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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Preview: Hampton Roads Classic @ Cahoon Plantation Golf Club

The PKBGT returns to action on Saturday – Sunday, June 3-4 with the Hampton Roads Classic at Cahoon Plantation Golf Club in Chesapeake, VA.  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

Featured in the Prep Series are Paris Fieldings (Suffolk, VA 2023) and Grayson Warren (Washington, NC 2021). Fieldings is ranked 4th overall in the Prep Series, Middle Atlantic Division. Both Fieldings and Warren recorded top ten finishes at the PKBGT Masters presented by Aunt Ruby’s Peanuts at Greenville Country Club back in late April. Fieldings recorded a 2nd place finish and Warren finished in 9th place. They look to continue their success this weekend at the Hampton Roads Classic at Cahoon Plantation GC.

Awards will be presented to the top-5 finishers in the Prep 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 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: Playoff! Defending Champion, Kathryn Carson Wins the PKBGT Open Championships Presented by Bargray Clothing

On Monday, May 29, the 2017 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the final round of the PKBGT OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS at Country Club of Salisbury. Salisbury, home of the Catawba College women’s golf team, is a tricky course for this three-day tournament. The event features a field 86 players from Bell and Futures Series of the PKB Girls’ Golf Tour, the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour . The event, ranked by the GolfWeek/Titliest national rankings, is the third championship tournament of the 2017 season. 

Playoff! Defending Champion, Kathryn Carson (Mooresville, NC 2017) and Isabella van der Biest (Kingsport, TN) finished the day tied with a three day total of 220. The playoff went to the 18th hole where both girls hit great drives. Isabella over shot the green with her approach while Kathryn hit the center of the green. Isabella hit a great recovery chip but failed to make the par putt allowing Carson to two putt for the win. Finishing in third was Emily Hawkins (Lexington, NC 2018) with her score of 74 today giving her a three day total of 222. In fourth place was Diana Christina Domenech (Richmond, VA 2018) who also shot 74 today to give her a three day total of 224. Rounding out the top five was Keri Kenkel (Charlotte, NC 2017) with a round of 72 today finishing the tournament with a total of 227. 

Winning the Futures Series was Loralie Cowart (Winston, GA 2021) with a three day total of 227. Loralie is a wire to wire winner this weekend after coming out in the first round shooting even par and never looking back. She went into today with a three shot lead and fought off a great charge by the runner -up finisher this weekend, Maria Atwood (Holly Springs, NC 2022).  Atwood was the low round for the futures today with a score of 74, pushing her up the leader board into second place, and a three day total if 229. Finishing in third was Cindy Song (Waxhaw, NC 2023) with a final round score of 80 and a three day total of 231. In fourth place with a round of 80 today was Hannah Nall (Cleveland, TN 2022) putting her three day total at 233. Rounding out the top five was Alyssa Cox (Mount Airy, NC 2019) and Jessica Rathbone (Montpelier, VA 2020) both finishing the tournament of a three day score of 236.

Congratulations to all our winners this weekend!

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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Update: Defending Champ Roars back for Round 2 of the PKBGT Open Championships Presented by Bargray Clothing

On Sunday, May 28, the 2017 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the second round of the PKBGT OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS at Country Club of Salisbury. Salisbury, home of the Catawba College women’s golf team, is a tricky course for this three-day tournament. The event features a field 86 players from Bell and Futures Series of the PKB Girls’ Golf Tour, the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour . The event, ranked by the GolfWeek/Titliest national rankings, is the third championship tournament of the 2017 season. 

After round 2 the three way tie had been broken and Isabella van der Biest (Kingsport, TN) is leading after keeping her steady play going with a round 2 score of 72, two day total 145. Kathryn Carson (Mooresville, NC 2017) moved into a tie for second place after firing the only under par round for the tournament so far and improving her day 1 score by 8 strokes, with scores of 78-70-148. Also in a tie for second place is Emily Hawkins (Lexington, NC 2018) with her score of 75 today and two day total of 148. In a tie for fourth place is Diana Christina Domenech (Richmond, VA 2018) and Katherine Schuster (Kill Devil Hills, NC 2021) both with two day total of 150. Schuster fired a 3 over 74 today while Diana finished the day with a score of 77. Its still anyone’s tournament with a tight race at the top!  

Leading in the Futures Series after round 2 is Loralie Cowart (Winston, GA 2021). Loralie finished the day with a round of 77, two day total 148, and has a three stroke lead going into the final day. Cindy Song (Waxhaw, NC 2023) moved up a spot into second place with a score of three over par, 74, two day total 151. In third place with a round of 80 today was Hannah Nall (Cleveland, TN 2022) putting her two day total at 153. In a tie for fourth place with two day totals of 155 are Katie Park (Fairfax, VA 2022) and Maria Atwood (Holly Springs, NC 2022) after they carded 77 and 75, respectively. Its still anyone race!

