Update: Defending Champ Roars back for Round 2 of the PKBGT Open Championships Presented by Bargray Clothing

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On Sunday, May 28, the 2017 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the second round of the PKBGT OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS at Country Club of Salisbury. Salisbury, home of the Catawba College women’s golf team, is a tricky course for this three-day tournament. The event features a field 86 players from Bell and Futures Series of the PKB Girls’ Golf Tour, the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour . The event, ranked by the GolfWeek/Titliest national rankings, is the third championship tournament of the 2017 season. 

After round 2 the three way tie had been broken and Isabella van der Biest (Kingsport, TN) is leading after keeping her steady play going with a round 2 score of 72, two day total 145. Kathryn Carson (Mooresville, NC 2017) moved into a tie for second place after firing the only under par round for the tournament so far and improving her day 1 score by 8 strokes, with scores of 78-70-148. Also in a tie for second place is Emily Hawkins (Lexington, NC 2018) with her score of 75 today and two day total of 148. In a tie for fourth place is Diana Christina Domenech (Richmond, VA 2018) and Katherine Schuster (Kill Devil Hills, NC 2021) both with two day total of 150. Schuster fired a 3 over 74 today while Diana finished the day with a score of 77. Its still anyone’s tournament with a tight race at the top!  

Leading in the Futures Series after round 2 is Loralie Cowart (Winston, GA 2021). Loralie finished the day with a round of 77, two day total 148, and has a three stroke lead going into the final day. Cindy Song (Waxhaw, NC 2023) moved up a spot into second place with a score of three over par, 74, two day total 151. In third place with a round of 80 today was Hannah Nall (Cleveland, TN 2022) putting her two day total at 153. In a tie for fourth place with two day totals of 155 are Katie Park (Fairfax, VA 2022) and Maria Atwood (Holly Springs, NC 2022) after they carded 77 and 75, respectively. Its still anyone race!

 It should be a great finish! Who will be golden?

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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