Peachtree City, GA- The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour concluded round one of the Peach Tree Girls Classic at Braelinn Golf Club in Peachtree City, Georgia. A rather brisk and overcast day began play early this morning. However, the chilly scoring conditions did not affect the quality of play for the predominantly local field in the Peach State. Three rounds finished in the red, and both the leaders in the Bell National and Futures National are from the state of Georgia.
Two class of 2021 players sit atop the leaderboard with Katie Scheck (Greensboro, GA 2021) and Erika Scutt (Johns Creek, GA 2021), who both fired a smooth round of 71 (-1) to open play this morning. Scheck, a Penn State Women’s Golf verbal commit, carded three birdies on the day. The Johns Creek, GA native, followed with four on the day, including three on her inward nine. Allie Kantor (Milton, GA 2021) sits just one stroke behind the two leaders at even-par.
T1.Katie Scheck (Greensboro, NC 2021) / 71 (-1)
T1. Erika Scutt (Johns Creek, GA 2021) / 71 (-1)
3. Allie Kantor (Milton, GA 2021) / 72 (E)
T4. Averi Kline (Suwanee, GA 2022) / 73 (+1)
T4. Thienna Huynh (Lilburn, GA 2022) / 73 (+1)
Once again, the low round of the day came from our Futures National field thanks to a fantastic opening round of 70 (-2) from Kate Parviainen (Augusta, GA 2022). Parviainen carded five birdies in just her second event as a member of the PKBGT. Parviainen played only two weekends ago in the Grand Strand at the Coastal Carolina Classic, where she picked up a T5. The Augusta, GA native holds a five-stroke overnight lead over Olivia Pellerin (Greenville, SC 2024), who sits at (+3) for the event.
1. Kate Parviainen (Augusta, GA 2022) / 70 (-2)
2. Olivia Pellerin (Greenville, SC 2024) / 75 (+3)
T3. Cadence Nance (Sharpsburgs, GA 2026) / 76 (+4)
T3. Emerson Purcell (New Albany, OH) / 76 (+4)
5. Samantha Scalleta (Orlando, FL 2021) / 78 (+6)
Follow the final round at the 2020 Peachtree Girls Classic.
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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