Chase, Wilson Seal Daniel Meggs Memorial Victories

With the conclusion of the 3rd Daniel Meggs Memorial Junior, Benjamin Chase of Charlotte, N.C. and Hallie Wilson of Lewisville, N.C. both claimed victory. Chase finished 4-under-par, 140 overall and Wilson finished with an impressive 7-under-par, 137.

On the girls side, Wilson led the pack by a large margin for the entirety of the tournament. She finished the opening round at 4-under-par, 68 which was three strokes ahead of the second place position held by Katherine Dann of Charlotte, N.C. She focused on her golf basics for the first round and looked to carry the same focus going into the final round on Tuesday.

“I just kept on sinking putts and hitting the tee shots I needed to, you know, playing it safe,” Wilson said.

Wilson put up spectacular numbers over the two days of stroke play sinking a total of 12 birdies overall. One of these came during the final round on No. 18, giving Wilson an icing on the cake feeling.

She also credited the challenging course for elevating her skillset that she showcased this week, especially when it came to the tee shots.

“The challenge itself really brought out me wanting to play even better than I thought I could,” Wilson said. “The challenge of the course is what made it so fun.”

At just 13 years old, this win is a powerful statement for Wilson, as she showcased what she can do at such a young age while also giving herself the needed confidence and satisfaction that a win brings.

“I’ve been really hoping for a win lately and just finally pulling it off is amazing,” Wilson said. “It feels great and it’s definitely given me the confidence to keep it up. I’m so blessed and I’ve been putting in the hard work and finally see the results. It just feels great.”

Dann earned runner-up with an overall score of 3-under-par, 141 overall. Third was seized by Gracie Song of Waxhaw, N.C. with an overall score of 2-under-par, 142.

In the boys’ championship division, Chase got a sweet taste of triumph against a very tough and consistent field. He finished 1-under-par, 71 in the opening round and teed off in the third to last pairing in the final round. He knew he was going to have to play an incredible final round if he wanted to finish on top.

Chase said he knew he was going to have to chase the competition starting off, so he ensured that he sunk some birdies throughout the front nine as well as hitting in an eagle on No. 10. Going forward, aside from one bogey on No. 14, Chase parred out and held his spot atop the leaderboard.

“[The eagle] felt good because I was two back at that point and then I tied the leader,” Chase said. “I just knew if I stayed steady that I would be in a good position.”

Chase also gave credit to the course, especially when it came to the greens. He noted the firmness which gave him the ability to fly wedges and long iron into the pins.

Chase was surrounded by an elite field that was hot on his tail as he tried to chase down the lead. Players such as Charlie O’Shea of Charlotte, N.C., Hugh Lemonds of Spartanburg, S.C. and Rhodes Baker of Winston-Salem, N.C. were all within one stroke of the lead at various points throughout the day.

“It was tough, I knew there were some people out there that could jump up really quick so I just had to play my own game and hope for the best,” said the newly-minted champion. This was Chase’s first CGA championship victory. He noted how this win has given him motivation going forward with the goal of wanting to win more championships.

As far as this most recent championship goes, Chase remarked that it feels great to be a CGA Champion and that he is looking forward to competing in the years to come.

O’Shea, Lemonds, Baker, Hank Johnson of Newland N.C. and Landon Merrell of Salisbury, N.C. all tied for second in the overall boys division. Their overall score was 2-under-par, 142. Johnson captured the boys’ 14-15 flight while Neel Ladde of Charlotte, N.C. claimed the boys’ 12-13 flight at 7-under-par, 137 overall.


The Carolinas Golf Association would like to extend a thank you to the members and staff of Pine Lake Country Club for their warm welcome and hospitality in hosting the 2022 Daniel Meggs Memorial Junior. We would also like to thank our partners at the HV3 Foundation for their support in this event and in junior golf as a whole.

Daniel Meggs grew up in Charlotte, N.C. and had a highly successful junior golf career winning the Carolinas Golf Association’s inaugural Dogwood State Junior Boys’ Championship and the Joe Cheves Junior Invitational in 2005 along with the Carolinas PGA Charles Tilghman Junior in 2006. Meggs competed in three straight USGA U.S. Junior Amateurs with a top finish tied for 33rd in 2007. Meggs played collegiate golf at Wake Forest University from 2008-2011. After college, Daniel shared his knowledge and love for golf as the Director of Instruction at TPC Piper Glen where he especially loved working with the junior golfers. In May of 2017, just weeks before his wedding to his high school sweetheart Jordan, Meggs was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer. Daniel fought courageously against the cancer for over 2 years before passing away in February of 2020.


3rd Daniel Meggs Memorial Junior

Pine Lake Country Club, Charlotte, N.C.

