Preview: NC One-Day Series @ Bryan Park Golf Course

On Monday, July 24, the 2017 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour plays 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 53 players from the PKB Girls’ Golf Tour, the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour .

The Prep Series field features 19 golfers. Some top players in the field are, Sasha Hayes (Charlotte, NC 2020), Muskan Uppal (Cornelius, NC 2019), and Emelia Pack (Browns Summit, NC 2019). Sasha is currently ranked 12th in the Prep Order of Merit – NC and finished T3 in her last NC One-Day Series appearance at Forest Oaks CC. Muskan is currently ranked T21 in the Bell National Division Series Order of Merit and finished T13 at the Women’s Health Classic Junior Challenge Symetra Qualifier. Emelia is currently ranked 1st in the Prep Series Order of Merit – NC and finished T6 at the Wolfpack Classic. Each player looks to continue their success next week at the Bryan Park GC.

The Futures Series field features 30 golfers.  A few of the top players in the Futures One-Day Order of Merit in the field includes, Harper Shepherd (Greensboro, NC 2021), Anika Bhatnagar (Cary, NC 2020), and Macy Pate (Boone, NC 2023). Harper is currently ranked T20 in the Futures Order of Merit – NC and finished T6 at the NC One-Day Series at Pine Island CC. Anika is currently ranked 7th in the Futures Order of Merit – NC and finished T4 in her last NC One-Day appearance at MacGregor Downs CC. Macy is currently ranked 1st in the Futures Order of Merit – NC and has place top-10 in her last 4 PKBGT events. Each player looks to continue their success next week at Bryan Park GC.

The Discovery Series field features 4 golfers from North Carolina.

Awards will be presented to the top-4 finishers in the Prep and Futures Divisions, and the top-2 finishers in the Discovery Division. 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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Preview: SC One-Day Series @ The Carolina Country Club

On Saturday, July 22, 2017, the PKBGT will be playing the South Carolina One-Day Series Event at The Carolina Country Club in Spartanburg, 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 Prep Series are Emma Reid (Flat Rock, NC 2018), Kathryn Elliott (Coats, NC 2018), and Mary Kathryn Talledo (Blythewood, SC 2021). Emma is currently ranked 41st in the Prep Order of Merit – SE and finished top-5 in her last SC One-Day Series appearance. Kathryn has finished top-5 in her last two NC One-Day Series appearances. Mary Kathryn is currently ranked 5th in the Prep Order of Merit – SE and has had two top-5 finishes in her last two SC One-Day Series appearances.

Featured in the Futures Series are Madison Lynn Dixon (Inman, SC 2023), Abby Franks (Roebuck, SC 2023), and Mattie Padgett (Seneca, SC 2023). Madison is currently ranked 7th in the Futures Order of Merit – SC and has finished top-3 in her last two SC One-Day Series appearances. Abby is currently ranked 12th in the Futures Order of Merit – SC and has finished top-10 in her last two SC One-Day Series appearances. Mattie is currently ranked T4 in the Futures Order of Merit – SC and finished runner-up in her last SC One-Day Series event at Columbia CC.

Featured in the Discovery Series are Mia Andrade (Irmo, SC 2025) and Alexandra Kennedy (Arden, NC 2026). Mia is currently ranked 2nd in the Discovery Order of Merit – SC and finished 2nd at the SC One-Day Series at Woodside Plantation. Alexandra is currently ranked 1st in the Discovery Order of Merit – SC and has finished top-3 in her last two SC One-Day Series appearances.

Awards will be presented to the top-4 finishers in the Prep and Futures Series, and the top-2 finishers in 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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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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Update: Isaacson, Cowart Lead After Round 1 of the 2GG Apparel Girls Golf Championship

The 2017 2GG Apparel Girls Golf Championship at Coastal Carolina University’s Hackler Course completed day 1 of the 36 hole events.  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, round one concluded with an impressive score by Madison Isaacson (Greensboro, NC 2018) who is leading after day one, shooting three under par, 69.  She holds a 6 shot lead over Mallory Fobes (East Bend, NC 2019), who shot 75 today. Madison Branum (Lexington, SC 2018) is sitting in 3rd place, shooting 76 in round one.

