Preview: Middle Atlantic One-Day @ Kenwood CC

On Saturday, September 16, 2017 the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour will play the Middle Atlantic One-Day Series event at Kenwood G&CC. 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 52 players and includes the Prep, Futures, and Discovery Series.

Featured in the Prep Series are Hannah Hankim (Potomac, MD 2021), Katie Park (Farifax, VA 2022), and Hannah Jonely (Ashburn, VA 2020). Hankim is currently ranked 3rd in the Prep Order of Merit – MA, and has finished top-5 in her last six Middle Atlantic One-Day Series events. Park is currently ranked 16th in the Prep Order of Merit – MA, and has finished top-5 in eight PKBGT events this season. Jonely is currently ranked T4 in the Prep Order of Merit – MA, and finished in 1st place last weekend at the MA One-Day Series at Bowling Green CC (South). They look to continue their success this weekend at Kenwood G&CC in Bethesda, MD.

The top-5 finishers in the Prep Middle Atlantic Order of Merit will receive an invitation to the 2017 PKBGT Invitational at Grandover Resort in Greensboro, NC. The tournament is a signature event of the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Tour each November.

Featured in the Futures Series are Vynie Chen (Centreville, VA 2020), Julie Shin (Brambleton, VA 2022), and Sue Lee (Lorton, VA 2022). Chen is currently ranked 3rd in the Futures Order of Merit – MA and has finished top-5 in five different PKBGT events this season. Shin is currently ranked 2nd in the Futures Order of Merit – MA and has finished top-3 in seven different PKBGT events this season. Lee is currently ranked 1st in the Futures Order of Merit – MA and has eight top-5 finishes in different PKBGT events this season. They look to continue their success this weekend at Kenwood G&CC in Bethesda, MD.

Awards will be presented to the top-4 finishers in the Prep and Futures Series. The Champions of the Prep and Futures Series will also earn Class A status and an invitation to the 2017 PKBGT Tournament of Champions.

Featured in the Discovery Series are 16 players from Virginia, Maryland, and DC. This is our largest Discovery Series field of the year. Awards will be presented to the top-4 finishers in the Discovery Series.

We look forward to a great event!

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: Smith, Dowell are Champions at North Carolina Series Finale @ Statesville CC

On Sunday, September 17, the 2017 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played final round of the NC Series Finale at Statesville 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 56 players from the PKB Girls’ Golf Tour, the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour.

The Champion of the Prep Series was Kayla Smith (Burlington, NC 2019) after following up her 4 under round yesterday with an even par round today ending with a two day total of 4-under, 140. Smith’s win was highlighted by 2 eagles and 7 birdies over the past two days. Finishing in a tie for second place was Madison Isaacson (Greensboro, NC 2018) and Taylor Miano (Dobbs Ferry, NY 2020) both finishing the tournament at 4-over par total, 148. Just 2 strokes behind them in a tie for fourth place was Alexia Siehl (Fort Mill, SC 2022) and Alexis Sudjianto (Charlotte, NC 2019) bothwith a two-day total of 75-75-150.

In the Futures Series, Kayla Dowell (Mebane, NC 2021) claimed 1st place, finishing the weekend with a two-day total of 77-76-153. Finishing in 2nd place, with a scores of 77-78-155 was  Annabelle Millard (Indian Trail, NC 2022). In a tie for 3rd place was Macy Pate (Boone, NC 2023) and Katelyn  Kenthack (Pinehurst, NC 2020)both finished with a two day total of 162. Finishing in a tie for 5th place was Lauren Denhard (Salisbury, NC 2020) and Laney Wessels (Sophia, NC 2021) both with a two day total of 163

Congratulations to all of our winners today!

This event concluded the 2017 NC One-Day Series. Thank you to all who participated and for your continuous support of the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour. We look forward to seeing you all again at future PKBGT events!

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: Round 1 North Carolina Series Finale @ Statesville CC

On Saturday, September 16, 2017 the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the first round of the North Carolina Series Finale at Statesville CC in Statesville, NC.  This event wraps up the NC One-Day Series Events of the 2017 season.

