Since the PKBGT began in 2007, our goal has been to provide an opportunity and a space for girls to compete and be noticed by collegiate coaches.
We are excited to announce that just 12 years later, over 800 girls have committed or signed to play collegiate golf! A HUGE congratulations to the Class of 2019, who signed their National Letters of Intent over the past week to play collegiate golf!!
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The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour was well represented on National Signing Day. In total, 33 current PKB members signed their National Letter of Intent. By inking a commitment to their respective school, each player reached the culmination of the hard work they put in since first picking up a club.
In total, the Class of 2019 committed to 30 different teams throughout 12 states between two NCAA Divisions. While some players are making the tour’s first mark on a collegiate program, others will feel right at home joining several PKB alumni turned teammates.
You can find a full album of photos from National Signing Day by clicking here. Now, we highlight each individual’s incredible accomplishments below!
2019 will mark the first PKB representation on four new campuses. These players will open the door for their fellow tour members to follow their footsteps in future years and showcase the talents of the PKBGT to coaches who’ve never before experienced the culture.
Ainsley Cowart (Winston, GA)-Troy University
Sophie Guo (Orlando, FL)-University of Texas (Austin)
Morgan Pankow (New Albany, OH)-University of Miami (FL)
Therese Warner (Kennewick, WA)- University of Arizona
These Class of 2019 PKBGT members will be packing their bags and heading out to their new schools together as fellow freshmen teammates.
Lauren Denhard (Salisbury, NC) and Carmen Tucker (Fayetteville, NC)- Belmont Abbey College
Emilia Pack (Browns Summit, NC) and Peyton Gillespie (Greenville, SC)- Queens University
Kendall Turner (Chesapeake, VA) and Johnna Parlett (Dunkirk, MD)- James Madison University
Filling Vacant Shoes
The following Class of 2019 commits will be the only PKBGT representation on their collegiate teams. Whether following a graduating senior or the first player in several seasons, these players are ready to bring the PKBGT way back to campus.
Lauren Beaudreau (Lemont, IL)- Notre Dame University [Last player: Maddie Hamilton (2015)]
Caroline Craig (Sautee Nacoochee, GA)- University of Georgia [Last player: Bailey Tardy (2015)]
Caroline Curtis (Richmond, VA)- University of Alabama [Last player: Lauren Stephenson (2015)]
Jordan Kirkley (McBee, SC)- North Greenville University [Last player: Anna Padgett (2010)]
Cynthia Tu (Vienna, VA)- Brigham Young University [Last player: Kendra Dalton (2014)]
Joining the Force
The remaining members of the commits in the Class of 2019 will be joining PKB alumni currently on their team of choice. All together they will continue to represent the PKBGT and make the tour proud.
Jensen Castle (West Columbia, SC)- University of Kentucky
Emma Charles (Hartsville, SC)- Anderson University
Rebecca DiNunzio (Norfolk, VA)- Virginia Tech University
Jayde Dudley (Roanoke, VA)- Radford University
Mallory Fobes (East Bend, NC)- University of North Carolina-Wilmington
Lauren Freyvogel (Gibsonia, PA)- Penn State University
Anna Grace-Brock (Greenwood, SC)- University of North Carolina-Greensboro
Grace Greene (Apex, NC)- Barton College
Michelle Harn (Charlotte, NC)- High Point University
Elle Johnson (Inman, SC)- Florida State University
Rachel Kuehn (Asheville, NC)- Wake Forest University
Anna Morgan (Spartanburg, SC)- Furman University
Jayla Rogers (Wilmington, NC)- North Carolina A&T State University
Ryann Sinclair (Mooresville, NC)- North Carolina State University
Emily Swords (Liberty, SC)- Southern Wesleyan University
Nichole Trombetta (Poquoson, VA)- Lander University
Bailee Twiford (Coinjock, NC)- Western Carolina University
Muskan Uppal (Cornelius, NC)- University of Richmond
Cindy Zhou (Ont, CAN)- William and Mary
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 700 members in 2018 and 750 girls playing in or committed to collegiate golf. Learn more about the tour at pkbgt.org or by contacting Tour Director Mike Parker at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-347-8537.