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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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Preview: Palmetto Classic at USC

On Saturday-Sunday, March 21-22, 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 58 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 31 golfers, highlighted by 2014 defending champion, Jensen Castle (West Columbia, SC 2019), and 9 of the top-50 players on the PKBGT Performance Index, including: Payton Schanen (Milton, GA 2015) ranked 12th, Caroline Curtis (Richmond, VA 2019) ranked 14th, Callista Rice (Mars Hill, NC 2017) ranked 15th, Samantha Vodry (Mooresville, NC 2016) ranked 21st, Kathryn Carson (Mooresville, NC 2017) ranked 27th, Castle ranked 35th, Baylee Evans (Lancaster, SC 2018) ranked 43rd, Caroline Cahill (Wilmington, NC 2017) ranked 46th, and Grace Massengill (Hickory, NC 2016) ranked 50th. Other standout players in the field include: Lauren Lightfritz (Suwanee, GA 2016) and Alissa Yang (Norcross, GA 2017)

The Futures Series field features 27 golfers, highlighted by seven of the top-20 players on the 2015 PKBGT Order of Merit lists, including: Emily Anderson (Matthews, NC 2017) in 4th position, Madison Cross (Hickory, NC 2016) in 8th position, Anna Morgan (Spartanburg, SC 2019) in 10th position, Muskan Uppal (Cornelius, NC 2019) in 11th position, Parker Melting (Mint Hill, NC 2018) in 13th position, Bryson Bowman (Summerfield, NC 2017) in 15th position, and Jayla Rogers (Wilmington, NC 2019) in 19th position.

The Palmetto Classic brings together players from Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ontario, Canada, Pennsylvania, 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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