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Recap: Curtis, Sambach win at UVA

On Sunday, March 29, the 2015 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour concluded the Boar’s Head Inn Classic at Birdwood Golf Course. Birdwood, home to the University of Virginia women’s golf team, is an classic course with tricky, undulating greens and a wonderful host for this two-day tournament. The event featured a field 37 players from the PKB Girls’ Golf Tour, the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour with over 425 members in 2014 and over 350 girls playing in or committed to collegiate golf.

In the Bell Series, Caroline Curtis (Richmond, VA 2019) shot three over par with a score of 75 to place first with a two-day total of 155. Aneka Seumanutafa (Frederick, MD 2019) shot seven over par with a score of 79 to place second with a two-day total of 161. Adeena Shears (Elizabeth, WV 2016) shot three over par with a score of 75 to place third with a two-day total of 162.

In the Futures Series, Amanda Sambach (Davidson, NC 2021) shot four over par with a score of 76 to place first with a two-day total of 158. Grace Daly (New York, NY 2016) and Kendall Turner (Chesapeake, VA 2019) tied for second, both with two-day totals of 163. four over par with a score of 76 to place second with a two-day total of 163. Carley Rudolf (Virginia Beach, VA 2019) shot 13 over par with a score of 85 to place fourth with a two-day total of 166.

PKBGT would also like to congratulate Grace Daly on her hole-in-one on hole #4, a 118 yard par 3. This is Daly’s first hole-in-one in her career.

PKBGT returns to action next week on Saturday, April 4 with the One-Day Open Series @ Pine Island Country Club in Charlotte, NC. One-Day tournaments are designed for golfers of all skill levels, but are a great place for development golfers to “get in to the swing of things” playing tournament golf. The goal of One-Day Open Series events is to provide a fun and friendly tournament on a premium golf course. The event brings together players from North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia.

The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour is an initiative of the Triad Youth Golf Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation aimed at increasing learning and playing opportunities for youth golfers. Based out of Greensboro, North Carolina, the PKBGT offers low cost, nationally ranked girls’ golf tournaments designed to prepare junior girls’ golfers for high school and collegiate golf. Learn more about the tour at pkbgt.org or by contacting Tour Director Mike Parker at mparker@pkbgt.org or 336-347-8537.

 

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Update: Jung, Rudolf leading at UVA

On Saturday, March 28, the 2015 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the first round of the Boar’s Head Inn Classic at Birdwood Golf Course. Birdwood, home to the University of Virginia women’s golf team, is an classic course with tricky, undulating greens and a wonderful host for this two-day tournament. The event features a field 39 players from the PKB Girls’ Golf Tour, the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour with over 425 members in 2014 and over 350 girls playing in or committed to collegiate golf.

In the Bell Series after round one, Josephine Jung (Ellicott City, MD 2016) is leading the field by one stroke at seven over par with a score of 79. Not far behind Jung is Caroline Curtis (Richmond, VA 2019) at eight over par with a score of 80 and Audrey Clawson (Sarver, PA 2016) at nine over par with a score of 81.

In the Futures Series after round one, Carley Rudolf (Virginia Beach, VA 2019) is leading the field by one stroke at nine over par with a score of 81. Not far behind Rudolf is Amanda Sambach (Davidson, NC 2021) at 10 over par with a score of 82 and Kendall Turner (Chesapeake, VA 2019) at 12 over par with a score of 84.

Sunny skies with temperatures in the mid 50s are in the forecast for Sunday. Looks like a beautiful day for the final round!

The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour is an initiative of the Triad Youth Golf Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation aimed at increasing learning and playing opportunities for youth golfers. Based out of Greensboro, North Carolina, the PKBGT offers low cost, nationally ranked girls’ golf tournaments designed to prepare junior girls’ golfers for high school and collegiate golf. Learn more about the tour at pkbgt.org or by contacting Tour Director Mike Parker at mparker@pkbgt.org or 336-347-8537.

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Preview: Boar’s Head Inn Classic at UVA

On Saturday-Sunday, March 28-29, the 2015 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour plays the Boar’s Head Inn Classic at the Birdwood Golf Course at UVA. Birdwood, home to the University of Virginia women’s golf team, is an classic course with tricky, undulating greens and a wonderful host for this two-day tournament. The event features a field 43 players from the PKB Girls’ Golf Tour, the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour with over 425 members in 2014 and over 350 girls playing in or committed to collegiate golf.

