Preview: NC One-Day Series @ Bryan Park Golf Course

On Monday, July 24, the 2017 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour plays the NC One-Day Series event  at Bryan Park Golf Course. Bryan Park, home of the UNCG women’s golf team, is a brilliant course for this one day tournament. The event features a field 53 players from the PKB Girls’ Golf Tour, the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour .

The Prep Series field features 19 golfers. Some top players in the field are, Sasha Hayes (Charlotte, NC 2020), Muskan Uppal (Cornelius, NC 2019), and Emelia Pack (Browns Summit, NC 2019). Sasha is currently ranked 12th in the Prep Order of Merit – NC and finished T3 in her last NC One-Day Series appearance at Forest Oaks CC. Muskan is currently ranked T21 in the Bell National Division Series Order of Merit and finished T13 at the Women’s Health Classic Junior Challenge Symetra Qualifier. Emelia is currently ranked 1st in the Prep Series Order of Merit – NC and finished T6 at the Wolfpack Classic. Each player looks to continue their success next week at the Bryan Park GC.

The Futures Series field features 30 golfers.  A few of the top players in the Futures One-Day Order of Merit in the field includes, Harper Shepherd (Greensboro, NC 2021), Anika Bhatnagar (Cary, NC 2020), and Macy Pate (Boone, NC 2023). Harper is currently ranked T20 in the Futures Order of Merit – NC and finished T6 at the NC One-Day Series at Pine Island CC. Anika is currently ranked 7th in the Futures Order of Merit – NC and finished T4 in her last NC One-Day appearance at MacGregor Downs CC. Macy is currently ranked 1st in the Futures Order of Merit – NC and has place top-10 in her last 4 PKBGT events. Each player looks to continue their success next week at Bryan Park GC.

The Discovery Series field features 4 golfers from North Carolina.

Awards will be presented to the top-4 finishers in the Prep and Futures Divisions, and the top-2 finishers in the Discovery Division. It should be a great event!

The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour is an initiative of the Triad Youth Golf Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation aimed at increasing learning and playing opportunities for youth golfers. Based out of Greensboro, North Carolina, the PKBGT offers affordable, high-quality nationally ranked girls’ golf tournaments designed to prepare junior girls’ golfers for high school and collegiate golf. The PKBGT is the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour with over 450 members in 2015 and 450 girls playing in or committed to collegiate golf. Learn more about the tour at pkbgt.org or by contacting Tour Director Mike Parker at mparker@pkbgt.org or 336-347-8537.

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Recap: Cherry, E. Chen Wins the Commonwealth Classic @ Hidden Creek CC

On Tuesday, July 18, the PKBGT played the final round of the 2017 Commonwealth Classic at Hidden Creek Country Club.  The event featured a field of 26 players from the PKB Girls’ Golf Tour, the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour in the country.  There are five different states represented in the tournament.

Winning the Bell Series was Jacqueline Cherry (Ellicott City, MD) with a two day total of 4 over par, 75-73-148.  Coming in a tie for second place was Natalie Welsh (Valencia, PA 2018)  and Lena Capoccia (Bethesda, MD 2018) both finishing one shot back of the champion with a two day total of 149. In a tie for fourth place was Jordan Cornelius (Bethesda, MD 2018) and Danielle Suh (Herndon, VA 2020) both finishing with a two day total of 152.

Winning the Futures Series was Emma Chen (Derwood, MD 2022) after a blistering final round of 68 making her two day total 144, even par. Emma had 6 birdies on the day, making the turn at 3 under par.  Only two shots back to finish in second place was Hannah Jonely (Ashburn, VA 2020) after shooting another great score of 73 to have a two day total of 146. Coming in third place was Julie Shin (Brambleton, VA 2022) who shot 73 the final day to climb into the top 5 of this event with a two day total of 151.  Finishing in fourth place was Sue Lee (Lorton, VA 2022) with a final day score of 74 and a two day total of 152. Rounding out the top 5 was Katie Park (Fairfax, VA 2022) who shot a final round of 77 and finished with a two day total of 153.

Congratulations to all the top finishers this week!

The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour is an initiative of the Triad Youth Golf Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation aimed at increasing learning and playing opportunities for youth golfers. Based out of Greensboro, North Carolina, the PKBGT offers low cost, nationally ranked girls’ golf tournaments designed to prepare junior girls’ golfers for high school and collegiate golf. Learn more about the tour at pkbgt.org or by contacting Tour Director Mike Parker at mparker@pkbgt.org or 336-347-8537.

