On Saturday, August 24, the 2019 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the Southeast Series at Country Club of Spartanburg in Spartanburg, 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.
Holding on to a three-stroke lead, Makenzie Norwood (Kiawah, SC 2022) locked up the victory in the Prep division. Norwood caught fire in the latter portion of her front nine, draining five pars in a row. She finished the afternoon with a score of 85 (+13).
Finishing runner-up, Izzy Stone (Beaufort, SC 2020) carded an 88 (+16) in her performance on Saturday. Stone closed out her round on a high note with a par on her final hole.
Taking home the championship trophy in the Futures division, Ellen Pritchard (Charlotte, NC 2023) posted an 83 (+11) on the afternoon. Pritchard made two birdies in her victorious afternoon at Country Club of Spartanburg.
Finishing in second place with a score of 85 (+13), Alyssa Waddell (Greer, SC 2020) earned runner-up honors on Saturday afternoon. One stroke behind Waddell, Madilyn Saxton (Guton, GA 2025) finished her round with a score of 86 (+14). Saxton finished in third place with her performance.
Closing out the top finishers in the Futures division, Caroline Johnson (Mooresville, NC 2023) posted a score of 87 (+15). Johnson made one birdie in her round on Saturday.
Storming to victory in South Carolina, Gracie Song (Waxhaw, NC 2026) dropped a one-under-par 34 on Saturday. Her two-birdie performance was good for first place in the Discovery division.
Posting a 42 (+7) on Saturday, Kellyn Arnold (Charlotte, NC 2025) earned runner-up honors in Spartanburg. Two strokes behind, in third place, Addisyn Newman (Knoxville, TN 2028) carded a 44 (+9) on the afternoon.
Rounding out the top finishers in the Discovery division, Emma Mae Stover (Hendersonville, NC 2026) and Gabriella Moorehead (Burlington, NC 2027) tied for fourth place after shooting scores of 47 (+12).
The PKBGT Southeast Series returns to the course on September 14 at The Windermere Club in Blythewood, 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/.