On Saturday, September 14, the 2019 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the Southeast Series at Blythewood Country Club in Blythewood, SC.
These PKBGT regional events offer innovative yardage-based divisions to girls aged 9-17. The PKBGT Series Progression allows players to progress towards playing collegiate golf by playing yardage/skill appropriate tournaments as they develop their game.
Blitzing the field, Cindy Song (Waxhaw, NC 2023) posted a round of one-under-par 71 win the Prep division at Blythewood by nine strokes! Song began her round with back-to-back birdies on the first and second holes followed by birdies on the 10th and 15th holes. Song’s victory at Blythewood marks her first of the Southeast Regional Series – earning her exemption into the 2019 Prep Invitational this October!
Finishing in second place was Chloe Pittman (Davidson, NC 202o) with a score of 80. Pittman’s round was highlighted by two birdies and nine pars.
Finishing in third place was Abby Franks (Roebuck, SC 2023) with a score of 83, followed by Hannah Altman (Lake City, SC 2022) with a round of 84. Rounding out the top five was Paige Paolucci (Blythewood, SC 2022) with a round of 90.
Taking home her first victory of the 2019 Southeast Series Season, Hanna Grace McCoy (Columbia, SC 2021) posted an 84. McCoy’s round was highlighted by seven pars and one birdie, earning her an exemption into both the PKBGT Tournament of Champions and the 2019 Futures Invitational this fall!
Just two strokes back with a score of 86 was Allison Lebo (North Augusta, SC 2022). Lebo, a frontrunner on the Futures Southeast Order of Merit race, posted nine pars during Saturday’s round.
In a tie for third place was Emma Sperber (Waxhaw, NC 2023) and Delia Parker (Greer, SC 2021) with a round of 87. Rounding out the top five with a round of 89 was Jennifer Rials (Florence, SC 2021).
A force to be reckoned with on both the Southeast and North Carolina regional circuits, Gracie Song (Waxhaw, NC 2026) dropped an even par round of 36 to win by four strokes. Taking home her second victory of the Southeast series, Song posted two birdies – one on the first hole and another on the fifth.
Finishing in second place at Windermere was Caroline Hawkins (Columbia, SC 2026) with a score of 40. Hawkins posted two birdies in route to her second place finish.
In third place was Landry Hamm (Charlotte, NC 2026) with a round of 43. Following Hamm was Kellyn Arnold (Charlotte, NC 2025) with a round of 52.
Rounding out the top five was Poppy Dawson (Spartanburg, SC 2028) with a round of 62.
The PKBGT Southeast Series returns NEXT WEEKEND to Smithfields Country Club for the series finale of the 2019 Southeast Regional Series! Entries close Monday, September 16th at MIDNIGHT EST! Don’t miss out – the series finale is a 1.5X Order of Merit Points multiplier and your last opportunity to play your way into PKBGT Invitation-Only events!
About the PKBGT Regional Series
One-day tournaments are designed for golfers of all skill levels but are a great place for development golfers to “get into 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.
About the PKBGT
Founded in 2007 by the Triad Youth Golf Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, as 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 2019 season will feature over 90 tournaments in 9 states on the East Coast and with over 900 members, the PKBGT is the largest girl’s only tour in the country. Learn more about the PKBGT at http://www.pkbgt.org/.