On Saturday-Sunday January 12-13, the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour will play the Eagle Classic at Georgia Southern University Golf Course in Statesboro, GA. The course is home to the Georgia Southern Women’s Golf Team.
The first Georgia event of the PKBGT’s 2019 schedule, players will compete in two divisions: the Bell National at 5,927 yards and the Futures National at 5,304 yards. We delve into the field of the 2019 Eagle Classic at Georgia Southern University!
Featured in the 13 player Bell National field is Autumn Carey (Manning, SC 2022). Carey began her 2019 season strong by finishing in the top five of the Last Chance Invitational Qualifier, solidifying her spot in the 2018 PKBGT Invitational.
Abigail Hatcher (Roebuck, SC 2019) is currently ranked 66th on the PKBGT Performance Index. In Hilton Head Island, SC, Hatcher had a third place finish at the Palmetto Dunes Resort Classic.
Katie Scheck (Greensboro, GA 2021) enters the tournament in her home state after finishing last year’s Eagle Classic with a top 10 finish. Her top finish last season was fifth place in the Palmetto Classic at the University of South Carolina. Scheck looks to kickstart her 2019 season with a strong performance in Statesboro.
Headlining the nine player Futures National field is Katerina Klein (Charleston, SC 2020). Klein has two top five finishes in her 2019 season already, including a fourth place finish over the holiday break at the PKB Junior at Pine Needles Lodge and GC.
Lauren Barber (Jeanette, PA 2021) makes the trip down from Pennsylvania to compete in the Eagle Classic. Barber’s top finish is T16 at the Last Chance Invitational Qualifier and she looks remain in the hunt in the third event of her first season with the tour.
Abigail Cheney (Guyton, GA 2021) represents the state of Georgia in the Futures National field. The Eagle Classic will be Cheney’s first event of the 2019 season. She finished in fifth place at the Southeast Series Final at Wescott Plantation last season.
The 2019 Eagle Classic at Georgia Southern University Golf Course promises to be an exciting event with strong competition on a Division 1 caliber facility. We wish the best of luck to all our participants competing in the event. The awards ceremony will take place following Sunday afternoon’s final round.
About the PKBGT
The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour is an initiative of the Triad Youth Golf Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation aimed at increasing learning and playing opportunities for youth golfers. Based out of Greensboro, North Carolina, the PKBGT offers affordable, high-quality nationally ranked girls’ golf tournaments designed to prepare junior girls’ golfers for high school and collegiate golf. The PKBGT is the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour with over 700 members in 2018 and 800+ girls having played, playing in or committed to playing collegiate golf. Learn more about the tour at pkbgt.org or by contacting Tour Director Mike Parker at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-347-8537.