On Saturday-Sunday, April 22-23, the 2017 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the PKBGT MASTERS at Greenville Country Club. Greenville Country Club, home of the East Carolina University Pirates women’s golf team, is a classic course for this two-day tournament. The event features a field of 71 players from the PKB Girls’ Golf Tour, the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour. In 2016, Callista Rice (Mars Hill, NC 2017) claimed the title by 5 strokes with steady play both days finishing with a 4-over par 2-day total of 150. The event is the third championship tournament of the 2017 season.
Winning the Bell Series was Amanda Sambach, (Davidson, NC 2021) with rounds of 71-77-148 that clinched the title by two strokes over Kathryn Carson (Mooresville, NC 2017) who shot 75-75-150. In third place was Michelle Harn (Charlotte, NC 2019) with rounds of 73-79-152. In fourth place was Panchalika Arphamongkol (Rockville, MD 2020). In fifth was Kendall Turner (Chesapeake, VA 2019).
Winning the Prep Series was Charleigh Hodges (Mooresville, NC 2018) with rounds of 83-79-162. In second place was Paris Fieldings (Suffolk, VA 2023) with rounds of 80-83-163. In third place was Ellie Martin (Murphy, NC 2019) with rounds of 87-80-167. In fourth place was Bailee Twiford (Coinjock, NC 2019) with rounds of 83-85-168. In fifth place was Lauren Martin (Mooresville, NC 2020) with rounds of 80-88-168.
Winning the Futures Series was Hannah Nall (Cleveland, TN 2022) with a rounds of 74-77-151. In second place with rounds of 79-75-154 was Erin Singleton (Apex, NC 2020). In third place with rounds of 81-76-157 was Katie Park (Fairfax, VA 2022). In fourth place with rounds of 75-83-158 was Tatum Walsh (Midlothian, VA 2021). In fifth place was Caroline Bryant (New Been, NC 2018) with rounds of 79-83-162.
The PKBGT returns to action with the Metrolina Classic at Rock Hill Country Club on April 29-30.
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 500 members in 2016 and over 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-347-8537.