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Recap: Shoomee wins Wolfpack Classic

On Sunday, April 6, the 2014 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour concluded the Wolfpack Classic at Lonnie Poole Golf Course at NC State. Lonnie Poole, home to the North Carolina State University men’s and women’s golf teams proved a demanding course for this two-day tournament. The event featured a field of 80 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, Siranon Shoomee (Sanford, NC 2016) shot one over par with a score of 73 to placed first with a two-day total of 141. Sarah Spicer (Bahama, NC 2016) shot two over par with a score of 74 to placed second with a two-day total of 149 and Anna Redding (Concord, NC 2015) shot five over par with a score of 77 to placed third with a two-day total of 151.

In the Futures Division, Diana Cristina Domenech (Richmond, VA 2018) shot one under par with a score of 71 to placed first with a two-day total of 149. In addition to her victory today, Domenech had a hole-in-one on the 17th hole, a 97 yard par 3. This is the 11th hole-in-one in PKB Tour history. Mackenzie Battle (Aberdeen, NC 2018) shot nine over par with a score of 81 to placed second with a two-day total of 158 and Katharina Floyd (Chapel Hill, NC 2020) shot seven over par with a score of 79 to placed third with a two-day total of 159.

With their victory’s, Shoomee and Domenech both received class A exemptions into the Tournament of Champions this fall. With their runner-up finishes, Spicer and Battle both received class C exemptions into the Tournament of Champions. Also, this weekend’s event was a qualifier for the Callaway Junior World Golf Championship in San Diego, CA. Floyd had the lowest score for the 11 and 12 year old playing in the Futures Division, Holly McCann (Raleigh, NC 2019) had the lowest score for the 13 to 14 year old in the Bell Division, and Shoomee had the lowest score for the 15 to 17 year old in the Bell Division, so all three received exemptions into the event.

PKBGT returns to action next weekend on Saturday-Sunday, April 12-13 with the PKBGT MASTERS @ Salem Glen Golf and Country Club in Clemmons, SC. The PKBGT MASTERS is the second championship event of the 2014 season and brings together players from Georgia, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and even Ontario, Canada. Who will be golden?

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: Shoomee leads Wolfpack Classic

On Saturday, April 5, the 2014 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the first round of the Wolfpack Classic at Lonnie Poole Golf Course at NC State. Lonnie Poole, home to the North Carolina State University men’s and women’s golf teams is a demanding course for this two-day tournament. The event features a field of 80 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, Siranon Shoomee (Sanford, NC 2016) has a commanding lead at four under par with a score of 68. Anna Redding (Concord, NC 2015) and Maddy Mcdanel (Aliquippa, PA 2016) are tied for second at two over par each with score of 74. Sarah Spicer (Bahama, NC 2016) ranked 5th is in fourth place at three over par with a score of 75.

In the Futures Division, after round one, Mackenzie Battle (Aberdeen, NC 2018) and Keri Kenkel (Charlotte, NC 2017) are tied for first at five over par each with scores of 77. Not far behind the leaders is Diana Cristina Domenech (Richmond, VA 2018) at six over par with a score of 78.

Weather for Sunday’s round is beautiful with temperatures in the mid 60s and sunny skies. It should be a great day for lots of birdies and low scores! Also, this weekend’s event is a qualifier for the Callaway Junior World Golf Championship in San Diego, CA. The champion of each age group (11-12 year olds in the Futures Division, 13-14 year olds in the Bell Division, and 15-17 year olds in the Bell Division) will win the exemption. Click here to see the list of registered players who are eligible to win the exemption.

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: Wolfpack Classic at NC State

On Saturday-Sunday, April 5-6, the 2014 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour plays the Wolfpack Classic at Lonnie Poole Golf Course at NC State. Lonnie Poole, home to the North Carolina State University men’s and women’s golf teams is a demanding course for this two-day tournament. The event features a field of 80 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 44 golfers, highlighted by last year’s event champion, Anna Redding (Concord, NC 2015), who will be defending her title, and 13 of the top-50 players on the PKBGT Performance Index, including: Shannon Brooks (Vienna, VA 2015) ranked 1st, Redding ranked 2nd, Sarah Spicer (Bahama, NC 2016) ranked 5th, Jessica Spicer (Bahama, NC 2016) ranked 7th, Elizabeth Bose (Norfolk, VA 2015) ranked 17th, Grace Yatawara (Salisbury, NC 2016) ranked 23rd, Alaina Yeatts (Durham, NC 2014) ranked 25th, Kate Collom (Davidson, NC 2014) ranked 32nd, Siranon Shoomee (Sanford, NC 2016) ranked 33rd, Savannah Gowarty (Raleigh, NC 2015) ranked 39th, Khushboo Thiagaraj (Haymarket, VA 2014) ranked 40th, Annie Collom (Davidson, NC 2015) ranked 41st, ane Kayla Thompson (Clarkton, NC 2014) ranked 46th.

The Futures Division field features 36 golfers, highlighted by 10 of the top-25 players on the 2014 PKBGT Order of Merit lists, including: Katharina Floyd (Chapel Hill, NC 2020) in 1st position, Sophie Holland (Cornelius, NC 2020) in 2nd position, Jillian Preisach (Fuquay Varina, NC 2019) in 4th position, Ellis Hunter (Greensboro, NC 2016) in 6th position, Mackenzie Battle (Aberdeen, NC 2018) in 7th position, Olivia John (Summerfield, NC 2018) in 14th position, Elizabeth Hall (Durham, NC 2015) in 15th position, Rebecca DiNunzio (Norfolk, VA 2019) in 20th position, Alexis Jarrell (Davidson, NC 2018) in 22nd position, Hannah Rose Bruxvoort (Chapel Hill, NC 2018) in 25th position.

The Wolfpack Classic brings together players from event brings together players from Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia. The tournament is a qualifier for the Callaway Junior World Golf Championship in San Diego, CA. 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: 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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