Kiawah Island, SC- The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour began the annual Kiawah Resorts Girls Classic at Oak Point Golf Course on a brisk January morning with a talented field representing seven states.
Big time wins are nothing new for Sydney Yermish (Wynnewood, PA 2023). The Pinehurst native, during the winter months, took home her second title in three events at the Kiawah Resort Girls Classic following her final round of 72 (E) en route to an eight-shot victory over last year’s champion. Yermish tabbed four birdies during a breezy Sunday afternoon, including three on her back-nine. Yermish captured the 2020 PKBGT National Tournament of Champions at Forest Creek Golf Club in early December. With her victory, Yermish extends her lead in the PKBGT Bell National Order of Merit and is expected to move up inside the top 5 of the PKBGT Performance Index. Grace Holcomb (Wilmington, NC 2021) finished runner up at (+7), and Maggie Jackson (Tallulah Falls, GA 2021) finished third at (+9).
1. Sydney Yermish (Wynnewood, PA 2023) / 71 / 72 = 143 (-1)
2. Grace Holcomb (Wilmington, NC 2021) / 73 / 78 = 151 (+7)
3. Maggie Jackson (Tallulah Falls, GA 2021) / 75 / 78 = 153 (+9)
Caroline Hawkins (Columbia, SC 2026) now holds three titles south of the Tarheel State since the 2020-2021 season began back at the Atlanta Girls Classic. However, it wasn’t easy, Hawkins took down Megan Adelman (Bryn Mawr, PA 2023) after a two-hole sudden-death playoff. Hawkins was the lone leader after day one, thanks to her round of 74. It was Adelman who shot the low round of the tournament on Sunday with a 73 (+1) to get into the playoff. It took two holes to name Hawkins the champion. Finishing third at (+12) was Maddie Peake (Pauline, SC 2023).
1. Caroline Hawkins (Columbia, SC 2026) / 74 / 75 = 149 (+5)*
2. Megan Adelman (Bryn Mawr, PA 2023) / 76 / 73 = 149 (+5)
3. Maddie Peake (Pauline, SC 2023) / 80 / 76 = 156 (+12)
*Denotes Playoff Victory*
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The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour returns to action next weekend for the fourth Linville Cup.
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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