St. Simons Island, GA- The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour made another stop south for the 2021 National Schedule in the Peach State for the first playing of the Sea Island Resort Girls Classic at the Retreat Golf Course. Eleven states will be represented this weekend at the Retreat Golf Course. Tour Professional Davis Love III and his brother Mark redesigned this gem back in 2001 and will be an excellent challenge for this Prep and Futures National event.
Another first start and first victory occurred this season at the Sea Island Resort Girls Classic on the Retreat Golf Course. Kate Barber (Savannah, GA 2025) began the final day with a one-shot lead over fellow Georgia native Mia Sessa (Augusta, GA 2022). The Savannah, GA, felt the pressure on the par-three seventh hole; when her ball finally dropped into the cup, a triple bogey had to be written on her scorecard. Sessa stayed within reach after nine. After the twelfth hole, it was smooth sailing for Barber, who played the final seven holes at two under par. Barber tapped in on the eighteenth to capture her first-ever PKB Girls Tour title and a three-shot victory. Taking home bronze was Sawyer Brockstedt (Rehoboth Beach, DE 2025).
1. Kate Barber (Savannah, GA 2025) / 73 / 74 = 147 (+3)
2. Mia Sessa (Augusta, GA 2022) / 74 / 76 = 150 (+6)
3. Sawyer Brockstedt (Rehoboth Beach, DE 2025) / 76 / 76 = 152 (+8)
4. Ellison Lundquist (Furlong, PA 2025) / 80 / 75 = 155 (+11)
A Sea Island Golf School player gets it done for her first PKB title at the Retreat Golf Course on Sea Island. Chloe Scofield (Charlotte, NC 2026) finished just once inside the top five during 2020 in her ten events. That all changed this weekend for the Queen City native as she followed up a great round one with a strong second-day score en route to a three-shot victory. Chloe opened up the Sea Island Resort Girls Classic with a round of 82 (+10). She shared the overnight lead with Grace Lindsey (Mount Pleasant, SC 2025). Scofield doubled her opening hole and overtook the solo lead from Linsdey on the third hole. She never looked back after the fifth, shooting the tournament’s low round at 81 (+9). Lindsey and Maria Barr (St. Simons Island, GA 2022) finished tied for second, with Barr winning the scorecard playoff.
1. Chloe Scofield (Charlotte, NC 2026) / 82 / 81 = 163 (+19)
2. Maria Barr (St. Simons Island, GA 2022) / 84 / 82 = 166 (+22)*
3. Grace Lindsey (Mount Pleasant, SC 2025) / 82 / 84 = 166 (+22)
4. Ava Cottis (Savannah, GA 2025) / 84 / 83 = 167 (+11)
*Denotes Playoff Victory*
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The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour heads back to Pinehurst next weekend for the PKB Foundation Classic at Mid-South Club.
Founded in 2007 by Girls Golf of America, a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, 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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