Blythewood, SC- The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour returned to the Palmetto State for Round 1 of the Southeast Girls Classic at The Windermere Club in Columbia, South Carolina. Formerly known as Blythewood Country Club, Windermere Club is a Pete Dye gem located on Lake Windermere. A field of 27 of the states best completed the opening for the coveted automatic invitation to the 2020 PKBGT Tournament of Champions later in the year.
Seven of some of the best Bell National players started the field today. Day 1 concluded with a three-way tie for the top spot between the local Ella Stalvey (Blythewood, SC 2023), Elizabeth Rudisill (Charlotte, NC 2025), and another local player Elizabeth Madden (Blythewood, SC 2022) all with an opening round of 79 (+7). These 3 players will continue to battle it out for the top spot with the rest of the field tomorrow starting at 10:30 am.
T1. Ella Stalvey (Blythewood, SC 2023 / 79 (+7)
T1. Elizabeth Rudisill (Charlotte, NC 2025 / 79 (+7)
T1. Elizabeth Madden (Blythewood, SC 2022 / 79 (+7)
Leading the 20 player Futures field with the lowest round of the tournament so far was Alicia Fang (Waxhaw, NC 2026 with an opening round of 75 (+3) . In second for day 1 was Emily McAninch (Mechanicsburg, PA 2022) with an opening round of 80 (+8). There was a two-way tie for 3rd between Payton Burch (Elgin, SC 2023), and Hanna Grace McCoy (Columbia, SC 2021) both with an opening round of 82 (+10). The Futures field will play out their second round tomorrow starting at 11:00 am.
1. Alicia Fang (Waxhaw, NC 20206 / 75 (+3)
2. Emily McAninch (Mechanicsburg, PA 2022 / 80 (+8)
T3. Payton Burch (Elgin, SC 2023 / 82 (+10)
T3. Hanna Grace McCoy (Columbia, SC 2021 / 82 (+10)
Follow the final round at the 2020 SE 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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