Sanford, NC – The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour headed to Carolina Trace Country Club for the final round of the Carolina’s Girls Classic.
Saia Rampersaud (Durham, NC 2025) fired the round of the day on Sunday, a 74 (+2), that brought her back from three shots down to begin the day. Bridget Wilkie (Bluffton, SC 2024), who made four birdies in her opening round 71 (-1), shot a 77 and went to a sudden-death playoff with Rampersaud. On the second playoff hole, Rampersaud broke the tie and won the title! Paris Fieldings (Chesapeake, VA 2023) played steady golf on Sunday making 15 pars on her way to a solo third place finish. Malerie Lague (Huntersville, NC 2025) made four birdies over the weekend and would claim the final medalist honor with a fourth place finish.
1. Saia Rampersaud (Durham, NC 2025) / 74 + 74 = 148 (+4)
2. Bridget Wilkie (Bluffton, SC 2024) / 71 + 77 = 148 (+4)
3. Paris Fieldings (Chesapeake, VA 2023) / 74 + 76 = 150 (+6)
4. Malerie Lague (Huntersville, NC 2025) / 74 + 78 = 152 (+8)
Another playoff was needed to break the tie in the Futures National division. Ashley Lee (Pinehurst, NC 2028) shot two consecutive rounds of 1-under and Ira Joshi (Charlotte, NC 2029) was 2-under on Saturday and even on Sunday to tie for the Futures lead. Both players combined for 15 birdies over the two days and beat the rest of the Futures field by double digits! Lee broke the tie and won the championship in the playoff. Katelyn Cox (Taylors, SC 2026) made three birdies on Sunday and bettered her opening round by seven strokes! This vaulted her up the leaderboard into a tie for third! Tying Cox was Landry Hamm (Charlotte, NC 2027) who played excellent golf and shot two rounds in the 70’s!
1. Ashley Lee (Pinehurst, NC 2028) / 71 + 71 = 142 (-2)
2. Ira Joshi (Charlotte, NC 2029) / 70 + 72 = 142 (-2)
T3. Katelyn Cox (Taylors, SC 2026) / 80 + 73 = 153 (+9)
T3. Landry Hamm (Charlotte, NC 2027) / 74 + 79 = 153 (+9)
Congratulations to the 2023 Carolina’s Girls Classic champions and all our medalists from Carolina Trace Country Club! We would like to thank the staff at Carolina Trace County Club for their incredible hospitality over the weekend and keeping the course in great shape despite the storms coming through! The course provided a great test for all our players and created an exciting final round to crown our champions!
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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 2022-2023 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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