Greensboro, NC- The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour heads back to the Palmetto State for the annual Orange Whip Classic at Clemson University. The Walker Course at Clemson, named a top ten university golf course nearly every year since the course opened, will welcome participants from the Bell, Prep, and Futures divisions. A tour record of 15 states will be represented in the field next weekend. Nine players have committed or signed to compete at the next level.

Bell National

In the Bell National division, thirty-six players will tee it up on the 5900 yards par 72 set up.

Top-ranked players in the field include:

  • Sophie Lauture — Charlotte, NC — Class of 2024 — #6 on the PKBGT Performance Index
  • Melanie Walker — Burke, VA — Class of 2022 — #8 on the PKBGT Performance Index
  • Morgan Ketchum — Winston-Salem, NC — Class of 2022 — #16 on the PKBGT Performance Index

Play will begin on Saturday, February 27, at 9:30 AM EST, with a double tee start (weather permitting).

Prep Preview

In the Prep Preview division, twenty-four players will compete on the 5751 yards par 72 set up.

Top-ranked players in the field include:

  • Emerson Dever — Durham, NC — Class of 2025 — #73 on the PKBGT Performance Index
  • Garland Gould — Raleigh, NC — Class 0f 2024 — #85 on the PKBGT Performance Index
  • Justine Pennycooke — Cary, NC  — Class of 2023 — #108 on the PKBGT Performance Index

Play will begin on Saturday, February 27, at 9:30 AM EST, with a double tee start (weather permitting).

Futures National

In the Futures National division, twenty-four players will compete on the 5134 yards par 72 set up.

Top-ranked players in the field include:

  • Alicia Fang — Cary, NC — Class of 2026 — #228 on the PKBGT Performance Index
  • Elizabeth Sullivan — Atlanta, GA — Class 0f 2025 — #239 on the PKBGT Performance Index
  • Mary-Paige King — Clemmons, NC  — Class of 2023 — #244 on the PKBGT Performance Index

Play will begin on Saturday, February 27, at 9:30 AM EST, with a double tee start (weather permitting).

 

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 2020-21 season will feature over 110 tournaments in 10 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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