Greensboro, NC- The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour heads to our tour namesake for the annual Tour Championship hosted at Ms. Bell’s Pine Needles Golf Resort. Pine Needles, voted annually as one of the top tracks in the Carolina’s, has been privileged to host three USGA Women’s Opens, including the upcoming 2022 US Women’s Open. The best of the tour converge at the home of golf in North Carolina for this 54 hole championship event. 

Bell National

In the Bell National division, forty-five players will compete on the 6050 yards par 72 set up.  Players earned their way into the field based on their standing on the PKBGT Bell National Order of Merit list for the 2019-20 season.

Top-ranked players in the field include:

  • #1 – Sydney Hackett — Ashburn, VA  — Class of 2022 — #6 on the PKBGT Performance Index
  • #3 – Maria Atwood— Holly Spring, NC  — Class of 2022 — #12 on the PKBGT Performance Index
  • #4 – Melanie Walker — Burke, VA  — Class of 2022 — #13 on the PKBGT Performance Index
  • #8 – Adrian Anderson — Murrels Inlet, SC  — Class of 2022 — #5 on the PKBGT Performance Index

Both fields are flooded with talent, including sponsor exemption Hyo Joon Jang (Bluffton, SC 2022), the #1 ranked junior golfer on Junior Golf Scoreboard.

Play will begin on Friday, August 14, at 7:30 AM EST (weather permitting). To view starting times, click here.

Futures National

In the Futures National division, thirty-nine players will compete on the 5,472 yards par 72 set up.  Players earned their way into the field based on their standing on the PKBGT Futures National Order of Merit list for the 2019-20 season.   The Top 29 players in the Futures Order of Merit list are all in the field at Pine Needles this coming weekend to compete for the title!

Top-ranked players in the field include:

  • #1 – Madison Messimer — Myrtle Beach, SC — Class of 2025 — #57 on the PKBGT Performance Index
  • #2 – Kathryn Ha — Roanoke, VA — Class of 2025— #23 on the PKBGT Performance Index
  • #3 – Emerson Dever — Durham, NC  — Class of 2025 — #109 on the PKBGT Performance Index

Play will begin on Friday, August 14, at 10:00 AM EST (weather permitting). To view starting times, click here.

 

About the PKBGT

Founded in 2007 by Girls Golf of America, 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 2020 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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