Update: Hayes, Atwood Leading 2017 TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP @ Salem Glen CC

On Saturday, August 5, 2017 the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the second round of the TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP at Salem Glen CC in Clemmons, NC.  This event wraps up the 2017 PKBGT Championship season.

Leading the Bell Series after firing a commanding second round score of 3-under, 69 was Sasha Hayes (Winston Salem, NC 2020). Sitting four shots back in second place is Amanda Sambach (Davidson, NC 2021) after two rounds of 73. In third place is Nina Kouchi (Matthews, NC 2018) who had scores of 72-76 the first two days.  In a tie for fourth place is Anna McDonald (Hickory, NC 2019) and Skylar Sload (Ashburn, VA) both with a two day total of 149.

Leading the Futures Series is Maria Atwood (Holly Springs, NC 2022) after a stellar round of 70 on day two to pull head by one shot. Sitting just one back is Emma Chen with a two day total of 150. Sitting in third place is Lauren Denhard (Salisbury, NC 2019) with a two day total of 156. There is a three way tie for fourth place between Grayson Warren (Washington, NC 2021), Halynn Lee (Cary, NC 2021), and Annabelle Millard (Indian Trail, NC 2022).

Its will be an exciting finish on Sunday!

The TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP marks the end of the regular 2017 season. A lot is at stake at this event, including many invitations to the PKBGT INVITATIONAL in November. At the conclusion of the event, invitations to the PKBGT INVITATIONAL will be extended to the top-30 players from the PKBGT 2015 Bell Division Order of Merit rankings, the top-15 players from the 2015 PKBGT Prep Division Order of Merit rankings, the top-five players from the 2015 PKBGT Futures Division Order of Merit Rankings, the top-three players on the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Series Order of Merit, the number one player on the 2015 Futures One-Day Division Order of Merit, and the top-30 finishers on the PKB Performance Index. The PKBGT will also recognize any state junior amateur champion at the Invitational. This tournament will bring together players from Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.

The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour is an initiative of the Triad Youth Golf Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation aimed at increasing learning and playing opportunities for youth golfers. Based out of Greensboro, North Carolina, the PKBGT offers affordable, high-quality nationally ranked girls’ golf tournaments designed to prepare junior girls’ golfers for high school and collegiate golf. The PKBGT is the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour with over 375 members in 2013 and 262 girls playing in or committed to collegiate golf. Learn more about the tour at pkbgt.org or by contacting Tour Director Mike Parker at mparker@pkbgt.org or 336-347-8537.

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Recap: Pack, Cook, Dial Win NC One-Day Series at Bryan Park GC (Players Course)

On Monday, July 24, the 2017 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the NC One-Day Series event  at Bryan Park Golf Course. Bryan Park, home of the UNCG women’s golf team, is a brilliant course for this one day tournament. The event features a field 52 players from the PKB Girls’ Golf Tour, the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour .

In the Prep Series today, a sudden death playoff determined first and second place.  Both Emelia Pack (Browns Summit, NC 2019) and Ryann Sinclair (Mooresville, NC 2019) shot 1-under 71. Pack won the playoff, landing her in first place on the day. Sinclair claimed second place.  In third place was Kayla Ward (Raleigh, NC 2018) with a 74.  In fourth place was Sasha Hayes (Winston Salem, NC 2020) with a 75.  In fifth place was Muskan Uppal (Cornelius, NC 219) with a round of 76.

Winning the Futures Series was Victoria Cook (Reidsville, NC 2020) with a round of 77.  A scorecard playoff determined second and third place. In second place by one stroke was Macie Burcham (Greensboro, NC 2021) with a 78.  In third place was Morgan Ketchum (Winston Salem, NC 2022) with a 78.  In fourth place with a 79 was Laney Wessels (Sophia, NC 2021).  In fifth place Abby Hunter (Blacksburg, VA 2021) with an 80.

Winning the Discovery Series was Madison Dial (High Point, NC 2025) with a 41. In second place, just two strokes back was Ella Yu (High Point, NC 2023) with a 43.

The PKBGT returns to action this weekend  with the NC One-Day Series at Bermuda Run on Saturday, July 29!

The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour is an initiative of the Triad Youth Golf Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation aimed at increasing learning and playing opportunities for youth golfers. Based out of Greensboro, North Carolina, the PKBGT offers affordable, high-quality nationally ranked girls’ golf tournaments designed to prepare junior girls’ golfers for high school and collegiate golf. The PKBGT is the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour with over 450 members in 2015 and 450 girls playing in or committed to collegiate golf. Learn more about the tour at pkbgt.org or by contacting Tour Director Mike Parker at mparker@pkbgt.org or 336-347-8537.

