The 2018 Orange Whip Classic at Clemson University came to a rain-shortened end after 18 holes on Saturday. Sunday’s final round has been cancelled due to rain and course conditions. The event featured 73 players of the PKB Girls’ Golf Tour, the largest “girls-only” junior golf tour in the country.
The Orange Whip Classic is the third tournament of the Women’s Health Classic Junior Challenge presented by the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation. The Challenge will consist of 7 events between January 20 – March 10, 2018 and be operated by the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour. The first 6 pre-qualifying events will be open to any PKBGT member and will qualify players for the Junior Challenge Qualifier on March 24-25, 2018 at the Links at Stoney Point. The champion of the Junior Challenge Qualifier qualifier will receive the sponsor exemption* (qualifying player must have a USGA handicap index of 3.7 or better to be granted the exemption).
Champion of the Bell National Division is Katherine Schuster (2021, Kill Devil Hills, NC) claimed victory with an even par 72. Schuster claimed a 1 shot victory over Kimberly Shen (2022, Johns Creek, GC) and University of Virginia signee Riley Smyth (2018, Cary, NC). Shuster’s round was highlighted by 3 birdies over the wet and soggy Walker Course.
In the Prep Preview division, Chloe Holder (2021, Williamston, SC) claimed a one shot victory over Emily Brubaker (2020, Raleigh, NC). Holder fired a six over par 78 to claim her first Prep Preview victory of the season. Molly Hardwick (2o22, Lexington, SC) claimed 3rd place with a score of 81.
The Futures National division saw Annabelle Millard (2022, Indian Trial, NC) claim her first victory of the season with a two-shot victory over Macy Pate (2023, Boone, NC). Millard birdied three of her first eight holes to take an early lead and finished off the round six over for a victorious 75. Amber Capote (2020, Waxhaw, NC) and Abby Franks (2023, Roebuck, SC) shot matching 83’s to tie for third place.
The PKBGT will return to action next weekend, February 17-18, 2018 for the Rocket Tour Players Championship at UGA!
About Orange Whip
With the battle cry, “You Gotta Feel It”, Orange Whip has developed a line of simple, intuitive and effective golf training aids that make golfers better. Products include the Orange Whip Trainer, a swing trainer and fitness tool that uses a flexible shaft and counterweighted system to improve rhythm, balance, flexibility and power. The Trainer comes in four sizes to fit all golfers. The Orange Peel balance and rotation platform centers a player’s core and trains proper weight transfer and can simulate uneven golf course lies. The newest products involve the short game. The Orange Whip Wedge and Putter develop rhythm, tempo, and coordination to help you shave off those most important shots around the green.
The Orange Whip was voted the #1 Teaching & Training Aid by PGA and LPGA Professionals and is used by over 300 Tour Pros around the world. Contact Orange Whip at firstname.lastname@example.org or 864-552-1620.
About the PKBGT
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 low cost, nationally ranked girls’ golf tournaments designed to prepare junior girls’ golfers for high school and 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.