Recap: Goodman wins Bulldog Classic

On Sunday, January 26, the 2014 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour concluded the Bulldog Classic @ University of Georgia GC. University of Georgia GC, home of the University of Georgia Bulldogs men’s and women’s golf teams and the 2013 Women’s NCAA National Championship, is a challenging course for this two-day tournament. The event featured a field of 20 players from the PKB Girls’ Golf Tour, the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour with over 375 members in 2013 and 262 girls playing in or committed to collegiate golf.

In the Bell Division, Savanah Goodman (Easley, SC 2016) shot six over par with a score of 78 to place first with a two-day total of 159. Janet Mao (Johns Creek, GA 2015) shot five over par with a score of 77 to place second with a two-day total of 160 and Juliana Sebastian (Columbia, SC 2014) shot two over par with a score of 74 to place third with a two-day total of 161.

In the Futures Division, Haley Grable (Bogart, GA 2016) shot 11 over par par with a score of 83 to place first with a two-day total of 162. Woo Wade (Dunwoody, GA 2019) shot 10 over par with a score of 82 to place second with a two-day total of 170 and Kiana Jones (Columbia, SC 2016) shot 17 over par with a score of 89 to place third with a two-day total of 178.

With their victory’s, Goodman and Grable both received class A exemptions into the Tournament of Champions this fall. With their runner-up finishes, Mao and Wade both received class B exemptions into the Tournament of Champions.

PKBGT returns to action next weekend on Saturday-Sunday, February 1-2 with the PKB Foundation Classic @ Mid Pines Inn & GC. The tournament brings together players from across Florida, Illinois, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. It should be a great tournament.

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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Update: Hallman leads Bulldog Classic

On Saturday, January 25, the 2014 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the first round of the Bulldog Classic @ University of Georgia GC. University of Georgia GC, home of the University of Georgia Bulldogs men’s and women’s golf teams and the 2013 Women’s NCAA National Championship, is a challenging course for this two-day tournament. The event features a field of 20 players from the PKB Girls’ Golf Tour, the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour with over 375 members in 2013 and 262 girls playing in or committed to collegiate golf.

In the Bell Division, after round one, Savannah Hallman (Mt. Pleasant, SC 2014) is leading the field by one stroke at eight over par with a score of 80. Not far behind Hallman is Savanah Goodman (Easley, SC 2016) at nine over par with a score of 81 and Janet Mao (Johns Creek, GA 2015) at 11 over par with a score of 73.

In the Futures Division, after round one, Haley Grable (Bogart, GA 2016) has a commanding lead over the rest of the field at seven over par with a score of 79. Woo Wade (Dunwoody, GA 2019) and Kiana Jones (Columbia, SC 2016) are within a stroke of each other and will be dueling on Sunday for the runner-up position.

Weather for Sunday’s round looks warmer and less windy, with temperatures in the high 40s and sunny skies. It should be a great conclusion to the first event of 2014!

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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Recap: Mitsunaga Wins Bulldog Classic

On Sunday, January 27, the 2013 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour concluded the Bulldog Classic @ University of Georgia GC. University of Georgia GC, home of the University of Georgia Bulldogs men’s and women’s golf teams and the 2013 Women’s NCAA National Championship, proved a challenging course for this two-day tournament. The event featured a field of 23 players from the PKB Girls’ Golf Tour, the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour with over 400 members in 2012, 137 alumni in the collegiate ranks and 29 National Letter of Intent signees for fall 2013.

In the Bell Division, Rinko Mitsunaga (Roswell, GA 2015) carded three over par with a score of 75 to place first with 73 + 75 = 148. Janet Mao (Johns Creek, GA 2015) carded six over par with a score of 78 to place second with 74 + 78 = 152. Anna Redding (Concord, NC 2015) carded nine over par with a score of 81 to place third with 83 + 81 = 164.

In the Futures Division, Callista Rice (Mars Hill, NC 2017) nine over par with a score of 81 to place first with 89 + 81 = 169. Mckenzie Hedrick (Bishop, GA 2015) carded nine over par with a score of 81 to place second with 89 + 81 = 170. Kinsey Soniat (Simpsonville, SC 2013) carded nine over par with a score of 81 to place third with 97 + 81 = 178.

PKBGT returns next weekend on Saturday-Sunday, February 2-3 with the Chanticleer Classic @ The Hackler Course at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC. This is the second tournament of the 2013 season, bringing together players from across Carolinas, Ohio, Maryland and Virginia.

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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Update: Mitsunaga leads at Bulldog Classic

On Saturday, January 26, the 2013 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour kicked off their spring season with the first round of the Bulldog Classic @ University of Georgia GC. University of Georgia GC, home of the University of Georgia Bulldogs men’s and women’s golf teams and the 2013 Women’s NCAA National Championship, proved a challenging course for day one of this two-day tournament. The event features a field of 23 players from the PKB Girls’ Golf Tour, the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour with over 400 members in 2012, 137 alumni in the collegiate ranks and 29 National Letter of Intent signees for fall 2013.

The Bell Division field features 16 golfers, highlighted by three of the top 550 players nationally. After round one, Rinko Mitsunaga (Roswell, GA 2015) leads the field by one stroke with a score of 73. Not far behind Mitsunaga is Janet Mao (Johns Creek, GA 2015) at two over par with a score of 74 and Anna Redding (Concord, NC 2015) at 11 over par with a score of 83.

The Futures Division field features 9 golfers, highlighted by two of the top 40 players on the 2012 PKBGT Order of Merit lists. After round one, Callista Rice (Mars Hill, NC 2017) and Carley Cox (China Grove, NC 2015) are tied for first with scores of 88. Not far behind the leaders is Ayanna Habeel (Decatur, GA 2019) and Mckenzie Hedrick (Bishop, GA 2015) tied with scores of 89.

Weather on Sunday looks sunny with temperatures in the mid 50s. It should be an exciting end to the first tournament of the 2013 PKB season.

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.

Preview: Bulldog Classic @ U. of Georgia

The 2013 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour kicks off their spring season on Saturday-Sunday, January 26-27 at the Bulldog Classic @ University of Georgia GC. University of Georgia GC, home of the University of Georgia Bulldogs men’s and women’s golf teams and the 2013 Women’s NCAA National Championship, is a challenging course for this two-day tournament. The event features a field of 23 players from the PKB Girls’ Golf Tour, the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour with over 400 members in 2012, 137 alumni in the collegiate ranks and 29 National Letter of Intent signees for fall 2013.

The Bell Division field features 16 golfers, highlighted by three of the top 550 players nationally, including: Rinko Mitsunaga (Roswell, GA 2015) ranked 62nd, Janet Mao (Johns Creek, GA 2015) ranked 340th, and Anna Redding (Concord, NC 2015) ranked 517th. Elizabeth England (Oakland, TN 2014), Haley Helton (Mount Holly, NC 2014), and Mallory Sullivan (Smithville, TN 2014) will be playing their first PKB event.

The Futures Division field features 9 golfers, highlighted by two of the top 40 players on the 2012 PKBGT Order of Merit lists, including: Callista Rice (Mars Hill, NC 2017) in 17th position, and Carley Cox (China Grove, NC 2015) in 36th position. Ayanna Habeel (Decatur, GA 2019), Mckenzie Hedrick (Bishop, GA 2015), and Caitriona MacIver (Hickory, NC 2015) will be playing their first PKB event.

The Bulldog Classic @ University of Georgia GC brings together the top players from the Carolinas, Georgia, Tennessee, and Virginia. It should be an exciting & challenging event to kick off the 2013 season!

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.