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Recap: Bose dominant in 7 shot victory at Carolina’s Classic

On Sunday, May 11, the 2014 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour concluded the Carolina’s Classic at Carolina Trace Country Club. The Lake Course, host site of North Carolina’s 2014 US Women’s Open Qualifier, proved a difficult course for this two-day tournament. 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, Elizabeth Bose led wire to wire with a commanding seven shot victory, claiming her second PKBGT title.  She previously had won the 2012 Bash at the Bay Classic at Kingsmill Resort.  Bose, who has made a verbal commitment to play college golf at Virginia Tech University, carded back to back 2-over par 74′s to finish at 148.  Annie Collom (2015, Davidson, NC) finished in second with rounds of 79-76-155.   Sanford resident Siranon Shoomee continued her strong play with a second day 76 to finish in third, 83-76-159.

In the Futures Division, Katharina Floyd (2020, Chapel Hill, NC) continued her Futures Division dominance with a 10-shot victory.  Her third win of the season, Katharina carded rounds of 81 & 76 to finish at 157.  Woo Wade (2019, Dunwoody, GA) finished in second at 85-82-167.  Diana Cristina Domenech (2018, Richmond, VA) came in third with a score of  87-83-170.

With their victory’s, Bose and Floyd both received class A exemptions into the Tournament of Champions this fall. With their runner-up finishes, Annie Collom and Wade both received class C exemptions into the Tournament of Champions.

PKBGT returns to action next weekend on Saturday-Sunday, May 17-18 with the Metrolina Classic @ Rock Hill Country Club in Rock Hill, SC. The course is home to the Winthrop University golf teams. The event brings together players from event brings together players from Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, 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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Update: Bose, Kenkel lead at Carolinas Classic

On Saturday, May 3, the 2014 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the first round of the Carolina’s Classic at Carolina Trace Country Club (Lake Course). The Lake Course, host site of North Carolina’s 2014 US Women’s Open Qualifier, is a difficult course for this two-day tournament. The event features 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.

The Bell Division, after round one, Virginia Tech committee Elizabeth Bose (2015, Norfolk, VA) has a 5-shot lead after carding a brilliant 2-over par 74 on the challenging Lake Course lay-out.  Bose steady play of 2 birdies, 12 pars and 4 bogeys has her in position for a 2nd PKBGT title.  In the final pairing on Sunday will be Annie Collom (2015, Davidson, NC) who carded a 79 and Meghan Symonds (2015, Cary, NC) at 81.

The Futures Division, after round one, Keri Kenkel (2017, Charlotte, NC)  is leading the field by three strokes with a 6-over par 78.  Futures Division Order of Merit Champion Katharina Floyd (2020, Chapel Hill, NC) sits alone in second place at 81.  PKBGT newcomer Alisa Caraballo (2019, Troutville, NC) sits in third at 83.

Weather for Sunday’s round looks perfect with sunny skis and temperatures in the 80′s. It should be a great day to play!

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: Carolinas Classic at Carolina Trace

On Saturday-Saturday, May 3-4, the 2014 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour plays the Carolina’s Classic at Carolina Trace Country Club (Lake Course). The Lake Course, host site of North Carolina’s 2014 US Women’s Open Qualifier, is a difficult course for this two-day tournament. The event features 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.

The Bell Division field features 20 golfers, highlighted by four of the top-100 players on the PKBGT Performance Index, including: Elizabeth Bose (Norfolk, VA 2015) ranked 17th, Siranon Shoomee (Sanford, NC 2016) ranked 18th, Kate Collom (Davidson, NC 2014) ranked 35th, Annie Collom (Davidson, NC 2015) ranked 48th, Rhea Bhatia (Wake Forest, NC 2015) ranked 71st, and Joliana Elias (Jamestown, NC 2015) ranked 96th.

The Futures Division field features 20 golfers, highlighted by six of the top-20 players on the 2014 PKBGT Order of Merit lists, including: Katharina Floyd (Chapel Hill, NC 2020) in 1st postion, Sophie Holland (Cornelius, NC 2020) in 2nd position, Diana Cristina Domenech (Richmond, VA 2018) in 3rd position, Woo Wade (Dunwoody, GA 2019) in 6th position, Ellis Hunter (Greensboro, NC 2016) in 8th position, and Keri Kenkel (Charlotte, NC 2017) in 19th position.

The Carolina’s Classic brings together players from event brings together players from Georgia, North Carolina, 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: Lee wins Pennsylvania Classic

On Sunday, May 4, the 2014 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour concluded the Pennsylvania Classic at Heritage Hills Resort. Heritage Hills, home of the host of the state’s Interscholastic Athletic Association state championship for over 10 years and host to many prestigious junior tournament, is a great course for this two-day tournament. The event featured a field of 24 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, Rachel Lee (Woodstock, MD 2014) shot seven over par with a score of 79 to placed first with a two-day total of 154. Joey Mae Walz (Pittsburgh, PA 2015) shot eight over par with a score of 80 to placed second with a two-day total of 161 and Kennedy Bodfield (St. Catharines, ONT 2014) shot 11 over par with a score of 83 to placed third with a two-day total of 185.

In the Futures Division, Josephine Jung (Ellicott City, MD 2016) shot 12 over par with a score of 84 to placed first with a two-day total of 166. Bailey Davis (White Plains, MD 2020) shot five over par with a score of 77 to placed second with a two-day total of 169 and Alissa Thompson (Parkton, MD 2015) shot 17 over par with a score of 89 to placed third with a two-day total of 172.

With their victory’s, Lee and Jung both received class A exemptions into the Tournament of Champions this fall. With their runner-up finishes, Walz and Davis both received class C exemptions into the Tournament of Champions.

PKBGT returns to action next weekend on Saturday-Sunday, May 10-11 with the Carolina’s Classic @ Carolina Trace Country Club (Lake Course) in Sanford, NC. The course is the site of the 2014 North Carolina qualifier for the US Women’s Open. The event brings together players from event brings together players from Georgia, North Carolina, 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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