The Bell Series field features 17 golfers, highlighted by five of the top-65 players on the PKBGT Performance Index, including: Aneka Seumanutafa (Frederick, MD 2019) ranked 11th, Caroline Curtis (Richmond, VA 2019) ranked 14th, Adeena Shears (Elizabeth, WV 2016) ranked 31st, Elizabeth Nguyen (Pinehurst, NC 2017) ranked 47, and Kendall Dobbins (Summerfield, NC 2016) ranked 64th. Other standout players in the field include: Gabriella Kim (Wayne, PA 2017) and Madeline Sager (Kimberton, PA 2016).

The Futures Series field features 33 golfers, highlighted by six of the top-35 players on the 2015 PKBGT Order of Merit lists, including: Carley Rudolf (Virginia Beach, VA 2019) in 1st position, Madison Isaacson (Greensboro, NC 2018) in 2nd position, Jacqueline Cherry (Ellicott City, MD 2018) in 13th position, Amanda Sambach (Davidson, NC 2021) in 17th position, Mogie Adamchik (Raleigh, NC 2017) in 32nd position, and Kendall Turner (Chesapeake, VA 2019) in 34th position.

The Boar’s Head Inn Classic brings together players from Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. It should be a great event!

The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour is an initiative of the Triad Youth Golf Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation aimed at increasing learning and playing opportunities for youth golfers. Based out of Greensboro, North Carolina, the PKBGT offers low cost, nationally ranked girls’ golf tournaments designed to prepare junior girls’ golfers for high school and collegiate golf. Learn more about the tour at pkbgt.org or by contacting Tour Director Mike Parker at mparker@pkbgt.org or 336-347-8537.

 

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Recap: Lightfritz, Melting win Palmetto Classic at USC

On Sunday, March 22, the 2015 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour plays the Palmetto Classic at Cobblestone Park Golf Club. Cobblestone, home of the University of South Carolina women’s golf team, is a beautiful course for this two-day tournament. The event features a field 56 players from the PKB Girls’ Golf Tour, the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour with over 425 members in 2014 and over 350 girls playing in or committed to collegiate golf.

In the Prep Series, Lauren Lightfritz (Suwanee, GA 2016) shot one over par with a score of 71 to place first with a two-day total of 143. Payton Schanen (Milton, GA 2015) shot one under par with a score of 70 to place second with a two-day total of 149. Baylee Evans (Lancaster, SC 2018) and Alissa Yang (Norcross, GA 2017) tied for third, both with a two-day totals of 151.

In the Futures Series, Parker Melting (Mint Hill, NC 2018) shot four over par with a score of 75 to place first with a two-day total of 155. Muskan Uppal (Cornelius, NC 2019) shot nine over par with a score of 80 to place second with a two-day total of 160. Anna Freeman (Aiken, SC 2017) and Anna Morgan (Spartanburg, SC 2019) tied for third, both with a two-day totals of 162.

PKBGT returns to action next week on Saturday-Sunday, March 28-29 with the Boar’s Head Inn Classic @ Birdwood Golf Club, the home course to the University of Virginia women’s golf team. The event brings together players from Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.

The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour is an initiative of the Triad Youth Golf Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation aimed at increasing learning and playing opportunities for youth golfers. Based out of Greensboro, North Carolina, the PKBGT offers low cost, nationally ranked girls’ golf tournaments designed to prepare junior girls’ golfers for high school and collegiate golf. Learn more about the tour at pkbgt.org or by contacting Tour Director Mike Parker at mparker@pkbgt.org or 336-347-8537.

 

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Recap: Nguyen wins Boars Head Inn Classic

On Sunday, March 30, the 2014 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour concluded the Boar’s Head Inn Classic at Birdwood Golf Course at UVA. Birdwood, home to the University of Virginia men’s and women’s golf teams was an excellent course for this two-day tournament. The weather was grueling this weekend with gusting winds, rain, and cold temperatures, but despite the less than ideal conditions, the girls played hard and finished strong. The event featured a field of 36 players from the PKB Girls’ Golf Tour, the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour with over 375 members in 2013 and 262 girls playing in or committed to collegiate golf.

