The N.C. All-State Girl’s Junior team by the Tarheel Youth Golf Association (TYGA) first team includes 2008 N.C. Junior Player of the Year Courtney Gunter of Matthews. Gunter, a high school senior, finished in the top ten in eight out of fifteen junior events which included her third straight N.C. High School 1A/2A/3A title. Also named to the first team were Courtney Taylor of Gastonia, the Dogwood State Junior champion; Sarah Almond of Albemarle, qualifier for the U.S. Women’s Open; Meghan Moore of Bahama, runner-up in the Rex Hospital Pro-Junior; Courtney McKim of Raleigh, winner of the AJGA Randy Wise Junior; Sarah Bae of Raleigh, winner of the Coastal Plains Junior; Jessica Hook of Wilmington, runner-up in the NC Junior and Twin State Championships; Katie Kirk of Davidson, winner of the Ken & Betty Isaac Junior; Katherine Perry of Cary, winner of the NC Trusted Choice Big "I" Junior; and Shannon Prunty of Oak Ridge, winner of the Precision Golf Girls' Championship.
To be eligible, girls’ must have played in a minimum of 7 TYGA N.C. rankings events from December 1, 2007 through November 30, 2008.
The awards were determined by a combination of each player’s scoring differential and the total points earned in the rankings events.
The players will be honored at the N.C. Junior Golf Night Awards Banquet Friday, December 26, 2008 at Little River Golf and Resort in Carthage, NC.