Salisbury, NC–On Monday, May 24 the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour began the first round of the 2020 PKBGT Open Championship at the Country Club of Salisbury for the Prep Preview and Futures National divisions. Over an inch of rain accumulated overnight which closed the majority of the back-nine for the second time this weekend. Rerouting of the first four holes for the Prep was used to complete the round & the first four holes on the backside for the Futures National division.
Leading the Prep Preview field is Grace Ridenour (Cary, NC 2025), after an opening round of 72 (+1). The leader in the Prep Preview Order of Merit standings carded four birdies in her opening round on the par 71 layout. Grace’s last three PKBGT events resulted in a top 3 finish. The Cary, NC native is searching for her maiden Prep Preview victory in her 2020 campaign. She heads into the final round with a three-stroke lead over Hannah Altman (Lake City, SC 2022).
- Grace Ridenhour (Cary, NC 2025) / 72 (+1)
- Hannah Altman (Lake City, SC 2022) / 75 (+4)
- Becca Connoly (Winston-Salem, NC 2020) / 77 (+6)
- Heather Appelson (Wake Forest, NC 2023) & Madison Logan (Brasstown, NC 2023) / 78 (+7)
Leading the Prep Preview field is Kathryn Ha (Roanoke, VA 2025), after an opening round of 75 (+4). In order to perform well on any classic Donald Ross design, you must play the par threes around par. Kathryn did just that in today’s first round. The Roanoke, VA already holds two titles and a handful of top 3 finishes in the 2020 campaign. She heads into the final round with a one-stroke lead over Kanchana Duangsam (Haymarket, VA 2026).
- Kathryn Ha (Roanoke, VA 2025) / 75 (+4)
- Kanchana Duangsam (Haymarket, VA 2026) / 76 (+5)
- Emerson Dever (Durham, NC 2025) / 77 (+6)
- Four tied at (+7)
Follow the second round at the 2020 PKBGT Open Championship at the Country Club of Salisbury
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/.
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