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Recap: Cherry, E. Chen Wins the Commonwealth Classic @ Hidden Creek CC

On Tuesday, July 18, the PKBGT played the final round of the 2017 Commonwealth Classic at Hidden Creek Country Club.  The event featured a field of 26 players from the PKB Girls’ Golf Tour, the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour in the country.  There are five different states represented in the tournament.

Winning the Bell Series was Jacqueline Cherry (Ellicott City, MD) with a two day total of 4 over par, 75-73-148.  Coming in a tie for second place was Natalie Welsh (Valencia, PA 2018)  and Lena Capoccia (Bethesda, MD 2018) both finishing one shot back of the champion with a two day total of 149. In a tie for fourth place was Jordan Cornelius (Bethesda, MD 2018) and Danielle Suh (Herndon, VA 2020) both finishing with a two day total of 152.

Winning the Futures Series was Emma Chen (Derwood, MD 2022) after a blistering final round of 68 making her two day total 144, even par. Emma had 6 birdies on the day, making the turn at 3 under par.  Only two shots back to finish in second place was Hannah Jonely (Ashburn, VA 2020) after shooting another great score of 73 to have a two day total of 146. Coming in third place was Julie Shin (Brambleton, VA 2022) who shot 73 the final day to climb into the top 5 of this event with a two day total of 151.  Finishing in fourth place was Sue Lee (Lorton, VA 2022) with a final day score of 74 and a two day total of 152. Rounding out the top 5 was Katie Park (Fairfax, VA 2022) who shot a final round of 77 and finished with a two day total of 153.

Congratulations to all the top finishers this week!

The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour is an initiative of the Triad Youth Golf Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation aimed at increasing learning and playing opportunities for youth golfers. Based out of Greensboro, North Carolina, the PKBGT offers low cost, nationally ranked girls’ golf tournaments designed to prepare junior girls’ golfers for high school and collegiate golf. Learn more about the tour at pkbgt.org or by contacting Tour Director Mike Parker at mparker@pkbgt.org or 336-347-8537.

 

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Update: Cornelius, Jonely Leading after Round 1 Commonwealth Classic @ Hidden Creek CC

On Monday, July 17, the PKBGT played round 1 of the 2017 Commonwealth Classic at Hidden Creek Country Club.  The event featured a field of 26 players from the PKB Girls’ Golf Tour, the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour in the country.  There are five different states represented in the tournament.

Leading the Bell Series after round 1 is Jordan Cornelius (Bethesda, MD 2018) with a score of one over par, 73. Only one shot back in second place is Lena Capoccia (Bethesda, MD 2018) with two over par, 74. In a tie for third place is Jacqueline Cherry (Ellicott City, MD) and Natalie Welsh (Valencia, PA 2018) both with a round one score of 3 over par, 75.

Leading the Futures Series after round 1 is Hannah Jonely (Ashburn, VA 2020) with a round one score of over over par, 73. In a tie for second is Katie Park (Fairfax, VA 2022) and Emma Chen (Derwood, MD 2022) both only three shots back with a score of 76. In fourth place is Mary Waclawski (Vienna, VA 2019) with a score of 77.

Awards will be presented to the top-five players in each series.  We look forward to a great event!

The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour is an initiative of the Triad Youth Golf Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation aimed at increasing learning and playing opportunities for youth golfers. Based out of Greensboro, North Carolina, the PKBGT offers low cost, nationally ranked girls’ golf tournaments designed to prepare junior girls’ golfers for high school and collegiate golf. Learn more about the tour at pkbgt.org or by contacting Tour Director Mike Parker at mparker@pkbgt.org or 336-347-8537.

 

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Recap: Moore, Zou, E. Wang Wins the Middle Atlantic One-Day Series @ Univ. of Maryland GC

On July 15, 2017 the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the Middle Atlantic One-Day Series event at the University of Maryland’s golf course.  The course is home to the men’s and women’s Terps golf teams and will return as a tour stop of the PKBGT.  One-day tournaments are University of Maryland GCdesigned for golfers of all skill levels, but are a great place for development golfers to “get in to the swing of things” playing tournament golf.  The goal of One-Day Open Series events is to provide a fun and friendly tournament on a premium golf course.  The tournament features a field of 35 players and will include the Prep, Futures, and Discovery Series.

