Pinehurst, NC-On February 1-2, 2020, Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour traveled back to the home of our tour namesake to a new facility for the PKB Foundation Classic at Forest Creek Golf Club. Forest Creek’s south course, designed by Tom Fazio and opened in 1996, was modeled after Augusta National Golf Club. The 50 participants in the PKB Classic were treated to a first-class golf course over the two days of play.
Speedy putting conditions and blustery winds challenged the competitors on both days of play on this Superbowl weekend. None the less, there were plenty of scoring opportunities on the bent grass greens. Congratulations to Monica Solis (Clemons, NC 2021), who recorded her second ace on number six in the second round! Solis hit a smooth five-iron from 133 yards and “couldn’t believe what was happening when her ball was rolling towards the hole…I think I blacked out” before she eventually saw her ball drop for the hole-in-one!
Finishing in first place in the Bell National Division was Morgan Ellison (Peachtree City, GA 2021) after posting a two day total of 150 (81-69). Ellison’s next competitor was ten strokes off, thanks to a stellar second round 69 (-3). The Peachtree City native fired four birdies in the second round. This is Ellison’s first PKBGT victory of her 2020 campaign and earns her an exemption into the PKB Tournament of Champions later this year.
1. Morgan Ellison (Peachtree City, GA 2021) | 81-69=150
T2. Ella Perna (Durham, NC 2022) | 76-84=160
T2. Macy Pate (Boone, NC 2024) | 81-79=160
4. Tatum Walsh (Midlothian, VA 2021) | 85-76=161
5. Mara Hirtle (Pinehurst. NC 2020) | 79-83=162
Finishing in first place in the Futures National Division was Sawyer Brockstedt (Rehoboth Beach, DE 2025) after posting a two day total of 155 (78-77). The Rehoboth Beach native lead the PKB Foundation Classic wire-to-wire to claim her first PKBGT title and an invite into the 2020 PKBGT Tournament of Champions later this year. Brockstedt recorded four birdies over 36 holes on the Fazio designed South at Forest Creek.
- Sawyer Brockstedt (Rehoboth Beach, DE 2025) | 78-77=155
- McKenzie Weddle (Floyd, VA 2023) | 79-80=159
- Tyler Spriggs (Cary, NC 2023) | 79-81=160
- Emerson Dever (Durham, NC 2025) | 81-80=161
- Kathryn Ha (Roanoke, VA 2025) 81-82=163
The PKBGT is back in action next weekend, February 8-9, for the Orange Whip Classic at Clemson University!
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 1110 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/.