In the Futures Series, Loralie Cowart (Winston, GA 2021) holds a 2-shot lead after round 1, shooting 76 on the day.  Sitting in second place just two shots behind the leader is Maria Atwood (Holly Springs, NC 2022), shooting 78 today. Ella Drew Dodd (Mount Pleasant, SC 2022) finishes the day in third place with a 79.

It should be an exciting finish at day two of the 2GG Apparel Girls Golf Championship! Awards will be presented to the top six finishers in each Series.

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 @ Pine Island CC

On July 18, 2017, the PKBGT will play the next 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.

Featured in the 9-player Prep Series are  Claire Patrick (Creedmoor, NC 2018), Emily Song (Charlotte, NC 2019), and Kathryn Elliott (Coats, NC 2018).  Each player has competed in at least one NC One-Day Series event this season. Claire finished 3rd at her last NC One-Day Series appearance at MacGregor Downs CC, Emily placed 2nd at her last NC One-Day Series event at Monroe CC, and Kathryn finished 4th at her last NC One-Day Series event at MacGregor Downs CC. They look to continue their success next week at Pine Island CC.

Featured in the 16-player Futures Series are Macy Pate (Boone, NC 2023), Amber Capote (Waxhaw, NC 2020), and Cindy Song (Waxhaw, NC 2023).  Macy is currently ranked 2nd on the PKBGT Futures One-Day Order of Merit – NC and finished T2 at her last NC One-Day Series at MacGregor Downs CC. Amber is currently ranked 9th on the Futures One-Day Order of Merit and finished T2 at her last NC One-Day appearance at Monroe CC. Cindy is currently ranked T35 on the Futures One-Day Order of Merit and is coming off of a 1st place finish at the SC One-Day Series at Mid Carolina Club. They look to continue their success next week at Pine Island CC.

Featured in the Discovery Series are 2 players from North Carolina and Maryland.

Awards will be presented to the top-4 finishers in the Prep and Futures Series and top-2 in 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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Preview: MA One-Day Series @ Univ. of Maryland GC

On July 15, 2017 the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour will play 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.

Featured in the Prep Series is Hannah Hankim (Potomac, MD 2021) and Anna Moore (Wilmington, NC 2018). Hankim is currently ranked 10th on the Prep MA One-Day Series Order of Merit and has finished 2nd place in her last two MA One-Day Series appearances. Moore is currently ranked T68 in the Prep NC One-Day Series Order of Merit and finished top-10 at the Precision Junior Girls’ Championships at Bryan Park in Greensboro, NC. They look to continue their success at the MA One-Day Series at University of Maryland GC.

Featured in the Futures Series Sue Lee (Lorton, VA 2022), Vynie Chen (Centreville, VA 2020), and Emma Chen (Derwood, MD ).  Sue is currently ranked 1st on the Futures MA Series Order of Merit and finished in 3rd place at her last MA One-Day Series at Shenandoah Valley GC.  Vynie is currently ranked T7 on the Futures MA Order of Merit and finished 2nd place at her last MA One-Day Series at Shenandoah Valley.  Emma is currently ranked 5th on the Futures MA Series Order of Merit and finished 3rd at her last MA One-Day Series at Augustine Golf Club. They look to continue their success at the MA One-Day Series at University of Maryland GC.

The Discovery Series features a field of six players from the Virginia,  Maryland, and DC 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 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: 2017 LPGA-USGA Girls Golf Team Championship @ Chateau Elan GC

On Saturday, July 8, the 2017 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour concluded the LPGA-USGA Girls Golf Team Championship at Chateau Elan Golf Club in Braselton, GA. The event featured a field 21 players from different LPGA-USGA Girls Golf Programs across the country.

