GOLF BAG: CGA Honors Elleana Collins
Sixteen-year-old Eleana Collins' outstanding play over the past year has earned the Pinehurst resident and high school senior a berth on the All-Carolinas Junior Girls' Team.
The other two members of the team are Carolinas Player of the Year Rachel Uremovich of Hilton Head Island and Abby Bools of Hickory.
The boys' team consists of Carolinas Junior Player of the year McCuen Elmore of Cheraw, S.C., Jacob Burger of Orangeburg, S.C., and Wesley Bryan of Chapin, S.C.
The All-Carolinas Junior Team and Player of the Year awards are the result of a nine week, 11-event series of junior tournaments run by six associations that are the grassroots of junior golf in the Carolinas.
The three leading points recipients in each division (boys and girls) are invited to the Carolinas Golf Association's Annual Meeting and Golf Night Feb. 9 at the Country Club of South Carolina in Florence, where they will be recognized.
Participating associations are the Carolinas Golf Association, Carolinas PGA, North Carolina Independent Insurance Agents, South Carolina Golf Association, Women's Carolinas Golf Association and Women's South Carolina Golf Association.
Collins earned her place on the girls' team by winning the N.C. Carolina Junior Championship and the Carolinas Girls' Championship and finishing third in the N.C. Trusted Insurance Junior Championship.
Uremovich and Collins represented the triumphant Carolinas team in the Mid-Atlantic Challenge Junior Girls Team Matches.
Uremovich, a 16-year-old high school sophomore, captured the 2006 girls' Player of the Year Award by winning the S.C. Junior Match Play Championship, The Blade Junior Classic and the Twin States Girl's Championship along with being the runner-up in the S.C. Junior Girl's Championship.
Bools, an 18-year-old freshman at East Carolina University, took advantage of her last summer of junior golf by winning the CPGA Westfields Championship, finishing tied for fifth in the N.C. Junior Championship, tying for
second in the Carolinas Girls' Championship, in fourth place in the N.C. Trusted Insurance Junior and tying for fourth in the Twin States Girls' Championship.
Elmore, who has committed to play golf at Clemson University, won the Player of the Year award by 2.5 points over Burger.
Burger, a 16-year-old high school junior, earned his place on the All-Carolinas Team by winning the S.C. Junior Championship, finishing tied for third in the S.C. Junior Match Play Championship and in second place in the Carolinas Junior Championship.
Bryan, also a 16-year-old high school junior, earned his place on the team by tying for fourth place in the S.C. Junior Championship, tying for fifth place in the S.C. Junior Match Play Championship and qualifying for
the U.S. Junior Amateur.
Elmore, Burger and Bryan represented the victorious Carolinas junior team in the Carolinas-Virginias Junior Team Matches.
Rules Seminars: The Carolinas Golf Association (CGA) has announced the schedule for its annual series of USGA Rules of Golf Seminars.
Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club will host one of the seminars Feb. 19 from 4 to 6 p.m. Highland Country Club in Fayetteville hosts one Feb. 28 from 4 to 6 p.m.
The seminars focus on the basics of the Rules and are geared to college and high school golf teams, golfers of all ages and abilities as well as to members of CGA member clubs.
The scheduled 17 seminars are free of charge to attendees, who will view a narrated computer presentation followed by question and answer sessions. Seminars are usually 90 minutes to two hours in duration.
The 2006-2007 Rules of Golf book will be distributed to all participants, and supplemental printed material will be available.
This year's series is the 31st year the CGA has sponsored the Carolinas with Rules of Golf education and annual rules presentations.
There is no formal registration to attend a seminar, however groups of three or more are encouraged to contact the CGA to reserve seating.
PGA members receive two MSR credits for attending.
For further information, contact the CGA, PO Box 319, West End, N.C. 27376, call 673-1000 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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