Winning the Prep Series is Anna Moore (Wilmington, NC 2018). Moore finished the day with a score of 84. Only one stroke back in a tie for second is Michelle Cabotaje (Fort Washington, MD 2018) and Katie Park (Fairfax, VA 2022), each with a score of 85. Finishing in fourth place is Hannah Hankim (Potomac, MD 2021) with a score of 88.

Playoff! We had a tie for first after the regulation round between Alice Zou (Potomac, MD 2022) and Julie Shin (Brambleton, VA 2022) both finishing with scores of 3 over par, 74. The playoff went to hole one where Alice won with a par. finishing in third place and only one shot out of the playoff was Faith McIlvain (Ellicott, City, MD 2020) with a score of 4 over par, 75. Finishing in fourth place was Emma Chen (Derwood, MD ) with a score of 5 over par, 76.

Winning the Discovery Series is Emily Wang (McIean, VA 2024) with her impressive score of 4 over par, 40. Only one shot back was Josephine Nguyen (Springfield, VA 2024) with a score of 5 over par 41.

Congratulations to all the top finishers this weekend! The PKBGT is back in action this Monday and Tuesday for the Commonwealth Classic @ Hidden Creek CC in Reston, VA!!

The PKBGT has partnered with the Middle Atlantic PGA and will host events in Virginia and Maryland.  The series will feature three divisions: Prep, Futures, and Discovery.  On the day of each of the Middle Atlantic Series events, players are welcome to attend our “Introduction to Tournament Golf” workshops.  The workshops are designed to promote and increase participation among middle and high school age developmental female golfers.  Topics covered at the workshops will include learning to become comfortable playing competitive golf, learning basic rules of golf, and building confidence on the course.

The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour is an initiative of the Triad Youth Golf Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation aimed at increasing learning and playing opportunities for youth golfers. Based out of Greensboro, North Carolina, the PKBGT offers affordable, high-quality nationally ranked girls’ golf tournaments designed to prepare junior girls’ golfers for high school and collegiate golf. The PKBGT is the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour with over 450 members in 2015 and 450 girls playing in or committed to collegiate golf. Learn more about the tour at pkbgt.org or by contacting Tour Director Mike Parker at mparker@pkbgt.org or 336-347-8537.

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Preview: Commonwealth Classic @ Hidden Creek CC

On Monday-Tuesday, July 17-18, the PKBGT returns to action with the 2017 Commonwealth Classic at Hidden Creek Country Club.  The event features a field of 26 players from the PKB Girls’ Golf Tour, the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour in the country.  There are five different states represented in the tournament.

Featured in the 10 player Bell Series are Lena Capoccia (Bethesda, MD 2018) and Haley Quickel (Middletown, DE 2020). Lena is currently ranked 67th in the PKBGT Bell National Series Order of Merit and finished T9 in the PKBGT Masters presented by Aunt Ruby’s Peanuts at Greenville CC. Haley is currently ranked 113th on the PKBGT Bell National Series Order of Merit and finished 20th at the Precision Jr. Girls’ Championships at Bryan Park GC. They look to continue their success next week at the Commonwealth Classic.

Featured in the 16 player Futures Series are, Katie Park (Fairfax, VA 2022), Hannah Jonely (Ashburn, VA 2020), and Julie Shin (Brambleton, VA 2022). Katie is currently ranked 5th in the PKBGT Futures National Series Order of Merit and finished T7 in the PKBGT Open Championship presented by Bargray at CC of Salisbury. Hannah is currently ranked 8th in the PKBGT Futures National Series Order of Merit and finished 8th in the Precision Jr. Girls’ Championships at Bryan Park GC. Julie is currently ranked 51st in the PKBGT Futures National Series Order of Merit and is coming off of a 1st place finish at the MA One-Day Series at Shenandoah Valley GC. They look to continue their success next week at the Commonwealth Classic.

Awards will be presented to the top-five players in each series.  We look forward to a great event!

The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour is an initiative of the Triad Youth Golf Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation aimed at increasing learning and playing opportunities for youth golfers. Based out of Greensboro, North Carolina, the PKBGT offers low cost, nationally ranked girls’ golf tournaments designed to prepare junior girls’ golfers for high school and collegiate golf. Learn more about the tour at pkbgt.org or by contacting Tour Director Mike Parker at mparker@pkbgt.org or 336-347-8537.

