On Saturday, May 11, the 2019 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the Southeast Series at the Members Club at Wildewood in Columbia, SC.
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.
Finishing in first place with a score of 77 (+5), Taylor Burch followed up her national victory last weekend with a win on the regional circuit on Saturday! Burch closed out her round in style with back-to-back birdies on her final two holes.
Cori Langford (Blythewood, SC 2020) and Layla Meric (Wesley Chapel, NC 2021) each finished the round with scores of 84 (+12) on Saturday. They finished in a tie for second place in the tournament.
Rounding out the Top Five in a two-way tie for fourth place with scores of 87 (+15) were Cara Hilburn (Little River, SC 2022) and Lizzie Madden (Blythewood, SC 2022).
Winning the Futures division with a score of 79 (+7) was Kylie Bowes (Bluffton, SC 2022). Bowes opened the day with a birdie on the first hole on the way to victory!
In a two-way tie for second place, with scores of 81 (+9) on the afternoon, were Elizabeth Rudisill (Charlotte, NC 2025) and Jennifer Rials (Florence, SC 2022). Finishing in fourth place was Brenna Miller (Dilon, SC 2022). Miller finished Saturday with a score of 86 (+14).
Closing the Top Finishers in the Futures division was Allison Lebo (North Augusta, SC 2022) with a score of 87 (+15). Lebo finished the afternoon in fifth place.
Leading the pack in the Discovery division, Caroline Hawkins (Columbia, SC 2026) won the event with a score of 34 (-2). Hawkins sank four birdies en route to taking home the championship.
Finishing runner-up with a score of 38 (+2) was Gracie Song (Waxhaw, NC 2026). Song holed two birdies on her afternoon. In third place was Landry Hamm (Charlotte, NC 2027) with a score of 41 (+5).
Closing out the Top Finishers in fourth place was Brooke Busby (Salisbury, NC 2027) with a score of 45 (+9).
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.
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/.