Wilmington, NC-On February 22-23, 2020, Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour concluded play at the Cape Fear Classic at the Country Club of Landfall. The coastal country club, home to UNCW, and their women’s golf team welcomed 26 Bell National competitors and 33 Futures National participants to the challenging Marsh/Pines course layout over the past two days.
Finishing in first place in the Bell National Division was Melanie Walker (Burke, VA 2022) after posting a two day total of (+2) [73+73=146] en route to a four-stroke victory. The Burke, Virginia native began her final round with back-to-back birdies and closed her round with a birdie after faltering early on her backside. This was Walker’s first event of the 2020 calendar.
1. Melanie Walker (Burke, VA 2022) | 73+73=146
2. Macy Pate (Boone, NC 2024) | 75+75=150
T3. Ava Lucas (Raleigh, NC 2021) | 71+81=152
T3. Adrian Anderson (Murrels Inlet, SC 2022) | 76+76=152
Finishing in first place in the Futures National division was Kathryn Ha (Roanoke, VA 2025) after posting a two-day total of (+11) [72+83=155]. Ha carded a phenomenal opening-round score to hold a nine-stroke overnight lead. A steady front-nine put Ha on cruise control as she headed to the back-nine during her final round. The Roanoke native struggled during her last nine holes but kept away a charging Madison Messimer of Myrtle Beach, SC, to capture her PKBGT title of 2020 to win by two strokes. Ha, in her 2020 PKB campaign, now has a top 5 and a title to her name.
- Kathryn Ha (Roanoke, VA 2025) | 72+83=185
- Madison Messimer (Myrtle Beach, SC 2025) | 82+75=187
- Eleanor Burnette (Wrightsville Beach, NC 2023) | 81+80=161
- Cara Hillburn (Little River, SC 2022) | 85+82=187
- Haylie George (Cary, NC 2021) | 88+81=190
The PKBGT is back in action next weekend, February 29-March 1, for the Stoney Point Girls Classic!
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/.