St. Simons Island, GA- The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour made another stop south for the 2021 National Schedule in the Peach State for the first playing of the Sea Island Resort Girls Classic at the Retreat Golf Course. Eleven states will be represented this weekend at the Retreat Golf Course. Tour Professional Davis Love III and his brother Mark redesigned this gem back in 2001 and will be an excellent challenge for this Prep and Futures National event.
Making her 2021 tour debut, Kate Barber (Savannah, GA 2025) is in prime position to join an illustrious group of champions from the Peach State to win on the PKB Girls Tour. Kate began the playing of the first-ever Sea Island Resort Girls Classic with a (+1) round of 73 on a soggy and breezy day on the coastline of Georgia. Barber snagged two birdies, one on each side, to take the one-shot lead over her fellow Georgia native Mia Sessa (Augusta, GA 2022). Like Barber, Sessa is hoping to earn quality PKBGT Performance Index points to earn a higher status on tour. Joining Barber and Sessa in the final group is Sawyer Brockstedt (Rehobeth Beach, DE 2025) after her opening round of 76 (+4).
1. Kate Barber (Savannah, GA 2025) / 73 (+1)
2. Mia Sessa (Augusta, GA 2022) / 74 (+2)
3. Sawyer Brockstedt (Rehobeth Beach, DE 2025) / 76 (+4)
4. Kelli Scheck (Greensboro, GA 2022) / 78 (+6)
A duo from the Carolina’s is hoping to keep the Futures National title out of a GA native’s hands. Tied atop the leaderboard after the first round is Chloe Schofield (Charlotte, NC 2026) and Grace Lindsey (Mount Pleasant, SC 2025), with rounds of 82 (+10) on the Retreat Golf Course at Sea Island. A clutch birdie on the final hole gave Chloe the lead with Lindsey, who had already completed her round. Joining Lindsey and Schofield in the final pairing will be a St. Simon’s Island local. Maria Barr (St. Simon’s Island, GA 2022) opened play with a round of 84 (+12).
T1. Chloe Schofield (Charlotte, NC 2026) / 82 (+10)
T1. Grace Lindsey (Mount Pleasant, SC 2025) / 82 (+10)
T3. Maria Barr (St. Simon’s Island, GA 2022) / 84 (+12)
T3. Ava Cottis (Savannah, GA 2025) / 84 (+12)
Round 2 will begin Sunday, January 24, at 8:00 AM, weather permitting.
Follow the final round at the Sea Island Resort Girls Classic.
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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