CHERAW, SC - Cloudy, wet conditions greeted 68 junior golfers on Wednesday morning for the final round of the Players Series at Cheraw State Park. Despite the soft conditions, Cheraw State Park Golf Course showed its teeth and only allowed one competitor to finish the tournament under par.


Championship Links:   Final Results (Boys 13-18) | Final Results (Girls 13-18)


Ella Kate Barnett (Galivants Ferry) added to her trophy collection on Wednesday afternoon, finishing the tournament at nine-over par (153), which was good enough for a four-stroke victory over runner-up Karsyn Herron (Graniteville). Aynor's Reese Richardson finished alone in third place at 14-over par (158).


The Players Series at Cheraw State Park is Barnett's second victory on the Players Series in 2023 and her fourth since August of 2022. The Aynor native now holds the lead in the Girls 13-18 Players Series Point Standings.


Carson Jordan (Conway) entered Wednesday's final round one stroke behind overnight leader Caden Olsommer (Anderson). Jordan carded a second-consecutive round of one-under par (71) to win by three strokes over runner-up Sawyer MacLean of Simpsonville. Olsommer finished in third after a final round of four-over par (76).


With his victory at Cheraw State Park, Carson Jordan moved into third place in the Boys 13-18 Players Series Point Standings. Jordan also captured the Players Series at Crowfield in June of 2022.


The SCJGA would like to extend a special thanks to the staff and membership of Cheraw State Park Golf Course for their hospitality and commitment to junior golf in South Carolina!



About the SCJGA Players Series


In February of 2022, the South Carolina Junior Golf Association announced a brand-new tournament series called the Players Series that is designed to give junior golfers from South Carolina the opportunity to develop their skills and earn exemptions into future Major Championships hosted by the SCJGA. The Players Series schedule begins with the Fripp Island Junior Challenge in early February and consists of 15 different tournaments by the end of 2023.


All Players Series events are included in the Heritage Classic Foundation Rankings, as well as the year-long Players Series points standings, which will reward players with exemptions into future SCJGA Major Championships based on the standings at the conclusion of the year. All Players Series events are included in the year-long points race, as well as all statewide SCJGA One-Days such as the President’s Day One Day.


´╗┐About the South Carolina Junior Golf Association


The purpose of the South Carolina Junior Golf Association is to continue the history and traditions of the ancient game of golf through its members and an active outreach to the youth of our state.   Established in 1990 by community leaders with a love for the game and a commitment to passing on golf’s heritage to the youth of South Carolina, the SCJGA is committed to meeting the needs of all young people in the state and providing playing opportunities to boys and girls that might not otherwise have the chance to experience golf and its many benefits. Through affordable opportunities of play, instruction and competition, juniors of all ages, walks of life and skill levels will be touched by the character of the game. It helps to teach them honor, sportsmanship and respect and makes them better prepared to face the challenges ahead in life.


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