Greensboro, NC-On Saturday-Tuesday May 23-25, the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour will head to Salisbury, NC, for the PKBGT Open Championship contested at Salisbury Country Club. A 76-day break due to the COVID-19 outbreak will finally conclude at the Donald Ross classic design when 63 Bell National competitors hit their opening tee shots on Saturday afternoon.

The PKBGT Open Championship, split into two separate events, will consist of a 54 hole tournament for the Bell National Divison played over three days (Sat-Mon) with a cut to the low 50% after the second round. 23 Prep Preview and 37 Futures National competitors will begin play on Monday and conclude on Tuesday.

A strict Player Safety Protocol will be in effect to ensure the safety of our players, their family members, our staff and host facility employees.

Bell National

In the Bell National division, sixty-three players will compete on the 6009 yards par 71 set up.

Top-ranked players in the field include:

  • Sydney Hackett — Ashburn, VA — Class of 2022 — #3 on the PKBGT Performance Index
  • Adrian Anderson— Murrels Inlet, SC— Class of 2022 — #4 on the PKBGT Performance Index
  • Sara Im— Duluth, GA— Class of 2023 — #5 on the PKBGT Performance Index

Play will begin on Saturday, May 23, at noon. To follow the action, click here.

Prep Preview

In the Prep Preview division, twenty-three players will compete on the 6,009 yards par 71 set up.

Top-ranked players in the field include:

  • Grace Ridenour — Cary, NC — Class of 2025 — #67 on the PKBGT Performance Index
  • Gracie Song — Waxhaw, NC — Class of 2026 — #116 on the PKBGT Performance Index
  • Becca Connolly — Winston Salem, NC — Class of 2020 — #126 on the PKBGT Performance Index

Play will begin on Monday, May 25, at 10:20 AM. To follow the action, click here.

Futures National

In the Futures National division, thirty-seven players will compete on the 5,305 yards par 71 set up.

Top-ranked players in the field include:

  • Madison Messimer — Myrtle Beach, SC — Class of 2025 — #92 on the PKBGT Performance Index
  • Kathryn Ha — Roanoke, VA — Class of 2025 — #95 on the PKBGT Performance Index
  • Emerson Dever — Durham, NC — Class of 2025 — #112 on the PKBGT Performance Index

Play will begin on Monday, May 25, at 10:20 AM. 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/.

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