In the Bell Division, Bryana Nguyen (Columbia, MD 2014) six over par with a score of 78 to place first with a two-day total is 154. Adeena Shears (Elizabeth, WV 2016) shot eight over par with a score of 80 and won a scorecard playoff to place second with a two-day total is 157 and Delaney Shah (North Potomac, MD 2016) shot 12 over par with a score of 84 to place third with a two-day total is 157.

In the Futures Division, Sirena Walsh (Chantilly, VA 2016) shot 13 over par with a score of 85 to place first with a two-day total is 169. Diana Cristina Domenech (Richmond, VA 2018) shot 15 over par with a score of 87 to place second with a two-day total is 172 and Jaden Harman (Grottoes, VA 2019) shot 18 over par with a score of 90 to place third with a two-day total is 180.

PKBGT would like to congratulate Sarah Towne (Chapel Hill, NC 2015) on her hole-in-one today on hole #8, a 134 yard par 3. This is the 10th hole-in-one in PKB Tour history.

With their victory’s, Nguyen and Walsh both received class A exemptions into the Tournament of Champions this fall. With their runner-up finishes, Shears, Shah, and Domenech both received class C exemptions into the Tournament of Champions.

PKBGT returns to action next weekend with the Wolfpack Classic @ Lonnie Poole Golf Course at NC State in Raleigh, NC. The tournament is a qualifier for the Callaway Junior World Golf Championship in San Diego, CA. The event brings together players from Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia.

The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour is an initiative of the Triad Youth Golf Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation aimed at increasing learning and playing opportunities for youth golfers. Based out of Greensboro, North Carolina, the PKBGT offers affordable, high-quality nationally ranked girls’ golf tournaments designed to prepare junior girls’ golfers for high school and collegiate golf. The PKBGT is the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour with over 375 members in 2013 and 262 girls playing in or committed to collegiate golf. Learn more about the tour at pkbgt.org or by contacting Tour Director Mike Parker at mparker@pkbgt.org or 336-347-8537.

 

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Update: Shah leads at UVA

On Saturday, March 29, the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the first round of the Boar’s Head Inn Classic at Birdwood Golf Course at UVA. Birdwood, home to the University of Virginia men’s and women’s golf teams is an excellent course for this two-day tournament. The event features a field of 43 players from the PKB Girls’ Golf Tour, the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour with over 375 members in 2013 and 262 girls playing in or committed to collegiate golf.

In the Bell Division, after round one, Delaney Shah (North Potomac, MD 2016) is leading the field by three strokes at one over par with a score of 73. Not far behind Shah is
Bryana Nguyen (Columbia, MD 2014) at four over par with a score of 76 and Adeena Shears (Elizabeth, WV 2016) at five over par with a score of 77.

In the Futures Division, due to rainy weather and wet conditions, play was postponed and will be completed in addition to Sunday’s round.

Weather for Sunday’s round is less than ideal with wind, rain, and temperatures in the mid 40s. Despite the forecast, it should be a exciting conclusion to the final event of March Mania!

The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour is an initiative of the Triad Youth Golf Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation aimed at increasing learning and playing opportunities for youth golfers. Based out of Greensboro, North Carolina, the PKBGT offers affordable, high-quality nationally ranked girls’ golf tournaments designed to prepare junior girls’ golfers for high school and collegiate golf. The PKBGT is the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour with over 375 members in 2013 and 262 girls playing in or committed to collegiate golf. Learn more about the tour at pkbgt.org or by contacting Tour Director Mike Parker at mparker@pkbgt.org or 336-347-8537.

 

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Preview: Boars Head Inn Classic at UVA

On Saturday-Sunday, March 29-30, the 2014 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour plays the Boar’s Head Inn Classic at Birdwood Golf Course at UVA. Birdwood, home to the University of Virginia men’s and women’s golf teams is an excellent course for this two-day tournament. The event features a field of 49 players from the PKB Girls’ Golf Tour, the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour with over 375 members in 2013 and 262 girls playing in or committed to collegiate golf.

