The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour heads to the Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club in from January 18-20, 2020, for the third annual Linville Cup Team Challenge and Leadership Retreat.

The Linville Cup is a weekend of team golf and leadership seminars designed to reward the top players of the 2019 PKBGT in each region. The retreat builds on our motto of “more than a golf tournament” by bringing together members who have excelled in the past year to Pinehurst, the home of American golf and Pine Needles/Mid Pines GC, the home of our tour namesake.

Team NC West

Coaches-Allison Emrey, Charlene Johsnon

  • Ellen Yu (High Point, NC 2026)
  • Amber Capote (Waxhaw, Nc 2020)
  • Victoria Cook (Reidsville, NC 2020)
  • Leah Edwards (Greensboro, NC 2025)
  • Katelyn Griggs (Lexington, NC 2022)
  • Mckenzie Weddle (Floyd, VA 2023)
  • Gracie Song (Waxhaw, NC 2026)
  • Ellie Acrey (Wintson-Salem, NC 2026)

Team NC East

Coaches-Katie Kirk, Therese St. Peter

  • Sophie Lauture (Raleigh, NC 2024)
  • Grace Ridenour (Cary, NC 2025)
  • Ella Perna (Durham, NC 2022)
  • Emerson B. Dever (Durham, NC 2025)
  • Brooke Smith (Morrisville, NC 2022)
  • Kinsley Smith (Raleigh, NC 2024)
  • Riley Grimm (Pinehurst, NC 2028)
  • Elle Crichton (Cary, NC 2026)

Team Middle Atlantic

Coaches-Emily Stinson, Sue Bower

  • Fannie Sukhumparnich (Bethesda, MD 2024)
  • Elizabeth Tucci (New Market, MD 2022)
  • Alexandra Schaul (Holmdel, NJ 2023)
  • Rachel Joyce (Quakertown, PA 2026)
  • Alice Zou (Potomac, MD 2022)
  • Shelby Hrebert (Charlotte Hall, MD 2024)
  • Sydnee Gaines (Nottingham, MD 2023)
  • Emma Blue Sinclair (Dunkirk, MD 2027)

Team Southeast

Coaches-Allyson Markiewicz, Kristen Rooke

  • Madison Messimer (Myrtle Beach, SC 2025)
  • Makenzie Norwood (Kiawah, SC 2022)
  • Taylor Burch (Elgin, SC 2021)
  • Madilyn Saxton (Guyton, GA 2025)
  • Hanna Grace McCoy (Columbia, SC 2021)
  • Delia Parker (Greer, SC 2021)
  • Landry Hamm (Charlotte, NC 2027)
  • Caroline Hawkins (Columbia, SC 2026)

Team National

Coaches-Hannah Craver, Liz Zimmer

  • Emerson Purcell (New Albany, OH 2024)
  • Megan Meng (Pennington, NJ 2024)
  • Abigail Cheney (Guyton, GA 2021)
  • Abigail Fernandez (Windermere, FL 2023)
  • Darby Hancock (Lakeland, FL 2025)
  • Bretton Mackiewicz (Longwood, FL 2025)
  • Taylor Sargent (Milton, WV 2023)
  • Kiera Yun (Elizabethtown, KY 2027)

Team Virginia

Coaches-Anna Redding, Charlaine Hirst

  • Kaitlyn Mosdell (Roanoke, VA 2021)
  • Ester Choi (Midlothian, VA 2021)
  • Rachel Detore (Fredericksburg, VA 2020)
  • Madison Lehr (Mechanicsville, VA 2024)
  • Cailyn Park (Fairfax, VA 2025)
  • Makayla Grubb (Stafford, VA 2025)
  • Sydney Neou (Leesburg, VA 2027)
  • Raquel Walker (Burke, VA 2026)

Team Rosters

Each team consists of 8 players who excelled on the PKBGT in 2019; and therefore, have been chosen to represent their region in the second annual Linville Cup.  Click Here to see the official Team Rosters for the 2020 Linville Cup.

Event Namesake

The Linville Cup is named for PKBGT Tour Founder Robert Linville. Robert is the owner/founder of Robert Linville’s Precision Golf School and co-founder of the PKBGT’s parent foundation, the Triad Youth Golf Foundation, now known as Girls Golf of America.  A PGA member for over 30 years, Robert has a passion for developing players and has taught some of the top players to come out of North Carolina in the last 20 years, including current LPGA player and PKBGT Alumnus Katherine Perry. Robert’s passion and energy for developing equity for girls in golf is why the PKBGT has grown to where it is today.

About the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour

The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour is an initiative of the Girls Golf of America, 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 mparker@pkbgt.org or 336-347-8537.