Georgia-South Carolina Junior Challenge Match Event History

The Georgia-South Carolina Junior Challenge Match is an annual competition between male amateur junior golfers representing the GSGA and the South Carolina Golf Association. Initiated to promote junior golf and camaraderie between the two states, this event was the first interstate junior match to be held in the country when it started in 1976. Players qualify for the team by finishing in the top eight at their state's Junior Championship.

Georgia has a distinguished list of past competitors, including PGA Tour professionals and Georgia Golf Hall of Famers Davis Love III, Larry Mize and Gene Sauers, touring pro Bob Tway, and Georgia Amateur Champions Bill Bergin (1981), Carter Mize (1993-94), Jack Croyle (2000), Jonathan Shiflet (2002), Brian Harman (2005), Harris English (2007), Russell Henley (2008-09), Lee Knox (2010 and 2012) and current champion Jimmy Beck (2013).

Overall Record: Georgia leads South Carolina 24-13-4

Year
Champion
Hometown
Runner-Up
Result
Site
1976
Georgia
609 - 628
Houndslake Country Club, Aiken, SC
1977
Georgia
600 - 640
Goshen Plantation, Augusta
1978
South Carolina
607 - 611
Country Club of Lexington, Lexington, SC
1979
Georgia
601 - 605
Augusta Country Club
1980
South Carolina
585 - 607
Houndslake Country Club, Aiken, SC
1981
Georgia
621 - 638
Houndslake Country Club, Aiken, SC
1982
Georgia
918 - 926
Brunswick Country Club
1983
Georgia
889 - 919
Country Club of Orangeburg, Orangeburg, SC
1984
South Carolina
464 - 478
Atlanta Athletic Club
1985
Georgia
923 - 925
Greenville Country Club, Greenville, SC
1986
Georgia
893 - 965
Atlanta Athletic Club
1987
Georgia
905 - 926
Country Club of Orangeburg, Orangeburg, SC
1988
Georgia
895 - 931
Atlanta Country Club, Marietta
1989
Georgia
921 - 945
Haig Point Club, Daufuskie Island, SC
1990
South Carolina
906 - 923
Country Club of the South, Alpharetta
1991
South Carolina
890 - 911
Woodside Plantation, Aiken, SC
1992
Georgia
894 - 939
St. Ives Country Club, Duluth
1993
Georgia
914 - 921
Wild Dunes Resort, Isle of Palms, SC
1994
Georgia
875 - 884
Augusta Country Club
1995
Switched to Match Play format
1995
South Carolina
8 1/2 - 7 1/2
Thornblade Club, Greenville, SC
1996
1997
South Carolina
9 1/2 - 6 1/2
The CC of Charleston, Charleston, SC
1998
South Carolina
11 - 5
Idle Hour Club, Macon
1999
South Carolina
8 1/2 - 7 1/2
Secession Golf Club, Beaufort, SC
2000
Georgia
10 - 6
The Farm Golf Club, Rocky Face
2001
Georgia
9 1/2 - 6 1/2
Palmetto Golf Club, Aiken, SC
2002
South Carolina
8 1/2 - 7 1/2
Peachtree Golf Club, Atlanta
2003
South Carolina
9 - 7
Harbour Town Golf Links, Hilton Head, SC
2004
Georgia
12 1/2 - 3 1/2
Sea Island Golf Club, St. Simons Island
2005
Georgia
9 1/2 - 6 1/2
Yeaman's Hall, Hanahan, SC
2006
Georgia
9 - 7
East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta
2007
South Carolina
9 1/2 - 6 1/2
Sage Valley Golf Club, Graniteville, SC
2008
Georgia
11 1/2 - 4 1/2
Hawks Ridge Golf Club, Ball Ground
2009
South Carolina
11 1/2 - 4 1/2
The Reserve at Lake Keowee, Sunset, SC
2010
Tie
8 - 8
Atlanta Country Club, Marietta
2011
Georgia
10 - 6
May River Golf Club, Bluffton, SC
2012
Tie
4 - 4 4 - 4
Golf Club at Cuscowilla, Eatonton, GA
2013
Georgia
11 1/2 - 4 1/2
Forest Lake Club, Columbia, SC
2014
Tie
8 - 8
Ansley Golf Club-Settindown Creek, Roswell
2015
Georgia
8 1/2 - 7 1/2
Berkeley Hall Club, Bluffton, S.C.
2016
Tie
8 - 8
Idle Hour Club, Macon
2017
South Carolina
11 - 5
Bull's Bay Golf Club, Awendaw, S.C.
2018
South Carolina
10 1/2 - 5 1/2
The Landings Club - Deer Creek, Savannah, GA
2019
South Carolina
10 - 6
Country Club of Spartanburg, Spartanburg, S.C.

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