Southern Pines, NC- The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour traveled back to the home of our namesake and the host of four US Women’s Opens for the Peggy Kirk Bell Junior Girls. Due to a large application pool, a second site has been added to host a secondary Futures National field. The PKB Junior II will be contested at Southern Pines Golf Club, a Pine Needles Donald Ross property. 

Bell National

Elsie MacCleery (Crozet, VA 2025) picked up where she left off in Pinehurst following her PKBGT Tournament of Champions victory firing a 1-over 73 on Saturday. Elsie made five birdies on the day and holds the overnight lead. High Point commit, Anna Howerton (Winston Salem, NC 2023) is right on Elsie’s heels. Anna made two birdies on her way to an opening 75. Emerson Dever (Durham, NC 2025) played the front nine in 1-under par and is tied for third. Sharing third place overnight is Alisa Pressley (Hoschton, GA 2025). The Georgia native played a consistent round and made 15 pars on the day. Rhianna Goonertne (Plymouth Meeting, PA 2025) and Vidhi Lakhawala (Kendall Park, NJ 2026) sit four back and tied for fifth.

 

1. Elsie MacCleery (Crozet, VA 2025) / 73 (+1)

2. Anna Howerton (Winston Salem, NC 2023) / 75 (+3)

T3. Emerson Dever (Durham, NC 2025) / 76 (+4)

T3. Alisa Pressley (Hoschton, GA 2025) / 76 (+4)

T5. Zoe Cusack (Potomac, MD 2026) / 77 (+5)

T5. Rhianna Goonertne (Plymouth Meeting, PA 2025) / 77 (+5)

T5. Vidhi Lakhawala (Kendall Park, NJ 2026) / 77 (+5)

 

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Prep Preview

Reagan Garnsey (Camden-Wyoming, DE 2025) shot the round of the day in the Prep Preview division. Her round of 75 (+3) included three birdies and gave her a four  shot lead with 18 holes to play. Closest to Reagan is Isabelle LeBlanc (Bethesda, MD 2026). Isabelle’s round was highlighted by birdieing holes 6 and 8. Coming off a medalist performance at the Regional Tournament of Champions, Mackenzie Cline (Cary, NC 2025) is right in the mix in Pinehurst. She shot an opening 80 and just five back entering Sunday. Sophie Cao (McLean, VA 2027), Emma Mae Stover (Hendersonville, NC 2026), and Jasmine Yeung (Charlotte, NC 2025) are tied for fourth and are all looking to go low tomorrow to catch Reagan.

1. Reagan Garnsey (Camden-Wyoming, DE 2025) / 75 (+3)

2. Isabelle LeBlanc (Bethesda, MD 2026) / 79 (+7)

3. Mackenzie Cline (Cary, NC 2025) / 80 (+8)

T4. Sophie Cao (McLean, VA 2027) / 81 (+9)

T4. Emma Mae Stover (Hendersonville, NC 2026) / 81 (+9)

T4. Jasmine Yeung (Charlotte, NC 2025) / 81 (+9)

 

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Futures National

Salloni Gill (Baltimore, MD 2025) set the Futures pace today. Salloni played a very consistent round on her way to shooing 80 (+8) and holding a two-shot overnight lead. Audrey Liu (Weddington, NC 2027) and Hailey Moffett (Watkinsville, GA 2026) sit just two behind Salloni after opening with matching 82’s. Ella Ott (High Point, NC 2023) made a birdie on the par-three ninth and is three behind the leader entering tomorrows final round.

1. Salloni Gill (Baltimore, MD 2025) / 80 (+8)

T2. Audrey Liu (Weddington, NC 2027) / 82 (+9)

T2. Hailey Moffett (Watkinsville, GA 2026) / 82 (+9)

4. Ella Ott (High Point, NC 2023) / 83 (+11)

T5. Julianna Ishii (Cockeysville, MD 2027) / 84 (+12)

T5. Morgan Schwartz (Virginia Beach, VA 2025) / 84 (+12)

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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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