 

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Recap: Sambach, Muthomi Win the Precision Jr. Girls Championships at Bryan Park

On Thursday, June 22, the 2017 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the the final round of the PGS JR GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP at Bryan Park Golf Course (Champions Course). Bryan Park, home to the University of North Carolina-Greensboro Spartans golf teams, is a fantastic venue for the fourth championship event of the season. The event features a field 50 players from the PKB Girls’ Golf Tour.  

Winning the Bell Series is Amanda Sambach (Davidson, NC 2021) after back to back scores of 1-under, 71, for a total of 2-under 142. Finishing in second is Olivia John (Summerfield, NC 2018) after following her round of even par, 72 with a round of 76, for a total of 148. Finishing in a tie for 3rd is Hailey Joy (Reidsville, NC 2018) and Mallory Fobes (East Bend, NC 2019) with a two day total of 150. Rounding out the Top-5 was Tomita Arejola (Aliso Viejo, CA 2018) with a second round score of even par, 72, to move up the leaderboard on the final day.

PLAYOFF in the Futures Series!  We had a playoff between Hannah Nall (Cleveland, TN 2022) and Trinity Muthomi (Kernersville, NC 2022) after they tied at the end of regulation play with two day totals of 155. The playoff we back to hole 18 where Trinity hat a great second shot in and two putted for the win. Congratulations to both ladies for their great play this week! Finishing in a tie for 3rd was Sitting in 3rd Laney Wessels (Sophia, NC 2021)and Danielle Buompastore (Hoover, AL 2018) both with two day totals of 160. Rounding out the Top-5 was Macie Burcham (Greensboro, NC 2021) with a two day total of 164.

Congratulations two all the top finishers this week!

Our next major is the 2GG Apparel Championships at The Hackler Course at Coastal Carolina!

The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour is an initiative of the Triad Youth Golf Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation aimed at increasing learning and playing opportunities for youth golfers. Based out of Greensboro, North Carolina, the PKBGT offers affordable, high-quality nationally ranked girls’ golf tournaments designed to prepare junior girls’ golfers for high school and collegiate golf. The PKBGT is the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour with over 450 members in 2015 and 450 girls playing in or committed to collegiate golf. Learn more about the tour at pkbgt.org or by contacting Tour Director Mike Parker at mparker@pkbgt.org or 336-347-8537.

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Preview: Middle Atlantic One-Day Series at Shenandoah Valley GC

On June 17, 2017 the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour will play the Middle Atlantic One-Day Series event at Shenandoah Valley GC, located in Front Royal, VA. One-day tournaments are Shenandoah Valleydesigned for golfers of all skill levels, but are a great place for development golfers to “get in to the swing of things” playing tournament golf.  The goal of One-Day Series events is to provide a fun and friendly tournament on a premium golf course.  The tournament features a field of 19 players and will include the Prep, Futures, and Discovery Series.

Featured in the Prep Series is Jessica Rathbone (Montpelier, VA 2020). Jessica is currently ranked 4th on the Storie Apparel Prep Order of Merit – Middle Atlantic. She also finished top 10 at the PKBGT Masters at Greenville Country Club. Also in the field is Hannah Hankim (Potomac, MD 2021), Hankim is ranked 12th Storie Apparel Prep Order of Merit – Middle Atlantic and had a runner-up finish at the MA One-Day Series at Augustine Golf Club.

Featured in the Futures Series Sue Lee (Lorton, VA 2022) and Julie Shin (Brambleton, VA 2022). Lee is ranked 2nd on the Storie Apparel Order of Merit – Middle Atlantic and has 2 runner-up finishes in her last three starts. Shin is ranked 11 on the Futures National Order of Merit has finished inside the top 10 at the Greater Richmond Classic and the PKB Foundation Classic.

The Discovery Series features a field of three players from the Virginia/Maryland area.  They will play 9-holes for the title and awards will be presented to the top-2 players in the Series.

The PKBGT has partnered with the Middle Atlantic PGA and will host five one-day events in Virginia and Maryland.  The series will feature three divisions: Prep, Futures, and Discovery.  On the day of each of the Middle Atlantic Series events, players are welcome to attend our “Introduction to Tournament Golf” workshops.  The workshops are designed to promote and increase participation among middle and high school age developmental female golfers.  Topics covered at the workshops will include learning to become comfortable playing competitive golf, learning basic rules of golf, and building confidence on the course.

