Greensboro, NC – On Monday, June 20th and Tuesday, June 21st, the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the final event of the Kentucky Series, the Kentucky Series Open Finale at the University Club of Kentucky on the Big Blue course in Lexington, KY.
Following the first round, players were ready to take on the course, determined to do even better. Tee times for the final round of the Kentucky Series Open Finale at U. Club of Kentucky were set to commence at 9:00 AM off of Hole #1. Players arrived at the practice facilities eager to get the round started and potentially take home the trophy.
First place was open for the taking following the first round of play set in the abundant Bluegrass region. At the end of the day, three girls stood atop the leaderboards, each the champion of their division in the Kentucky Series Open Finale at U. Club of Kentucky on the Big Blue course.
Kasey Cameron (Richmond, KY 2024) took home the championship bowl with a two-day score of 81, 78 = 159 (+15). Having scored three birdies over both rounds, Cameron took first by scoring under 80 in Round 2. This win has also placed her at first in the Kentucky Prep Division of the Order of Merit!
Scoring a birdie a day, Morgan Kennedy (Ashland, KY 2025) finished as runner up with a two-day score of 84, 80 = 164 (+20). As a local, Kariann Campbell (Nicholasville, KY 2024) held her place in order to take home third, having a two-day score of 86, 80 = 166 (+22). Cambria Burke (South Shore, KY 2024) finished the tournament in fourth place with a score of 103, 87 = 190 (+46)
1. Kasey Cameron (Richmond, KY 2024) 81, 78 / 159 (+15)
2. Morgan Kennedy (Ashland, KY 2025) 84, 80 / 164 (+20)
3. Kariann Campbell (Nicholasville, KY 2024) 86, 80 / 166 (+22)
4. Cambria Burke (South Shore, KY 2024) 103, 87 / 190 (+46)
After three playoff holes, Riley Jarrell (Louisville, KY 2024) took home the champion hardware with a two-day score of 84, 88 = 172 (+28). This makes for her second win in a row. Because of this astounding win, Jarrell took first in the Kentucky Futures Division of the Order of Merit!
With two birdies over the two days, Haley Rice (Richmond, KY 2023) came in second with a two-day score of 87, 85 = 172 (+28). Kelsay Collins (Monticello, KY 2024) clutched third place with a two-day score of 90, 85 = 175 (+31). Only one stroke above fifth, Ella Pankonin (Louisville, KY 2025), took fourth overall with a score of 83, 93 = 176 (+32).
1*. Riley Jarrell (Louisville, KY 2024) 84, 88 / 172 (+28)
2*. Haley Rice (Richmond, KY 2023) 87, 85 / 172 (+28)
3. Kelsay Collins (Monticello, KY 2024) 90, 85 / 175 (+31)
4. Ella Pankonin (Louisville, KY 2025) 83, 93 / 176 (+32)
* Denotes a play-off
Emerson Bowling (Frankfort, KY 2028) took home the champion hardware with a two-day score of 38, 36 = 74 (+2). With five birdies over the two days, Bowling worked hard to stay in first throughout the tournament.
After tying with Bowling at the end of Round 1, Carol Ann Mendenhall (Nicholasville, KY 2029) came in second with a two-day score of 38, 37 = 75 (+3), finishing only one stroke away from Bowling.
1. Emerson Bowling (Frankfort, KY 2028) 38, 36 / 74 (+2)
2. Carol Ann Mendenhall (Nicholasville, KY 2029) 38, 37 / 75 (+3)
We would like to extend our greatest thanks to the entire staff at the University Club of Kentucky for their incredible hospitality. Competing on a course in the rolling Bluegrass region, this weekend provided a challenge for all of our competitors. We would like to congratulate all of our Top Finishers at the Kentucky Series Open Finale at U. Club of Kentucky (Big Blue)!
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/.