The PKBGT National Series headed just miles east down I-40 to Wallace, NC for this weekends River Landing Girls Classic played at River Landing Country Club.
Twenty eight players teed it up today for round 2 of the third PKBGT National event of the 2020 season played at the host course of numerous collegiate events.
In the Bell division, players competed on the 5,835 yard setup to earn the last spot into the 2019 PKBGT Tournament of Champions. In addition, the event served as a way to earn crucial Order of Merit spots and Performance Index recognition heading into a season filled with PKBGT Priority Based Entry fields.
Holding onto her first round lead to take home first place was Cindy Song (Waxhaw, NC 2023) after posting rounds of 75 – 75 = 150 to win by four strokes.
Song, who recently won the 2019 Jimmy Anderson Girls Invitational earlier this month after posting a record breaking round of 65, she also won the 2019 PKBGT Inaugural Prep Invitational last weekend, and is playing in the coveted PKBGT Invitational next weekend .
Finishing tied in second place was Maya Beasley (Croton on Husdson, NY 2023) with scores of 78 – 76 = 154 and Nicole Nash (Charlotte, NC 2023) with scores of 77 – 77 = 154. Beasley carded twenty-one pars and four birdies over the course of the weekend. Nash carded 19 pars and four birdies throughout the weekend.
Finishing in third place was McKenzie Daffin (Fayetteville, NC 2021) who posted rounds of 78-81=159. Daffin carded twenty four pars over the course of the weekend. Rounding out the top finishers this weekend was Lindsey Byer (Bluffton, SC 2021) with scores of 85 + 87= 172.
The Futures National field, played a 5,134 yard setup, that featured 21 players from across the state and beyond. Also at stake this weekend for the Futures National division was a final chance to qualify for the 2019 PKBGT Tournament of Champions in December.
Taking home the victory was Ellie Hildreth (Wilmington, NC 2025) with scores of 75 + 77 = 152. She carded 22 pars and 3 birdies over the course of the weekend while earning her 2019 PKBGT Tournament of Champions invite!
Finishing in second place with scores of 74 + 82 = 156 was Fatima Rizvi (Bluffton, SC 2023). Over the two rounds she had 19 pars and carded four birdies.
Finishing two strokes behind Rizvi was Emerson B. Dever (Durham, NC 2025) whose weekend was highlighted by three birdies, and carded rounds of 77-81=158 to take home a top three finish.
Kasey Mcllvaine (Raleigh, NC 2023) took home a fourth place finish with scores of 79 + 80 = 159.
Rounding out the top five just four strokes behind Mcllvaine was Charlotte Cute (Fairfax, VA 2021) and Abigail Kim (Bluffton, SC 2023) who posted rounds of 85-78=163.
The PKBGT will be back in action next weekend, with the most prestigious event on the year-long PKBGT circuit: The PKBGT Invitational contested at Bermuda Run Country Club in Advance, NC.
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About the PKBGT
Founded in 2007 by the Triad Youth Golf Foundation, 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 95 tournaments in 9 states on the East Coast and with over 900 members, the PKBGT is the largest girl’s only tour in the country. Learn more about the PKBGT at http://www.pkbgt.org/.