Preview: NC One-Day Series at Pinehurst Resort No. 1

//Preview: NC One-Day Series at Pinehurst Resort No. 1

Preview: NC One-Day Series at Pinehurst Resort No. 1

On Saturday, August 11th, the 2018 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour plays the North Carolina One-Day Series at Pinehurst Resort No. 1. 

The NC One-Day Series will include 11 One-Day tournaments in North 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 North Carolina One-Day Series event at Pinehurst Resort No. 1 features a full field of 72 players from the PKB Girls’ Golf Tour, the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour.

Featured in the 22 player Prep Series are Nicole Adam (Pinehurst, NC 2020), Maria Atwood (Holly Springs, NC 2022) Mara Hirtle (Pinehurst, NC 2020) and Kelley Topiwala (Matthews, NC 2020). Nicole is currently ranked 6th on the Bell National Order of Merit and has 4 top-4 finishes on the PKBGT this season. Maria is currently ranked 1st on the Prep NC Order of Merit and finished in 1st place at the Gate City Classic at Forest Oaks CC. Mara is currently ranked 3rd on the Prep NC Order of Merit and finished T2 at the NC One-Day Series at Statesville CC. Kelley is currently ranked 14th on the Prep NC Order of Merit and she finished 3rd at the NC One-Day at Monroe CC.

Featured in the 39 player Futures Series are Heather Appelson (Wake Forest, NC 2023), Anna Claire Bridge (Raleigh, NC 2021), Anna Howerton (Kernersville, NC 2023) and Tyler Spriggs (Cary, NC 2023). Heather is currently ranked 1st on the Futures NC Order of Merit and finished 1st at the Gate City Classic at Forest Oaks CC. Anna Claire is currently ranked 4th on the Futures NC Order of Merit and finished T4 at the NC One-Day at Mill Creek GC. Anna is currently ranked 16th on the Futures NC Order of Merit and has 2 wins this season at the NC One-Day Series at Pine Island CC and Bermuda Run CC (West). Tyler is currently ranked 3rd on the Futures NC Order of Merit and finished in 1st place at the NC One-Day at Longleaf G&FC.

Featured in the 11 player Discovery Series are Madison Dial (High Point, NC 2025), Gracie Song (Waxhaw, NC 2026), Sanaa Carter (Jacksonville, NC 2025) and Leah Edwards (Greensboro, NC 2025). Madison is currently ranked 2nd on the Discovery NC Order of Merit and was the champion of the NC One-Day at Monroe CC. Gracie is currently ranked 3rd on the Discovery NC Order of Merit and finished 3 wins with the PKB this season. Sanaa is currently ranked 4th on the Discovery NC Order of Merit and finished runner-up at the NC One-Day at Bermuda Run CC (West). Leah is currently ranked 5th on the Discovery NC Order of Merit and finished 3rd at the NC One-Day at Bermuda Run CC (West).

Everyone looks to continue their success this weekend at the NC One-Day Series at Pinehurst Resort No. 1!  Awards will be presented to the top-4 finishers in the Prep and Futures Series, and the top-3 finishers in the Discovery Series. We look forward to a great event!

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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