On Saturday, October 26, the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the first round of the 2019 Prep and Futures Invitational at Carolina National Golf Club in Bolivia, NC
45 of the PKBGT’s up and coming stars played their first round at the inaugural Prep and Futures Invitational, a brand-new PKBGT championship event designed to bring together the top competitors from the PKBGT’s six different regional series.
Not only is this event a championship event, but the Prep Invitational serves as a qualifier for the coveted 2019 PKBGT Invitational played in two weeks at Bermuda Run Country Club in Advance, NC. Following completion of tomorrow’s final round, the top three finishers of the Prep division will punch their ticket into the highly ranked PKBGT championship event.
Tight, marsh-lined fairways and a strong, afternoon breeze provided quite the test for competitors today as they battled the elements of a golf course just miles from the Atlantic coastline. Let’s take a look at the leaderboard heading into tomorrow’s final round!
Leading the Prep Preview division after round one is Cindy Song (Waxhaw, NC 2023) who posted a solid round of two-over-par 74 (+2). Her round featured three birdies followed by six consecutive pars on the final six holes. Melanie Walker (Burke, VA 2022) sits just one shot behind Song after posting a round of 75 (+3).
- Cindy Song (Waxhaw, NC 2023) | 74 (+2)
- Melanie Walker (Burke, VA 2022) | 75 (+3)
- (T3) Alexsandra Lapple (Ridgefield, CT 2023) | 78 (+6)
- Annabelle Mozingo (Jacksonville, FL 2022) | 78 (+6)
- Ester Choi (Midlothian, VA 2021) | 79 (+7)
Setting herself up for a great day before receiving her 2019 North Carolina Series Futures Order of Merit this evening at the Storie Apparel Awards Banquet, Leah Edwards (Greensboro, NC 2025) posted a first round of 75 (+3) to lead the Futures National division after the first round. Edwards made 13 pars in route to her solid first round.
Just three strokes back in a three-way tie for Madison Lehr (Mechanicsville, VA 2024), Kathryn Ha (Roanake, VA 2025) and Madison Messimer (Myrtle Beach, SC 2025) who shot 78(+6).
- Leah Edwards (Greensboro, NC 2025) | 75 (+3)
- (T2) Madison Lehr (Mechanicsville, VA 2024) | 78 (+6)
- (T2) Kathryn Ha (Roanoke, VA 2025) | 78 (+6)
- (T2) Madison Messimer (Myrtle Beach, SC 2025) | 78 (+6)
- Abigail Fernandez (Windermere, FL 2023) | 79 (+7)
Don’t forget to follow tomorrow’s final round action at the 2019 Prep and Futures Invitational! Who will earn their spot into the 2019 PKBGT Invitational this fall?!
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 2020 season will feature over 95 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/.