Wallace, NC- The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour returned to River Landing Golf Club for the annual River Landing Girls Classic this weekend. River Landing, host site of the River Landing Women’s Collegiate and #1 coastal golf course in the state of North Carolina, will crown the next Bell and Futures National Champions of the 2021 season. Five states were represented in the field. 

Bell National 

Cutter Creek lived up to the hype as the #1 coastal golf course in North Carolina. Leading wire-to-wire for her first PKBGT National Series title was Sahana Mantha (Charlotte, NC 2025). Before this weekend, Mantha’s best finish was T-6th at the Prep & Futures Invitational at Ford’s Colony CC in Williamsburg, VA. The 14-year-old opened the tournament with a (E) round of 72 that included a birdie-birdie finish on the seventeenth and eighteenth holes. Mantha made it interesting for herself on the final day, going out in thirty-nine and home in forty with a 6 on the par-four tenth hole. Paired with Mantha in the final group were Victoria Matthews (Great Falls, VA 2023) and Heather Appelson (Wake Forest, NC 2023), who both finished two strokes back. After a scorecard playoff, Matthews clinched second place.

1. Sahana Mantha (Charlotte, NC 2025) / 72 / 79 = 151 (+7)

2. Victoria Matthews (Great Falls, VA 2023) / 75 / 78 = 153 (+9)*

3. Heather Appelson (Wake Forest, NC 2023) / 74 / 79 = 153 (+9)

4. Katelynn Waclawski (Vienna, VA 2022) / 81 / 76 = 157 (+13)


*Denotes Playoff*

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Futures National

Lily Rowe (Raleigh, NC 2022) claims her first PKB Tour win with a stellar two day total of 149 (+5) which is also her personal best finish on our tour. Rowe fired a two birdie and one eagle round of 72 (E) to open the tournament. The Raleigh, NC native, followed on Sunday with two more birdies and a final round score of 77 (+5) en route to a seven shot victory. Finishing in the silver position was Jenna Kim (Raleigh, NC 2027),  Kim fired rounds of 77 (+5) and 79 (+7) to finish the tournament at twelve over par. Ashnoor Kaur (Roanoke, VA 2027) rounded out the top three at (+13).

1. Lily Rowe (Raleigh, NC 2022) / 72 / 77 = 149 (+5)

2. Jenna Kim (Raleigh, NC 2027) / 77 / 79 = 156 (+12)

3. Ashnoor Kaur (Roanoke, VA 2027) / 80 / 87 = 157 (+13)

4. Sanaa Carter (Jacksonville, NC 2025) / 79 / 81 = 160 (+16) *


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The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour returns to action next weekend for the Flat Creek Girls Classic at Flat Creek Country Club in Peachtree City, GA.

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 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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