Peachtree City, GA- The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour concluded play at the Peachtree Girls Classic at Braelinn Golf Club in Peachtree City, Georgia. A field that consisted of predominantly Georgia natives took advantage of accessible hole locations over the two days to card some fantastic scores, including four rounds under par on the second day. In the end, two Peach State locals took home the titles.
Two players from the state of Georgia sat atop the leaderboard after the conclusion of round one. Just one remained after today’s round. Overnight leaders Erica Scutt (Johns Creek, GA 2021) and Katie Scheck (Greensboro, GA 2021) held a one-stroke lead after their opening rounds of 71 (-1). The Penn State Women’s Golf commit Scheck took care of business on day two, following with a round of 70 (-2). Katie had to birdie the final hole to ensure an outright victory. She casually stepped up to her approach shot and knocked it within 7 feet of the hole. The Greensboro, GA drained the birdie to capture the Peachtree Classic.
There were plenty of low scores on the final day including a 68 (-4) from the University of Richmond commit Rory Weinfurther (Midlothian, VA 2020), two round of 69 (-3) from Thienna Huynh (Lilburn, GA 2022) and Morgan Ellison (Peachtree City, GA 2021).
1.Katie Scheck (Greensboro, GA 2021) / 71 / 70 = 141 (-3)
2. Thienna Huynh (Lilburn, GA 2022) / 73 / 69 = 142 (-2)
3. Erica Scutt (Johns Creek, GA 2021) / 71 / 73 = 144 (E)
4. Morgan Ellison (Peachtree City, GA) / 77 / 69 = 146 (+2)
5. Rory Weinfurther (Midlothian, VA 2020) / 79 / 68 = 147 (+3)*
*Denotes a scorecard playoff
For the second straight National event, the Futures National champion led wire-to-wire. Kate Parviainen (Augusta, GA 2022) began the final round with a five-shot lead over the rest of the field thanks to an opening round of 70 (-2). The Augusta, GA native followed with a 78 (+6) to win her first PKBGT crown. In Kate’s last start, she finished fifth at the Coastal Carolina Classic just two weekends ago in Conway, SC. Olivia Pellerin (Greenville, SC 2024) finished two shots behind Parviainen. Pellerin and Parviainen both struggled on the difficult par-4 18th hole, but a bogey by Kate proved to be the difference.
1. Kate Parviainen (Augusta, GA 2022) / 70 / 78 = 148 (+6)
2. Olivia Pellerin (Greenville, SC 2024) / 75 / 75 = 150 (+8)
3. Samantha Scaletta (Orlando, FL 2021) / 78 / 76 = 154 (+10)
4. Emerson Purcell (New Albany, OH 2024) / 76/ 82 = 158 (+14)
5. Zoe Duval (Cumming, GA 2025) / 84 / 79 = 163 (+19)*
*Denotes scorecard playoff
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The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour returns to action tomorrow morning for the HJ Glove Girls Championship in Upper Marlboro, MD.
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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