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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Recap: Sudjianto, Song Win NC One-Day Series @ Pine Island CC

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On July 18, 2017, the PKBGT played the North Carolina One-Day Series tournament at Pine Island Country Club, home to the Carolinas Golf Association’s Vicki DiSantis Girls’ Championship. 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.

Winning the Prep Series was Alexis Sudjianto (Charlotte, NC 2019) with a three over par, 75.  A scorecard playoff determined second and third place. In second place with a round of 77 was Mara Hirtle (Pinehurst, NC 2020).  In third place, also with a 77 was Emily Song (Charlotte, NC 2019).  A scorecard playoff also determined fourth place and Kathryn Elliott claimed fourth place, shooting 79.

Winning the Futures Series was Cindy Song (Waxhaw, NC 2023) shooting an impressive five under par, 67.  In second place with a 77 was Liza Lapeyre (New Orleans, LA 2022).  In third place with an 80 was Elyssa Kim (Charlotte, NC 2019).  In fourth place was Hannah Lindemann (Charlotte, NC 2021) with an 81.

Congratulations to all of our PKBGT top finishers! Our next NC One-Day Series Event is the NC One-Day Series at Bryan Park GC in Greensboro, NC. 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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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: Isaacson, Atwood Win 2GG Apparel Championship

The 2017 2GG Apparel Girls Golf Championship at Coastal Carolina University’s Hackler Course completed day 2 of the 36 hole event.  2GG Apparel, a clothing line and sponsor of the PKBGT, was founded by MLB All-Star pitcher Russ Ortiz after his retirement in 2010.  Ortiz is an avid golfer and 100% of the proceeds from 2GG Apparel are donated to charity.    

In the Bell Series, Madison Isaacson (Greensboro, NC 2018) claimed 1st place with rounds of 69, 79 totaling 148 on the weekend.  Mallory Fobes (East Bend, NC 2019) finished the weekend in 2nd place with rounds of 75, 76 with a two-day total of 151. Bailee Twiford (Coinjock, NC 2019) placed 3rd shooting 78, 74 with a two-day total of 152. Madison Branum (Lexington, SC 2018) placed 4th shooting 76, 78 with a two-day total of 154. Emma Charles (Hartsville, SC 2019) placed 5th shooting 77, 79 with a two-day total of 156.

In the Futures Series, Maria Atwood (Holly Springs, NC 2022) finished in 1st place, ending the day with an impressive round of 68, giving her a two-day total of 146. Loralie Cowart (Winston, GA 2021) placed 2nd shooting 76, 78 with a two-day total of 154. Sydney Grimes (Suffolk, VA 2019) finished in 3rd place, shooting 80, 78 with a two-day total of 158. There was a two-way tie for 4th place, which was decided by the second round score. Grayson Warren (Washington, NC 2021) placed 4th, shooting 84, 76 with a two-day total of 160. Regan Clifford (Mount Pleasant, SC 2020) place 5th, shooting 82, 78 with a two-day total of 160.

Congratulations to all of our winners this weekend at the 2GG Apparel Girls Golf Championship! Our next Championship Event is the Tour Championship, August 4-6, 2017 at Salem Glen Golf & CC in Clemmons, NC.

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: 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: 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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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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