Pinehurst, NC – The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour traveled to historic Pine Needles in Pinehurst, NC for the Tour Championship. This is not the first championship held at Pine Needles this summer as the U.S. Women’s Open was played here in June. That was the fourth U.S. Women’s Open held at Pine Needles adding onto the 1996, 2001, and 2007 championships.
Bridget Wilkie (Blufton, SC 2024) picked up where she left off in the second round making three birdies on the front nine. After round 2, Wilkie is the only player under par and holds a four shot lead heading into Sunday. Defending champion, Kathryn Ha (Roanoke, VA 2025) closed the round with a birdie and 8 pars to post 76(+4) and is in second place. Maya Beasley (Pinehurst, NC 2023) made three birdies on Saturday helping her to shoot 77(+5) and put her in third place. Grace Addison (Wrightsville Beach, NC 2025) bettered her first round score by three shots and made four birdies to post 73(+1).
1. Bridget Wilkie (Blufton, SC 2024) / 69 + 74 = 143 (-1)
2. Kathryn Ha (Roanoke, VA 2025) / 71 + 76 = 147 (+3)
3. Maya Beasley (Pinehurst, NC 2023) / 71 + 77 = 148 (-1)
4. Grace Addison (Wrightsville Beach, NC 2025) / 76 + 73 = 149 (+5)
Overnight leader Zoe Cusack (Potomac, MD 2026) played her first nine in 41 shots. Cusack battled back and made two birdies and 6 pars on her final nine to give her a one shot lead heading into the final round. Ava Cottis (Savannah, GA 2025) shot the round of the day on Saturday. Her 4 birdies helped her shoot 71(-1) and move into second place. Jayrin Kim (Burkeville, VA 2024) shot 38 on both nines today for a 78(+4). She is in third and only two shots behind Cusack. Jordin Christine de Graaf (Virginia Beach, VA 2029) followed her 76 on Friday with another 76 for a two-day score of 152(+8).
1. Zoe Cusack (Potomac, MD 2026) / 72 + 76 = 148 (+4)
2. Ava Cottis (Savannah, GA 2025) / 78 + 71 = 149 (+5)
3. Jayrin Kim (Burkeville, VA 2024) / 74 +76 = 150 (+6)
4. Jordin Christine de Graaf (Virginia Beach, VA 2029) / 76 + 76 =152 (+8)
Pine Needles has been the site of many exciting Sunday finishes and tomorrow we expect more of the same at the 2022 PKBGT Tour Championship!
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About the PKBGT
Founded in 2007 by the Triad Youth Golf Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, as 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 2022 season will feature over 138 tournaments in 12+ states 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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