North Carolina, Pinehurst, NC
2001 Virginias 31-17 Boonsboro CC, Lynchburg, VA
2002 Virginias 30.5-17.5 Pine Needles, Southern Pines, NC
2003 Carolinas 8 – 4 Boonsboro CC, Lynchburg, VA
2004 Virginias 7.5 – 4.5 Old North State Club, New London, NC
2005 Virginias 8 – 8 Boonsboro CC, Lynchburg, VA
2006 Carolinas 10-6 Chapel Hill CC, Chapel Hill, NC
2007 Virginias 10-6 Boonsboro CC, Lynchburg, VA
2008 Virginias 9-7 The Club at Irish Creek, Kannapolis, NC
2009 Virginias 9.5-6.5 Boonsboro CC, Lynchburg, VA
2010 Virginias 9-7 CC of Landfall (Dye), Wilmington, NC
2011 Carolinas 9.5-6.5 Boonsboro CC, Lynchburg, VA
2012 Carolinas 12.5-3.5 Hope Valley CC, Durham, NC
2013 Carolinas 10.5-5.5 Boonsboro CC, Lynchburg, VA
CAROLINAS JUNIOR TEAM ROSTER FOR THE 32nd VIRGINIAS-CAROLINAS
|Christian Baliker||16||Simpsonville, SC|
|RJ Bartolomucci||17||Hilton Head, SC|
|Trace Crowe||17||Bluffton, SC|
|Jack Parrott||15||Columbia, SC|
|Nolan Mills, Jr.||17||Charlotte, NC|
|Henry Shimp||17||Charlotte, NC|
|Alex Smalley||17||Wake Forest, NC|
|Andrew Wilmoth||14||Raleigh, NC|
Team Captain: Mr. Dan O’Connell, Spartanburg, SC
Andrew Blair, Virginia State Golf Association, and Jason Cox, Carolinas Golf Association, each contributed to this announcement.
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