 

 

The second round of the event was a Best Ball format where each player plays her own ball and the lower score of the two players is the team score for each hole. In the Championship Division, Madison Branum (Lexington, SC 2018) and Jordan Guyton (Columbia, SC 2019) shot one under par with a score of 71 to place first with a two-day total of 153. In the Futures Division, Hannah Lindemann (Charlotte, NC 2021) and Shea Smith (Charlotte, NC 2022) shot three over par with a score of 75 to place first with a two-day total of 160. In the Discovery Division, Savannah Hawkins (Hurricane, WV 2024) and Taylor Sargent (Milton, WV 2023) shot two under par with a score of 34 to place first with a two-day total of 71.

PKBGT returns to action on Saturday & Sunday, July 15-16, 2017 with the 2GG APPAREL CHAMPIONSHIP at Coastal Carolina in Conway, SC!

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: Harn, Kue Win SC One-Day Series @ Columbia CC

On Saturday, July 8, the 2017 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the South Carolina One-Day Open Series at Columbia Country 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 36 players from the PKB Girls’ Golf Tour, the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour.

The Champion of the Prep Series was Michelle Harn (Charlotte, NC 2019), with a final score of 82 on the day. Just one stroke behind her, Molly Hardwick (Lexington, SC 2022) and Victoria Hall (Moore, SC 2018) both shot 83 on the day. A scorecard playoff determined second and third place. Victoria won the scorecard playoff taking second place, and Molly took third. A scorecard playoff also determined fourth place, and Mary-Kathryn Talledo (Blythewood, SC 2021) claimed the spot shooting an 86.

In the Futures Series, a sudden death playoff determined first place. Mattie Padgett (Seneca, SC 2023) and Ella Kue (Kings Mountain, NC 2023) both shot 81 on the day. Ella won the playoff, claiming first place. Mattie finished the day with second place. Just one stroke behind the leaders was Madison Lynn Dixon (Inman, SC 2023) shooting an 82, and finishing in third place. Coming in fourth place was Madelyn Richards (Blythewood, SC 2018) with a score of 83.

Our next South Carolina One-Day Series event is the SC One-Day Series @ The Carolina Country Club on July 22, 2017 in Spartanburg, 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: 2GG Apparel Championship @ Coastal Carolina

The PKBGT will be hosting the 2GG Apparel Championship on Saturday-Sunday, July 15-16, 2017 at Coastal Carolina University’s Hackler Course.  2GG Apparel, a sponsor of the PKBGT, was founded by MLB All-Star pitcher Russ Ortiz after his retirement in 2010.  Oritz is an avid golfer and 100% of the proceeds from 2GG Apparel are donated to charity.    

Featured in the Bell Series are Mallory Fobes (East Bend, NC 2019), Abigayle Hatcher (Roebuck, SC 2019), and Parker Melting (Mint Hill, NC 2018).  Fobes is currently ranked 33rd in the Bell National Division Series Order of Merit and placed T3 at the Precision Junior Girls’ Championships at Bryan Park.  Hatcher finished T16 in the Wolfpack Classic at NC State Lonnie Poole GC. Melting finished T16 in the PKBGT Open Championship presented by Bargray at the Country Club of Salisbury. They all look to continue their success next weekend at the 2GG Apparel Championship.

Featured in the Futures Series are Maria Atwood (Holly Springs, NC 2022), Loralie Cowart (Winston, GA 2021), and Danielle Buompastore (Hoover, AL 2018).  Atwood is currently ranked 3rd in the Futures National Division and clinched 1st place at the Wolfpack Classic.  Cowart is currently ranked 12th in the Futures National Division and was the Futures Champion at the PKBGT Open Championships. Buompastore is currently ranked T45 in the Futures National Division and finished T3 in the Precision Junior Girls’ Championships. Everyone looks to continue their success next weekend at the 2GG Apparel Championship.

Awards will be presented to the top six finishers in each Series, and all players will receive a jacket courtesy of 2GG Apparel!

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: 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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