On Saturday, December 7th, the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour completed the first round of the Tournament of Champions at Pinehurst No. 8 in Pinehurst, NC. The skies were blue and the air was clear as the champions of the PKBGT’s past calendar year took the course.
The field of 78 competitors earned their spot in the tournament through winning a tournament on the 2019 PKBGT Tour circuit, winning the 2019 Regional or National Order of Merit race in their respective division, finishing in the top of the field at 2019 PKBGT Championship Events or finishing runner up at PKBGT Classic events.
Currently tied for the lead in the Bell Division is Adrian Anderson (Murrells Inlet, SC 2022) and Sarah Im (Duluth, GA 2023) after posting rounds of one over par, 73 .
1. Adrian Anderson (Murrells Inlet, Sc 2022) & Sarah Im (Duluth, GA 2023) | 73 (+1)
3. Cindy Song (Waxhaw, NC 2023) | 74 (+2)
4. Maria Atwood (Holly Springs, NC 2022) | 75 (+3)
5. Mary Kathryn Talledo (Spartanburg, SC 2021) | 77 (+5)
Charging out front in the the Prep Preview Division is Kylie Bowes (Bluffton, SC 2022) after posting a round of 79. Bowes posted 2 birdies on the front nine.
1. Kylie Bowes (Bluffton, SC 2022) | 79 (+7)
2. Chirstina Cupelli (Fairfax, VA 2021) | 80 (+8)
3. Grace Ridenour (Cary, NC 2025) | 81 (+9)
4. Riley Quartermain (Bryn Mawr, PA 2021), Alina Ho (Great Falls, VA 2024), Rayab Lee (Springfield, VA 2021) & Madison Messimer (Myrtle Beach, SC 2025) | 82 (+10)
Follow tomorrow’s final round action at the 2019 PKBGT Tournament of Champions! Who will earn add their name to the list of champions?!
After an exciting first round of play, we look forward to the second and final round of the Tournament of Champions on Sunday at Pinehurst No. 8! Players will tee off starting at 9 AM with the leaders going at 10:30 AM.
The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour is an initiative of the Triad Youth Golf Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation aimed at increasing learning and playing opportunities for youth golfers. Based out of Greensboro, North Carolina, the PKBGT offers affordable, high-quality nationally ranked girls’ golf tournaments designed to prepare junior girls’ golfers for high school and collegiate golf. The PKBGT is the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour with over 700 members in 2018 and 800+ girls having played, playing in or committed to playing collegiate golf. Learn more about the tour at pkbgt.org or by contacting Tour Director Mike Parker at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-347-8537.