Greensboro, NC-On Saturday-Sunday March 7-8, the Peggy Kirk Bell Girl’s Golf Tour will head to Chapel Hill, NC, for the Tarheel Classic at the Finley Golf Course on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill. The 42 Bell National, 24 Prep Preview and 24 Futures National competitors will play on one of the best collegiate golf courses in America, and home to one of the best collegiate invitationals every year, the Ruth’s Chris Tarheel Invitational.

Bell National

In the Bell National division, forty-two players will compete on the 5950 yards set up to earn a spot into the 2020 PKBGT Tournament of Champions and earn crucial Order of Merit points as the season progresses.

Top-ranked players in the field include:

  • Cindy Song — Waxhaw, NC — Class of 2023 — #2 on the PKBGT Performance Index
  • Sydney Hacket— Ashburn, VA — Class of 2022 — #5 on the PKBGT Performance Index
  • Maria Atwood— Holly Springs, NC — Class of 2022 — #8 on the PKBGT Performance Index

Prep Preview

In the Prep Preview division, twenty-four players will compete on the 5,650 yards set up to earn a spot into the 2020 PKBGT Tournament of Champions and earn crucial Order of Merit points as the season progresses.

Top-ranked players in the field include:

  • Grace Ridenour — Cary, NC — Class of 2025 — #74 on the PKBGT Performance Index
  • Anna Claire Bridge — Raleigh, NC — Class of 2021 — #104 on the PKBGT Performance Index
  • Elizabeth Tucci — New Market, MD — Class of 2022 — #113 on the PKBGT Performance Index

Futures National

In the Futures National division, twenty-four players will compete on the 5,100 yards set up to earn a spot into the 2020 PKBGT Tournament of Champions and earn crucial Order of Merit points as the season progresses.

Top-ranked players in the field include:

  • Madison Messimer — Myrtle Beach, SC — Class of 2025 — #114 on the PKBGT Performance Index
  • Kathryn Ha — Roanoke, VA — Class of 2025 — #141 on the PKBGT Performance Index
  • Emerson Dever — Durham, NC — Class of 2025 — #155 on the PKBGT Performance Index

Play will begin at 8:00 am on Saturday, March 7th with a double tee start – weather permitting. To follow the action, click here.

About the PKBGT

Founded in 2007 by Girls Golf of America, 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 2020 season will feature over 1110 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/.