 

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Preview: SC One-Day Series @ The Carolina Country Club

On Saturday, July 22, 2017, the PKBGT will be playing the South Carolina One-Day Series Event at The Carolina Country Club in Spartanburg, SC.  The South Carolina One-Day tournaments are designed for golfers of all skill levels, but are a great place for development golfers to “get in to the swing of things” playing tournament golf. The goal of  South Carolina One-Day Series events is to provide a fun and friendly tournament on a premium golf course.

Featured in the Prep Series are Emma Reid (Flat Rock, NC 2018), Kathryn Elliott (Coats, NC 2018), and Mary Kathryn Talledo (Blythewood, SC 2021). Emma is currently ranked 41st in the Prep Order of Merit – SE and finished top-5 in her last SC One-Day Series appearance. Kathryn has finished top-5 in her last two NC One-Day Series appearances. Mary Kathryn is currently ranked 5th in the Prep Order of Merit – SE and has had two top-5 finishes in her last two SC One-Day Series appearances.

Featured in the Futures Series are Madison Lynn Dixon (Inman, SC 2023), Abby Franks (Roebuck, SC 2023), and Mattie Padgett (Seneca, SC 2023). Madison is currently ranked 7th in the Futures Order of Merit – SC and has finished top-3 in her last two SC One-Day Series appearances. Abby is currently ranked 12th in the Futures Order of Merit – SC and has finished top-10 in her last two SC One-Day Series appearances. Mattie is currently ranked T4 in the Futures Order of Merit – SC and finished runner-up in her last SC One-Day Series event at Columbia CC.

Featured in the Discovery Series are Mia Andrade (Irmo, SC 2025) and Alexandra Kennedy (Arden, NC 2026). Mia is currently ranked 2nd in the Discovery Order of Merit – SC and finished 2nd at the SC One-Day Series at Woodside Plantation. Alexandra is currently ranked 1st in the Discovery Order of Merit – SC and has finished top-3 in her last two SC One-Day Series appearances.

Awards will be presented to the top-4 finishers in the Prep and Futures Series, and the top-2 finishers in the Discovery Series. We look forward to a great event!

The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour is an initiative of the Triad Youth Golf Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation aimed at increasing learning and playing opportunities for youth golfers. Based out of Greensboro, North Carolina, the PKBGT offers affordable, high-quality nationally ranked girls’ golf tournaments designed to prepare junior girls’ golfers for high school and collegiate golf. The PKBGT is the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour with over 450 members in 2015 and 450 girls playing in or committed to collegiate golf. Learn more about the tour at pkbgt.org or by contacting Tour Director Mike Parker at mparker@pkbgt.org or 336-347-8537.

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Recap: Sudjianto, Song Win NC One-Day Series @ Pine Island CC

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On July 18, 2017, the PKBGT played the North Carolina One-Day Series tournament at Pine Island Country Club, home to the Carolinas Golf Association’s Vicki DiSantis Girls’ Championship. One-day tournaments are designed for golfers of all skill levels, but are a great place for development golfers to “get in to the swing of things” playing tournament golf. The goal of One-Day Open Series events is to provide a fun and friendly tournament on a premium golf course.

Winning the Prep Series was Alexis Sudjianto (Charlotte, NC 2019) with a three over par, 75.  A scorecard playoff determined second and third place. In second place with a round of 77 was Mara Hirtle (Pinehurst, NC 2020).  In third place, also with a 77 was Emily Song (Charlotte, NC 2019).  A scorecard playoff also determined fourth place and Kathryn Elliott claimed fourth place, shooting 79.

Winning the Futures Series was Cindy Song (Waxhaw, NC 2023) shooting an impressive five under par, 67.  In second place with a 77 was Liza Lapeyre (New Orleans, LA 2022).  In third place with an 80 was Elyssa Kim (Charlotte, NC 2019).  In fourth place was Hannah Lindemann (Charlotte, NC 2021) with an 81.

Congratulations to all of our PKBGT top finishers! Our next NC One-Day Series Event is the NC One-Day Series at Bryan Park GC in Greensboro, NC. There is still time to register!

The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour is an initiative of the Triad Youth Golf Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation aimed at increasing learning and playing opportunities for youth golfers. Based out of Greensboro, North Carolina, the PKBGT offers affordable, high-quality nationally ranked girls’ golf tournaments designed to prepare junior girls’ golfers for high school and collegiate golf. The PKBGT is the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour with over 450 members in 2015 and 450 girls playing in or committed to collegiate golf. Learn more about the tour at pkbgt.org or by contacting Tour Director Mike Parker at mparker@pkbgt.org or 336-347-8537.

