N.C. junior golf’s best honored by the Carolinas Golf Association and the Tarheel Youth Golf Association
West End, NC—Sarah Bae of Cary and Davis Womble of High Point have been named the
2010 N.C. Junior Players of the Year by the Tarheel Youth Golf Association (TYGA) and the
Carolinas Golf Association (CGA). The N.C. Junior Player of the Year award recognizes one
girl and one boy who have had the most successful year in amateur and junior golf events at
the local, state, regional and national levels.
Bae, a 16 year old high school sophomore at Athens Drive High School,
captured 10 individual titles including the CGA’s Dogwood State Junior
Championship, the Roy Jones Junior and the Jimmy Anderson Junior
along with winning seven junior tour events conducted by the Peggy Kirk
Bell Girls’ Tour (2), the Tarheel Golf Tour (4) and the Eastern Junior Golf
Tour (1). Bae competed in 21 junior events and finished with a stroke
average of 74.2 and finished outside the top 7 in those events only once.
Womble, a 17 year old junior at Wesleyan Christian Academy, had an
impressive year high-lighted with victories in the CGA’s Carolinas Junior
Championship, the Donald Ross Junior and was the medalist in the
CGA’s N.C. Junior Championship. Womble also tied for fourth in the
U.S. Junior Amateur Championship stroke play qualifying and then
reached the round of 32 in the match play portion of the national
championship tournament. Womble had nine tournament scores at 69
or better and finished with a stroke average of 72.14 with eight top ten finishes in the 14
junior events. Womble has verbally committed to play college golf at Wake Forest.
The Player of the Year awards were determined by a combination of each player’s
tournament scoring differential and the total points earned in the TYGA NC rankings events
from December 1, 2009 through November 30, 2010.
These outstanding juniors, along with the 2010 All-State Girls’ and Boys’ teams, will be
honored at the N.C. Junior Golf Night Awards Banquet on Monday, December 27, 2010 at
Pine Needles Resort in Southern Pines, NC.