On Saturday, August 3, the 2019 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the Southeast Series at Spring Valley Country Club 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.
Leading the charge at Spring Valley on Saturday, Sydney Bowes (Bluffton, SC 2021) took the trophy with a score of 81 (+9). Bowes made five pars in a row to close out her one-over-par front nine!
Finishing runner-up on Saturday with a score of 82 (+10) was Fabienne Van Kleef (Hilton Head, SC 2020). Van Kleef carded two birdies, both on her back nine.
Sharing third place in a two-way tie, Caitlyn Cash (Chesnee, SC 2020) and Heather Appelson (Wake Forest, NC 2023) each posted scores of 83 (+11).
Capping off the top finishers in the Prep division, Mattie Padgett (Seneca, SC 2023) made one birdie in a round of 84 (+12).
Earning the win in a tiebreaker playoff finish, Alexis Hodge (Lexington, SC 2022) outlasted her competition, closing the tournament with a score of 83 (+11).
Falling just shy of the sister-sister dual victory, Kylie Bowes (Bluffton, SC 2022) should feel nothing but pride after matching Hodge’s score of 83 (+11). Bowes earned runner-up honors with a birdie to go with.
Olivia Pellerin (Greenville, SC 2024) earned a third-place finish after posting a score of 90 (+18) in Columbia.
Rounding out the top finishers at Spring Valley Country Club, Amanda Baker (Chapin, SC 2020) finished in fourth place with a score of 91 (+19).
The PKBGT Southeast Series returns to the course on August 24 at Country Club of Spartanburg in Spartanburg, SC!
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/.