On Sunday, September 8, the 2019 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the Kentucky Series at Kearney Hill Golf Links in Lexington, KY.
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.
Taking home her fourth victory of the 2019 PKBGT Kentucky Series, Madison Borders (Bardstown, KY 2023) won Sunday’s event with a score of 82. Borders, who sits well at the top of the Futures Kentucky Order of Merit, finished today’s round with a birdie on the 17th followed by a par on the 18th.
Three strokes back in a tie for second place was PKBGT newcomer Adeline Ganz (Mason, OH 2021) and Cailyn Rogers (Lexington, KY 2025) with a round of 85. Ganz’ and Roger’s rounds were highlighted by eight and seven pars, respectively.
Rounding out the top five in fourth and fifth place were Jordan Harris (Frankfort, KY 2021) and Taylor Sargent (Milton, WV 2023) who posted scores of 87 and 88.
Taking home her fourth Discovery series title trophy of the 2019 season, Keira Yun (Elizabethtown, KY 2027) won Sunday’s event with a score of 41. Yun, a reckoning force on the Discovery Kentucky circuit, made an eagle on the par 5 third hole to win by one shot!
Finishing in second place was PKBGT newcomer Grace Wang (Lexington, NC 2025) who posted a score of 42. Wang, playing in her first PKBGT event at Kearney Hill, made four pars during Sunday’s round.
Sisters Haley (Richmond, KY 2026) and Mackenzie Federspiel (Richmond, KY 2026) finished in third and fourth place, respectively. Haley’s round of 45 featured a birdie on the third hole and Mackenzie’s score of 52 included 3 pars.
Rounding out the top five finishing in fifth place was Mollie Neeley (Richmond, KY 2026) who posted a round of 54.
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/.