The top 31 players from the first two rounds of the 2018 PKBGT Invitational flocked the driving range at Bermuda Country Club early Monday morning, November 12. A 9 a.m. shotgun start was at hand due to the impending heavy rain in the forecast set to begin early in the afternoon.
Though the rain picked up as the morning moved along it didn’t stop the PKB’s elite talent from finishing their rounds in the second day of play on Bermuda Run’s East Course. Several players surged forward in one final effort to reach the top of the leaderboard.
Anna Morgan (Spartanburg, SC 2019) entered the final round of play with a six-stroke cushion over the rest of the field after firing under-par rounds in both of the two prior to making the cut on Sunday night. Morgan was locked in and focused on the range prior to the gathering of all participants at the main clubhouse where, one-by-one, they were shuttled to their starting hole for the final round.
Fighting through a driving rain in her last few holes, Morgan held on to the lead and brought home the 2018 PKBGT Invitational title with a final score of 216 (E). Her final round of 76 (+4) was enough to hold off the rest of the field, becoming the ninth different champion in the tournament’s 10 year history.
Defending champion Amanda Sambach (Davidson, NC 2021) didn’t let the rain phase her game, shooting even par on the day and jumping into sole possession of second place. As runner-up, Sambach finished with a final score of 219 (+3).
Faith Choi (Frederick, MD 2021) matched Sambach’s intensity firing her own round of even par to boost into T3 with a total score of 220 (+4).
Katherine Schuster (Kill Devil Hills, NC 2021) entered the day in second place and remained even keel throughout the round, going two-over on the day and finishing T3 at 220 (+4).
Rounding out the top 5 was Nicole Adam (Pinehurst, NC 2020) who managed to score a one-under 71 despite the heavy rain in the latter holes. Adam finished in fifth place with a total score of 222 (+6)
The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour would like to congratulate all of our participants for a spectacular 10th anniversary of the PKBGT Invitational. We would also like to thank all of the staff at Bermuda Run Country Club for a phenomenal extended stay on their premises, from Friday night’s Inspire. Dream. Achieve. Banquet to the final round this afternoon!
With that, the 2019 PKBGT season’s first event comes to an end, and we look forward to next weekend’s Inaugural Discovery Invitational and Palmetto Dunes Resort Classic in Hilton Head Island at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort!
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 700 members in 2018 and 750 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.