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.
Marching to her first victory in the Prep division, Sophie Lauture (Raleigh, NC 2024) took home first-place honors! Lauture ripped off a 77 (+5) this afternoon on the back of a five birdie performance.
One stroke behind Lauture, Ellen Yu (High Point, NC 2026) nabbed runner-up after posting a score of 78 (+6) in Spring Lake. Yu made two birdies on the front nine and closed out her round with five straight pars.
Rounding out the top four in the Prep division were Erica Boyd (Charlotte, NC 2020) and Tyler Spriggs (Cary, NC 2023). Boyd finished in third place after posting a score of 82 (+10). Spriggs was just one off of Boyd, her 83 (+11) good for fourth place.
Mackenzie Crossman (Pittsboro, NC 2024) earned the win after posting a score of 82 (+10). Crossman closed out her round with back-to-back pars, taking home champions honors in the Futures division
Finishing runner-up with a score of 83 (+11) was Camilla Rivas (Summerfield, NC 2021). Rivas made a birdie on the 11th hole to kickstart a strong back nine on the way to her second-place performance.
Rounding out the top finishers, in a two-way tie for third place was Sadler Miller (Clayton, NC 2022) and Madison Srinivasa (Raleigh, NC 2021). Both players finished their afternoon round at Anderson Creek with scores of 88 (+16).
Earning her first win of the season, Sanaa Carter (Jacksonville, NC 2025) posted a score of 41 (+5) on Saturday. Carter found her best success with a birdie on the sixth hole, en route to a victory in the Discovery division.
Gabriella Moorehead (Burlington, NC 2027) earned a second place finish after shooting a 42 (+6) in her round.
Rounding out the top finishers at Anderson Creek, Genesis Lewis (Durham, NC 2026) came in third place posting a 46 (+10).
The PKBGT North Carolina Series is back in action on Friday, July 5 at Pinewood Country Club in Asheboro, 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.
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/.