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Recap: Wotnosky wins PGS JR GIRLS

On Friday, June 20, the 2014 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour concluded the PGS JR GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP at Bryan Park Golf Course (Champions Course). Bryan Park, home to the University of North Carolina-Greensboro Spartans golf teams, was a fantastic venue for the fourth championship event of the season. The event features a field 36 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-Prep Series, Haeley Wotnosky (Wake Forest, NC 2018) shot even par with a score of 72 to place first with a two-day total of 147. Kathryn Carson (Mooresville, NC 2017) shot event par with a score of 72 to place second with a two-day total of 149 and Callista Rice (Mars Hill, NC 2017) shot at two over par with a score of 74 to place third with a two-day total of 150.

In the Futures Division, Katie Pritchett (Dry Fork, VA 2016) shot seven over par with a score of 79 to place first with a two-day total of 166. Sophie Holland (Cornelius, NC 2020) shot 10 over par with a score of 82 to place second with a two-day total of 170 and Olivia John (Summerfield, NC 2018) shot 10 over par with a score of 82 to place third with a two-day total of 171.

With their victories, Wotnosky and Pritchett received a class A exemptions into the Tournament of Champions this fall. With their runner-up and third place finishes, Carson, Rice, Holland, and John all received class B exemptions into the Tournament of Champions.

PKBGT returns to action on Monday-Tuesday, June 23-24 with the Golfdotz Classic @ Green Spring Valley Hunt Club in Owings Mills, MD and Monday, June 23 with the One-Day Open Series @ Green Valley Country Club in Greenville, SC. Both will be excellent events.

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: Wotnosky leads PGS JR GIRLS

On Thursday, June 19, the 2014 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the first round of the PGS JR GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP at Bryan Park Golf Course (Champions Course). Bryan Park, home to the University of North Carolina-Greensboro Spartans golf teams, is a fantastic venue for the fourth championship event of the season. The event features a field 36 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-Prep Series, after round 1, Haeley Wotnosky (Wake Forest, NC 2018) is leading the field by one stroke at three over par with a score of 75. Not far behind Wotnosky is Callista Rice (Mars Hill, NC 2017) at four over par with a score of 76 and Kathryn Carson (Mooresville, NC 2017) at five over par with a score of 77.

In the Futures Division, after round 1, Katie Pritchett (Dry Fork, VA 2016) is leading the field by three strokes at 13 over par with a score of 85. Not far behind Pritchett is Sophie Holland (Cornelius, NC 2020) at 16 over par with a score of 88. Ellis Hunter (Greensboro, NC 2016), Olivia John (Summerfield, NC 2018), and Lauren Nee (Cary, NC 2019) are tied for third at 17 over par each with scores of 89.

Weather for Friday’s round looks hot with sunny skies temperatures in the 90s. Despite the toasty temperatures, it will still be a great day to conclude the PGS JR GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP!

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: PGS JR GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP

On Thursday-Friday, June 19-20, the 2014 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour plays the PGS JR GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP at Bryan Park Golf Course (Champions Course). Bryan Park, home to the University of North Carolina-Greensboro Spartans golf teams, is a fantastic venue for the fourth championship event of the season. The event features a field 36 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 23 golfers, highlighted by the 2013 defending champion, Sarah Spicer (Bahama, NC 2016), who will be defending her title and eight of the top-75 players on the PKBGT Performance Index, including: Jessica Spicer (Bahama, NC 2016) ranked 3rd, Sarah Spicer ranked 4th, Savannah Gowarty (Raleigh, NC 2015) ranked 23rd, Haeley Wotnosky (Wake Forest, NC 2018) ranked 24th, Grace Yatawara (Salisbury, NC 2016) ranked 36th, Rhea Bhatia (Wake Forest, NC 2015) ranked 43rd, Callista Rice (Mars Hill, NC 2017) ranked 49th, and Isabella Rusher (Salisbury, NC 2015) ranked 75th.

The Futures Division field features 13 golfers, highlighted by some of the top players on the 2014 PKBGT Order of Merit lists, including: KHannah Rose Bruxvoort (Chapel Hill, NC 2018), Sophie Holland (Cornelius, NC 2020), Ellis Hunter (Greensboro, NC 2016), Olivia John (Summerfield, NC 2018), and Katie Pritchett (Dry Fork, VA 2016).

The PGS JR GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIPS brings together players from event brings together players from North Carolina and Virginia. It should be great tournaments!

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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