Sanford, NC- After a brief weekend break to celebrate our nation’s freedom, the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour resumes play at a Robert Trent Jones Sr. gem for the Carolina’s Classic at Carolina Trace Country Club in Sanford, North Carolina. Inclement weather continued the streak of tournaments being halted due to thunderstorms during the final round. Due to the threat of additional storms later in the day, the Futures National division concluded the final round after nine holes. The hottest player on the PKB Girls Tour capped off a weekend of celebrating on Tuesday, capturing their third victory in a row in the Futures National division.
The contender who began the day three shots off the lead made sixteen pars during her final round and eventually took the outright lead after five holes en route to their first PKBGT title. Hannah Lydic (Ocean View, DE 2022) played in the final grouping with the overnight leader Kara Carter (Kingsport, TN 2021) and her sister Sarah Lydic (Ocean View, DE 2024). The eldest Lydic tied the low-round of the day in the Bell division with sixteen pars and two bogeys on her card, good enough for the victory. Hannah’s two day total of 73 / 74 = 147 beat the Kingsport, TN native by a shot at (+3) for the tournament. Halynn Lee (Cary, NC 2021) was the other Bell competitor to shoot the low round of the day.
1. Hannah Lydic (Ocean View, DE 2022) / 73 / 74 = 147 (+3)
2. Kara Carter (Kingsport, TN 2021) / 70 / 78 = 148 (+4)
3. McKenzie Daffin (Fayetteville, NC 2021) / 75 / 75 = 150 (+6)
4. Halynn Lee (Cary, NC 2021) / 77 / 74 = 151 (+7)
5. Autumn Carey (Manning, SC 2022) / 77 / 75 = 152 (+8)
For the fourth straight National event, the Futures National champion led wire-to-wire. Kathryn Ha (Roanoke, VA 2025) has dominated the PKBGT national events in the 2020 calendar, capturing her fourth Futures National event of the year and her third victory in a row. Ha, along with the rest of the Futures field, saw their final rounds be cut short to nine holes due to dangerous weather in the area. Kathryn bogeyed her opening hole, then went on to par the remaining eight holes to conclude the tournament. In the end, her nearest competitor to her (-2) tournament score was Katherine Brictson (Raleigh, NC 2024) at (+6) for the twenty-seven hole event.
1. Kathryn Ha (Roanoke, VA 2025) / 69 / 37 = 106 (-2)
2. Katherine Brictson (Raleigh, NC 2024) / 72 / 40 = 112 (+4)
3. Garland Gould (Raleigh, NC 2024) / 74 / 39 = 113 (+5)
4. Justine Pennycooke (Cary, NC 2023) / 79 / 37 = 116 (+8)
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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/.
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