Burgess wins the CGA triple crown

Gracyn Burgess becomes the first golfer to win the triple crown of girls golf in the Carolinas. (CGA photo)

Gracyn Burgess is going to be a lot stronger by the end of the summer. The future Clemson golfer has been lifting some very big heavy trophies this year.

She became the first junior girls’ golfer in Carolinas history to win the Carolinas Junior Girls’, Twin States Junior Girls’, and Vicki DiSantis Girls Championships in the same year.

Burgess was presented the Marjorie Burns trophy as the CGA Girls champion after she won the 54 hole event at The Country Club of South Carolina in Florence.

The Lexington golfer shot a final round 2-under par 70 to break out of a four-way tie at the top of the leader board to get her third major victory of the summer.

Gracyn Burgess shot a final round 2-under par 70 to win the CGA Girls Championship.

“I never pictured my summer going like this,” said Burgess. “I am so excited to be able to win this tournament. I cannot thank my family and God enough,” she said.

Burgess finished with a 213 total and a four shot win over Elle Johnson of Spartanburg and Jodee Tindal of Rock Hill.

First round leader Carly Lyvers of Simpsonville and defending champion Emily Hawkins of Lexington, NC tied for fourth place.

Burgess was the only golfer to finish the event under par.

Elle Johnson of Inman moved up to take second place int he CGA event. (CGA Photo)

“My bogey free round yesterday gave the momentum coming into today. I started really good today and was two-under at the turn. From there I just put it on cruise control,” she said.

Burgess was the Beth Daniel SCJGA Girls golfer of the year last year. Her victory in the CGA event keeps here on top of the standings and in position to win a second player of the year title.

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