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Recap: Lightfritz, Dunlap win at Furman

On Sunday, April 26, the 2015 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour concluded the Paladin Classic at Furman University Golf Club. Furman, home of the Furman University Paladin women’s golf team, is a classic course with tricky greens for this two-day tournament. The event featured a field 62 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, Lauren Lightfritz (Suwanee, GA 2016) shot even par with a score of 72 to place first with a two-day total of 143. Victoria Huskey (Greenville, SC 2016) shot one over par with a score of 73 to place second with a two-day total of 146. Grace Massengill (Hickory, NC 2016) and Samantha Vodry (Mooresville, NC 2016) tied for third, each with two-day totals of 147.

In the Futures Series, Emily Dunlap (Greenville, SC 2019) shot one under par with a score of 71 to place first with a two-day total of 152. There was a three-way tie for second between Anna Freeman (Aiken, SC 2017), Rachel Kuehn (Asheville, NC 2019), and Anna Morgan (Spartanburg, SC 2019) who all had two-day totals of 155.

PKBGT returns to action next week on Saturday-Sunday, May 2-3 with the Pennsylvania Classic @ Heritage Hills Golf Resort in York, PA. The event brings together players from Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, 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: Crowded leaderboard at Furman

On Saturday, April 25, the 2015 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the first round of the Paladin Classic at Furman University Golf Club. Furman, home of the Furman University Paladin women’s golf team, is a classic course with tricky greens for this two-day tournament. The event features a field 62 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, there is a three-way tie for first between Ashley Czarnecki (Greenville, SC 2016), Emily Cox (Lancaster, SC 2017), and Lauren Lightfritz (Suwanee, GA 2016). The three are leading the field by one stroke at one under par, each with scores of 71. Not far behind the leaders is Samantha Vodry (Mooresville, NC 2016) at even par with a score of 72; and Grace Massengill (Hickory, NC 2016) and Victoria Huskey (Greenville, SC 2016) at one over par, each with a scores of 73.

In the Futures Series after round one, Anna Morgan (Spartanburg, SC 2019) is leading the field by three strokes at three over par with a score of 75. Not far behind Morgan is Emily Anderson (Matthews, NC 2017) and Rachel Kuehn (Asheville, NC 2019) who are tied at six over par, each with scores of 78; and Anna Parramore (Greenwood, SC 2018) at seven over par with a score of 79.

Weather for Sunday’s round is beautiful with sunny skies with temperatures in the mid 70s. Looks like a beautiful day for the final round of the Paladin Classic!

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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Update: Crowded leaderboard at USC

On Saturday, March 21, 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 after round one, Lauren Lightfritz (Suwanee, GA 2016) is leading the field by two strokes at even par with a score of 71. Not far behind the leader is Alissa Yang (Norcross, GA 2017) at two over par with a score of 73. Jensen Castle (West Columbia, SC 2019) and Grace Massengill (Hickory, NC 2016) are tied for third at five over par, each with scores of 76.

In the Futures Series after round one, there is a tie for first between Parker Melting (Mint Hill, NC 2018) and Muskan Uppal (Cornelius, NC 2019). The two are leading the field by one stroke at nine over par, each with scores of 80. Not far behind the leaders are Bryson Bowman (Summerfield, NC 2017) at 10 over par with a score of 81 and Anna Morgan (Spartanburg, SC 2019) at 11 over par with a score of 82.

PKBGT would also like to congratulate Muskan Uppal on her hole-in-one on hole #2, a 166 yard par 3. This is Uppal’s first hole-in-one in her career.

Overcast skies with temperatures in the mid 60s and a possibility of rain is in the forecast for Sunday. Despite the possibility of wet weather, it should still be a great 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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Recap: Lightfritz, Owens win Rocket Tour PLAYERS

On Sunday, February 15, the 2015 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour concluded the Rocket Tour PLAYERS at the University of Georgia Golf Course. The golf course is home to the University of Georgia Bulldogs women’s golf team. The course also hosts the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic which is the oldest women’s collegiate tournament in the southern United States and boasts one of the toughest fields that the women will see all year. In 2013, the course was the host of the Women’s NCAA Division I National Championship. In addition to being an distinguish course in collegiate golf, the course also hosted the PGA Tour Web.com Stadion Classic Golf Tournament from 2010 to 2013. With its rich tournament history, the University of Georgia GC is an esteemed course for the first championship event of the 2015 season. The event featured a field 34 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.

Lauren Lightfritz (Suwanee, GA 2016) is golden!

In the Bell Series, Lightfritz shot two over par with a score of 74 to place first with a two-day total of 151. Ashley Czarnecki (Greenville, SC 2016) shot one over par with a score of 73 to place second with a two-day total of 152. Mariah Smith (Clarkville, TN 2017) shot five over par with a score of 77 to place third with a two-day total of 153.

In the Futures Series, Kate Owens (Suwanee, GA 2018) shot one over par with a score of 73 to place first with a two-day total of 155. Mallory Lovell (Georgetown, KY 2018) shot six over par with a score of 78 to place second with a two-day total of 158. Anna Freeman (Aiken, SC 2017) and Peyton Gillespie (Greenville, SC 2019) tied for third each with two-day totals of 167.

The Rocket Tour PLAYERS Championship is sponsored by Rocket Tour Golf, makers of various stylish lines of golf head covers. Rocket Tour Golf doesn’t just love the game of golf, they have an obsessive passion for it! They believe your golf bag is an extension of your personality; it makes a statement before you even step to the tee box. Players will find a little inspiration from every decade in the hundreds of head cover designs, fitting everything from your driver and fairway woods to your putter. Learn more about Rocket Tour Golf at rockettour.com.

PKBGT returns to action in two weeks on Saturday-Sunday, February-March 28-1 with the Tiger Classic @ The Walker Course at Clemson University. The event brings together players from Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

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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