Final Results

Boys’ Overall

PositionPlayerCity, StateTo ParR1R2Total
1Benjamin ChaseCharlotte, NC, 2024-47169140
T2Charlie O’SheaCharlotte, NC, 2024-27270142
T2Hank JohnsonNewland, NC, 2026-27171142
T2Landon MerrellSalisbury, NC, 2024-27171142
T2Hugh LemondsSpartanburg, SC, 2024-26973142
T2Rhodes BakerWinston-Salem, NC, 2024-27072142
T7Ryan DunnMarvin, NC, 2023-17469143
T7Shea BoganClover, SC, 2024-17172143
T9Jake LewisCary, NC, 2024E7371144
T9Deaton ReedLancaster, SC, 2025E7173144
T9Alex BockMorganton, NC, 2024E7074144
T9Gavin DroseFayetteville, NC, 2023E6975144
T13Aston LeeCharlotte, NC, 2026+17570145
T13Ryan BozardHollywood, SC, 2023+17273145
T15Kola AbuduCharlotte, NC, 2024+27571146
T15Matthew McDougallWaxhaw, NC, 2023+27769146
T15Jordan WilliamsCharlotte, NC, 2024+27472146
T15Tyler DorseyCharlotte, NC, 2023+27472146
T15Taft CourieFayetteville, NC, 2027+27274146
T15Barek CardellShelby, NC, 2023+27175146
T21Ryan MastertonConcord, NC, 2023+37572147
T21CJ PetersonWake Forest, NC, 2024+37473147
T21Michael SchaalChapel Hill, NC, 2023+37374147
T24Aiden McCallMooresville, NC, 2024+47672148
T24Aedan BarnesCharlotte, NC, 2023+47672148
T24Sam TerryThomasville, NC, 2026+47573148
T24Owen AtkinsonColumbia, SC, 2027+47672148
T24Garrison WelbornWaxhaw, NC, 2025+47771148
T24Ethan HayesStanley, NC, 2024+47573148
T30Chase McLaughlinKernersville, NC, 2024+57673149
T30Jeremy VoigtWaxhaw, NC, 2023+57772149
T30Jude CarperCornelius, NC, 2025+57475149
33Matteo BlanchfieldMooresville, NC, 2023+67575150
T34Freddy OrtmannGreensboro, NC, 2024+77576151
T34Andrew SeveneCary, NC, 2024+77477151
36Landon MorseIndian Trail, NC, 2024+87973152
T37Tyler TaberMount Pleasant, SC, 2025+97677153
T37Til WagnerCharlotte, NC, 2026+97578153
T37David GeeHickory, NC, 2026+97974153
T40Daniel NorrisGreensboro, NC, 2024+107876154
T40Simon DiMaggioHollywood, SC, 2023+107975154
T42Ian DoyleWake Forest, NC, 2023+117679155
T42Samanyu BediWest End, NC, 2023+117976155
T42Atley GabrielClaremont, NC, 2023+117481155
45Danny HorganBelmont, NC, 2024+128175156
T46Landon HawleyCharlotte, NC, 2023+137681157
T46Edward NashAsheville, NC, 2023+138275157
T48Devyn SuttonFort Mill, SC, 2023+147979158
T48Trevor ProicouCharlotte, NC, 2026+147484158
T48Alexander MurphyMonroe, NC, 2023+148078158
T48Nathan SkubicRaleigh, NC, 2023+148375158
52Brant DattiloWake Forest, NC, 2023+158178159
53Caedmon AlbertynMonroe, NC, 2026+167981160
T54Reid HeatonCharlotte, NC, 2025+178081161
T54Chase McEvoyWaxhaw, NC, 2025+178081161
T54Landon HelmsMonroe, NC, 2027+178180161
T57Michael CurrieCharlotte, NC, 2024+187983162
T57William AdamsCharlotte, NC, 2024+188280162
T59Hershal PatelClemmons, NC, 2024+198380163
T59Logan ErwinWaxhaw, NC, 2023+198578163
T61Filip VestlundCharlotte, NC, 2025+218085165
T61Luke SbardellaHarrisburg, NC, 2023+218184165
63Marshall SaundersCharlotte, NC, 2025+248583168
64George HintonCharlotte, NC, 2024+288686172
65Jonathan CaulderCharlotte, NC, 2027+329086176
66Thomas PriceCharlotte, NC, 2025+359089179
67Kyle DaughertyMatthews, NC, 2023+369882180
WDJonathan SwitzerCharlotte, NC, 202682WDWD
WDMichael SwitzerCharlotte, NC, 202592WDWD
NSWills HutchinsonCharlotte, NC, 2026NS NS
NSClayton TaylorInman, SC, 2024NS NS

Girls’ Overall

PositionPlayerCity, StateTo ParR1R2Total
1Hallie WilsonLewisville, NC, 2027-76869137
2Katherine DannCharlotte, NC, 2023-37170141
3Gracie SongWaxhaw, NC, 2026-27270142
4Victoria FanCharlotte, NC, 2024+57475149
5Kelsey SciaccaCharlotte, NC, 2026+97578153
6Emma MillerCharlotte, NC, 2024+128076156
7Madison DialHigh Point, NC, 2025+178081161
8Teryn  DaltonYork, SC, 2024+198083163
9Emily RosenscheinConcord, NC, 2024+218382165
10Audrey LiuWeddington, NC, 2027+248187168
T11Kellyn ArnoldMarvin, NC, 2025+258683169
T11Lujain KhalilSouthern Pines, NC, 2024+258386169
13Sydney DurhamWaxhaw, NC, 2025+5010391194

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