Dawson County High School graduate and current Presbyterian College golfer Kasay Holbrook finished 11th overall out of 60 amateur women at Reynolds Landing Golf Course in Greensboro, Ga. July 29 and 30.
The event, formerly known as Women’s Top 40 Competition, was established in 1989 to showcase female amateurs throughout Georgia. The field grew to 56 competitors in 2002 and later expanded to 60 golfers in 2003. The tournament was also renamed in 2003 to the Georgia State Golfers Association (GSGA) Top 60 Women’s Classic.
The field is determined by handicap index, with the 60 lowest entrants receiving positions in the field. The event was broken up into five flights, a championship flight and positions one through four. All golfers played from the same tees and all can be eligible for the overall title.
July 29 saw the tournament begin under rainy conditions. During the second round, play was suspended twice due to stormy weather. The first delay lasted for two hours and 15 minutes, the second delay lasted for 47 minutes.
Holbrook was placed in the second flight with a handicap of three. The course played very difficult with over 6,000 yards of challenging pin placements and obstacles.
Holbrook shot a front nine total of 44 and back nine score of 40 to finish the first day with an 84. It was good enough for a sixth place finish in her flight.
With her dad, Keith Holbrook, caddying, she came back the second day with a marked determination.
Holbrook fired an impressive 37 over the first nine holes with one birdie and six pars. The back nine presented a challenge as Holbrook finished with a 42 for a total of 79 for the day.
Holbrook’s two-day total was a 163. It was good enough to win her flight and finish only two strokes out of the top 10.
“I really enjoyed having my dad as my caddy throughout this tournament. He is my biggest fan and will always find a way to be right by my side on the course,” Holbrook said.
Holbrook will now set her sights on her sophomore season at Presbyterian.