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Recap: Schanen wins Bell Open

On Monday, May 26, the 2014 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour concluded the PKBGT BELL OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at Country Club of Salisbury. The course proved tricky, but regardless, a great venue for the third championship event of the season. The event features a field of 59 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 one under par with a score of 70 to place first with a three-day total of 214. Delaney Shah (North Potomac, MD 2016) shot even par with a score of 71 to place second with a three-day total of 218. There was a three-way tie for third place between Rhea Bhatia (Wake Forest, NC 2016), Elizabeth Bose (Norfolk, VA 2016), and Siranon Shoomee (Sanford, NC 2016) who all finished with a three-day total of 222.

With her victory, Schanen received class A exemptions into the Tournament of Champions this fall. With their runner-up and third place finishes, Shah, Bhatia, Bose, and Shoomee both received class B exemptions into the Tournament of Champions.

PKBGT returns to action in two weeks on Saturday-Sunday, June 7-8 with the Pirate Classic @ Greenville Country Club in Greenville, NC. The course is home to the East Carolina University golf teams. The tournament brings together players from event brings together players from North 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 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: Schanen leads Bell Open

On Sunday, May 25, the 2014 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the second round of the PKBGT BELL OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at Country Club of Salisbury. The course is tricky, but regardless, a great venue for the third championship event of the season. The event features a field of 59 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 two, Payton Schanen (Milton, GA 2015) is leading the field by three strokes after shooting a score 71 for a two-day total of 144. Not far behind Schanen is Delaney Shah (North Potomac, MD 2016) who shot a score of 74 for a two-day total of 147 and Jessica Spicer (Bahama, NC 2016) who shot a score of 75 for a two-day total of 148.

Weather for Monday’s round looks fabulous with temperatures in the high 70s and low 80s. Looks like a beautiful forecast for the final round of the PKBGT BELL OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP @ CC of Salisbury!

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: 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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Update: Schanen leads SC University Classic at Clemson

On Saturday, March 1, the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the first round of the SC University Classic at The Walker Course at Clemson University. The Walker Course, home of the Clemson University Tigers golf teams, is a great course for this two-day tournament. The event features 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, after round one, Payton Schanen (Milton, GA 2015) is leading the field by five strokes at even par with a score of 72. There is a three-way tie for second place between Emily Cox (Lancaster, SC 2017), Victoria Huskey (Greenville, SC 2016), and Anna Redding (Concord, NC 2015) who all shot five over par each with scores of 77.

In the Futures Division, after round one, Peyton Gillespie (Greenville, SC 2019) is leading the field by three strokes at four par with a score of 76. Not far behind Gillespie, Rachel Kuehn (Asheville, NC 2019) and Alyssa Montgomery (Knoxville, TN 2019) are tied for second place at seven strokes over par, each with scores of 79.

Weather for Sunday’s round looks beautiful with temperatures in the high 60s and low 70s. It should be a great day to conclude of the first event of March Mania!

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: Schanen stilling leading at INVITATIONAL

On Sunday, November 10, the 2013 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the second round of the PKBGT INVITATIONAL at Grandover Resort (East Course). Host of the annual Bridgestone Golf Collegiate tournament, the 2012 NCAA DI Men’s regionals, and the 2011, 2014 & 2015 NCAA DIII Men’s National Championship, Grandover Resort is a challenging course for this three-day event. The event features 51 players. The field is incredibly strong with 33 of the players ranked within the top-500 by Golfweek/Titliest Junior Rankings and 29 players ranked within the top-750 by the Junior Golf Scoreboard Rankings. With its depth, this event will be the strongest field in PKB Tour history. Six major championship winners and 16 event winners from the 2013 season will be playing at the PKBGT INVITATIONAL.

Payton Schanen (Milton, GA 2015) is still leading after round 2. Schanen shot four over par with a score of 76, bringing her two-day total to 148. Not far behind Schanen is Jennifer Chang (Cary, NC 2018) who shot four over par with a score of 76, bringing her with a two-day total to 151 and Anna Redding (Concord, NC 2015) who shot even par with a score of 72, bringing her two-day total to 152.

Following Sunday’s round, the field was reduced to the top-30 players plus ties. Sunny skies and temperatures in the mid 60s are in the forecast for Monday. It should be a great weather for the final round of the PKBGT.

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. The PKBGT is the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour with over 400 members in 2013, more than 200 alumni in the collegiate ranks, and 37 verbal committees in the class of 2014. 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: Schanen leads at INVITATIONAL

On Saturday, November 9, the 2013 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the first round of the PKBGT INVITATIONAL at Grandover Resort (East Course). The course played 6,200 yards, but in actuality, the distance was even longer due to blustering winds throughout the day. Round 1 was crawling with college coaches watching the PKB girls play in conditions similar to college championships. Host of the annual Bridgestone Golf Collegiate tournament, the 2012 NCAA DI Men’s regionals, and the 2011, 2014 & 2015 NCAA DIII Men’s National Championship, Grandover Resort is a challenging course for this three-day event. The event features 51 players. The field is incredibly strong with 33 of the players ranked within the top-500 by Golfweek/Titliest Junior Rankings and 29 players ranked within the top-750 by the Junior Golf Scoreboard Rankings. With its depth, this event will be the strongest field in PKB Tour history. Six major championship winners and 16 event winners from the 2013 season will be playing at the PKBGT INVITATIONAL.

After round 1, Payton Schanen (Milton, GA 2015) is leading the field by three strokes at even par with a score of 72. Not far behind Schanen is Jennifer Chang (Cary, NC 2018) at three over par with a score of 75. There is a five-way tie for third between Kendra Dalton (Wake Forest, NC 2014), Gina Kim (Chapel Hill, NC 2018), Nikolette Schroeder (Avon Lake, OH 2015), Jessica Spicer (Bahama, NC 2016), and Sarah Spicer (Bahama, NC 2016) who all shot four over par with scores of 76 each.

Sunny skies and temperatures in the high 60s are in the forecast for Sunday. It should be a great weather for “moving day” of the tournament. The PKBGT INVITATIONAL at Grandover Resort (East Course) brings together players from the Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. The tournament is a highly ranked event by Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings, AJGA Performance Based Entry, and Junior Golf Scoreboard.

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. The PKBGT is the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour with over 400 members in 2013, more than 200 alumni in the collegiate ranks, and 37 verbal committees in the class of 2014. 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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