Preview: Wolfpack Classic @ NC State’s Lonnie Poole GC

On Saturday-Sunday, July 1-2, the 2017 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour plays the Wolfpack Classic at Lonnie Poole Golf Course at NC State University in Raleigh, NC. Lonnie Poole, home to the North Carolina State University women’s golf teams is a demanding course for this two-day tournament. The event features a field 59 players from the PKB Girls’ Golf Tour, the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour.

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The Pep Series field features 33 golfers, highlighted by 6 of the top-25 players on the PKBGT Prep Series Order of Merit – NC. The field includes: Emelia Pack (Browns Summit, NC 2019) ranked 1st, Paris Fieldings (Suffolk, VA 2023) ranked 4th, Megan Kanaby (Chapel Hill, NC 2019) ranked 7th, Grace Huffman ( Lexington, VA 2018) ranked 8th, Victoria Ladd (Greensboro, NC 2019) ranked 13th, and Nicole Kramer (Charlotte, NC 2018) ranked 23rd.

The Futures Series field features 26 golfers, highlighted by a 8 of top-20 players on the 2017 PKBGT Futures Series Order of Merit – NC list, including: Macy Pate (Boone, NC 2023) ranked 2nd, Kayla Dowell (Mebane, NC 2021) ranked 3rd, Heather Appelson (Wake Forest, NC 2023) ranked 8th, Kayla Yang (Maiden, NC 2019) ranked 10th, Annabelle Millard (Indian Trail, NC 2022) ranked 11th, ranked T14 are Catherine Vivongsy (Wake Forest, NC 2021) and Grace Greene (Apex, NC 2019), Trinity Muthomi (Kernersville, NC 2022) is ranked T16, Grayson Warren (Washington, NC 2021) is ranked 18th.

The Wolfpack Classic brings together players from Alabama, California, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, and Virginia. It should be 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: Valaquenta, Warren, Tyler Win NC One-Day Series at MacGregor Downs CC

On June 26, 2017 the PKBGT played the North Carolina One-Day Series Event at MacGregor Downs CC in Cary, NC. The North 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  North Carolina One-Day Series events is to provide a fun and friendly tournament on a premium golf course.

Winning the Prep One-Day NC Series was Greer Valaquenta (Morrisville, NC 2018) with her round of 4 over par 76. Greer played a steady round today carding a pair of 38’s to win by 5 shots. Finishing runner-up was Deborah Spair (Raleigh, NC 2020) with a round of 9 over par, 81. In third place today was Claire Patrick (Creedmoor, NC 2018) with a score of 84. Finishing in the fourth place spot was Kathryn Elliot (Coats, NC 2018) with a score of 85.

Winning the Futures One-Day NC Series was Grayson Warren (Washington, NC 2021) with her round of 82 on the day. Katelyn Kenthack (Pinehurt, NC 2020) and Macy Pate (Boone, NC 2023) tied, both scoring 85. A scorecard playoff determined 2nd and 3rd place winners. Katelyn took 2nd place and Macy took 3rd place. Just one shot back, rounding out the top four, was Anika Bhatnagar (Cary, NC 2020) scoring a 86.

Winning Discovery One-Day NC Series at Macgregor Downs is Brooke Tyler (Greensboro, NC 2024) with a score of 54. Finishing runner-up in the Discovery Series today was Sally Toalson (Advance, NC 2024)

Congratulations to all of our Winners and Top finishers today!

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: Sambach, Nall Lead After Round 1 of Precision Jr. Girls Championships at Bryan Park

On Wednesday – Thursday, June 21-22, the 2017 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour plays 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 36 players from the PKB Girls’ Golf Tour.  

Leading the Prep Series are Amanda Sambach (Davidson, NC 2021), Olivia John (Summerfield, NC 2018), Hailey Joy (Reidsville, NC 2018), Emelia Pack (Browns Summit, NC 2019), and Lotte Fox (Raleigh, NC 2018). Amanda leads the pack shooting -1, 71 today. Olivia follows closely behind shooting even par, 72. In a three-way tie for third, just four strokes back of the lead are Hailey, Emelia, and Lotte shooting 75 today.

Leading the Futures Series is Hannah Nall (Cleveland, TN 2022) with a 74.  In sole second place with an 77 is Trinity Muthomi (Kernersville, NC 2022).  Sitting in 3rd place is Laney Wessels (Sophia, NC 2021) with a 78. Just one shot behind her is Danielle Buompastore (Hoover, AL 2018) with a 79.

We should have an exciting finish in both divisions!

Prizes will be awarded to the top-6 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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Recap: Rathbone, Shin, Nguyen Win at Shenandoah Valley GC

On June 17, 2017 the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the Middle Atlantic One-Day Series event at Shenandoah Valley GC, located in Front Royal, 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 featured a field of 21 players and included 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 8 over par, 80. There was a two-way tie for second place, both players shooting 84. Hannah Hankim (Potomac, MD 2021) clinched second place. Finishing in third place was Hannah Jonely (Ashburn, VA 2020). Rounding out the top four was Alexis DiZinno (Alexandria, VA 2018) with a score of 86.

