Sydney Roberts was very happy when she shot a 7-under part 65 to win the Lady Rebel Invitational High School Tournament at River Falls Plantation.
The Chesnee golfer was even happier after winning her first Carolinas Golf Association championship.
Roberts won the Jimmy Anderson Girl’s Invitational in Jacksonville, NC. finishing the 36 hole event at 6-under par.
“Last week definitely helped my confidence,” Roberts said. “I knew coming into this week, there were a ton of great girls in the field and I knew it would be a good one to win,”she said.
Roberts took the first round lead after shooting a 2-under par 70. It gave her a 1-shot advantage over Adrian Anderson from Murrells Inlet.
Anderson is on top of the South Carolina Junior Golf girl’s ranking. She won the WSCGA Girl’s Junior title in June and has 11 top-10 finishes in the 15 tournaments she has played this year.
“I knew it would be tough. I just wanted to keep the hammer down and not waste a shot,” Roberts said.
A bogey on her third hole dropped Anderson to 2-shots behind Roberts who mad the turn with a 4-shot lead.
The only blemish on Roberts’ final round scorecard was a bogey on number 14. The leader lost a shot on the hole and had her lead cut in half when Anderson carded a birdie on the same hole.
“I can be superstitious and I was not gonna look at the leaderboard, but I knew we were close. I knew I wasn’t gonna let (the bogey) get the best of me,” she said.
Roberts followed up her only bogey with a birdie on the next hole. She closed out her round with a birdie on the final hole to finish the championship with a 4-under par 68.
Her two round total of 138 was 2-shots better than Anderson. Maria Attwood from Holly Springs, NC was third with a 144 total.
“This one is special. I’m glad I finally pulled off a big win because I’ve never won a CGA event before,” Roberts said.
Tournament scores available at: https://cga.golfgenius.com/pages/2676334