One week remains in the collegiate golf fall season. Most players took their final tournament swings until the leaves fall, the cold season passes and spring blossoms once again. A select few will have one last opportunity to take home a medal next weekend.

For our PKBGT alumni competing to earn their 2019 LPGA membership in Pinehurst, the final stretch is within reach as five of eight rounds have been completed. Those flirting with the cut line will be sure to muster up all the strength within themselves for a final push.  

We dive into the best of this week in our penultimate #ThrowbackThursday College (and Professional) Roundup of the 2018 fall season!


Division I

Landfall Tradition (UNC Wilmington, Oct. 26-28)

In the final event of her 2018 fall campaign Freshman Gina Kim (Chapel Hill, NC 2018) took home a share of the individual medalist honors to go along with the team championship for her Duke Blue Devil women’s golf program. Kim closed out the weekend with a strong 69 (-3) showing in the final round of play. Emilia Migliaccio (Cary, NC 2017) of Wake Forest sat just outside the top 10 with a T11 finish.

Other Notable Alumni:

T21 Anna Redding(Concord, NC 2015)//Virginia

T24 Skylar Thompson (Buford, GA 2018)//South Carolina

T24 Brynn Walker (St. Davids, PA 2016)//UNC Chapel Hill

T24 Sarah Willis (Eaton, OH 2018)//Penn State


Terrier Intercollegiate (Wofford, Oct. 29-30)

Multiple PKBGT alumni gathered in Spartanburg to close out their season with top 10 finishes. Leading the pack was Joliana Elias (Jamestown, NC 2015) of Appalachian State finished T6 (+7). Samantha Vodry (Mooresville, NC 2016) finished T9 as her High Point team brought home first place honors.

Other Notable Alumni:

T9 Sarah Funderburg (Wilmington, NC 2018)//Winthrop

T9 Morgan Laird (Waxhaw, NC 2015)//Gardner-Webb


Other Notable Division I Finishes:

T10 Carley Cox (China Grove, NC 2015)//East Carolina [Alexa Sterling Invitational]

T16 Maddy McDaniel (Aliquippa, PA 2016)//Chattanooga [Trinity Forest Invitational]

T17 Jessica Spicer (Bahama, NC 2016)//Virginia Tech [Alexa Sterling Invitational]

T17 Payton Schanen (Milton, GA 2015)//Mercer [Alexa Sterling Invitational]

T19 Amanda Doherty (Atlanta, NC 2016)//Florida State [Jim West Challenge]


Division II

UIS Island Getaway Classic (Rio Mar, Puerto Rico; Oct. 29-30)

The Anderson University closed out an incredible fall season with yet another team victory in Puerto Rico and finish the season at 16th in the GolfStat rankings. Anna Freeman (Aiken, SC 2017) led the individuals with a 3rd place finish. Kate Hill (Clemson, SC 2016) was a few spots behind T5.

Other Notable Alumni:

T5 Taylor Whitley (Raleigh, NC 2017)//Missouri S&T

T9 Kerrington Lamb (Easley, SC 2018)//Anderson University

15 Makalyn Poole (Williamston, SC 2015)//Anderson University


Other Notable Division II Finishes:

T3 Jenna Nagy (Apex, NC 2017)//Belmont Abbey [Jekyll-O-Lantern Intercollegiate]

T13 Charleigh Hodges (Mooresville, NC 2018)//Queens [Jekyll-O-Lantern Intercollegiate]

T16 Bella Harris (Greenville, SC 2015)//Coker [Jekyll-O-Lantern Intercollegiate]

T20 Taylor Lance (Travelers Rest, SC 2015)//Newberry [Jekyll-O-Lantern]


Division III and NAIA

Taylor Williams (Lincolnton, NC 2017) closed out the season for the Bryan College squad with a sixth place finish at the Reinhardt Invitational.


Bonus: LPGA Qualifying Tournament

The Symetra Tour’s Q-Series completed the fifth of eight rounds at Pinehurst Resort today. The following PKBGT Alumni are currently above or within reach of the cut line:


T3 Lauren Stephenson (Lexington, SC 2015) -12

T37 Lauren Coughlin (Chesapeake, VA 2011) +6

T 47 Katelyn Dambaugh (Goose Creek, SC 2013) +9


The top 45 finishers and ties will earn their LPGA membership for the 2019 season.