 It should be a great finish! Who will be golden?

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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Update: Tie for First After Round 1 of the PKBGT Open Championships Presented by Bargray Clothing

On Saturday, May 27-, the 2017 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the first round of the PKBGT BELL OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS at Country Club of Salisbury. Salisbury, home of the Catawba College women’s golf team, is a tricky course for this three-day tournament. The event features a field 86 players from Bell and Futures Series of the PKB Girls’ Golf Tour, the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour . The event, ranked by the GolfWeek/Titliest national rankings, is the third championship tournament of the 2017 season. 

After round 1 there is a three way tie for first. Emily Hawkins (Lexington, NC 2018), Isabella van der Beist (Kingsport, TN, 2021), and Diana Christina Domenech (Richmond, VA 2018). All three girls played solid rounds and carded two over par, 73. Sitting alone in fourth place and two shot back is Nicole Adam (Pinehurst, NC 2020) with a first round score of 75. There are 5 players tired for fifth place with a score of 76. Its a tight race in the Bell division!

Leading in the Futures Series is Loralie Cowart (Winston, GA 2021). Loralie carded a first round score of 71 with an almost clean card recording one birdie, one bogey, and 16 pars. Only two shots back and in second is Hannah Nall (Cleveland, TN 2022) after finishing the day with a score of two over, 73. In third place was Cindy Song (Waxhaw, NC 2023) with a score of six over, 77. only one shot behind her is Katie Park (Fairfax, VA 2022). Rounding out the top five is Morgan Ellison (Peachtree City, GA 2021) with a score of 79. It’s still anyone’s tournament to win!

The PKBGT BELL OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS at Country Club of Salisbury brings together players from event brings together players from North Carolina, Tennessee, Florida, Pennsylvania, Maryland, South Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia. It should be a great tournament! Who will be golden?

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: Rathbone, Choi Win the Middle Atlantic One-Day Series @ Augustine Golf Club

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On May 13, 2017 the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the Middle Atlantic One-Day Series event at Augustine Golf Club, located in Stafford, VA. 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 Series events is to provide a fun and friendly tournament on a premium golf course.  The tournament features a field of 23 players and will include the Prep, Futures, and Discovery Series.University of Maryland GC

Winning the Prep Series is Jessica Rathbone (Montpelier, VA 2020). Jessica finished her round today at 9 over par, 81. Two shots behind her with a score of 83 was Hannah Hankim (Potomac, MD 2021). Finishing in third place was Taylor Waller (Canonsburg, PA 2018) with a score of 85. Rounding out the top four was Cassie Robinson (Emporia, VA 2019).

Playoff! We had an exciting finish in the MA Futures Series with a two hole playoff between Sue Lee (Lorton, VA 2022) and Ester Choi (Midlothian, VA 2021)after both finished with an 18 hole score of 82. In the end Ester Choi emerged victorious. Finishing in third was Emma Chen (Derwood, MD 2022) who was only one shot out of the tie for first with a sore of 83. Finishing in fouth place was Holly Haber (Statesville, MD 2019) with a score of 84.

Winning the Discovery Series was Makayla Grubb (Stafford, VA 2025) with a score of 51 on nine holes. Finishing in second place was Julia Condro (Fairfax, VA 2023) with a score of 57.

Congratulations to all the winners today and we will be back in Action in the Middle Atlantic at the MA One-Day Series @ Shenandoah Valley GC in Front Royal, VA on June 17th.

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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Preview: SC One-Day Series at The Windermere Club

On May 13, 2017, the PKBGT will be playing the South Carolina One-Day Series Event at The Windermere Club. The Windermere Club is a beautiful facility that hosted the 50th Twin States Girls’ Championship last year where many PKBGT players participated. The South Carolina 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  South Carolina One-Day Series events is to provide a fun and friendly tournament on a premium golf course.

Featured in the 12-player Prep One-Day SC Series is Charleigh Hodges (Mooresville, NC 2018). Charleigh is currently ranked 3rd on the Storie Apparel Order of Merit – NC, and is coming off her first win this season at the PKBGT Masters at Greenville Country Club. She looks to continue her success this weekend at the Windermere Club.

Featured in the 22-player Futures One-Day SC Series is Macy Pate (Boone, NC 2023) and Amber Capote (Waxhaw, NC 2020). Macy and Amber both finished T8 in their last PKB event, the NC One-Day Series at Forrest Oaks Country Club. Both players are also currently ranked T8 in the Storie Apparel Order of Merit – NC.

Awards will be presented to the top-4 finishers 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 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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