On Sunday, June 9, the 2019 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the Kentucky Series Kick-Off at World of Golf Executive Course in Florence, KY.
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.
Taking home inaugural champions trophy in the Futures division was Ava Bunker (Franklin, IN 2026) after posting a score of 69 (+11) on the afternoon. Bunker made a birdie on the par-three 12th hole in topping the leaderboard on Sunday.
Finishing one stroke behind Bunker, Emilie Bertram (Falmouth, KY 2021) ended the afternoon as runner-up. Bertram posted a 70 (+12) on the day. Reagan Ramage (Burlington, KY 2025) finished in third place after shooting a 76 (+18) in her round.
In a two-way tie for fourth place, Abbey Brown (Hamilton, OH 2023) and Savannah Salchli (Frankfort, KY 2023) rounded out the Top Five with scores of 80 (+22).
Departing Florence with first-place honors in the Discovery division was Kiera Yun (Elizabethtown, KY 2027). Yun posted one birdie on the afternoon and shot a 42 (+7) in the inaugural event
Rebekah Hyatt (Frankfort, KY 2027) finished in second place after posting a score of 65 (+30).
The PKBGT Kentucky Series is back in action on June 22 at Battlefield Golf Course in Richmond, KY.
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/.