On Saturday, May 19, the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the North Carolina One-Day Series at Monroe Country Club.
The NC One-Day Series will include 10 One-Day tournaments in South Carolina, concluding with a two-day Series Finale at the end of the season. These events offer innovative yardage-based divisions to girls aged 9-17. The PKBGT Series Progression allows players to progress towards playing collegiate golf by playing yardage/skill appropriate tournaments as they develop their game.
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. The first North Carolina One-Day Series event at Longleaf Golf & Family Club features a full field of 72 players from the PKB Girls’ Golf Tour, the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour.
The Champion of the Prep Division is Cindy Song (Waxhaw, NC 2023) with a score of 1-under par, 71. Finishing runner-up, just one stroke behind the leader, with a score of 72 is Emily Song (Charlotte, NC 2019). Finishing in 3rd place is Kelley Topiwala (Matthews, NC 2020) with a score of 1-over par, 73. There was a two way tie for 4th place. Mara Hirtle (Pinehurst, NC 2020) finished in 4th place with a score of 74. Alyssa Cox (Mount Airy, NC 2019) finished in 5th place also with a score of 74.
There was a two-way tie for 1st place in the Futures Division. The Champion of the Futures Division is Nicole Nash (Charlotte, NC 2023) with a score of 80. She won the sudden death playoff after 1 hole with a par. Finishing runner-up also with a score of 80 is Kallie Pavlish (Charlotte, NC 2020). Finishing in 3rd place is Elizabeth Lohbauer (Huntersville, NC 2021) with a score of 81. Katie Warner (Rock Hill, SC 2021) finished in 4th place with a score of 82.
The Champion of the Discovery Division is Madison Dial (High Point, NC 2025) with a score of 2-over par 38. There was a two-way tie for 2nd place. Finishing runner-up with a score of 39 is Gracie Song (Waxhaw, NC 2026). Finishing in 3rd place is Saia Rampersaud (Durham, NC 2025) also with a score of 39.
The PKBGT is back in action May 26-28 with the PKBGT Open Championship. The next NC One-Day event is June 8th at Mill Creek CC. 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 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 email@example.com or 336-347-8537.