PKBGT Past and Present Excel in July

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PKBGT Past and Present Excel in July

Greensboro, NC- The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour had quite the month of July with thrilling victories at the National Series events and great play from past and present PKBGT members at some of the most elite amateur and junior girls’ competitions on the schedule.

 

North and South Junior Amateur Championship

Contested at historic Pinehurst Golf Resort, the PKBGT was well represented near the home of our Tour namesake, Peggy Kirk Bell. Adrian Anderson (Murrels Inlet, SC 2022), Kiera Bartholomew (Wake Forest, NC 2023), and Sydney Yermish (Wynnewood, PA 2023) led the way with T4 finishes amongst the best in junior golf. 11 additional PKB members tabbed top 25 finishes.

Full Results.

 

119th North and South Women’s Amateur Championship 

A former PKBGT Tour member would see their name etched into the North and South trophy for the second straight year. An all PKB final, Gina Kim (Class of 2018) dueled Anna Morgan (Class of 2019) for the coveted Putter Boy trophy at the famed No. 2. Momentum stayed with the Duke University star for nearly the entire match, even through two rain delays. But Morgan, the challenger, didn’t go easy into the night, finishing (-3) in her last five holes before conceding the match to Kim on the 17th green when her bunker shot did not find the cup. Of the 120 players who competed this year, thirty-eight of them had ties to the PKBGT, the largest girls-only junior tour in the country.

Full Results.

 

72nd U.S. Girls’ Junior 

While Irene Kim (Woodstock, MD 2026) got into double digits under par at the HJ GLOVE GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP, twenty-four of our current PKBGT members converged on Columbia Country Club in Chevy Chase, MD, for the 72nd U.S. Girls’ Junior. Eight representatives moved on to the match-play bracket, including eventual runner-up Bailey Davis (White Plains, MD 2021), who lost to World #1 (WAGR) Rose Zhang in the thirty-six hole championship match.

Current PKBGT Members who advanced to Match Play

Isabella van der Biest (Kingsport, TN 2021)

Sydney Roberts (Chesnee, SC 2022)

Katie Li (Basking Ridge, NJ 2023)

Jade Gu (Yardley, PA 2021)

Faith Choi (Frederick, MD 2021)

Molly Hardwick (Nashville, TN 2022)

Bailey Davis (White Plains, MD 2021)

Kiera Bartholomew (Wake Forest, NC 2023)

 

2021 Girls Junior PGA Championship

This year’s Girls Junior PGA Championship piqued the entire nation’s attention when PGA headquarters announced that Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, KY, would be the tournament site for this year. Just like the week prior at the US Girls’, the PKBGT saw 30 current or former tour members get the invitation after qualifying through their local PGA sections or exemption list. Fourteen PKBGT members made the cut, with the competition concluding on Friday, July 30th.

Current PKBGT Members who made the cut

Katie Li (Basking Ridge, NJ 2023)

Ava Merrill (Johns Creek, GA 2023)

Katherine Lu (Plainsboro, NJ 2021)

Elizabeth Beek (Blue Bell, PA 2023)

Angelina Tolentino (Mount Laurel, NJ 2024)

Molly Hardwick (Nashville, TN 2022)

Ellen Yu (Greensboro, NC 2026)

Rylie Heflin (Kennett Square, PA 2021)

Elizabeth Rudisill (Charlotte, NC 2025)

Sara Im (Duluth, GA 2023)

Faith Choi (Frederick, MD 2021)

Lydia Swan (North East, PA 2022)

Sydney Yermish (Wynnewood, PA 2023)

Reagan Southerland (Atlanta, GA 2023)

 

 

About the PKBGT

Founded in 2007 by Girls Golf of America, a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, a local girls’ golf tour in the Triad region of North Carolina.  The tour began as a simple concept: create more effective competitive playing opportunities for girls. By utilizing innovative yardage-based divisions instead of the traditional age-based format, the tour focused on developing tournament experience at the player’s pace. The 2020-2021 season will feature over 110 tournaments in 9 states on the East Coast, and with over 1,000 members, the PKBGT is the largest girl’s only tour in the country.  Learn more about the PKBGT at http://www.pkbgt.org/.


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