A culmination of ten months of stellar golf across the East Coast will be celebrated at Carolina National Golf Club next weekend. Players representing all the regional Series in the PKBGT program will be on hand to compete and be recognized as part of the PKBGT Prep & Futures Invitational and Storie Apparel Awards & Player Dinner.
PKBGT PREP & FUTURES INVITATIONAL
Forty-six competitors will compete to be the inaugural PKBGT Regional Invitational Champion at Carolina National Golf Club.
In the Prep Preview division, 20 players will navigate the 5,855 yard setup to be named champion and earn multiple prizes that accompany the Prep Regional Invitational Medalist honor. The champion and top 3 finishers will all earn an invitation to the PKBGT Invitational in November, the premier event of the PKBGT calendar. In addition, the champion will earn a spot in the PKBGT Tournament of Champions in December and will sit a top the 2020 PKBGT Order of Merit Standings for the Prep Preview. Top ranked players in the field include:
- Cindy Song — Waxhaw, NC — Class of 2023 — #3 on the PKBGT Performance Index — #314 Nationally
- Melanie Walker — Burke, VA — Class of 2022 — #34 on the PKBGT Performance Index — #786 Nationally
- Alexsandra Lapple — Ridgefield, CT — Class of 2023 — #52 on the PKBGT Performance Index — #429 Nationally
- Sophie Lauture — Charlotte, NC — Class of 2024 — #54 on the PKBGT Performance Index — #1608 Nationally
- Ellen Yu — High Point, NC — Class of 2026 — #57 on the PKBGT Performance Index — #1107 Nationally
In the Futures National field, 26 girls will take aim at the 5,300 yard setup to take home the title and the prizes that await. The Futures National champion will also receive an invitation to the PKBGT Tournament of Champions in December as well as will sit a top the 2020 PKBGT Order of Merit Standings for the Futures National division. Top ranked players in the field include:
- Sydnee Gaines — Nottingham, MD — Class of 2023 — #153 on the PKBGT Performance Index — #1909 Nationally
- Madison Messimer — Myrtle Beach, SC — Class of 2025 — #167 on the PKBGT Performance Index — #1635 Nationally
- Abigail Fernandez — Windermere, FL — Class of 2023 — #193
- Kathryn Ha — Roanoke, VA — Class of 2025 — #204 on the PKBGT Performance Index — #2238 Nationally
- Emerson B. Dever — Durham, NC — Class of 2025 — #214 on the PKBGT Performance Index — #2377 Nationally
STORIE APPAREL AWARDS & PLAYER DINNER
Following Saturday’s first round of competition, players and families will gather at the Carolina National Clubhouse to celebrate the year in PKBGT. Storie Apparel Order of Merit Champions from across the PKBGT regions (North Carolina, Southeast, Middle Atlantic, Central Florida, Delaware Valley and Kentucky) will be recognized and presented their championship plaques. Guest Speakers CC Buford, Head Women’s Golf Coach at East Carolina University and Brandi Jackson, RecruitPKB College Consultant will speak and provide insights on the college recruiting process and the collegiate experience.
ABOUT STORIE APPAREL
Storie Apparel was founded by junior golf parents who saw a need for relevant clothing in the game. As avid fans, golfers, and business owners, they assembled the highest quality fabrics, patterns, designers, and manufacturers to bring Storie to life. The result is a collection of tops, bottoms, outerwear, and accessories that set a new standard of performance and fit. The designs are intentionally crafted to let the athlete shine, not the clothing. After all, it’s her determination and drive that you love to cheer on, not her outfit. Find more information on the Official Youth Apparel Provider for the PKBGT at http://www.storieapparel.com or follow on Instagram.