The PKBGT is back in action at Green Valley CC in Greenville, SC with the PKBGT/CGA Vicki DiSantis Qualifier. On March 31, 2018 the PKBGT had a field of 44 girls as they tackled the course at 5,724 yards in the Preview division. This tournament was one of two qualifiers. The top-17 finishers and ties will qualify for spots in the 2018 CGA Vicki DiSantis Girls’ Championship, May 12-13, at Pine Island CC in Charlotte, NC.
The Champion of the PKBGT/CGA Vicki DiSantis Qualifier at Green Valley CC is Kennedy McGaha (Honea Path, SC 2021) with a score of even par, 72. Runner-up is Ella Kue (King Mountain, NC 2023) just one strokes behind the leader with a score of 1-over par, 73. There was a two-way tie for third place. Winning the scorecard playoff and claiming 3rd place is Ana Tsiros (Asheville, NC 2019) with a score of 74. Chloe Holder (Williamston, SC 2021) finished in 4th place with a score of 74. Finishing in 5th place with a score of 75 is Isabella Britt (Chapin, SC 2021).
The following players earned exemptions into the 2018 CGA Vicki DiSantis Girls’ Championship:
Kennedy McGaha (Honea Path, SC 2021)
Ella Kue (King Mountain, NC 2023)
Ana Tsiros (Asheville, NC 2019)
Chloe Holder (Williamston, SC 2021)
Isabella Britt (Chapin, SC 2021)
Kayla Bartemeyer (Mount Pleasant, SC 2020)
Sarah Boteler (Greenville, SC 2021)
Katelyn Lee (Easley, SC 2020)
Emma Charles (Hartsville, SC 2019)
Gillian O’Brien (Clemson, SC 2019)
Amber Capote (Waxhaw, NC 2020)
Sofia Carles (Clinton, SC 2021)
Molly Hardwick (Lexington, SC 2022)
Lexi Bennett (Santee, SC 2021)
Sydney Roberts (Chesnee, SC 2022)
Kennedy Gooding (Lexington, SC 2022)
Ashley Looper (Marietta, SC 2019)
The PKBGT is back in action next weekend with the PKBGT Masters at Greenville CC in Greenville, NC. We look forward to a great event!
About the Vicki DiSantis Girls’ Championship
The Vicki DiSantis Girls’ Championship began in 2006 and is named in honor of long-time Carolinas junior girls’ golf supporter Vicki DiSantis. Vicki DiSantis is currently a Carolinas Golf Association Executive Committee member, USGA Girls’ Junior Committee member, past president of the North Carolina Women’s Golf Association and is a past Junior Girls’ Director of the (now-dissolved) Carolinas Women’s Golf Association. The Vicki DiSantis Girls’ Championship has become one of the most prestigious girls’ championships in the Carolinas, annually drawing top-ranked players from North and South Carolina. The championship is conducted at 36 holes of stroke play in one division. Entry is open to any female amateur golfer, aged 12-18 as of May 13, 2018, who has not started college, is a legal resident of North or South Carolina, is a member in good standing of a club which is a member of the Carolinas Golf Association and has an active GHIN USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 18.3.
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 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.