The Carolinas narrowly won the final-day singles competition, but the Virginias rallied late and took a two-point overall victory on Sunday at the 28th Virginias-Carolinas Junior Matches.
The eight-golfer Virginias team won three of the final four singles matches to win the championship at the Country Club of Landfall’s Pete Dye course in Wilmington.
One point was available per each match. The Virginias, which led by two points after the first day, won 9-7 to win the Vinny Giles Trophy, named for a Virginia amateur icon. The Carolinas team, which included Andy Knox of Cary, won the final-day singles matches, 4½-3½.
The Virginias' four-match win streak matches the longest string of victories by either team, equaling the Carolinas' run in the first four years of the series from 1983 to 1986, according to the Virginia State Golf Association news release.
Sunday's singles matches
Davis Womble, High Point, defeated Jake Mondy, Blacksburg, Va., 2 up
Carter Page, Waynesville, defeated Brian Anania, Hurricane, W.Va., 3 and 2
Cody Proveaux, Leesville, S.C., defeated Adam Ball, Richmond, Va., 3 and 2
Bryce Chalkley, Richmond, Va., halved Andy Knox, Cary
Matt Ball, Jr., Richmond, Va., defeated Trevor Cone, Concord, 2 up
Will Starke, Columbia, S.C., defeated Alex Lloyd, Virginia Beach, Va, 2 and 1
Jack Adkins, Martinsville, Va., defeated Hayden Garrett, Easley, S.C., 2 and 1
Ashton Newsome, Chesapeake, Va., defeated Victor Wiggins, Gastonia, 3 and 1
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