Murrels Inlet, SC- The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour concluded a weather-shortened round at Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club. Due to unplayable course conditions, the first round has been suspended, and the final round has been canceled. The first round will conclude tomorrow, with the event being scored as an eighteen-hole tournament.
Rain battled can best describe the shortened round of the Bell National leader who heads into tomorrow’s final five holes with a two-shot victory. Lydia Swan (North East, PA 2022), the winner of the Flat Creek Girls Classic, is in a prime position to take home the weather-shortened Palmetto Classic after a twelve hole score of 54 (+2). The toughest stretch of holes awaits the entire field, including the picturesque par-three seventeenth. Ella Perna is perched at the two spot with a current score of 56 (+4).
1. Lydia Swan (North East, PA 2022) / 54 (+2) [thru 13]
2. Ella Perna (Durham, NC 2022) / 56 (+4) [thru 13]
3. Megan Adelman (Bryn Mawr, PA 2023) / 64 (+7) [thru 14]
Following right behind the Bell National field off the front side was the Prep Preview division. Fresh off the move up to the Prep Divison, Caroline Hawkins (Columbia, SC 2026) takes the lead thru ten holes with a score of 46 (+6). Hawkins opened up the tournament with a birdie on the first. Within a shot of Hawkins is Caroline Gilreath (Roankoke, VA 2023) at (+7) thru twelve. Like the Bell, the Prep has to go through the coastal gauntlet of a back-nine before determining the winner. It’s truly anyone’s ball game at this point of the tournament.
1. Caroline Hawkins (Columbia, SC 2026)) / 46 (+6) [thru 10]
2. Caroline Gilreath (Roanoke, VA 2023) / 47 (+7) [thru 12]
3. Macy Johnson (Roanoke, VA 2023) / 48 (+8) [thru 10]
Starting off on the much more difficult back-nine, the Futures National field has an easier road ahead of them tomorrow as they complete the lone tournament round due to weather. Mia Andrade (Chapin, SC 2025) holds a four-shot lead after nine holes after her nine-hole score of 39. Andrade birdied the par-five fourteenth. In second thru nine holes is Anna Czarkowski (Morganton, NC 2023) at (+7). Currently, there is a two-way tie for third between Grace Lindsey (Mount Pleasant, SC 2025) and Grace Saunders (Springfield, VA 2024) at (+8).
1. Mia Andrade (Chapin, SC 2025) / 39 (+3) [thru 9]
2. Anna Czarkowski (Morganton, NC 2023) / 43 (+7) [thru 9]
T3. Grace Linsdey (Mount Pleasant, SC 2025) / 44 (+8) [thru 9]
T3. Grace Saunders (Springfield, VA 2024) / 44 (+8) [thru 9]
The conclusion of round one will begin at 9:00 AM. The tournament has been shortened to 18 holes due to weather.
Follow the final round at the Palmetto 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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