Rocky Mount, NC- The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour travels east for the first playing of the Eastern NC Girls Classic at the classic Donald Ross designed Benvenue Country Club. Inclement weather suspended play with four groups yet to complete round one.
Justine Pennycooke (Cary, NC 2023) made the turn with the lead and closed round one in the same position. The Cary, NC native made one birdie on the day at the par-five third. Justine recorded fourteen pars, two bogeys and a lone two square on Saturday at Benvenue Country Club. The Canadian Ann-Lea Lavoie (Quebec, Canada 2023) sits two back of Pennycooke.
1. Justine Pennycooke (Cary, NC 2023) / 75 (+3)
2. Ann-Lea Lavoie (Quebec, Canada 2023) / 77 (+5)
3. Bridget Wilkie (Bluffton, SC 2024) / 78 (+6)
Our current Futures National Order of Merit leader takes the overnight lead at the Eastern NC Girls Classic after her round of 73 (+1) on Saturday. Ella June Hannant (Pikeville, NC 2027) holds the temporary lead as we await four groups to complete their rounds tomorrow morning after inclement weather paused round one. Hannant recorded three birdies on the day including blue numbers on the tenth and eighteenth holes. Jenna Kim (Raleigh, NC 2027) is one back of Hannant with one hole to play.
1. Ella June Hannant (Pikeville, NC 2027) / 73 (+1)
2. Jenna Kim (Raleigh, NC 2027) / (+2) thru 17 Holes
T3. Ashnoor Kaur (Roanoke, VA 2027) / 78 (+6)
Follow the final round at the Eastern NC 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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