Southern Pines, NC– The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour opened play at the 2021 PKBGT TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP at the home of the 2022 U.S. Women’s Open and our tour namesake, Ms. Peggy Kirk Bell. The year-end championship event brought representatives from twelve states across the eastern seaboard and the midwest.
Kathryn Ha (Roanoke, VA 2025), a seasoned veteran on the PKB Girls’ Tour and a regular contender in PKBGT Championship events, will sleep on another lead after an opening-round 69 (-3) that included five birdies on the day. Kathryn, currently sixth in the PKBGT Bell National Order of Merit rankings, has a chance to etch her name in the PKB history books come Sunday if a few things fall into place. The Roanoke, VA native will begin round two with a two-shot advantage over Keira Bartholomew (Wake Forest, NC 2023), who finished at (-1).
1. Kathryn Ha (Roanoke, VA 2025) / 69 (-3)
2. Kiera Bartholomew (Raleigh, NC 2021) / 71 (-1)
T3. Madison Messimer (Myrtle Beach, SC 2025) / 73 (+1)
T3. Macy Pate (Winston Salem, NC 2024) / 73 (+1)
T3. Julia Zigrossi (Spencerport, NY 2023) / 73 (+1)
Raquel Walker (Burke, VA 2026) made a splash on Friday at the opening round of the PKBGT TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP thanks to a fiery homeward-nine on the 2022 U.S. Women’s Open Championship golf course. Raquel birdied number ten and eleven and followed with a third birdie on the fourteenth hole. She’ll have the top two Futures National Order of Merit leaders join her in the final pairing for Saturday’s second round.
1. Raquel Walker (Burke, VA 2026) / 70 (-2)
2. Jenna Kim (Raleigh, NC 2027) / 72 (E)
T3. Kanchana Duangsam (Haymarket, VA 2026) / 75 (+1)
T3. Mary Paige King (Clemmons, NC 2023) / 75 (+1)
Follow the second round at the PKBGT TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP.
About the PKBGT
Founded in 2007 by Girls Golf of America, a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, 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 2020-2021 season will feature over 110 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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