Cheraw, SC (June 22-23, 2023) – Clear skies and peak summer heat laid in store for the 78 junior golfers teeing it up for the SCJGA Players Series @ Cheraw State Park. With temperatures holding steady in the mid-90’s, low rounds became harder to come by as course conditions firmed up throughout the weekend.

Championship Links: Girls 13-18 Leaderboard | Boys 13-18 Leaderboard

Girls 13-18 Division – Heading into championship Sunday, Reese Richardson (Aynor, SC) found herself atop the leaderboard carding a first round of two-over-par (74). Not far behind, Karsyn Herron (Graniteville, SC) would find herself in the final grouping with Richardson firing off an opening round of three-over-par (75). By the end of Sunday’s final round, Serra Erlenkeuser (Anderson, SC) would join Richardson and Herron in a three-way tie for the lead at eight-over-par (152), after a carding the low round of the championship, one-over-par (73). The trio would head to their 19th hole of the day to decide the championship. On the first and only playoff hole, Herron would secure the championship with a birdie (3) and Richardson claiming runner-up honors with a par (4).

Boys 13-18 Division – After day one, Canon Moriarty (Charleston, SC) would hold the solo lead after carding the lone under-par round of the day, one-under-par (71). However, Moriarty would find himself trailed closely by his competitors with five players within two strokes of the lead heading into Sunday. Four strokes off the lead commencing Sunday’s final round, Cade Jordan (Conway, SC) would close the championship in stellar fashion carding a final round of six-under-par (66) and weekend total of three-under-par (141). Jordan’s impressive play on Sunday would prove to be enough finishing three strokes clear of runner-up, Canon Moriarty.


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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