Wallace, NC– The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour headed to Wallace, NC for the final round of the River Landing Girls Classic at River Landing Golf Club.
Ella June Hannant (Pikeville, NC 2026) entered the final round holding a one shot lead and got off to a hot start playing her first six holes in 2-under par! Malerie Lague (Huntersville, NC 2025) stayed right with her all day, however! Lague made three birdies on the day including a clutch birdie on the par-3 17th. Lague and Hannant would finish the round tied at 149 strokes and have to play extra golf to decide the River Landing Girls Classic. Hannant would come out of the sudden death playoff victorious giving her her first win of the season and her fourth career PKB win. There was a three way tie for third place between Karsyn Roberts (Pikeville, NC 2024), Sanaa Carter (Jacksonville, NC 2025), and Ava Cottis (Savannah, GA 2025). Via a scorecard playoff, Cottis would claim third and Carter would take fourth based on their second round score.
1. Ella June Hannant (Pikeville, NC 2026) / 75 + 74 = 149 (+5)
2. Malerie Lague (Huntersville, NC 2025) / 76 + 73 = 149 (+5)
T3. Karsyn Roberts (Pikeville, NC 2024) / 76 + 78 = 154 (+10)
T3. Sanaa Carter (Jacksonville, NC 2025) / 77 + 77 = 154 (+10)
T3. Ava Cottis (Savannah, GA 2025) / 82 + 72 = 154 (+10)
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Aspen Bikowski (White Plains, MD 2027) started Sunday with a lead and was able to grow it by playing her front nine in just 2-over par. Peyton Nichols (Winterville, NC 2024) made a charge on the back nine by making eight pars. However, Bikowski’s lead was too strong and Bikowski was able to hang onto the lead and the title. This was Bikowski’s first PKBGT National Series win coming off of a strong 2022 in the Middle Atlantic Series that included five victories! Elle Overly (Lititz, PA 2025) started her round on fire by making two birdies in her opening three holes! Overly would post a second consecutive 82 (+10) and finish in solo third. Mary Earhart (Pinehurst, NC 2024) bettered her opening round by seven strokes and came from behind to secure medalist honors at the River Landing Girls Classic!
1. Aspen Bikowski (White Plains, MD 2027) / 77 + 79 = 156 (+12)
2. Peyton Nichols (Winterville, NC 2024) / 79 + 78 = 157 (+13)
3. Elle Overly (Lititz, PA 2025) / 82 + 82 = 164 (+20)
4. Mary Earhart (Pinehurst, NC 2024) / 87 + 80 = 167 (+23)
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We would like to thank the staff at River Landing Golf Club for their incredible hospitality all weekend! This weekend provided a challenge for all of our competitors and we would like to congratulate all of our medalists at the River Landing Girls Classic! Thank you to all the players for another great tournament and we look forward to seeing you at a PKB event soon!
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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