 

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Update: Cornelius, Jonely Leading after Round 1 Commonwealth Classic @ Hidden Creek CC

On Monday, July 17, the PKBGT played round 1 of the 2017 Commonwealth Classic at Hidden Creek Country Club.  The event featured a field of 26 players from the PKB Girls’ Golf Tour, the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour in the country.  There are five different states represented in the tournament.

Leading the Bell Series after round 1 is Jordan Cornelius (Bethesda, MD 2018) with a score of one over par, 73. Only one shot back in second place is Lena Capoccia (Bethesda, MD 2018) with two over par, 74. In a tie for third place is Jacqueline Cherry (Ellicott City, MD) and Natalie Welsh (Valencia, PA 2018) both with a round one score of 3 over par, 75.

Leading the Futures Series after round 1 is Hannah Jonely (Ashburn, VA 2020) with a round one score of over over par, 73. In a tie for second is Katie Park (Fairfax, VA 2022) and Emma Chen (Derwood, MD 2022) both only three shots back with a score of 76. In fourth place is Mary Waclawski (Vienna, VA 2019) with a score of 77.

Awards will be presented to the top-five players in each series.  We look forward to a great event!

The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour is an initiative of the Triad Youth Golf Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation aimed at increasing learning and playing opportunities for youth golfers. Based out of Greensboro, North Carolina, the PKBGT offers low cost, nationally ranked girls’ golf tournaments designed to prepare junior girls’ golfers for high school and collegiate golf. Learn more about the tour at pkbgt.org or by contacting Tour Director Mike Parker at mparker@pkbgt.org or 336-347-8537.

 

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Recap: Isaacson, Atwood Win 2GG Apparel Championship

The 2017 2GG Apparel Girls Golf Championship at Coastal Carolina University’s Hackler Course completed day 2 of the 36 hole event.  2GG Apparel, a clothing line and sponsor of the PKBGT, was founded by MLB All-Star pitcher Russ Ortiz after his retirement in 2010.  Ortiz is an avid golfer and 100% of the proceeds from 2GG Apparel are donated to charity.    

In the Bell Series, Madison Isaacson (Greensboro, NC 2018) claimed 1st place with rounds of 69, 79 totaling 148 on the weekend.  Mallory Fobes (East Bend, NC 2019) finished the weekend in 2nd place with rounds of 75, 76 with a two-day total of 151. Bailee Twiford (Coinjock, NC 2019) placed 3rd shooting 78, 74 with a two-day total of 152. Madison Branum (Lexington, SC 2018) placed 4th shooting 76, 78 with a two-day total of 154. Emma Charles (Hartsville, SC 2019) placed 5th shooting 77, 79 with a two-day total of 156.

In the Futures Series, Maria Atwood (Holly Springs, NC 2022) finished in 1st place, ending the day with an impressive round of 68, giving her a two-day total of 146. Loralie Cowart (Winston, GA 2021) placed 2nd shooting 76, 78 with a two-day total of 154. Sydney Grimes (Suffolk, VA 2019) finished in 3rd place, shooting 80, 78 with a two-day total of 158. There was a two-way tie for 4th place, which was decided by the second round score. Grayson Warren (Washington, NC 2021) placed 4th, shooting 84, 76 with a two-day total of 160. Regan Clifford (Mount Pleasant, SC 2020) place 5th, shooting 82, 78 with a two-day total of 160.

Congratulations to all of our winners this weekend at the 2GG Apparel Girls Golf Championship! Our next Championship Event is the Tour Championship, August 4-6, 2017 at Salem Glen Golf & CC in Clemmons, NC.

The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour is an initiative of the Triad Youth Golf Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation aimed at increasing learning and playing opportunities for youth golfers. Based out of Greensboro, North Carolina, the PKBGT offers affordable, high-quality nationally ranked girls’ golf tournaments designed to prepare junior girls’ golfers for high school and collegiate golf. The PKBGT is the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour with over 450 members in 2015 and 450 girls playing in or committed to collegiate golf. Learn more about the tour at pkbgt.org or by contacting Tour Director Mike Parker at mparker@pkbgt.org or 336-347-8537.

