Thomasville, NC- The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour concluded the 2020 North Carolina Regional Series this weekend in Thomasville, NC, at Colonial Country Club. Colonial Country Club, set in the rolling hills and hardwood forests of Thomasville, North Carolina. The best of the region, including the top-ranked players in the Storie Order of Merit, are vying for crucial OOM points, automatic invites into some of the best fall events, including the Prep, Futures, and Discovery Invitational as well as the PKBGT Tournament of Champions!
Halynn Lee (Cary, NC 2021) began the final round five shots behind Saia Rampersaud (Durham, NC 2025). A five-finger deficit was manageable for the Cary, NC native to recover and eventually take over at Colonial Country Club in Thomasville, NC. Lee’s final round 75 (+3) proved to be just enough to capture the finale over Leah Edwards (Greensboro, NC 2025). Rounding out the top three was the overnight leader Saia Rampursaud who followed round one with an 82 (+10) on day two. With the title, Lee earns an invitation to the PKBGT Tournament of Champions and Prep Invitational being played later this fall.
1. Halynn Lee (Cary, NC 2021) / 77 / 75 = 152 (+8)
2. Leah Edwards (Greensboro, NC 2025) / 77 / 76 = 153 (+9)
3. Saia Rampersaud (Durham, NC 2025) / 72 / 82 = 154 (+10)
4. Garland Gould (Raleigh, NC 2024) / 79 / 76 = 155 (+11)^
*Denotes a Scorecard Victory*
A dominant performance from the Quakertown, PA native Rachel Joyce (Quakertown, PA 2026), led to her first PKBGT 2-day victory of her young career at the North Carolina Series Finale. Joyce birdied four holes during both rounds of play en route to an eleven shot victory! Rachel fired an opening-round 72 (+1) and followed with a (+2) 73 on Sunday in much more challenging playing conditions on Sunday afternoon. Madison Myers (Cary, NC 2025), the player to beat all season long, finished in second after her final round 76 (+5), jumping three spots. Rounding out the top three was Paige Sidney (Clemmons, NC 2024) at (+16). With the victory, Joyce earns an invitation to compete in the PKBGT Futures Tournament of Champions & Futures Invitational to be played later this fall.
1. Rachel Joyce (Quakertown, PA 2026) / 72 / 73 = 145 (+3)
2. Madison Myers (Cary, NC 2025) / 80 / 76 = 156 (+14)
3. Paige Sidney (Clemmons, NC 2024) / 78 / 80 = 158 (+16)
4. Emma Niebauer (High Point, NC 2022) / 81 / 80 = 161 (+19)
It was a shootout to crown our Discovery champion after two excellent days of play. The hottest player on the Discovery circuit fired the lowest round of the two days en route to a four-shot victory on the field. Jenna Kim (Raleigh, NC 2027) opened the tournament one shot off the overnight leader after her round of 34 (-2). Kim’s round on Sunday started red hot going four under after her first three holes, including an eagle on the par-five third. Jenna added two additional birdies that included one on the final hole to cap off a fantastic season for the Raleigh native. Kami Caraccia (Mooresville, NC 2027) finished runner-up, and the overnight leader Hallie Wilson (Winston Salem, NC 2027) finished third. With the win, Kim receives an invitation to the Linville Cup, PKBGT Discovery Tournament of Champions, and Discovery Invitational.
1. Jenna Kim (Raleigh, NC 2027) / 34 / 31 = 65 (-7)
2. Kami Caraccia (Mooresville, NC 2027) / 34 / 35 = 69 (-3)
3. Hallie Wilson (Winston Salem, NC 2027) / 33 / 37 = 70 (-2)
4. Riley Grimm (Pinehurst, NC 2028) / 38 / 34 = 72 (E)^
^Denotes Scorecard Playoff Victory^
About the PKBGT
Founded in 2007 by Girls Golf of America, a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, 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 2020-2021 season will feature over 110 tournaments in 9 states on the East Coast, and with over 1,000 members, the PKBGT is the largest girl’s only tour in the country. Learn more about the PKBGT at http://www.pkbgt.org/.
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