Sanford, NC– The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour returned to the Tarheel state for the annual Carolina’s Classic at Carolina Trace Golf Club. Carolina Trace, host of numerous US Women’s Open qualifiers, will welcome sixty PKBGT tour members representing eight states and Canada to the lakes Course in Sanford, NC.
Anne-Lea Lavoie (Quebec, Canada 2023) picked up right where she left off at the Spring Prep Preview Finale, where she won her third PKBGT event of the season at the Carolina’s Classic at Carolina Trace Golf Club. The Quebec native opened play with a round of 72 (E) that included a 34 (-2) front-nine score to take a five-shot lead heading into the final round. Lavoie tabbed five birdies on a wet and rainy Saturday along Lake Trace. Anna Howerton (Winston-Salem, NC 2023) sits in second place at (+5), and Gracie Song (Waxhaw, NC 2026) at (+6) will join the two in the final pairing.
1. Anne-Lea Lavoie (Quebec, Canada 2023) / 72 (E)
2. Anna Howerton (Winston-Salem, NC 2023) / 77 (+5)
T3. Gracie Song (Waxhaw, NC 2026) / 78 (+6)
T3. Noelia Adkins (Bristol, TN 2021) / 78 (+6)
T3. Kayla Maletto (Sinking Springs, PA 2024) / 78 (+6)
T3. Hannah Nall (Cleveland, TN 2022) / 78 (+6)
Jenna Kim (Raleigh, NC 2027) looks to move into the top spot in the PKBGT Futures National Order of Merit rankings with a victory at the Carolina’s Classic. Kim fired an opening-round 70 (-2) to take a three-shot lead over the current Order of Merit leader Ella June Hannant (Pikeville, NC 2027). Jenna went out in 34 (-2) and came in with 36 (E). It’ll be an all Carolina’s final pairing with Grace Lindsey (Mt. Pleasant, SC 2025) joining Hannant and Kim after her round of 78 (+6).
1. Jenna Kim (Raleigh, NC 2027) / 70 (-2)
2. Ella June Hannant (Pikeville, NC 2027) / 73 (+1)
3. Grace Lindsey (Mt. Pleasant, SC 2025) / 78 (+6)
Follow the final round at the Carolina’s Classic.
About the PKBGT
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 2020-2021 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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