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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: Bose, Rudolf win at Nansemond River

On Sunday, April 19, the 2015 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour concluded the Hampton Roads Classic at Nansemond River Golf Club. Nansemond River, the region’s premier waterfront golf course, was a fantastic host for the second event of the PKB Tour’s Mid-Atlantic Series. The course will also host the 2015 Virginia Junior Girls Championship this summer. The event featured a field 23 players from the PKB Girls’ Golf Tour, the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour with over 425 members in 2015 and over 380 girls playing in or committed to collegiate golf.

In the Prep Series, Elizabeth Bose (Norfolk, VA 2015) claimed her first PKBGT title of the season with a 12-over par 156.  The defending champion of the event, Bose joins an exclusive list of 3-time Classic winners on the PKBGT.   Diana Cristina Domenech (Richmond, VA 2018) fired two 82′s to take 2nd place and Kelly Salamy (Williamsburg, VA 2020) was one shot back in 3rd.

In the Futures Series, Carley Rudolf (Virginia Beach, VA 2019) was victorious with a commanding performance, shooting rounds of 73 and 74 for a 14 shot victory.  This is the third victory this season for the current Futures Series Order of Merit leader.  Callie Montgomery (Moneta, VA 2017) shot rounds of 82 and 79 to take 2nd by 2 shots over Kendall Turner (Chesapeake, VA 2019).

PKBGT returns to action next week on Saturday-Sunday, April 25-26 with the Paladin Classic @ Furman University Golf Club in Greenville, SC. The event brings together players from Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ontario, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, 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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Preview: Paladin Classic at Furman

On Saturday-Sunday, April 25-26, the 2015 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour plays 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.

The Bell Series field features 30 golfers, highlighted by nine of the top-40 players on the PKBGT Performance Index, including: Lauren Lightfritz (Suwanee, GA 2016) ranked 11th, Jodee Tindal (Rock Hill, SC 2017) ranked 15th, Samantha Vodry (Mooresville, NC 2016) ranked 16th, Callista Rice (Mars Hill, NC 2017) ranked 19th, Baylee Evans (Lancaster, SC 2018) ranked 30th, Annie Collom (Davidson, NC 2015) ranked 32nd, Savanah Goodman (Easley, SC 2016) ranked 33rd, Isabella Rusher (Salisbury, NC 2015) ranked 35th, and Grace Massengill (Hickory, NC 2016) ranked 38th.

The Futures Series field features 32 golfers, highlighted by nine of the top-25 players on the 2015 PKBGT Futures Series Order of Merit list, including: Emily Anderson (Matthews, NC 2017) in 4th position, Bryson Bowman (Summerfield, NC 2017) in 7th position, Parker Melting (Mint Hill, NC 2018) in 9th position, Sophie Holland (Cornelius, NC 2020) in 10th position, Anna Morgan (Spartanburg, SC 2019) in 11th position, Rachel Kuehn (Asheville, NC 2019) and Madison Cross (Hickory, NC 2016) tied for 14th position, Madison Elliott (Little River, SC 2017) in 16th position, and Anna Freeman (Aiken, SC 2017) in 25th position.

The Paladin Classic brings together players from Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ontario, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, 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: Harford wins Paladin Classic

On Sunday, April 27, the 2014 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour concluded the Paladin Classic at Furman University Golf Club. Furman, home of the Furman University Paladin men’s and women’s golf teams, is a classic course with tricky greens for this two-day tournament. The event featured a field of 63 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, Haylee Harford (Leavittsburg, OH 2015) shot six over over par with a score of 78 to placed first with a two-day total of 147. Lauren Lightfritz (Suwanee, GA 2016) shot five over par with a score of 77 to placed second with a two-day total of 150 and Savannah Hallman (Mt. Pleasant, SC 2014) shot three over par with a score of 75 to placed third with a two-day total of 153.

In the Futures Division, Taylor Lance (Travelers Rest, SC 2015) shot six over par with a score of 78 to placed first with a two-day total of 154. Alyssa Montgomery (Knoxville, TN 2019) shot seven over par with a score of 79 to placed second with a two-day total of 155 and Woo Wade (Dunwoody, GA 2019) shot nine over par with a score of 81 to placed third with a two-day total of 156.

With their victory’s, Harford and Lance both received class A exemptions into the Tournament of Champions this fall. With their runner-up finishes, Lightfritz and Montgomery both received class C exemptions into the Tournament of Champions.

PKBGT returns to action next weekend on Saturday-Sunday, May 3-4 with the Pennsylvania Classic @ Heritage Hills Resort in York, PA. The Pennsylvania Classic brings together players from event brings together players from Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, 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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Update: Harford leads at Paladin Classic

On Saturday, April 26, the 2014 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 men’s and women’s golf teams, is a classic course with tricky greens for this two-day tournament. The event features a field of 62 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, Haylee Harford (Leavittsburg, OH 2015) is leading the field by four strokes at three under par with a score of 69. Not far behind Harford is Lauren Lightfritz (Suwanee, GA 2016) at one over par with a score of 73, Allison Cooper (Harrisburg, PA 2015) and Grace Massengill (Hickory, NC 2016) both tied at four over par each with scores of 76.

