Seeing Red (Numbers)
The PKBGT North Carolina Series concluded its first of four series open events at Forest Oaks Country Club in Greensboro, NC. Forest Oaks, a former PGA Tour tournament site, saw quite the action from this strong regional field.
Madison Lynn Dixon (Boiling Springs, SC 2023) had the flatstick rolling on Saturday, opening the tournament with a round of 67 (-5) to take a three-shot lead. Dixon followed on Sunday with a round of 71 (-1) to win by two. Jenna Kim (Raleigh, NC 2027) finished runner-up thanks to consecutive rounds of 70 (-2). Cindy Song (Waxhaw, NC 2023) joined Dixon and Kim in red figures and finished third.
Peyton O’Brien (Clemson, SC 2024) took advantage of the great scoring opportunities on Sunday to win by six. O’Brien began the open with a round of 77. On Sunday, Peyton got the putter rolling, carding five birdies on the day, including three consecutive blue numbers on holes six, seven, and eight. Mackenzie Cline (Cary, NC 2025) won in a scorecard playoff for second place.
Riley Grimm (Pinehurst, NC 2028) continued her great play over the past month and a half in her former hometown, winning by two shots in the Discovery division. Grimm was tied with Adelyn Rosado (Cary, NC 2030) for the overnight lead after their rounds of 29 (-7) on Saturday. Grimm followed on Sunday with a round of 33 (-3). Minyan Ou (Shelby, NC 2028) and Victoria Davis (Holly Springs, NC 2028) also finished under-par for the two-day event.