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Recap: J. Spicer wins Peggy Kirk Bell Junior

On Monday, December 29, the 2015 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour concluded the Peggy Kirk Bell Junior at Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club. Pine Needles, host the US Women’s Open in 1996, 2001, and 2007, is among the most well know golf courses in the southern US and a ideal setting for this new event on the PKBGT schedule. The start of the second round was delayed slightly due to rainy weather. The course was saturated from consistent overnight rain, but despite the soggy conditions, the PKB Tour girls still played some outstanding golf. The event featured a field 61 players from the PKB Girls’ Golf Tour, the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour with over 425 members in 2014 and over 340 girls playing in or committed to collegiate golf. In the Bell Division, Jessica Spicer (Bahama, NC 2016) shot one under par with a score of 70 to place first with a two-day total of 143. Elizabeth Bose (Norfolk, VA 2015) shot four over par with a score of 75 to place second with a two-day total of 147. Killian Casson (Greenville, NC 2015) and Sarah Spicer (Bahama, NC 2016) tied for third, both with two-day totals of 149. In the Futures Division, Jalen Castle (West Columbia, SC 2020) shot four over par with a score of 75 to place first with a two-day total of 146. Rachel Kuehn (Asheville, NC 2019) shot four over par with a score of 75 to place second with a two-day total of 148 and Carley Rudolf (Virginia Beach, VA 2019) shot even par with a score of 71 to place third with a two-day total of 150. The PKB Tour will return to action in a month with the PKB Foundation Classic at Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club in Southern Pines, NC. 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.   View Event Photos

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Update: Bose & Spicer share lead at PKB Junior

On Sunday, December 28, the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the first round of the Peggy Kirk Bell Junior at Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club. Pine Needles, host the US Women’s Open in 1996, 2001, and 2007, is among the most well know golf courses in the southern US and a ideal setting for this new event on the PKBGT schedule. The event features a field 64 players from the PKB Girls’ Golf Tour, the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour with over 425 members in 2014 and over 340 girls playing in or committed to collegiate golf.

In the Bell Series event, defending champion and Virginia Tech signee Elizabeth Bose (Norfolk, VA 2015) is tied for the first round lead at 1-over par 72 with Sarah Spicer (Bahama, NC 2016).  Bose’s round was highlighted by a hole-in-one on the 116 yard 5th hole!  Jessica Spicer (Bahama, NC 2016) sits 1-shot back at 2-over par 73 in solo 3rd and UNC Chapel Hill signee Killian Casson (Greenville, NC 2015) sits 2 back in 4th place at 3-over par 75.  James Madison signee Carley Cox (China Grove, NC 2015) sits in 5th, 3 shots back at 75.

 

In the Futures Series event, Jalen Castle (West Columbia, SC 2020) shot the low round of the day with an even par 71 to take a 2 shot lead.  Paige Church (Newland, NC 2016) and Rachel Kuehn (Asheville, NC 2019) sit 2 shots back with rounds of 2-over par 73.  PKBGT newcomer Jacquelyn Cai (West Windsor, NJ 2018) sits in 4th place at 5-over par 76 with Muskan Uppal (Cornelius, NC 2019) in 5th at 7-over par 78.

 

Rain showers and temperatures in the high 50s are in the forecast for Monday. Although the less than ideal conditions in the forecast, it should still be great final round of the 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 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: Peggy Kirk Bell Junior

On Sunday-Monday, December 28-29, the 2015 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour will contest the Peggy Kirk Bell Junior at Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club. Pine Needles, host the US Women’s Open in 1996, 2001, and 2007, is among the most well know golf courses in the southern US and a ideal setting for this new event on the PKBGT schedule. 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 340- girls playing in or committed to collegiate golf.

The Bell Division field features 34 golfers, highlighted by 10 of the top-50 players on the PKBGT Performance Index, including: Sarah Spicer (Bahama, NC 2016) ranked 3th, Jessica Spicer (Bahama, NC 2016) ranked 6th, Elizabeth Bose (Norfolk, VA 2015) ranked 11th, Samantha Vodry (Mooresville, NC 2016) ranked 17th, Jensen Castle (West Columbia, SC 2019) ranked 18th, Holly McCann (Raleigh, NC 2019) ranked 21st, Killian Casson (Greenville, NC 2015) ranked 23rd, Rhea Bhatia (Wake Forest, NC 2015) ranked 27th, Katharina Floyd (Chapel Hill, NC 2020) ranked 47th, and Emily Cox (Lancaster, SC 2017) ranked 49th.

The Futures Division field features 32 golfers, highlighted by five of the top-40 players on the 2014 PKBGT Order of Merit lists, including: Rachel Kuehn (Asheville, NC 2019) in 10th position, Olivia John (Summerfield, NC 2018) in 14th position, Muskan Uppal (Cornelius, NC 2019) in 22nd position, Mary Slade White (Winston-Salem, NC 2019) in 30th position, and Cassie Paulin (Winston-Salem, NC 2017) in 37th position.

The Peggy Kirk Bell Junior brings together players from 9 states including Florida, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, 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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Recap: Migliaccio wins INVITATIONAL

On Monday, November 10, the 2015 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the final 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 featured 60 players. The field was incredibly strong with 22 of the players ranked within the top-500 by Golfweek/Titliest Junior Rankings, 16 players ranked within the top-500 by Junior Golf Scoreboard, and 17 players ranked within the top-30 by the PKBGT Performance Index. With its depth, this event is the strongest field in PKB Tour history. Eight championship winners and 17 event winners from the 2014 season will be playing at the PKBGT INVITATIONAL.

Emilia Miglaccio (Cary, NC 2017) is golden!

Migliaccio shot one over par with a score of 73 to place first with a three-day total of 218. Gina Kim (Chapel Hill, NC 2018) shot one under par with a score of 71 to place second with a three-day total of 221 and Jessica Spicer (Bahama, NC 2016) shot one under par with a score of 71 to place third with a three-day total of 224.

The PKB Tour will return to action in December with the Peggy Kirk Bell Junior at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club in Southern Pines, NC.

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 2014 and more than 300 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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