The Futures Division, after round one, Woo Wade (Dunwoody, GA 2019) is leading the field by one stroke at three over par with a score of 75. Not far behind Wade is Taylor Lance (Travelers Rest, SC 2015) and Alyssa Montgomery (Knoxville, TN 2019) both tied at four over par each with scores of 76 and Kelly Salamy (Williamsburg, VA 2020) at six over par with a score of 78.

Weather for Sunday’s round looks beautiful with temperatures in the low 70s and high 80s. It should be a great day for lots of birdies and low scores!

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: Paladin Classic at Furman

On Saturday-Sunday, April 26-27, the 2014 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour plays the Paladin Classic at Furman University Golf Club. Furman, home of the Furman University Paladin men’s and women’s golf teams, is a classic course with tricky greens for this two-day tournament. The event features a field of 63 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 29 golfers, highlighted by 14 of the top-100 players on the PKBGT Performance Index, including: Payton Schanen (Milton, GA 2015) ranked 6th, Delaney Shah (North Potomac, MD 2016) ranked 26th, Annika Bovender (Mt. Pleasant, SC 2015) ranked 27th, Grace Massengill (Hickory, NC 2016) ranked 28th, Savanah Goodman (Easley, SC 2016) ranked 29th, Allison Cooper (Harrisburg, PA 2015) ranked 36th, Emily Salamy (Williamsburg, VA 2015) ranked 53rd, Carly Burkhardt (Greenville, SC 2016) ranked 65th, Haylee Harford (Leavittsburg, OH 2015) ranked 68th, Victoria Huskey (Greenville, SC 2016) ranked 69th, Moon Cheong (Charlotte, NC 2017) ranked 88th, Megan Sabol (Martinez, GA 2016) ranked 91st, Lauren Lightfritz (Suwanee, GA 2016) ranked 97th, and Savannah Hallman (Mt. Pleasant, SC 2014) ranked 99th.

The Futures Division field features 34 golfers, highlighted by 12 of the top-30 players on the 2014 PKBGT Order of Merit lists, including: Katharina Floyd (Chapel Hill, NC 2020) in 1st position, Sophie Holland (Cornelius, NC 2020) in 2nd position, Diana Cristina Domenech (Richmond, VA 2018) in 4th position, Alyssa Montgomery (Knoxville, TN 2019) in 8th position, Woo Wade (Dunwoody, GA 2019) in 9th position, Rachel Kuehn (Asheville, NC 2019) in 10th position, Melanie Burgess (LaSalle, ONT 2016) in 13th position, Madison Branum (Lexington, SC 2018) in 18th position, Miranda Lassiter (Chesapeake, VA 2016) in 21st position, Ciaran Carlile (Evans, GA 2015) in 23rd position, and Peyton Gillespie (Greenville, SC 2019) and Faith Parker (Charlotte, NC 2018) tied for 27th position.

The Paladin Classic brings together players from event brings together players from Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, 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 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: Moosa wins PKBGT MASTERS

On Sunday, April 13, the 2014 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour concluded the PKBGT MASTERS at Salem Glen Golf and Country Club. The course was in great shape for the second major tournament of the 2014 season. The event featured a field of 86 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.

Madison Moosa (Charlotte, NC 2017) is golden!

In the Bell Division, there was a one-hole sudden-death playoff between Moosa and Jordan McKevin (Westminster, MD 2015) who both had two-day totals of 151. Moosa made an up-and-down for par to win the playoff. Callista Rice (Mars Hill, NC 2017) and Sarah Spicer (Bahama, NC 2016) tied for third place, both with two-day totals of 152.

In the Futures Division, Diana Cristina Domenech (Richmond, VA 2018) shot nine over par with a score of 81 to placed first with a two-day total of 156. Katharina Floyd (Chapel Hill, NC 2020) shot 10 over par with a score of 82 to placed second with a two-day total of 159. Alyssa Montgomery (Knoxville, TN 2019) and Woo Wade (Dunwoody, GA 2019) tied for third place, both with two-day totals of 160.

With their victory’s, Moosa and Domenech both received class A exemptions into the Tournament of Champions this fall. With their runner-up and third place finishes, McKelvin, Rice, Spicer, Floyd, Montgomery, and Wade all received class B exemptions into the Tournament of Champions.

PKBGT returns to action in two weeks on Saturday-Sunday, April 26-27 with the Paladin Classic @ Furman University Golf Club in Greenville, SC. The Paladin Classic brings together players from Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and even 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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