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Recap: Moore, Zou, E. Wang Wins the Middle Atlantic One-Day Series @ Univ. of Maryland GC

On July 15, 2017 the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the Middle Atlantic One-Day Series event at the University of Maryland’s golf course.  The course is home to the men’s and women’s Terps golf teams and will return as a tour stop of the PKBGT.  One-day tournaments are University of Maryland GCdesigned for golfers of all skill levels, but are a great place for development golfers to “get in to the swing of things” playing tournament golf.  The goal of One-Day Open Series events is to provide a fun and friendly tournament on a premium golf course.  The tournament features a field of 35 players and will include the Prep, Futures, and Discovery Series.

Winning the Prep Series is Anna Moore (Wilmington, NC 2018). Moore finished the day with a score of 84. Only one stroke back in a tie for second is Michelle Cabotaje (Fort Washington, MD 2018) and Katie Park (Fairfax, VA 2022), each with a score of 85. Finishing in fourth place is Hannah Hankim (Potomac, MD 2021) with a score of 88.

Playoff! We had a tie for first after the regulation round between Alice Zou (Potomac, MD 2022) and Julie Shin (Brambleton, VA 2022) both finishing with scores of 3 over par, 74. The playoff went to hole one where Alice won with a par. finishing in third place and only one shot out of the playoff was Faith McIlvain (Ellicott, City, MD 2020) with a score of 4 over par, 75. Finishing in fourth place was Emma Chen (Derwood, MD ) with a score of 5 over par, 76.

Winning the Discovery Series is Emily Wang (McIean, VA 2024) with her impressive score of 4 over par, 40. Only one shot back was Josephine Nguyen (Springfield, VA 2024) with a score of 5 over par 41.

Congratulations to all the top finishers this weekend! The PKBGT is back in action this Monday and Tuesday for the Commonwealth Classic @ Hidden Creek CC in Reston, VA!!

The PKBGT has partnered with the Middle Atlantic PGA and will host events in Virginia and Maryland.  The series will feature three divisions: Prep, Futures, and Discovery.  On the day of each of the Middle Atlantic Series events, players are welcome to attend our “Introduction to Tournament Golf” workshops.  The workshops are designed to promote and increase participation among middle and high school age developmental female golfers.  Topics covered at the workshops will include learning to become comfortable playing competitive golf, learning basic rules of golf, and building confidence on the course.

The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour is an initiative of the Triad Youth Golf Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation aimed at increasing learning and playing opportunities for youth golfers. Based out of Greensboro, North Carolina, the PKBGT offers affordable, high-quality nationally ranked girls’ golf tournaments designed to prepare junior girls’ golfers for high school and collegiate golf. The PKBGT is the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour with over 450 members in 2015 and 450 girls playing in or committed to collegiate golf. Learn more about the tour at pkbgt.org or by contacting Tour Director Mike Parker at mparker@pkbgt.org or 336-347-8537.

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Update: Isaacson, Cowart Lead After Round 1 of the 2GG Apparel Girls Golf Championship

The 2017 2GG Apparel Girls Golf Championship at Coastal Carolina University’s Hackler Course completed day 1 of the 36 hole events.  2GG Apparel, a clothing line and sponsor of the PKBGT, was founded by MLB All-Star pitcher Russ Ortiz after his retirement in 2010.  Ortiz is an avid golfer and 100% of the proceeds from 2GG Apparel are donated to charity.    

In the Bell Series, round one concluded with an impressive score by Madison Isaacson (Greensboro, NC 2018) who is leading after day one, shooting three under par, 69.  She holds a 6 shot lead over Mallory Fobes (East Bend, NC 2019), who shot 75 today. Madison Branum (Lexington, SC 2018) is sitting in 3rd place, shooting 76 in round one.

In the Futures Series, Loralie Cowart (Winston, GA 2021) holds a 2-shot lead after round 1, shooting 76 on the day.  Sitting in second place just two shots behind the leader is Maria Atwood (Holly Springs, NC 2022), shooting 78 today. Ella Drew Dodd (Mount Pleasant, SC 2022) finishes the day in third place with a 79.

It should be an exciting finish at day two of the 2GG Apparel Girls Golf Championship! Awards will be presented to the top six finishers in each Series.

The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour is an initiative of the Triad Youth Golf Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation aimed at increasing learning and playing opportunities for youth golfers. Based out of Greensboro, North Carolina, the PKBGT offers affordable, high-quality nationally ranked girls’ golf tournaments designed to prepare junior girls’ golfers for high school and collegiate golf. The PKBGT is the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour with over 450 members in 2015 and 450 girls playing in or committed to collegiate golf. Learn more about the tour at pkbgt.org or by contacting Tour Director Mike Parker at mparker@pkbgt.org or 336-347-8537.

