Recap: PKBGT Tournament of Champions

On December 7-8, the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Tour took over Pinehurst Resort as champions and top performers of the past season gathered for the 2019 Tournament of Champions. The girls took on the prestigious No. 8 Centennial Course at Pinehurst Resort in central North Carolina as they battled for the ultimate title: Champion of the Champions.

Bell National Division

The champion of the Bell National division was Adrian Anderson (Murrels Inlet, SC 2022). Anderson earned her way into the PKBGT Tournament of Champions by her win at the Coastal Carolina Classic @ Hackler GC. She finished the event with 73 + 71 = 144 and had four birdies over the course of the two rounds.

Sara Im (Duluth, GA 2023) finished three shots behind the winner and took home a second place finish with scores of 73 + 74 = 147. Im had five birdies over the course of the two rounds.

Finishing tied for third was Ffion Tynan (Tonyrefail, United Kingdom, 2021) and Sydney Yermish (Wynnewood, Pa 2023) with scores of 80 + 71 = 151.

Round out the top five finishers was Mary Kathryn Talledo (Spartanburg, SC 2021) 77 +75 = 152, Cindy Song (Waxhaw, NC 2023) 74 + 78 = 152, and Sydney Hackett (Ashburn, VA 2022) 80 + 72 = 152.

Prep Preview Division

Taking home the victory in the Prep Preview division was Christina Cupelli (Fairfax, VA 2021) with scores of 80 + 79 = 159. Cupelli had three birdies over the course of two rounds and held a lead the majority of the final round.

Grace Ridenour (Cary, NC 2025) finished two shots behind the winner and took home a second place finish with scores of 81 + 80 = 161. Ridenour had three birdies over the course of the two rounds.

Finishing in third place four strokes behind the winner was Riley Quartermain (Bryn Mawr, PA 2021) with scores of 82 + 81 = 163.

Taking home a forth place finish was Katelyn Griggs (Lexington, NC 2022) with final scores of 83 + 81 = 164 and round out the top five was Helen Yeung (Clarksville, MD 2024) with scores of 86 + 80 = 166.

Closing Remarks 

The PKBGT will be back in action December 14th and 15th, 2019 with the 2019 PKBGT Eagle Classic at Georgia Southern U GC.

To view the complete schedule, 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






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