Athens, GA- The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour opened its championship season at the ROCKET TOUR PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP at the University of Georgia Golf Club over the weekend. The tenth edition of the Players Championship was contested on the same course as the annual Liz Murphy Collegiate, one of the strongest fields in college women’s golf every year.
Only 72 days have passed since Elizabeth Rudisill (Charlotte, NC 2025) hoisted a trophy on the PKB Girls Tour. The 2021 PKBGT National Tournament of Champions winner adds another win under her belt. Rudisill’s winning streak continues as she captured the 2021 ROCKET TOUR PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP by six shots. The Charlotte, NC native held the overnight lead after her round of 73 (+1) to open play at the UGA Golf Course on a cold and wet Saturday. Elizabeth started off on the wrong foot on Sunday, making three bogeys and one double bogey in her first 7 holes but finished out her round with seven pars and four birdies to cap off her return to glory with a final round 73 (+1).
Thienna Huynh (Lilburn, GA 2022) and Sahana Mantha (Charlotte, NC 2025) rolled the flatstick with authority on Sunday, firing rounds of 73 (+1) and 76 (+4) to surge up the leaderboard. Rounding out the top five were Hailey Han (Duluth, GA 2025) at fourth and Justine Pennycooke (Cary, NC 2023) after a scorecard playoff with Ava Merrill (Johns Creek, GA 2023) for fifth place with a round 2 score of 78 (+6) . Rudisill’s final round score of 73 (+1) helped boost her Bell National Order of Merit ranking from second to #1 in the standings.
1. Elizabeth Rudisill (Charlotte, NC 2025) / 73 / 73 = 146 (+2)
2. Thienna Huynh (Lilburn, GA 2022) / 79 / 73 = 152 (+8)
3. Sahana Mantha (Charlotte, NC 2025) / 77 / 76 = 153 (+9)
4. Hailey Han (Duluth, GA 2025) / 79 / 75 =154 (+10)
T5. Justine Pennycooke (Cary, NC 2023) / 79 / 78 = 157 (+13)*
T5. Ava Merrill (Johns Creek, GA 2023) / 77 / 80 = 157 (+13)
*Denotes Scorecard Playoff
Zoe Duval (Cumming, GA 2025) was Ms. Determined on the damp UGA Golf Course, firing rounds of 81 (+9) and 79 (+7) to claim her second 2-day PKB Girls’ Tour Title at the ROCKET TOUR PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP. Duval began the final round chasing Emilyn Davis (Honea Path, SC 2023), who had the overnight lead. Davis opened up play at the UGA Golf Course with a round of 79 (+7). Elizabeth Sullivan ( Atlanta, GA 2025) was not going to let Zoe run away with the lead and her two rounds of 81 (+9) paid off moving her from fourth to second place.
Rounding out the top five were Hannah Barrett (Richmond Hill, GA 2023) in third and Mahathi Vurupatur (Alpharetta, GA 2026) and Trisha Shivaiah (Milton, GA 2024), who finished tied for fourth.
1. Zoe Duval (Cumming, GA 2025) / 81 / 79 = 160 (+16)
2. Elizabeth Sullivan (Atlanta, GA 2025) / 81 / 81 = 162 (+18)
3. Hannah Barrett (Richmond Hill, GA 2023) / 84 / 81 = 165 (+21)
T4. Mahathi Vurupatur (Alpharetta, GA 2026) / 84 / 83 = 167 (+23)*
T4. Trisha Shivaiah (Milton, GA 2024) / 80 / 87 = 167 (+23)
* Denotes Scorecard Playoff
No matter who walked away with the title on Sunday afternoon, all three players played very well in the very windy and cold conditions this past weekend. Kallyn Black (Greensboro, GA 2026), winner of the Flat Creek Girls Classic at Flat Creek CC, held the lead overnight along with Ariel Collins. With a second round consisting of 2 birdies and 8 pars, Kallyn found herself in a three-way tie for first with Lili Nelson (Locust Grove, GA 2028) and Ariel Collins (Greensboro, GA 2026).
Ariel Collins (Greensboro, GA 2026) shared the overnight lead on the field with Kallyn after her opening round of 76 (+4) which included a hole-in-one on the par 3 Hole #3. And the three girls ended in all three in a sudden-death play off for first that went two holes before Kallyn claimed first with a par putt. Thus left Ariel and Lili in a two-way tie for second that was broken with a scorecard playoff. Rounding out the top five was Molly Spector (Atlanta, GA 2028) in fourth and Narah Kim (Duluth, GA 2027) in fifth.
1. Kallyn Black (Greensboro, GA 2026) / 76 / 79 = 155 (+11)^
T2. Lili Nelson (Locust Grove, GA 2028) / 81 / 74 = 155 (+11)*
T2. Ariel Collins (Greensboro, GA 2026) / 76 / 79 = 155 (+11)
4. Molly Spector (Atlanta, GA 2028) / 78 / 81 = 159 (+15)
T5. Narah Kim (Duluth, GA 2027) / 84 / 81 = 174 (+21)*
^ Denotes Playoff Victory
* Denotes Scorecard Playoff
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The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour travels south once again for the Orange Whip Classic at The Walker Course at Clemson University.
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 2022 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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