The Bell Division field features 27 golfers, highlighted by five of the top-100 players on the PKBGT Performance Index, including: Bryana Nguyen (Columbia, MD 2014) ranked 18th, Delaney Shah (North Potomac, MD 2016) ranked 25th, Megan Munroe (Raeford, NC 2016) ranked 46th, Adeena Shears (Elizabeth, WV 2016) ranked 72nd, and Megan Cullip (Charlotte, NC 2015) ranked 95th.

The Futures Division field features 22 golfers, highlighted by five of the top-35 players on the 2014 PKBGT Order of Merit lists, including: Sirena Walsh (Chantilly, VA 2016) in 12th position, Alissa Thompson (Parkton, MD 2015) in 18th position, Jaden Harman (Grottoes, VA 2019) in 21st position, Jaime Cassell (Charlotte, NC 2016) and Isabel York (Cincinnati, OH 2017) both tied for 33rd position.

The Boar’s Head Inn Classic brings together players from event brings together players from Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. It should be a great tournament!

The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour is an initiative of the Triad Youth Golf Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation aimed at increasing learning and playing opportunities for youth golfers. Based out of Greensboro, North Carolina, the PKBGT offers affordable, high-quality nationally ranked girls’ golf tournaments designed to prepare junior girls’ golfers for high school and collegiate golf. The PKBGT is the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour with over 375 members in 2013 and 262 girls playing in or committed to collegiate golf. Learn more about the tour at pkbgt.org or by contacting Tour Director Mike Parker at mparker@pkbgt.org or 336-347-8537.

 

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Recap: Hough is Golden at Rocket Tour PLAYERS

On Sunday, March 23, the 2014 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour concluded the Rocket Tour PLAYERS at Creekside Course at Pebble Creek Club.  Rainy weather was the story of the today but it did not deter solid scoring from the field.  The event featured a field of 40 players from the PKB Girls’ Golf Tour, the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour with over 375 members in 2013 and 262 girls playing in or committed to collegiate golf.

In the Bell Division, Anne Taylor Hough (2015, Spartanburg, SC), who has verbally committed to play collegiate golf at Virginia Tech, cruised to a 6-shot victory in claiming her first PKBGT Championship.  Hough started strong, making eagle on her first hole of the day, #10, by holing out from the fairway.  Her strong play continued, shooting even par on her first 9 and then capped her victory on her final hole to shoot 73-73-146. Furman commit Natalie Srinivasan (2016, Spartanburg, SC) took second place in the Bell Division, shooting solid rounds of 74 and 78 to finish at 152.  A three-way tie for third was settled on a scorecard play-off with Katie Turk (2015, Blacksburg, VA) coming out on top, with Savanah Goodman (2016, Easley, SC) & Jacqueline Twitty (2015, Chapin, SC) taking 4th and 5th respectively.

In the Futures Division, Katharina Floyd (2020, Chapel Hill, NC) tied for the low round of the day with a 78 to claim a two -shot lead.  Katharina shot 81-78-159 to claim her 2nd title of the year and her first PKBGT Championship. Alyssa Montgomery (2019, Knoxville, TN) also shot a 78 on day 2 and finished tied for 2nd at 83-78-161.  PKBGT newcomer Sarah Fite (2017, Russelville, KY) tied with Montgomery at two-shots back and took third.  Woo Wade (2019, Dunwoody, GA) finished 4th at 163, 4 shots off the pace.

With their victory’s, Hough & Floyd both received class A exemptions into the Tournament of Champions this fall. With their runner-up and third place finishes, Srinivasan, Turk, Montgomery, and Fite all received class B exemptions into the Tournament of Champions in September.

PKBGT returns to action next week with the Boar’s Head Inn Classic @ Birdwood Golf Course at UVA. The event brings together players from Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.

The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour is an initiative of the Triad Youth Golf Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation aimed at increasing learning and playing opportunities for youth golfers. Based out of Greensboro, North Carolina, the PKBGT offers affordable, high-quality nationally ranked girls’ golf tournaments designed to prepare junior girls’ golfers for high school and collegiate golf. The PKBGT is the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour with over 375 members in 2013 and 262 girls playing in or committed to collegiate golf. Learn more about the tour at pkbgt.org or by contacting Tour Director Mike Parker at mparker@pkbgt.org or 336-347-8537.

 

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