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Top SC junior girl golfers come to Hilton Head for weekend of competition and mentoring by LPGA legends

WSCGA-Junior Golf Foundation High School Girls Invitational at Moss Creek

Hilton Head, SC (September 20, 2023) -- Junior girl golfers from across South Carolina will be at Moss Creek Golf Club in Hilton Head for the Women's South Carolina Golf Association (WSCGA)-Junior Golf Foundation 2023 High School Girls Invitational & Mentoring Weekend, hosted by Rosie Jones, September 30-October 1. The field of 72 players includes 15 teams and 12 individual golfers who will compete over 36 holes in two days at the Fazio-designed Devil’s Elbow South Course. The field includes many highly ranked high school golfers such as Bridget Wilkie (#4) from Hilton Head Prep and Ansley Bryson (#5) who plays for the 2022 3A State Champions Seneca High School.

Teams representing all regions of the Palmetto State—from North Myrtle Beach to Hilton Head—will interact with Jones, a 13-time LPGA Tour winner, seven-time U.S. Solheim Cup competitor, and a resident of Moss Creek, and fellow LPGA Tour Legends: Clarissa Childs, Jackie Gallagher-Smith, Cathy Johnston-Forbes, Leta Lindley, Michelle McGann, and Hollis Stacy.  

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“We’ve planned a weekend program to celebrate the game of golf through mentoring, camaraderie, and warm hospitality,” said Jones.  “We’ll also showcase the skills of these emerging young golfers to the gallery and sponsors.”

The weekend’s mantra is “Play with Purpose” and includes a professional exhibition and a mentoring dinner where the pros will interact directly with the girls. Junior golfers will have opportunities to hear about life on and off the course from these LPGA Tour winners and local businesswomen, including Karen Tekulsky, Vice President and Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley, who is the weekend’s presenting sponsor and featured dinner speaker.  

Net proceeds will support the WSCGA Junior Golf Foundation’s efforts to provide role models, resources, and opportunities for South Carolina’s young girl golfers beyond the golf course, paving the way for future success. 

Official Partners and Supporters of the event include the Heritage Classic Foundation, CRAB Group, Seaquins Ballroom, Churchich Recreational Design, Newsletter Station, Sign-D’Sign, and Moss Creek members. 

Moss Creek has a long history of hosting women’s golf events at the collegiate and professional levels. The Moss Creek Women's Invitational was an official LPGA Tour event from 1976 to 1985.  Hollis Stacy won the tournament in 1980 and 1983. In 2017 the community hosted the WSCGA Junior Girls Championship.  Devil’s Elbow South has been referred to by Golf Digest as "a beauty with a bite." Much of the course stretches by the salt marshes along the Intracoastal Waterway and Mackay Creek. 

Net proceeds from the two-day event will fund lessons, tournament travel, and additional mentoring for South Carolina’s top junior girl golfers. 

To learn more about the tournament, contact Clarissa Childs,  For additional information about the Moss Creek community, access the web site at  

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About the Women's South Carolina Golf Association (WSCGA) and Junior Golf Foundation

The WSCGA is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization founded in 1949 to promote and serve the best interests of women's golf in SC.  It does so by hosting tournaments for all skill levels throughout the state, and in conjunction with the CGA provides free seminars for members that cover the Rules of Golf, Pace of Play and Etiquette, rates SC golf courses for women players, and provides handicap services to members. Additionally, the WSCGA supervises the WSCGA Junior Golf Foundation, also a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with a mission of enhancing the lives of juniors through exposure to the game of golf by fostering competition, sportsmanship, and appreciation for the integrity of the game.

About Morgan Stanley

For 87 years, Morgan Stanley has worked to meet the financial needs of its clients, from individuals and families to institutions and corporations. With a history of innovation and a passion for cutting-edge ideas, Morgan Stanley has established itself as a global leader in the financial services industry, always evolving to serve our clients and our communities. Everything done at Morgan Stanley is guided by five core values:  Do the right thing, put clients first, lead with exceptional ideas, commit to diversity and inclusion, and give back.

About Moss Creek

For over 45 years, Moss Creek has been a place where families have come together to enjoy the best life has to offer in the awe-inspiring natural environment of one of the most stunning pieces of real estate in the Lowcountry. At Moss Creek, we live to reward a life of hard work with all that our membership has to offer … community, connection, contentment … and to savor a private club and home community lifestyle unlike any other in the Lowcountry.

Media Contact:
Karen Moraghan
Hunter Public Relations

Media Notes:

  • A complete list of competitors is attached, including players from Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Charleston, and Pawley’s Island.
  • LPGA Legends will be available for interviews by advance request.

FIELD (as of September 14, 2023)

Bridget WilkieHilton Head PrepBluffton#4
Avery SmithAshley RidgeSummerville
Akiera SanchezAcademic MagnetGoose Creek
Savannah SansomCarolina ForestMyrtle Beach
Grayson BonnerLucy BeckhamMount Pleasant
Benedicta PollardSwanseaSwansea
Peyton O'BrienDW DanielClemson#15
Jackie FreiberOceansideMount Pleasant
Anna LaPourBlufftonBluffton
Ava CunninghamFort MillFort Mill
Caitlyn GainesRiver BluffLexington

May RiverBlufftonClaire Green, Okatie (#6) and Robbin Zetrouer, Bluffton (#14)
ChapinChapin2A State Champions 2022 – Olivia Roberts (#7), Mia Andrade (#9) and Lilly Reed Black, (#10)
WaccamawPawleys Island
SenecaSeneca3A State Champions 2022 – Ansley Bryson (#5)
AC FloraColumbia
WandoMount PleasantGrace Lindsey, Mount Pleasant (#8)
North Myrtle BeachNorth Myrtle Beach
MauldinMauldinOlivia Pellerin, Greenville (#3)
TL HannaAnderson
Blue RidgeGreer
Hilton Head Island Hilton Head
PickensPickens4A State Champions 2022, Ashton Mosely (#42)