Young golfer Surcey wins state crown


Bartow County native Christina Brooke Surcey won a Georgia Junior Golf state championship at Eagles Landing Country Club last week.

Surcey, 11, shot 45-44 over two days of 9-hole play to beat Haven Ward of Atlanta by two strokes in the 13-and-under bracket of the 9-Hole Club Championship.

She had qualified for the championship by finishing tied for first in the standings that were calculated over eight tournaments this summer.

The win qualified her for the Georgia Sub-Regional of the Drive, Chip and Putt competition, the PGA’s premier showcase for younger golfers.

That competition will take place on Sunday.

Surcey is coached by Bill Hassell at the Cartersville Country Club. She will attend Cass Middle School in the fall.