Greenwood, SC– The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour headed to The Links at Stoney Point for the final round of the Imperial Girls Classic.
Hannah Hall (Rockledge, FL 2026) entered Sunday’s final round holding a two shot lead following her opening round of 75 (+3) which included three birdies. Hall got off to a rocky start on Sunday opening the door for her competitors to come from behind. Ava Cottis (Savannah, GA 2025) was up to the challenge and made four birdies on Sunday to catch Hall. Nina Porcello (Woodstock, GA 2027) matched Cottis’ Sunday round of 75 (+3) but her opening 80 (+8) would keep her out of a playoff. Hall rebounded down the stretch by birdieing the sixteenth and eighteenth holes to tie Cottis and force the sudden-death playoff. In the playoff, Hall would be victorious and win her first PKB event.
1. Hannah Hall (Rockledge, FL 2026) / 75 + 79 = 154 (+10)
2. Ava Cottis (Savannah, GA 2025) / 79 + 75 =154 (+10)
3. Nina Porcello (Woodstock, GA 2027) / 80 + 75 = 155 (+11)
T4. Savannah Cherry (Brentwood, TN 2024) / 80 + 78 = 158 (+14)
T4. Narah Kim (Duluth, GA 2027) / 77 + 81 = 159 (+14)
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Aerin Kim (Johns Creek, GA 2027) and Emma Mae Stover (Hendersonville, NC 2026) were tied for second heading into Sunday following matching 80’s (+8). The pair would match each other for the second consecutive day with 81’s but it was a tale of two nines. Kim started hot birdieing two of her first five holes (including the par-5 2nd which she played in three-under par for the weekend) and sat at even par for the day. While Kim took control of the lead, Stover struggled but righted the ship on the back nine. Stover played her final nine in just two over par and a few hiccups down the stretch by Kim resulted in the pair tying for the lead after 36 holes. In the sudden death playoff, Kim edged Stover to win her first PKB event! Overnight leader, Akiera Sanchez (Goose Creek, SC 2025) made one birdie on her Sunday and would finish in solo third.
1. Aerin Kim (Johns Creek, GA 2027) / 80 + 81 = 161 (+17)
2. Emma Mae Stover (Hendersonville, NC 2026) / 80 + 81 = 161 (+17)
3. Akiera Sanchez (Goose Creek, SC 2025) / 79 + 84 = 163 (+19)
4. Emma Marshall (Bremen, GA 2025) / 83 + 82 = 165 (+21)
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Congratulations to the 2023 Imperial Girls Classic champions and all the medalists from The Links at Stoney Point! We would like to thank the staff at The Links at Stoney Point for their incredible hospitality over the weekend and keeping the course in great shape! 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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