On Saturday, March 16, the 2019 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the North Carolina Series at Longleaf G & FC  in Southern Pines, NC.

These PKBGT regional 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.

Prep Division

The Champion of the Prep Division of the kickoff event was Lydia Swan (North East PA 2022) with a score of 78 (+6). A birdie on the 16th hole secured the victory for Swan.

In second place with a 79 (+7), was Trinity Muthomi (Kernersville, NC 2022). Muthomi closed out her front nine with a birdie, falling just short of the win at Longleaf G & FC.

A four-way tie for fourth place between Kelley Topiwala (Matthews, NC 2020), Halynn Lee (Cary, NC 2021), McKenzie Daffin (Fayetteville, NC 2021) and Taylor Miano (Dobbs Ferry, NY 2020) rounded out the Top Finishers. They each finished with rounds of 80 (+8).

Futures Division

In the Futures Division, Abbie Daquila (Mt. Pleasant, NC 2021) took home the trophy after shooting 85 (+13) on the day. In a two-way tie for second place were Georgia Chapman (Davidson, NC 2022) and Madison Srinivasa (Raleigh, NC 2021). Both players shot scores of 86 (+14).

Rounding out the top finishers, in a three-way tie for fourth place was Amanda Meno (Murrells Inlet, SC 2021), Eleanor Burnette (Wrightsville Beach, NC 2023) and Tyla McAffity (Raleigh, NC 2021). All three players finished the day with scores of 88 (+16).

Discovery Division

The Champion of the Discovery Division was Ashnoor Kaur (Draper, VA 2027) who posted a score of three-over par 38.

Riley Grimm (High Point, NC 2028) finished just one stroke behind in second place with a score of 39 (+4). I

Rounding out the Top Finishers, in a three-way tie for third place was Ellie Acrey (Winston-Salem, NC 2026), Sydney Neou (Leesburg, VA 2027), and Gracie Song (Waxhaw, NC 2026). All three finished with scores of 40 (+5).

The PKBGT North Carolina Series is back in action on April 13th at Monroe Country Club in Monroe, NC.

About the PKBGT Regional Series

One-day tournaments are designed for golfers of all skill levels but are a great place for development golfers to “get into 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.

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About the PKBGT

Founded in 2007 by the Triad Youth Golf Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, as a local girls’ golf tour in the Triad region of North Carolina, the tour began as a simple concept: create more effective competitive playing opportunities for girls. By utilizing innovative yardage-based divisions instead of the traditional age-based format, the tour focused on developing tournament experience at the player’s pace. The 2019 season will feature over 90 tournaments in 9 states on the East Coast and with over 900 members, the PKBGT is the largest girl’s only tour in the country.  Learn more about the PKBGT at http://www.pkbgt.org/.