“The 2017 Carolinas Golf Association’s girls’ championship season wraps up with the 9th Jimmy Anderson Junior Girls’ Invitational at Jacksonville Country Club in Jacksonville, N.C. on October 7-8 (approx. 5,800 yards, par 72). A record 61 girls are scheduled to play in the 36-hole stroke play tournament for junior girls between the ages of 12-18 who have not completed high school. Three players from outside the Carolinas are in this year’s field. The Carolinas Golf Association and the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour (PKB Girls’) will conduct the event in conjunction with Jacksonville Country Club.
Jacksonville Country Club Board of Directors and several of the club’s junior golf program alumni of the club started the tournament in 2009 to honor Mr. Jimmy Anderson for his service as golf professional at Jacksonville Country Club and his dedication and support of junior golf. Jimmy Anderson was the head golf professional at Jacksonville Country Club for over 25 years. Each Saturday morning, he conducted a junior golf clinic to help spread the game of golf to the next generation. During his tenure at Jacksonville CC, he taught many juniors including Mallory Miller, the 1987 N.C. Junior Champion and numerous future collegiate and golf professionals. Not only did he teach the game of golf, but was always there with a helpful word of encouragement to any young golfer.” – Carolinas Golf Association
Leading the event after round one is Jensen Castle (West Columbia, SC 2019) after firing a 2-under par, 70, today. Castle had 4 birdies and 1 eagle on her round today. In sole second by just 1 stroke is Emily Hawkins (Lexington, NC 2018) with a round of 1-under par, 71. Hawkins had 2 birdies and just 1 bogey in her round today. In a two-way tie for third place, just 2 strokes behind the leader is Kendall Turner (Chesapeake, VA 2019) and Haeley Wotnosky (Wake Forest, NC 2018) with rounds of even par, 72. Ryann Sinclair (Mooresville, NC 2019), Alexis Sudjianto (Charlotte, NC 2019), Katharina Floyd (Chapel Hill, NC 2020), Sophie Holland (Cornelius, NC 2020), and Grace Jones (Hayesville, NC 2020) are all in a five-way tie for fifth place finishing the first round with a 1-over par, 73.
The PKBGT will present the top-2 players with invitations to the PKBGT Tournament of Champions which will take place on Dec. 2-3 at Pinehurst No.8. The top-5 players will earn invitations to the PKBGT Invitational which will take place at Grandover Resort on Nov. 11-13. We look forward to an exciting finish!
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 email@example.com
About the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA)
The CGA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization that was founded in 1909 to promote and to protect the game of golf in the Carolinas by providing competitions, education, support and benefits to golf clubs and golfers. The CGA is the second largest golf association in the country with over 700 member clubs represented by nearly 150,000 individuals.
The CGA annually conducts 48 championships and five team match competitions for men, women, juniors, and seniors. It also runs over 150 One-Day (net and gross) events as well as qualifying for USGA national championships. The CGA serves golf in the Carolinas with numerous programs such as: the USGA Handicap System; tournament management software and support; course measuring and course/slope ratings; agronomy consultation; answers about the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, and Handicapping; Carolinas Golf Magazine; Interclub series; Tarheel Youth Golf Association; Carolinas Golf Hall of Fame; expense assistance for USGA Junior and Girls’ Junior qualifiers from the Carolinas; and the Carolinas Golf Foundation (CGF). The CGF has distributed nearly $2,000,000 since 1977 to benefit Carolinas’ golf initiatives including junior and women’s programs.
For more information about the CGA, visit our website.