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Recap: Migliaccio wins NC University Classic at UNC

On Sunday, March 9, the 2014 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour concluded 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, was a demanding course for this two-day tournament. The event featured a field of 81 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, Emilia Migliaccio (Cary, NC 2017) shot two under par with a score of 70 to place first with a two-day total of 142. Siranon Shoomee (Sanford, NC 2016) shot two over par with a score of 74 and won a scorecard playoff to place second with a two-day total of 146 and Jennifer Chang (Cary, NC 2018) shot two over par with a score of 74 to place third with a two-day total of 146.

In the Futures Division, Sirena Walsh (Chantilly, VA 2016) shot seven over par with a score of 79 to place first with a two-day total of 160. Miranda Lassiter (Chesapeake, VA 2016) shot six over par with a score of 78 and won a scorecard playoff to place second with a two-day total of 162 and Mackenzie Battle (Aberdeen, NC 2018) shot 10 over par with a score of 82 to place third with a two-day total of 162.

With their victory’s, Migliaccio and Walsh both received class A exemptions into the Tournament of Champions this fall. With their runner-up finishes, Shoomee, Chang, Lassiter, and Battle both received class B exemptions into the Tournament of Champions.

PKBGT returns to action next weekend with the Palmetto Classic @ Cobblestone Park Golf Club in Blythewood, SC. The 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: 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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Preview: NC University Classic at UNC

On Saturday-Sunday, March 8-9, the 2014 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour plays 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 84 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.

The Bell Division field features 54 golfers, highlighted by last year’s event champion, Emilia Migliaccio (Cary, NC 2017), who will be defending her title, and 14 of the top 500 players nationally by Junior Golf Scoreboard, including: Migliaccio ranked 89th, Bryana Nguyen (Columbia, MD 2014) ranked 129th, Anna Redding (Concord, NC 2015) 160th, Jennifer Chang (Cary, NC 2018) ranked 167th, Gina Kim (Chapel Hill, NC 2018) ranked 198th, Cecily Overbey (High Point, NC 2014) ranked 280th, Alaina Yeatts (Durham, NC 2014) ranked 283rd, Sarah Spicer (Bahama, NC 2016) ranked 324th, Carolyn Markley (Maineville, OH 2015) ranked 326th, Victoria Allred (Pfafftown, NC 2014) ranked 333rd, Jessica Spicer (Bahama, NC 2016) ranked 340th, Molly Skapik (Miamisburg, OH 2014) ranked 383rd, Khushboo Thiagaraj (Haymarket, VA 2014) ranked 434th, and Kate Collom (Davidson, NC 2014) ranked 474th. The field also features 18 players in the field who are ranked inside the top-100 for their class by Junior Golf Scoreboard, including: Chang in 3rd position, Migliaccio in 6th position, Kim in 6th position, Lauren Beaudreau (Lemont, IL 2019) in 26th position, Haeley Wotnoskey (Wake Forest, NC 2018) in 34th position, Jessica Spicer and Nguyen in 49th position, Sarah Spicer in 53rd position, Redding in 59th position, Grace Massengill (Hickory, NC 2016) in 82nd position, Delaney Shah (North Potomac, MD 2016) in 88th position, Siranon Shoomee (Sanford, NC 2016) and Moon Cheong (Charlotte, NC 2017) in 92nd position, Kayla Ward (Raleigh, NC 2018) in 93rd position, Cecily Overbey (High Point, NC 2014) in 99th position, and Yeatts and Grace Yatawara (Salisbury, NC 2016) in 100th position.

The Futures Division field features 30 golfers, highlighted by seven of the top-30 players on the 2014 PKBGT Order of Merit lists, including: Sophie Holland (Cornelius, NC 2020) in 2nd position, Olivia John (Summerfield, NC 2018) in 12th position, Mackenzie Battle (Aberdeen, NC 2018) and Jillian Preisach (Fuquay Varina, NC 2019) tied in 15th position, Anna Parramore (Greenwood, SC 2018) in 25th position, Ellis Hunter (Greensboro, NC 2016) in 26th position, and Miranda Lassiter (Chesapeake, VA 2016) in 27th position.

The NC University Classic @ UNC Finley Golf Course brings together players from event brings together players from Illinois, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and Ontario, Canada.. 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 400 members in 2013 and more than 200 alumni in the collegiate ranks. 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: Schanen wins SC University Classic at Clemson

On Sunday, March 2, the 2014 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour concluded the SC University Classic at The Walker Course at Clemson University. The Walker Course, home of the Clemson University Tigers golf teams, was a great course for this two-day tournament. The event featured a field of 51 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, Payton Schanen (Milton, GA 2015) shot four over par par with a score of 76 to place first with a two-day total of 148. Victoria Huskey (Greenville, SC 2016) shot five over par with a score of 77 to place second with a two-day total of 154 and Jaelyn Tindal (Rock Hill, SC 2015) shot five over par with a score of 77 to place third with a two-day total of 155.

In the Futures Division, Alyssa Montgomery (Knoxville, TN 2019) shot seven over par with a score of 79 and won a one-hole sudden death playoff to place first with a two-day total of 158. Peyton Gillespie (Greenville, SC 2019) shot 10 over par with a score of 82 to place second with a two-day total of 158 and Katharina Floyd (Chapel Hill, NC 2020) shot nine over par with a score of 81 and won a scorecard playoff to place third with a two-day total of 161. Also exciting news, Floyd had double eagle on hole #1, a 440 yard par 5!

With their victory’s, Schanen and Montgomery both received class A exemptions into the Tournament of Champions this fall. With their runner-up finishes, Huskey and Gillespie both received class B exemptions into the Tournament of Champions.

PKBGT returns to action next weekend with the NC University Classic @ UNC Finley Golf Course in Chapel Hill, NC. The event brings together players from Illinois, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and Ontario, Canada.

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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