On November 16-17, the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour’s top young talent will gather at the Arthur Hills Course of the Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort in Hilton Head Island, SC for the 2nd Annual Discovery Invitational.

The event will feature girls ages 9-12 and will be split into two divisions. The Futures National division will play a full 18 holes each day at 5,227 yards, and the Sub-Junior Division who will play nine holes each day at 1,800 yards.

Futures National 

Entering the field this weekend is Gracie Song (Waxhaw, NC 2026) who took home the Storie Order of Merit Award for the Discovery Division in not only the North Carolina Series but the Southeast Series as well. She had two rounds this season posted at 31 (-5) at NC Series Chapel Hill Classic @ UNC Finley GC and the NC Series Gate City Classic @ Forest Oaks CC. Song also had a scoring average of 33.66 in the North Carolina Series and a scoring average of 36 in the South Carolina Series. Song will also be representing the NC West team at the 3rd annual Linville Cup in January.

Elle Crichton (Cary, NC 2026) is heading to Palmetto Dunes with two wins and a scoring average of 38.75 under her belt from this season. Her two wins came from impressive rounds at the NC Series @ Sapona GC with a even par round of 35 and from NC Series @ Pine Island Country Club with a 2 under par round of 34. Crichton will also be representing the NC East team at the 3rd annual Linville Cup in January.

Making the trek from Quakertown, PA the young Rachel Joyce (Quakertown, PA 2026) has three top 3 finishes including two wins from the Delaware Valley Series. Joyce had a scoring average of 39.33 over the course of the season. Her two wins came from the Delaware Valley Series Kick-Off @ Linfield National GC and the Delaware Valley Series @ Green Pond. Joyce will also be representing the Middle Atlantic team at the 3rd annual Linville Cup in January.

Sub-Junior 

Honorine Nobuta Ferry (Pinehurst, NC 2028) enters the field with a season scoring average of 32.66. After winning two events she punched her invite to the tournament. Her first win came from the North Carolina Series @ Monroe Country Cub with a score of 34 (-2) and her second win came from the North Carolina Series Finale @ Colonial Country Club with scores of 31 (-5) and 33 (-3).

Coming off of five top 3 finishes and a win at the North Carolina Series @ Pinehurst No 3, Riley Grimm (Pinehurst, NC 2028) brings a 37.50 season scoring average to the table. Grimm finished third on the North Carolina Series Order of Merit Standings and will also be representing the NC East team at the 3rd annual Linville Cup in January.

Play will begin at 10AM on Saturday, November 16th – weather permitting. To follow the action, click here.

 

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/.