Lillington, NC- The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour travels to the land of the Camels next weekend for the annual Campbell Classic at Keith Hills Golf Club in Lillington, NC. One of our most popular events in the Tarheel State boasts a full field once again for the 2021 season. Keith Hills, the host of three collegiate conference championships, is the home of the Campbell Women’s Golf Team and the PGA Golf Management program. Soft greens provided excellent scoring opportunities for the Prep and Futures Fields on day one.
A native of the Great White North takes the Prep division’s overnight lead at the Campbell Girls Classic. Anne-Lea Lavoie (Quebec, Canada 2023) was scheduled to compete on the PKB Girls’ Tour last season three times before COVID-19 ultimately shutdown the schedule for just over a month and a half. Lavoie made the most out of her tour debut, opening the Campbell Classic at Keith Hills Golf Club with a round of 75 (+3). Lavoie went out in 35 (-1) with eight pars and a lone birdie on the par-five sixth. Coming in, the Canadian lost a bit of her momentum after a birdie on her tenth hole, bogeying five of the last eight holes to shoot 40, enough for a one-shot lead over Tour vet Kanchana Duangsam (Haymarket, VA 2026). Joining Lavoie and Duangsam in the final group will be Sophia Sarrazin (Westport, CT 2023) at (+5).
1. Anne-Lea Lavoie (Quebec, Canada 2023) / 75 (+3)
2. Kanchana Duangsam (Haymarket, VA 2026) / 76 (+4)
T3. Sophia Sarrazin (Westport, CT 2023) / 77 (+5)
T3. Karsyn Roberts (Pikeville, NC 2024) / 77 (+5)
Two big hitters from the class of 2027 take the overnight lead at the Campbell Girls Classic at Keith Hills Golf Club. Jenna Kim (Raleigh, NC 2027) took home her maiden event at the Cutter Creek Girls Classic as the only player to go under par in either division just a couple of months ago. She and Drive, Chip, and Putt national finalist Ashnoor Kaur (Roanoke, VA 2027) fired rounds of 75 (+3) on the sodden Orange and Black course in Buis Creek. Kaur hit the shot of the day on the par-four ninth hole when she holed out for eagle to go out in 38 (+2). Ashnoor tabbed two birdies on her back-nine as well. For Kim, back-to-back bogeys on seventeen and eighteen put her tied with the clubhouse leader in Kaur. Jenna tabbed her only two birds on the front side. Joining Kim and Kaur in the 2020 PKBGT Regional Tournament of Champions Futures National medalist Ella June Hannant (Pikeville, NC 2027) at (+5).
T1. Ashnoor Kaur (Roanoke, VA 2027) / 75 (+3)
T1. Jenna Kim (Raleigh, NC 2027) / 75 (+3)
3. Ella June Hannant (Pikeville, NC 2027) / 77 (+5)
Follow the final round at Campbell 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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