Stone Mountain, GA– The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour began the 2020-2021 season in the heart of the peach belt for the Atlanta Girls Classic hosted at the Stonemont Course at Stone Mountain Golf Resort. A questionable forecast to begin the day turned into a delightful day out on the links perched against Stone Mountain, where the popular Netflix show Ozark filmed a portion of each season just across the lake from the golf course. A bunched leaderboard in both divisions leaves plenty of players the opportunity to earn their spot in the 2020 Tournament of Champions.
The Georgia native Yedam Lee (Lawrenceville, GA 2021) holds a three-shot lead over the field after her opening round 77 (+5) that included two birdies on each nine. Sitting three shots back is the Greenville, SC native Olivia Pellerin (Greenville, SC 2024) after her opening round 80 (+8). Pellerin opened with birdies on her first and second holes to begin the day.
1. Yedam Lee (Lawrenceville, GA 2021) / 77 (+5)
2. Olivia Pellerin (Greenville, SC 2024) / 80 (+8)
3. Ebby Somers (Valdosta, GA 2022) / 81 (+1)
Two sit atop the leaderboard in the Futures National division after opening rounds of 79 (+7). Caroline Hawkins (Columbia, SC 2026) and Emerson Elm (Suwanee, GA 2025) head into tomorrow’s final round with a slim one-shot lead over the next competitor. Elm was lone of the two to birdie a hole in round one. Emerson was able to capitalize on a great approach shot on the 17th. Both Hawkins and Elm are vying for their first-ever PKBGT National title.
T1. Caroline Hawkins (Columbia, SC 2026) / 79 (+7)
T1. Emerson Elm (Suwanee, GA) / 79 (+7)
3. Elizabeth Sullivan (Atlanta, GA 2025) / 80 (+8)
Round 2 will begin Sunday, September 13, at 11:00 AM, weather permitting.
Follow the final round at the Atlanta Girls Classic.
About the PKBGT
Founded in 2007 by Girls Golf of America, 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 2020-2021 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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