Greenville, SC– The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour began the Imperial Girls Classic at Green Valley Country Club in sloppy weather conditions due to Hurrican Delta. The battle for the final spot into the 2020 PKBGT Invitational along with crucial OOM points and a spot in the National Tournament of Champions will be up for grabs tomorrow.
The Bluffton, SC resident Regina Plascencia-Celis (Bluffton, SC 2022) looks to join her fellow Academy member Hyo Joon Jang at the 2020 PKBGT Invitational held the first weekend of November at Bermuda Run Golf Club. After an opening-round 74 (+2) in the torrential downpour, Regina puts herself into a good spot to snag the final invite. Plascencia-Celis struggled out of the gate opening her day with a 42 (+6). The walk over to the tenth hole in Greenville proved to be vital for Regina, as she went birdie, birdie, birdie on holes ten, eleven, and twelve. Regina closed the round with a birdie on the eighteenth to go home in 32 (-4). Sitting three shots off Regina is Layla Meric (Wesley Chapel, NC 2021), Nicole Nash (Charlotte, NC 2023), and Elizabeth Rudisill (Charlotte, NC 2025) at (+5).
1. Regina Plascencia-Celis (Bluffton, SC 2022) / 74 (+2)
T2. Layla Meric (Wesley Chapel, NC 2021) / 77 (+5)
T2. Nicole Nash (Charlotte, NC 2023) / 77 (+5)
T2. Elizabeth Rudisill (Charlotte, NC 2025) / 77 (+5)
Macy Johnson (Salem, VA 2023) had success at the NC Futures Regional level all summer including a handful of victories kept her streak of good playing in the aftermath of Hurrican Delta grabbing a two-shot lead heading into tomorrow at the Imperial Girls Classic. Johnson made one birdie on the very difficult first round. After finding some trouble on her middle six holes, the Salem, VA native recovered and parred her final six holes. Sitting one behind Johnson is Ella Drew Dodd (Mount Pleasant, SC 2022) at (+10). Joining Dodd and Johnson in the final group tomorrow is Caroline Johnson (Mooresville, NC 2023).
1. Macy Johnson (Salem, VA 2023) / 80 (+8)
2. Ella Drew Dodd (Mount Pleasant, SC 2022) / 82 (+10)
T3. Caroline Johnson (Mooresville, NC 2023) / 83 (+11)
Round 2 will begin Sunday, October 11, at 9:30 AM, weather permitting.
Follow the final round at the Atlanta 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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