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Preview: NC One-Day Series @ Pine Island CC

On July 18, 2017, the PKBGT will play the next North Carolina One-Day Series tournament at Pine Island Country Club, home to the Carolinas Golf Association’s Vicki DiSantis Girls’ Championship. One-day tournaments are designed for golfers of all skill levels, but are a great place for development golfers to “get in to the swing of things” playing tournament golf. The goal of One-Day Open Series events is to provide a fun and friendly tournament on a premium golf course.

Featured in the 9-player Prep Series are  Claire Patrick (Creedmoor, NC 2018), Emily Song (Charlotte, NC 2019), and Kathryn Elliott (Coats, NC 2018).  Each player has competed in at least one NC One-Day Series event this season. Claire finished 3rd at her last NC One-Day Series appearance at MacGregor Downs CC, Emily placed 2nd at her last NC One-Day Series event at Monroe CC, and Kathryn finished 4th at her last NC One-Day Series event at MacGregor Downs CC. They look to continue their success next week at Pine Island CC.

Featured in the 16-player Futures Series are Macy Pate (Boone, NC 2023), Amber Capote (Waxhaw, NC 2020), and Cindy Song (Waxhaw, NC 2023).  Macy is currently ranked 2nd on the PKBGT Futures One-Day Order of Merit – NC and finished T2 at her last NC One-Day Series at MacGregor Downs CC. Amber is currently ranked 9th on the Futures One-Day Order of Merit and finished T2 at her last NC One-Day appearance at Monroe CC. Cindy is currently ranked T35 on the Futures One-Day Order of Merit and is coming off of a 1st place finish at the SC One-Day Series at Mid Carolina Club. They look to continue their success next week at Pine Island CC.

Featured in the Discovery Series are 2 players from North Carolina and Maryland.

Awards will be presented to the top-4 finishers in the Prep and Futures Series and top-2 in the Discovery Series.  We look forward to a great event!

The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour is an initiative of the Triad Youth Golf Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation aimed at increasing learning and playing opportunities for youth golfers. Based out of Greensboro, North Carolina, the PKBGT offers affordable, high-quality nationally ranked girls’ golf tournaments designed to prepare junior girls’ golfers for high school and collegiate golf. The PKBGT is the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour with over 450 members in 2015 and 450 girls playing in or committed to collegiate golf. Learn more about the tour at pkbgt.org or by contacting Tour Director Mike Parker at mparker@pkbgt.org or 336-347-8537.

 

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Preview: Commonwealth Classic @ Hidden Creek CC

On Monday-Tuesday, July 17-18, the PKBGT returns to action with the 2017 Commonwealth Classic at Hidden Creek Country Club.  The event features a field of 26 players from the PKB Girls’ Golf Tour, the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour in the country.  There are five different states represented in the tournament.

Featured in the 10 player Bell Series are Lena Capoccia (Bethesda, MD 2018) and Haley Quickel (Middletown, DE 2020). Lena is currently ranked 67th in the PKBGT Bell National Series Order of Merit and finished T9 in the PKBGT Masters presented by Aunt Ruby’s Peanuts at Greenville CC. Haley is currently ranked 113th on the PKBGT Bell National Series Order of Merit and finished 20th at the Precision Jr. Girls’ Championships at Bryan Park GC. They look to continue their success next week at the Commonwealth Classic.

Featured in the 16 player Futures Series are, Katie Park (Fairfax, VA 2022), Hannah Jonely (Ashburn, VA 2020), and Julie Shin (Brambleton, VA 2022). Katie is currently ranked 5th in the PKBGT Futures National Series Order of Merit and finished T7 in the PKBGT Open Championship presented by Bargray at CC of Salisbury. Hannah is currently ranked 8th in the PKBGT Futures National Series Order of Merit and finished 8th in the Precision Jr. Girls’ Championships at Bryan Park GC. Julie is currently ranked 51st in the PKBGT Futures National Series Order of Merit and is coming off of a 1st place finish at the MA One-Day Series at Shenandoah Valley GC. They look to continue their success next week at the Commonwealth Classic.

Awards will be presented to the top-five players in each series.  We look forward to a great event!

The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour is an initiative of the Triad Youth Golf Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation aimed at increasing learning and playing opportunities for youth golfers. Based out of Greensboro, North Carolina, the PKBGT offers low cost, nationally ranked girls’ golf tournaments designed to prepare junior girls’ golfers for high school and collegiate golf. Learn more about the tour at pkbgt.org or by contacting Tour Director Mike Parker at mparker@pkbgt.org or 336-347-8537.

 

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