Salisbury, N.C. — The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour headed to Country Club of Salisbury for the final round of the PKBGT Open Championship.
After surviving the cut of the bottom half of the field, Anna Howerton (Winston-Salem, N.C. 2023) held onto her spot in first place with a three-day score of 72-71-74—217 (+1). With 10 birdies over the three days, Caroline Hawkins (Columbia, S.C. 2026) brought home the second place trophy, scoring 76-70-74—220 (+4) over the three days. With 35 pars between the three rounds, Reagan Folk (Madison, Ga. 2024) took the third place hardware with a three-day score of 76-72-73—221 (+5). Placing in the top five yet again at the PKBGT Open Championship, Avery McCrery (Wilmington, Del. 2025) ended Memorial Day weekend in fourth with a three-day total of 77-72-73—222 (+6). Ending the third day at even par, Lilly Hall (Yorktown, Va. 2024) took home the fifth place medal with a three-day score of 74-78-72—224 (+8).
1. Anna Howerton (Winston-Salem, N.C. 2023) / 72-71-74—217 (+1)
2. Caroline Hawkins (Columbia, S.C. 2026) / 76-70-74—220 (+4)
3. Reagan Folk (Madison, Ga. 2024) / 76-72-73—221 (+5)
4. Avery McCrery (Wilmington, Del. 2025) / 77-72-73—222 (+6)
5. Lilly Hall (Yorktown, Va. 2024) / 74-78-72—224 (+8)
As the previous first place champion of this event last year in the Futures National division, Riley Grimm (Pinehurst, N.C. 2028) continued her winning streak, taking home first with a three-day total of 76-73-68—217 (+1). With 36 pars over the three rounds, Grace Lindsey (Mount Pleasant, S.C. 2025) ended the holiday weekend in second, scoring 81-73-76—230 (+14) over the three days. Making an eagle on the 18th hole of the second round, Isabelle LeBlanc (Bethesda, Md. 2026) brought home the third place hardware with a three-day score of 77-78-76—231 (+15). A birdie a day landed Emma Marshall (Bremen, Ga. 2025) in fourth, tallying up a three-day total of 78-80-74—232 (+16). Zorah Williams (Mystic, Conn. 2025) landed in fifth by one stroke, ending the tournament with a three-day score of 84-76-75—235 (+19).
1. Riley Grimm (Pinehurst, N.C. 2028) / 76-73-68—217 (+1)
2. Grace Lindsey (Mount Pleasant, S.C. 2025) / 81-73-76—230 (+14)
3. Isabelle LeBlanc (Bethesda, Md. 2026) / 77-78-76—231 (+15)
4. Emma Marshall (Bremen, Ga. 2025) / 78-80-74—232 (+16)
5. Zorah Williams (Mystic, Conn. 2025) / 84-76-75—235 (+19)
For her first appearance at the annual PKBGT Open Championship, Gabriella Collelo (Pinehurst, N.C. 2029) ended the long weekend with the first place trophy in her hands, scoring 74-76-71—221 (+5) throughout the tournament. With at least two birdies per day, Natalia Henderson (Southern Pines, N.C. 2029) brought home second with a three-day score of 77-73-80—230 (+14). Making an eagle on hole 15 during the final round, Erin Mullin (Clifton, Va. 2026) placed third with a three-day total of 77-80-74—231 (+15). As her first three-day tournament with PKBGT, Aditi Lakhawala (Kendall Park, N.J. 2029) ended in fourth, scoring a total of 80-76-77—233 (+17). Sydney Dinh (Fairfax, Va. 2028) ended the weekend in fifth with a three-day score of 77-79-78—234 (+18).
1. Gabriella Collelo (Pinehurst, N.C. 2029) / 74-76-71—221 (+5)
2. Natalia Henderson (Southern Pines, N.C. 2029) / 77-73-80—230 (+14)
3. Erin Mullin (Clifton, Va. 2026) / 77-80-74—231 (+15)
4. Aditi Lakhawala (Kendall Park, N.J. 2029) / 80-76-77—233 (+17)
5. Sydney Dinh (Fairfax, Va. 2028) / 77-79-78—234 (+18)
Congratulations to the 2023 PKBGT Open Championship champions and all our medalists from the Country Club of Salisbury! We would like to thank the staff at the County Club of Salisbury for their incredible hospitality over the weekend—despite any weather concerns or issues—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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