Greenville, NC – The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour headed to Greenville Country Club for the final round of the PKBGT Masters.
Jenna Kim (Raleigh, NC 2027) entered Sunday’s final round leading after she was the only player to shoot to rounds under par on Saturday. Kim struggled early on Sunday making five bogey’s on her front nine and seven in her first fifteen holes. This opened the door for Kanchana Duangsam (Orlando, FL 2026) who fired the round of the tournament, a 4-under 68, on Sunday to take the lead after a birdie on the 18th hole. Suddenly playing from behind, Kim birdied the par-4 seventeenth to tie Duangsam’s clubhouse lead. Kim would par 18 setting up a sudden death playoff. Both players missed the green but a great chip by Kim set herself up for a par that would be enough to win the playoff at the PKBGT Masters! Garland Gould (Raleigh, NC 2024) birdied her final hole of the tournament which moved her into solo third. Playing in the final group with Kim was Maya Beasley (Pinehurst, NC 2023) and Kasey McIlvaine (Raleigh, NC 2023). Beasley and McIlvaine struggled to get any momentum on Sunday and both would settle for a tie for fourth.
1. Jenna Kim (Raleigh, NC 2027) / 70 + 71 + 76 = 217 (+1)
2. Kanchana Duangsam (Orlando, FL 2026) / 71 + 78 + 68 = 217 (+1)
3. Garland Gould (Raleigh, NC 2024) / 71 + 75 + 74 = 220 (+4)
T4. Maya Beasley (Pinehurst, NC 2023) / 69 + 75 + 77 = 221 (+5)
T4. Kasey McIlvaine (Raleigh, NC 2023) / 69 + 73 + 79 = 221 (+5)
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Riley Grimm (Pinehurst, NC 2028) entered Sunday holding onto a three shot lead and continued her great play. Grimm started her round with six straight pars to grow her lead. She would finish the day shooting a 74 (+2) and wind up winning by six strokes. Emma Marshall (Bremen, GA 2025) matched the round of the tournament for the Prep division with a 73 (+1) on Sunday moving her up five spots on the leaderboard and into solo second. Two players tied for third with scores of 156 (+12) for their two rounds: Aspen Bikowski (White Plains, MD 2027) and Malerie Lague (Huntersville, NC 2025). Both players made two birdies during the tournament. Breannon Council (Wilson, NC 2024) rounds out the Prep medalists after she bettered her opening round by three strokes moving her into fifth place.
1. Riley Grimm (Pinehurst, NC 2028) / 73 + 74 = 147 (+3)
2. Emma Marshall (Bremen, GA 2025) / 80 + 73 = 153 (+9)
T3. Aspen Bikowski (White Plains, MD 2027) / 78 + 78 = 156 (+12)
T3. Malerie Lague (Huntersville, NC 2025) / 76 + 80 = 156 (+12)
5. Breannon Council (Wilson, NC 2024) / 80 + 77 = 157 (+13)
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After a 73 (+1) on Saturday, Adelyn Rosado (Cary, NC 2030) carried a one stroke lead into the final round of the PKBGT Masters. Rosado maintained her solid play on Sunday and was able to grow her lead. A birdie on the 18th hole stretched her lead to four and gave her a major victory! Karoline Sweet (Moseley, VA 2028) bettered her opening round by seven strokes, vaulting her up the leaderboard! Her Sunday round included a birdie and 15 pars to match the low round of the Futures Tournament. Lina Polteraitis (Florence, SC 2026) played solid golf over the weekend making 26 pars or better over her 36 holes and helped her move into third. Jasmine Limm’s (Chesterfield, VA 2029) highlight of the tournament was an eagle on her final hole. Her eagle moved her up a few spots on the leaderboard and into solo fourth. Making five birdies over the two days, Taylor Black (Winterville, NC 2024), carried the momentum from an excellent first round into a medalist finish at the PKB Masters.
1. Adelyn Rosado (Cary, NC 2030) / 73 + 76 = 149 (+5)
2. Karoline Sweet (Moseley, VA 2028) / 80 + 73 = 153 (+9)
3. Lina Polteraitis (Florence, SC 2026) / 76 + 78 = 154 (+10)
4. Jasmine Limm (Chesterfield, VA 2029) / 76 + 79 = 155 (+11)
5. Taylor Black (Winterville, NC 2024) / 74 + 82 = 156 (+12)
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Congratulations to the 2023 PKBGT Masters champions and all our medalists from Greenville Country Club! We would like to thank the staff at Greenville County Club for their incredible hospitality over the weekend and keeping the course in great shape despite the storms coming through! The course provided a great test for all our players and created an exciting final round to crown our champions!
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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 2022-2023 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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