Hear from Phoebe Carles about her win at the WSCGA Foundation
Carles wins WSCGA Foundation Championship
Phoebe Carles broke out of a first round tie with Mary Kathryn Talledo to win the Women’s South Carolina Golf Association Foundation championship at Stoney Point in Greenwood.
Carles, from Clinton, fell two shots behind Talledo at the turn in the final round.
“I got off to a rough start,” said Carles. “I bogeyed two of my first three holes. I was just trying to keep it together,” she said.
Carles recovered from the difficult start and birdied the fourteenth hole to get back within a shot of Talledo.
While Talledo, from Boiling Springs, suffered a pair of bogeys on number 15 and 16, Carles was able to put four solid pars on her scorecard for the win.
“I knew anything could happen on 16,17 and 18. I wasn’t comfortable until I made my last putt,” Carles said.
The winner posted rounds of 72 and 76 for a 148 total and the victory.
Earlier in the same week Carles played in the boys AAA state championship for Clinton.
The rising senior was fifth after the first round and finished in a tie for 11th place playing from the same tees as the boys.
“I had been playing boys high school golf and the courses were much longer. I hadn’t had to hit wedges in awhile. It was fun,” she said.
The second round was played in windy conditions. Chloe Holder from Wren High School was the only golfer to post an under-par round either day.
Holder shot a 1-under par 71 to finish in a tie for third place with Karlee Vardas from Lexington.
Adrian Anderson from Murrells Inlet and Kayleigh Reinke from Rock Hill tied for 5th place.