Leading the Prep Series after firing an impressive first round score of 4-under par, 68, was Kayla Smith (Burlington, NC 2019). Sitting 4 shots back in second place is Ryann Sinclair (Mooresville, NC 2019) after a first round score of even par, 72. Currently, there is a two-way tie for third place. Taylor Miano (Dobbs Ferry, NY 2020) and Caroline Crumrine (Wilmington, NC 2020) both finished the day at 2-over par, 74.

In the Futures Series, there is currently a two-way tie for first place. Kayla Dowell (Mebane, NC 2021) and Annabelle Millard (Indian Trail, NC 2022) both finished the day with a first round score of 77, leading the Futures Series by 4 strokes. Currently tied for third place are Amber Capote (Waxhaw, NC 2020) and Lauren Denhard (Salisbury, NC 2019). Both ended the day with a first round total of 81. Sitting in fifth place after round one is Macy Pate (Boone, NC 2023) finishing the day at 82.

It will be an exciting finish on Sunday!

The Discovery Series played a one-day, 18-hole event. Winning the Discovery Series was Ellen Yu (High Point, NC 2025) who finished the day at 5 over par, 77. Runner-up in the Discovery Series was Gracie Song (Waxhaw, NC 2026) who finished the day with a score of 84. Taking third place was Madison Dial (High Point, NC 2025) who finished the day at 88.

Congratulations to our winners of the Discovery Division!

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

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Preview: North Carolina Series Finale @ Statesville CC

On Saturday-Sunday, September 16-17, 2017, the PKBGT will be playing the North Carolina Series Finale @ Statesville CC in Statesville, NC. The North Carolina Series Finale will conclude the NC One-Day Series of the 2017 Season.  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 premium golf courses.

Featured in the Prep Series are Ryann Sinclair (Mooresville, NC 2019), Sasha Hayes (Winston-Salem, 2020), Charleigh Hodges (Mooresville, NC 2018), and  Paris Fieldings (Suffolk, VA 2023). Ryann is currently ranked 15th in the Prep Order of Merit – NC and has finished top-6 in her last two NC One-Day events. Sasha is currently ranked 7th in the Prep Order of Merit – NC and has finished top-5 in her last three PKB events, including finishing runner-up at the 2017 PKB Tour Championship at Salem Glen GC. Charleigh is currently ranked 3rd in the Prep Order of Merit – NC and has 6 top-10 finishes with the PKBGT this season. Paris is currently ranked 2nd in the Prep Order of Merit – NC and has finished top-5 in five different PKB events this season. They look to continue their success this weekend at the North Carolina Series Finale at Statesville CC.

Featured in the Futures Series are eight of the top-10 players in the Futures Order of Merit – NC. Katelyn Kenthack (Pinehurst, NC 2020) is currently ranked 1st in the Futures Order of Merit – NC and has finished top-5 in her last three NC One-Day events. Macy Pate (Boone, NC 2023) is currently ranked 2nd in the Futures Order of Merit – NC and has finished top-10 in her last seven PKB events. Kayla Dowell (Mebane, NC 2021) is currently ranked 4th in the Futures Order of Merit – NC and has placed top-5 in five different PKB events this season. Chloe Crane (Greensboro, NC 2020) is currently ranked 5th in the Futures Order of Merit – NC and has placed top-10 in four different PKB events this season. Lauren Denhard (Salisbury, NC 2019) is currently ranked 6th in the Futures Order of Merit – NC. Anika Bhatnagar (Cary, NC 2020) is currently ranked 7th in the Futures Order of Merit – NC. Heather Appleson (Wake Forest, NC 2023) is currently ranked 8th in the Futures Order of Merit – NC. Morgan Ketchum (Winston-Salem, NC 2022) is currently ranked 9th in the Futures Order of Merit – NC. They look to continue their success this weekend at the North Carolina Series Finale at Statesville CC.

The Prep & Futures Series champions will earn Class A status and an invitation to the 2017 PKBGT Tournament of Champions. The Prep & Futures Series runner-ups will earn Class D provisional status to the 2017 PKBGT Tournament of Champions.

Awards will be presented to the top-5 finishers in the Prep and Futures Series.

Featured in the Discovery Series are 5 players from North Carolina who have all recorded impressive 9-hole rounds this season at different NC One-Day events. For the NC Series Finale at Statesville CC the Discovery Series will be playing a one-day, 18-hole round.

Awards will be presented to the top-3 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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