Winning the Futures Series was Julie Shin (Brambleton, VA 2022), with a score of 72. Finishing in second place with a score of 74 was Vynie Chen (Centerville, VA 2020). Finishing in third was Sue Lee (Lorton, VA 2022), who shot 77. Finishing in fouth place was Alice Zou (Potomac, MD 2022) with a score of 79.

Winning the Discovery Series was Josephine Nguyen (Springfield, VA 2024) with a score of 44 on nine holes. Finishing in second place was Katie Patterson (Washington, DC 2023) with a score of 51.

Congratulations to all the winners today and we will be back in Action in the Middle Atlantic at the MA One-Day Series @ University of Maryland GC in College Park, MD July 15.

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: Talledo, Erwin, Kennedy Win at Woodside Plantation

On Saturday, June 17, the 2017 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the South Carolina One-Day Open Series at Woodside Plantation CC. The goal of One-Day Open Series events is to provide a fun and friendly tournament on a premium golf course. The event featured a field of 29 players from the PKB Girls’ Golf Tour, the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour.

The Champion of the Prep Series was Mary Kathryn Talledo (Blythewood, SC 2021), firing a 79. She was followed Lauren Martin (Mooresville, NC 2020) with a score of  83. Rounding out the top three was Telie McCoy (Early Branch, SC 2019) with a 87. Finishing in fourth place was Jordan Kirkley (McBee, SC 2019) with a score of 98.

In the Futures Series, Olivia Erwin (Charleston, SC 2019) shot the low round of the day with a 78. Following her in second place with an 82 was Claire Owens (Charlotte, NC 2019). Rounding out the top-3 was Madelyn Richards (Blythewood, SC 2018) with an 84. Caleigh Noonan and Hallie Boles tied for fourth place. A scorecard playoff determined the winner. Caleigh Noonan (Greenville, SC 2021) claimed fourth place, with a score of 86.

In the Discovery Series, Alexandra Kennedy (Arden, NC 2026) came in 1st place with a score of 49 for 9 holes. Mia Andrade (Irmo, SC 2025) was runner-up, scoring a 57. Coming in 3rd place with a score of 66 was Danielle Harmon (Simpsonville, SC 2026).

Our next South Carolina One-Day Series event is the SC One-Day Series Event @ Columbia Country Club in Columbia, SC. There is still time to register! 

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: Precision Golf School Junior Girls’ Championships at Bryan Park GC

On Wednesday-Thursday, June 21-22, the 2017 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour plays 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 fifth championship event of the season. The event features a field 49 players from the PKB Girls’ Golf Tour. 

The Bell Division field features 27 golfers, highlighted by 9 of the top-75 players on the 2017 PKBGT Bell Order of Merit list, including: Amanda Sambach (Davidson, NC 2021) ranked 2nd, Kendall Turner (Chesapeake, VA 2019) ranked 12th, Mackenzie Battle (Aberdeen, NC 2018) ranked 16th, Olivia John (Summerfield, NC 2018) ranked 20th, Grace Jones (Hayesville, NC 2020) ranked 22nd, Emelia Pack (Browns Summit, NC 2019) ranked 30th, Lotte Fox (Raleigh, NC 2020) ranked 31st, Skylar Sload (Ashburn, VA 2018) ranked 50th, Mallory Fobes (East Bend, NC 2019) ranked 55th.

The Futures Division field features 22 golfers, highlighted by 5 of the top-20 players on the 2017 PKBGT Futures Order of Merit list, including:  Hannah Nall (Cleveland, TN 2022) ranked 1st, Trinity Muthomi (Kernersville, NC 2022) ranked 4th, Hannah Jonely (Ashburn, VA 2020) ranked 15th, Halynn Lee (Cary, NC 2021) ranked 16th, and Harper Shepherd (Greensboro, NC 2021) ranked 20th.

The PGS JR GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIPS brings together players from Alabama, California, Delaware, Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. It should be a great tournament!

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: South Carolina One-Day Series Event @ Woodside Plantation CC

On Saturday, June 17, 2017, the PKBGT will be playing the South Carolina One-Day Series Event at Woodside Plantation CC in Aiken, SC.  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 4-player Prep One-Day SC Series is Mary Kathryn Talledo (Blythewood, SC 2021) and Telie McCoy (Early Branch, SC 2019). Mary Kathryn is currently ranked 18th on the Storie Apparel Order of Merit – SE, and finished in 6th place last weekend at the SC One-Day Series Event at Mid Carolina Club. Telie is currently ranked 12th on the Storie Apparel Order of Merit – SE and finished in 7th place at our first SC One-Day Series Event of the season at The Windermere Club. Both players look to continue their success this weekend at Woodside Plantation CC.

