The finish to the Tiger Classic could not have been more exciting! There was some great golf to be played by all and each series had a winner who came from behind to take the title. The weather could not have been better for late February, as temperatures reached the high 60s and the sun stayed out all day.
This was the fourth event where the Bell and Prep field were playing for points to help qualify them for the Women’s Health Jr. Challenge in April! The Top-29 in the points race will receive a spot in the Women’s Health Jr. Challenge event. The winner of that event will get a spot in the LPGA Symetra Tour Women’s Health Classic in May!
Winning the Bell Series this weekend was Caroline Wrigley (Wexford, PA 2019) with an even par total of 144. Wrigley finished strong and fired a 2-under 70 today to claim the title. She and Michelle Harn (Charlotte, NC 2019) are tied for the most points on the LPGA Symetra Tour Women’s Health Classic standings. Placing second in the Bell Series was Louis Yu (Duluth, GA 2017) with rounds of 72-75-147. In third place by one stroke was Holly McCann (Raleigh, NC 2019) with two consistent rounds of 74-74-148. In fourth place was Caroline Curtis (Richmond, VA 2019) with rounds of 76-74-150. In fifth place was Carley Lyvers (Greenville, SC 2018) with rounds of 77-76-153.
Winning the Prep Series was Mallory Fobes (East Bend, NC 2019) with rounds 81-77-158. Placing second with Phoebe Carles (Clinton, SC 2020) with rounds of 79-81-160. Matching cards for third and forth place with a 161 total was Ana Tsiros (Asheville, NC 2019) and Chloe Holder (Williamston, SC 2021). In fifth place was Carleigh Greene (Anderson, SC 2017) with rounds of 85-80-165.
Winning the Futures Series by a commanding six strokes was Sara Im (Duluth, GA 2023) with rounds of 73-75-148. Im also recently won the PKBGT Eagle Classic at Georgia Southern last week. The runner-up in the Futures Series was Karlee Vardas (Lexington, SC 2021) who shot rounds of 79-75-154. In third place by three strokes was Alexia Siehl (Fort Mill, SC 2022) with rounds of 79-78-157. In fourth place was Hannah Nall (Cleveland, TN 2022) with rounds of 79-81-160. In fifth place by one stroke was Layla Meric (Wesley Chapel, NC 2021) with rounds of 79-82-161.
Congratulations to all of our top-five finishers! The PKBGT will return to action at the Tar Heel Classic at UNC’s Finley Golf Course. Stay tuned for the action from Chapel Hill!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-347-8537.