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Recap: Sumner, Sambach win One-Day at Pinehurst

On Sunday, May 17, the 2015 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the One-Day Open Series at Pinehurst Resort No. 9. The course, host of the U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship Sectional Qualifier in June, was a beautiful course for the second One-Day Open Series tournament of the season. 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 65 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, Kathleen Sumner (Charleston, SC 2017) shot two over par with a score of 74 to place first. Ashley Czarnecki (Greenville, SC 2016) and Kayla Ward (Raleigh, NC 2018) each shot three over par with scores of 75 to tie for second.

In the Futures Series, Amanda Sambach (Davidson, NC 2021) shot four over par with a score of 76 to place first. Bailey Davis (White Plains, MD 2021) shot nine over par with a score of 81 to place second. Kaley Barts (Apex, NC 2016), Bryson Bowman (Summerfield, NC 2017), and Lexi Lucarelli (Moncks Corner, SC 2019) all shot 11 over par with scores of 83 to tie for third.

PKBGT would also like to congratulate Kelley Topiwala (Matthews, NC 2020) on her hole-in-one on hole #12, a 105 yard par 3. This is Topiwala’s second hole-in-one in her career.

PKBGT returns to action next weekend with the PKBGT Futures Open Championship at Sapona Ridge Country Club in Lexington, NC and the PKBGT Bell Open Championship at Country Club of Salisbury in Salisbury, NC. The events bring together players from Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. The Bell Open Championship is ranked by the GolfWeek/Titliest national rankings and both are the the third championship tournaments of the 2015 season. 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 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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Preview: One-Day Open Series at Pinehurst No. 9

On Sunday, May 17, the 2015 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour plays the One-Day Open Series at Pinehurst Resort No. 9. The course, host of the U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship Sectional Qualifier in June, is a beautiful course for the second One-Day Open Series tournament of the season. 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 features a field 66 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.

The Prep Series field features 30 golfers, highlighted by nine of the top-60 players on the PKBGT Performance Index, including: Killian Casson (Greenville, NC 2015) ranked 16th, Hailey Freedman (Chapel Hill, NC 2018) ranked 34th, Ashley Czarnecki (Greenville, SC 2016) ranked 46th, Kathleen Sumner (Charleston, SC 2017) ranked 48th, Kayla Ward (Raleigh, NC 2018) ranked 51st, Elizabeth Nguyen (Pinehurst, NC 2017) ranked 55th, Moon Cheong (Charlotte, NC 2017) ranked 56th, Kendall Dobbins (Summerfield, NC 2016) ranked 57th, and Meghan Symonds (Cary, NC 2015) ranked 58th.

The Futures Series field features 36 golfers, highlighted by some standout players on the 2015 PKBGT Order of Merit lists, including: Kaley Barts (Apex, NC 2016), Bailey Davis (White Plains, MD 2021), Sarah Funderburg (Wilmington, NC 2018), Peyton Gillespie (Greenville, SC 2019), Michelle Harn (Charlotte, NC 2019), Ashley Kim (Chapel Hill, NC 2017), Amanda Sambach (Davidson, NC 2021), Katherine Schuster (Kill Devil Hills, NC 2021), Kelley Topiwala (Matthews, NC 2020), and Muskan Uppal (Cornelius, NC 2019).

The One-Day Open Series at Pinehurst Resort No. 9 brings together players from Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. It should be a great event!

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: Tindal, Uppal win Metrolina Classic

On Sunday, May 10, the 2015 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour concluded the Metrolina Classic at Rock Hill Country Club. Rock Hill, home to the Winthrop University women’s golf team, was a fantastic course for this two-day tournament. The event featured a field 38 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, Jodee Tindal (Rock Hill, SC 2017) shot three over par with a score of 75 to place first with a two-day total of 158. Samantha Vodry (Mooresville, NC 2016) shot two over par with a score of 74 to place second with a two-day total of 155 and Jensen Castle (West Columbia, SC 2019) shot six over par with a score of 78 to place third with a two-day total of 157.

In the Future Series, Muskan Uppal (Cornelius, NC 2019) shot even par with a score of 72 to place first with a two-day total of 153. Amanda Sambach (Davidson, NC 2021) shot four over par with a score of 76 to place second with a two-day total of 161 and Emily Dunlap (Greenville, SC 2019) shot 12 over par with a score of 84 to place third with a two-day total of 163.

PKBGT returns to action next week on Sunday, May 17 with the One-Day Open Series @ Pinehurst Resort No 9 in Pinehurst, NC. The event brings together players Pennsylvania, North Carolina, 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 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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