Featured in the 22-player Futures One-Day SC Series is Ella Kue (King Mountain, NC 2023), Claire Owens (Charlotte, NC 2019), and Abby Franks (Roebuck, SC 2023). Each player had good performances last week at our SC One-Day Event at Mid Carolina Club. Ella is currently ranked 1st on the Storie Apparel Order of Merit – SC and finished in 3rd place at Mid Carolina Club. Claire is currently ranked 10th on the Store Apparel Order of Merit – SC and finished in 4th place at Mid Carolina Club. Abby is currently ranked T11 on the Storie Apparel Order of Merit – SC and placed T5 at the Mid Carolina Club event. Each player looks to continue their success this weekend at Woodside Plantation CC.

We have 3 players in our Discovery Division this week from both North and South Carolina.

Awards will be presented to the top-4 finishers in the Prep & Futures Divisions, and top-2 finishers in the Discovery Division.  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: Guyton, Song Win SC One-Day at Mid Carolina Club

On Saturday, June 10, the 2017 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the South Carolina One-Day Open Series at Mid Carolina Club. The goal of One-Day Open Series events is to provide a fun and friendly tournament on a premium golf course. The event featured a field of 41 players from the PKB Girls’ Golf Tour, the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour.

The Champion of the Prep Series was determined by a sudden death playoff. Jordan Guyton (Columbia, SC 2019) came out on top, firing a 77. She was followed Madison Branum (Lexington, SC 2018) also with a score of  77. Rounding out the top three was Victoria Hall (Moore, SC 2018) only two strokes behind the leaders, with a 79. Finishing in fourth place was Kennedy Gooding (Lexington, SC 2022) with a score of 81.  

In the Futures Series, Cindy Song (Waxhaw, NC 2023) shot the low round of the day with a 76. Following her in second place with an 79 was Madison Lynn Dixon (Inman, SC 2023). Rounding out the top-3 was Ella Kue (King Mountain, NC 2023) with an 80. Coming in fourth place was Claire Owens (Charlotte, NC 2019) with a score of 86.

Our next South Carolina One-Day Series event is the SC One-Day Series Event @ Woodside Plantation in Aiken, SC. There is still time to register! 

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 Mid Carolina Club

On Saturday, June 10, 2017, the PKBGT will be playing the South Carolina One-Day Series Event at Mid-Carolina Club in Prosperity, SC.  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 16-player Prep One-Day SC Series is Jordan Guyton (Columbia, SC 2019) and Molly Hardwick (Lexington, SC 2022). Jordan is currently ranked 42nd on the Storie Apparel Order of Merit – SE, and finished in 1st place at her last SC One-Day Series Event at The Windermere Club. Molly is currently ranked 43rd on the Storie Apparel Order of Merit – SE and finished 3rd at The Windermere Club. Both players look to continue their success this weekend at Mid Carolina Club.

Featured in the 25-player Futures One-Day SC Series is Shae Payne (Rock Hill, SC 2020) and Isabella Bernagozzi (Gilbert, SC 2022). Shae and Isabella both played in our last SC One-Day Series Event at The Windermere Club. Shae is currently ranked 3rd on the Storie Apparel Order of Merit – SC and finished in 3rd place at The Windermere Club. Isabella is currently ranked T5 on the Store Apparel Order of Merit – SC and finished T5 at The Windermere Club. Both players look to continue their success this weekend at Mid Carolina Club.

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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Preview: NC One-Day Series at Pinewood Country Club

On June 9, 2017 the PKBGT will be playing the North Carolina One-Day Series Event at Pinewood Country Club. The North 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  North Carolina One-Day Series events is to provide a fun and friendly tournament on a premium golf course.

Featured in the 8-player Prep One-Day NC Series is Bailee Twiford (Coinjock, NC 2019) and Emily Song (Charlotte, NC 2019). Bailee is currently ranked 42nd on the Storie Apparel Order of Merit – NC, and is coming off of a 1st place finish at the Hampton Roads Classic @ Cahoon Plantation GC. Emily is currently ranked 53rd on the Storie Apparel Order of Merit – NC, and was runner-up at her last NC One-Day Series Event at Monroe Country Club. Both players look to continue their success this weekend at Pinewood Country Club.

Featured in the 25-player Futures One-Day NC Series is Cindy Song (Waxhaw, NC 2023) and Lauren Denhard (Salisbury, NC 2019). Both players are coming off of excellent performances at the PKBGT Open Championship presented by Bargray at The Country Club of Salisbury. Cindy is currently ranked T25 on the Storie Apparel Order of Merit – NC and finished in 3rd place at the PKNGT Open Championship. Lauren is currently ranked 18th on the Storie Apparel Order of Merit – NC and finished 13th at the PKBGT Open Championship. Both players look to continue their success this weekend at the NC One-Day Series Event at Pinewood Country Club.

Featured in the Discovery One-Day Series are 6 players from the North Carolina area.

Awards will be presented to the top-4 finishers in the Prep & Futures Series, and the top-2 finishers for the Discovery 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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