Pinehurst, NC – The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour traveled to historic Pine Needles in Pinehurst, NC for the Tour Championship. This is not the first championship held at Pine Needles this summer as the U.S. Women’s Open was played here in June. That was the fourth U.S. Women’s Open held at Pine Needles adding onto the 1996, 2001, and 2007 championships.
Bridget Wilkie (Blufton, SC 2024) shot the round of the day on Friday, posting a 69 (-3). Her round included an eagle and three birdies to set the early pace at Pine Needles. Wilkie’s playing partner Maya Beasley (Pinehurst, NC 2023) matched Wilkie’s eagle on the par-5 sixth and recored 4 more birdies helping her to shoot 71(-1). Kathryn Ha (Roanoke, VA 2025) began her Tour Championship title defense on the right note with a bogey free 71(-1).
1. Bridget Wilkie (Blufton, SC 2024) / 69 (-3)
T2. Maya Beasley (Pinehurst, NC 2023) / 71 (-1)
T2. Kathryn Ha (Roanoke, VA 2025) / 71 (-1)
T4. Alana Alexander-Giles (Marriottsville, MD 2023) / 73 (+1)
T4. Karsyn Roberts (Pikeville, NC 2024) / 73 (+1)
Zoe Cusack (Potomac, MD 2026) birdied three of her first 11 holes of the championship and birdied the 18th hole to post a division leading 72(E). Jayrin Kim (Burkeville, VA 2024) started hot as well and made five birdies in her opening round positioning her well for the weekend. After playing her first six holes 3-over par, Jordin Christine de Graaf (Virginia Beach, VA 2029) birdied two of the next three to score 37 on the front nine and will begin round two in third place.
1. Zoe Cusack (Potomac, MD 2026) / 72 (E)
2. Jayrin Kim (Burkeville, VA 2024) / 74 (+2)
3. Jordin Christine de Graaf (Virginia Beach, VA 2029) / 76 (+3)
4. Kathryn DeLoach (Athens, GA 2026) / 77 (+5)
5. Cailynn Winford (Mooresville, NC 2023) / 77(+5)
After a great first round, through rain showers and sunshine, many players are right in the hunt. We are excited to see what the weekend has in store at Pine Needles and to crown 2022 PKBGT Tour Championship and Order of Merit race winners!
Follow the second round of the 2022 PKBGT Tour Championship.
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 2022 season will feature over 138 tournaments in 12+ states 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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