On November 16-17, the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour’s top young talent gathered at the Arthur Hills Course of the Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort in Hilton Head Island, SC for the 2nd Annual Discovery Invitational.
Futures National Division
The champion of the Futures National division was Gracie Song (Waxhaw, NC 2026). Song played the entire season in the Discovery division taking home both the Southeast and North Carolina Series Storie Order of Merit titles. Today she took home her first Futures National title with scores of 41 + 82 = 123.
Leah Edwards (Greensboro, NC 2025) took home a second place finish with scores of 42 + 85 = 127. Edwards took home the Storie Order of Merit in the North Carolina Series in the Futures division earlier this year. This weekend Edwards carded two birdies and eleven pars over the course of 27 holes.
Finishing in just six shots off the lead and two off of second, Shyla Brown (Matthews, NC 2026) finished in third place by posting rounds of 43 + 86 = 129.
Round out the top five finishers was Rachel Joyce (Quakertown, PA 2026) with scores of 47 + 90 = 137 and Ellie Acrey (Winston-Salem, NC 2026) who posted scores of 45 + 95 = 140.
Taking home the victory in the Sub-junior division was Honorine Nobuta-Ferry (Pinehurst, NC 2028) with an impressive two day score on 1 under par. She carded rounds of 38 + 35 = 73.
Finishing tied for second place with Carol Ann Mendenhall (Lexington, KY 2029) and Riley Grimm (Pinehurst, NC 2028). Mendenhall carded rounds of 42 +45 = 87 and Grimm carded rounds of 38 + 49 = 87.
Rounding out the top five players for the Sub-junior division was Sarah Walden (Archdale, NC 2026) and Miraye Luire (Raleigh, NC 2027). Walden posted scores of 49 + 39 = 88 and Lurie posted final scores of 46 + 46 = 92.
The PKBGT will be back in action December 7th and 8th, 2019 with the 2019 PKBGT Tournament of Champions at Pinehurst No. 8.
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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/.