The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour is an initiative of the Triad Youth Golf Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation aimed at increasing learning and playing opportunities for youth golfers. Based out of Greensboro, North Carolina, the PKBGT offers affordable, high-quality nationally ranked girls’ golf tournaments designed to prepare junior girls’ golfers for high school and collegiate golf. The PKBGT is the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour with over 450 members in 2015 and 450 girls playing in or committed to collegiate golf. Learn more about the tour at pkbgt.org or by contacting Tour Director Mike Parker at mparker@pkbgt.org or 336-347-8537.

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Recap: Defending Champion Joy, Wins One-Day Open @ Pinewood CC

On Friday, June 9th, the 2017 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the North Carolina One-Day Series at Pinewood Country Club. Pinewood CC, host to many Carolinas junior and amateur events, is a classic course for this one-day tournament. One-day tournaments are designed for golfers of all skill levels, but are a great place for development golfers to “get in to the swing of things” playing tournament golf. The goal of One-Day Open Series events is to provide a fun and friendly tournament on a premium golf course. The event features a field 33 players from the PKB Girls’ Golf Tour. 

Winning the Prep Series was Hailey Joy (Riedsville, NC 2018) with a 80.  In second place was Michaela Cox (Greensboro, NC 2017).  In third place was Elena Jacoby (Huntersville, NC 2019).  There was a three way tie for fourth place with Danielle Buompastore (Hoover, AL 2018), Bailee Twiford (Coinjock, NC 2019), Channing Hensley (Wake Forest, NC 2018).

Playoff! We had a two-way tie for first after the regulation 18 holes between Macy Pate (Boone, NC 2023) and Harper Shepherd (Greensboro, NC 2021). We had a one hole playoff on 10. Both girls hit great drives into the fairway. Pate hit the center of the green and Shepherd’s shot went just off the back of the green. Shepherd failed to get up and down allowing Pate to seal the win with a two putt. Finishing in third and only two shots out of the playoff was Lauren Denhard (Salisbury, NC 2019). Finishing in Fourth was Laney Wessels (Sophia, NC 2021).

Winning the Discovery Series was Ella Yu (High Point, NC 2023) with a score of 52. Finishing one shot behind her older sister was Ellen Yu (High Point, NC 2025) with a score of 53. Finishing in third was Alexandra Kennedy (Arden, NC 2026) and rounding out the top 4 was Lily Kate Watson (Wake Forest, NC 2023)

The PKBGT returns to action next weekend for the South Carolina One-Day Series @ Woodside Plantation and also the Middle Atlantic One-Day Series @ Shenandoah Valley Golf Course.

The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour is an initiative of the Triad Youth Golf Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation aimed at increasing learning and playing opportunities for youth golfers. Based out of Greensboro, North Carolina, the PKBGT offers affordable, high-quality nationally ranked girls’ golf tournaments designed to prepare junior girls’ golfers for high school and collegiate golf. The PKBGT is the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour with over 450 members in 2015 and 450 girls playing in or committed to collegiate golf. Learn more about the tour at pkbgt.org or by contacting Tour Director Mike Parker at mparker@pkbgt.org or 336-347-8537.

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Recap: Twiford Wins Hampton Roads Classic @ Cahoon Plantation GC

The PKBGT returned to action on June 3-4 with the Hampton Roads Classic at Cahoon Plantation Golf Club.  Cahoon has served as one of the practice courses for the Old Dominion University women’s golf team.  It is also home to the Girls Golf site of Hampton Roads. Cahoon Plantation Golf Club

Winning the Prep Series was Bailee Twiford (Coinjock, NC 2019) with rounds of 72-79-151.  In second place by three strokes was Carley Rudolf (Virginia Beach, VA 2019) with rounds of 76-78-154.  In third place was Paris Fieldings (Suffolk, VA 2023) with rounds of 80-81-161.  In fourth place with rounds of 78-86-164 was Grayson Warren (Washington, NC 2021).  In fifth place with rounds of 86-83-169 was Annabelle Jennings (Chesapeake, VA 2020).

The PKBGT returns to action on June 9th with the NC One-Day Series event at Pinewood Country Club!

The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour is an initiative of the Triad Youth Golf Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation aimed at increasing learning and playing opportunities for youth golfers. Based out of Greensboro, North Carolina, the PKBGT offers affordable, high-quality nationally ranked girls’ golf tournaments designed to prepare junior girls’ golfers for high school and collegiate golf. The PKBGT is the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour with over 450 members in 2015 and 450 girls playing in or committed to collegiate golf. Learn more about the tour at pkbgt.org or by contacting Tour Director Mike Parker at mparker@pkbgt.org or 336-347-8537.

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