Junior Golf

Castle and Marter qualify for USGA Championships

Jensen Castle was the only golfer to finish under par and win a spot in the USGA Girls championship. (CGA Photo)

Qualifying tournaments are continuing around the Carolinas for several USGA national championships that will be played in the next several weeks.

Jensen Castle of West Columbia won the qualifying tournament to earn a spot in the USGA Girls Championship.

Castle, who won the South Carolina AAAAA individual championship last year, shot 1-under par round of 71 at Mid-Carolina Golf Club to earn the top spot. She was the only golfer to break par.

Future Clemson golfer Gracyn Burgess shot an even par round of 72 to earn one of the five qualifying spots avaliable. Smith Knaffle of Murrells Inlet  also qualifyied to advance to the naitonal championship.

Baylee Evans of Lancaster and Ell Johnson of Spartanburg are the alternates.

Castle and Burgess will play in the USGA Girls championship at Boone Valley Golf Club in Augusta, Missouri starting on July 24th.

Marter qualifies for US Amateur

Future Wofford golfer Ryan Marter from Columbia will play in the US Amateur. (Photo from SCGA)

Future Wofford golfer Ryan Marter won the qualifying tournament for three spots in the upcoming US Amateur.

Marter had a 36 hole total of 5-under par to win the top spot.

South Carolina golfer Caleb Proveaux is the first alternate from the tournament played at the Columbia Country Club.

The US Amateur will be played this year at Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles starting on

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