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Recap: Battle, Alhemoud win One-Day Open at Chapel Hill

On Friday, July 24, the 2015 played the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour plays the One-Day Open Series at Chapel Hill Country Club. 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 featured 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 Prep Series, Mackenzie Battle (Aberdeen, NC, 2018) claimed her first PKBGT victory with a 5-over par 77, a 3 shot victory over Madison Isaacson (Greensboro, NC, 2018).

In the Futures Series, PKBGT newcomer Julia Alhemoud (Pittsburgh, PA, 2017) claimed the title with an even par 73.  Recent Futures Series champion at Bermuda Run CC Emilee Wenmoth (Clemmons, NC 2017) continued her strong play with a 2nd place finish two shots back.

PKBGT returns to action on Wednesday, July 29 with the Black Eyed Susan Classic at Green Spring Valley Hunt Club in Owings Mill, MD.

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: 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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Update: Crowded leaderboard at NC University Classic at UNC

On Saturday, March 8, the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the first round of the NC University Classic at the UNC Finley Golf Course. The Finley Golf Course, home of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Tar Heels golf teams, is a demanding course for this two-day tournament. The event features a field of 82 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 event is ranked by the GolfWeek/Titliest national rankings and is the largest classic tournament of the 2013 season.

In the Bell Division, after round one, there is a three-way tie for first between Jennifer Chang (Cary, NC 2018), Emilia Migliaccio (Cary, NC 2017), and Siranon Shoomee (Sanford, NC 2016) who all shot even par each with scores of 72. Not far behind the leaders are Anna Redding (Concord, NC 2015) and Molly Skapik (Miamisburg, OH 2014) who are tied for fourth at one over par each with scores of 73 and Savanah Goodman (Easley, SC 2016) and Megan Munroe (Raeford, NC 2016) who are tied for sixth at two over par each with scores of 74.

In the Futures Division, after round one, Mackenzie Battle (Aberdeen, NC 2018) is leading the field by one stroke at eight over par with a score of 81. Not far behind Battle are Alexis Jarrell (Davidson, NC 2018) and Sirena Walsh (Chantilly, VA 2016) who are tied for second at nine over par each with scores of 81 and Jaden Harman (Grottoes, VA 2019) who is in fourth place at 10 over par with a score of 82.

Weather for Sunday’s round looks splendid with temperatures in the 60s. With so many players within striking distance of the lead, it should be a exciting conclusion to the largest classic event of the 2014 season!

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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