Tuesday’s bright sunshine was the perfect setting for the players to get in a great round of golf! Tee times for the North Carolina Series at Pinewood were set to commence at 10:30 AM off of Hole #1 on Tuesday, June 7th. Players arrived at the practice facilities eager to get the round started and potentially take home the winning hardware.
At the end of the day, three girls stood atop the leaderboards, each the champion of their division in the PKBGT North Carolina Series at Pinewood.
Elli Flinchum (Summerfield, NC 2022) scored four birdies on her way to first. Flinchum took home the championship trophy in the 10-player Prep Series field with a score of 77 (+5).
With three birdies throughout the round, Jasmine Yeung (Charlotte, NC 2025) came back on the back nine to claim runner up with a score of 82 (+10). Similarly, the Pinewood CC local, Salem Lee (Asheboro, NC 2026) clutched third by coming back on the back nine with a total score of 84 (+12).
1. Elli Flinchum (Jacksonville, NC 2022) / 77 (+5)
2. Jasmine Yeung (Pinehurst, NC 2025) / 82 (+10)
3. Salem Lee (Waxhaw, NC 2023) / 84 (+12)
4. Ellen Pritchard (Charlotte, NC 2023) / 85 (+13)
Trinity White (Lenoir, NC 2024) took home the champion hardware with a score of 84 (+12). Scoring an eagle on hole 16 helped her take first!
With a birdie on hole 18, Mary Earhart (Pinehurst, NC 2024) needed to compete in one playoff hole against White, in which she finished as runner-up. After a scorecard playoff with Lauren Oh ( Cary, NC 2026), Madison Park (Charlotte, NC 2026) claimed the third place medal with a score of 87 (+15).
1*. Trinity White (Lenoir, NC 2024) / 84 (+12)
2*. Mary Earhart (Pinehurst, NC 2024) / 84 (+12)
3**. Madison Park (Charlotte, NC 2026) / 87 (+15)
4**. Lauren Oh (Cary, NC 2026) / 87 (+15)
*Denotes a play-off.
**Denotes a scorecard play-off.
Sophia Perdue (Clemmons, NC 2028) took home the champion hardware with a score of 47 (+11). It seems Perdue has a bright future ahead of her here at PKB seeing as this was her first tournament with us!
Chloe Cuda (Winston-Salem, NC 2030), a score of 61 (+25), came in second, which made this her first time placing in the top two!
1. Sophia Perdue (Clemmons, NC 2028) / 47 (+11)
2. Chloe Cuda (Winston-Salem, NC 2020) / 61 (+25)
We would like to extend our greatest thanks to the host of the event, the staff at Pinewood Country Club, for their incredible hospitality throughout the tournament. Competing through the high temperatures and even higher humidity, the tournament provided a challenge for all of our competitors. We would like to congratulate all of our Top Finishers at the North Carolina Series at Pinewood!
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/.