Linville Cup: Team Preview

The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour heads to the Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club from July 1-3, 2022, for the fifth annual Linville Cup Team Challenge and Leadership Retreat.

The Linville Cup is a weekend of team golf and leadership seminars designed to reward the top players of the 2021 PKBGT in each region. The retreat builds on our motto of “more than a golf tournament” by bringing together members who have excelled in the past year to Pinehurst, the home of American golf, and Pine Needles/Mid Pines GC, the home of our tour namesake.

Will the Southeast continue their reign from last year, or will another team swoop in to steal the cup? We’ll soon find out! Here’s a look inside the six teams competing for the coveted Linville Cup.

Team Southeast

Leading the charge for Team Southeast:

  • Kinley Brazell (Blythewood, SC 2028)
  • Katelyn Cox (Taylors, SC 2026)
  • Mary Katherine Dutcher (Sumter, SC 2027)
  • Avery Smith (Summerville, SC 2025)
  • Ira Sirvaram (Alpharetta, GA 2026) -2021 Futures GA Storie Order of Merit Champion-
  • Elizabeth Sullivan (Atlanta, GA 2025)
  • Landry Hamm (Charlotte, NC 2027)  *2021 Participant*
  • Saanvi Venkatesh (Marietta, GA 2024) -2021 Prep GA Storie Order of Merit Champion-

Team NC West

Wearing the NC West Colors in 2021:

  • Audrey Lee (Waxhaw, NC 2028)
  • Alicia Fang (Waxhaw, NC 2026)
  • Kelsey Sciacca (Charlotte, NC 2026)
  • Minyan Ou (Shelby, NC 2028) -2021 Discovery SC Storie Order of Merit Champion-
  • Ellie Acrey (Winston-Salem, NC 2026) *2021 Participant*
  • Mary-Paige King (Clemmons, NC 2023) *2021 Participant* -2021 Prep NC Storie Order of Merit Champion-
  • Paige Sidney (Clemmons, NC 2024)
  • Hallie Wilson (Winston-Salem, NC 2027) *2021 Participant* -2021 Futures NC Storie Order of Merit Champion-

Team NC East

Repping NC East at Mid Pines:

  • Kate Grantham (Pinehurst, NC 2026)
  • Ella June Hannant (Pikeville, NC 2028)
  • Mary Elizabeth Harrison (Cary, NC 2025)
  • Rachel Joyce (Southern Pines, NC 2026)
  • Eliana Kim (Apex, NC 2026)
  • Adelyn Rosado (Cary, NC 2030)
  • Riley Grimm (Pinehurst, NC 2028) *2021 Participant* -2021 Discovery NC Storie Order of Merit Champion-
  • Paige Wilkinson (Raleigh, NC 2024)

Team National

Representing four states for Team National are:

  • Avery McCrery (Wilmington, DE 2025) *2021 Participant*
  • Kiersten Bodge (West Chester, PA 2027) -2021 Futures DV Storie Order of Merit Champion-
  • Abigail Caine (Versailles, KY 2027) -2021 Futures KY Storie Order of Merit Champion-
  • Kasey Cameron (Richmond, KY 2024)
  • Danielle Higbee (Mickleton, NJ 2025)
  • Giulia Weisser (Reading, PA 2027)
  • Alexa Prettyman (Plain City, OH 2025)
  • Emerson Bowling (Frankfort, KY 2028) *2021 Participant* -2021 Discovery KY Storie Order of Merit Champion-

Team Middle Atlantic

Waving the Flag for Team Middle Atlantic:

  • Abigail Avallone (Bethesda, MD 2026)
  • Jordin Christine de Graaf (Virginia Beach, VA 2029) -2021 Discovery MA Storie Order of Merit Champion-
  • Jennifer Osborne (Ashburn, VA 2024)
  • Nirvika Koduru (Ashburn, VA 2030)
  • Kanchana Duangsam (Haymarket, VA 2026)
  • Lilly Hall (Yorktown, VA 2024)
  • Kennedy MacCleery (Crozet, VA 2027)
  • Sydney Neou (Leesburg, VA 2027) *2021 Participant* -2021 Futures MA Storie Order of Merit Champion-

Team Florida +

Representing the Florida + Squad:

  • Karolyna Adams (Saint Cloud, FL 2026) -2021 Futures FL Storie Order of Merit Champion-
  • Bretton Mackiewicz (Longwood, FL 2025)
  • Ella Reed (Winston-Salem, NC 2024)
  • Jillian Burks (Paoli, FL 2027)
  • Rose Hall (Yorktown, VA 2029)
  • Mckenzie Weddle (Floyd, VA 2023) *2021 Participant*
  • Jasmine Nguyen (Mobile, AL 2030) -2021 Discovery CGC Storie Order of Merit Champion-
  • Zoe Cusack (Potomac, MD 2026) *2021 Participant*

Team Rosters

Each team consists of 8 players who excelled on the PKBGT in 2021; and, therefore, have been chosen to represent their region in the fifth annual Linville Cup.  Click Here to see the official Team Rosters for the 2022 Linville Cup.

Event Namesake

The Linville Cup is named for PKBGT Tour Founder Robert Linville. Robert is the owner/founder of Robert Linville’s Precision Golf School and co-founder of the PKBGT’s parent foundation, the Triad Youth Golf Foundation, now known as Girls Golf of America.  A PGA member for over 30 years, Robert has a passion for developing players and has taught some of the top players to come out of North Carolina in the last 20 years, including current LPGA player and PKBGT Alumnus Katherine Perry. Robert’s passion and energy for developing equity for girls in golf is why the PKBGT has grown to where it is today.

About the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour

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


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