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Recap: Sonoda, Holland win PGS JR GIRLS

On Thursday, June 25, the 2015 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour concluded the PKBGT PGS JR GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIPS at Deep Springs Country Club. Deep Springs, a fantastic Ellis Maples designed course, was a great course for the fourth championship tournament of the 2015 season. The event featured a field of 38 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 event, ranked by the GolfWeek/Titliest national rankings, was the fourth championship tournament of the 2015 season.

In the Prep Series, Sarina Sonoda (Florence, SC 2015) shot five over par with a score of 77 to place first with a two-day total of 147. Kathryn Carson (Mooresville, NC 2017) shot five over par with a score of 77 to place second with a two-day total of 149 and Emily Hawkins (Lexington, NC 2018) shot three over par with a score of 75 to place third with a two-day total of 152.

In the Futures Series, Sophie Holland (Cornelius, NC 2020) and Alexis Sudjianto (Charlotte, NC 2019) both had two-day totals of 150 forcing a sudden-death playoff. On the first hole of the playoff, Sudjianto made a brilliant up-and-down from 75 yards to continue the playoff. Holland proved triumphant with an easy birdie on the second playoff hole to win.

PKBGT returns to action Monday, June 29 with the One-Day Open Series @ Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation in Charlotte, NC. The event brings together players from across North Carolina.

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: Sonoda, Holland lead PGS JR GIRLS

On Wednesday, June 24, the 2015 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the first round of the PKBGT PGS JR GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIPS at Deep Springs Country Club. Deep Springs, a fantastic Ellis Maples designed course, is a great course for the fourth championship tournament of the 2015 season. The event features a field of 38 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 event, ranked by the GolfWeek/Titliest national rankings, is the fourth championship tournament of the 2015 season.

In the Prep Series after round one, Sarina Sonoda (Florence, SC 2015) is leading the field by two strokes at two under par with a score of 70. Not far behind Sonoda is Kathryn Carson (Mooresville, NC 2017) at even par with a score of 72 and Callista Rice (Mars Hill, NC 2017) at two over par with a score of 74.

In the Futures Series after round one, Sophie Holland (Cornelius, NC 2020) is leading the field by one stroke at three over par with a score of 75. Not far behind Holland is Alexis Sudjianto (Charlotte, NC 2019) at four over par with a score of 76 and Callie Montgomery (Moneta, VA 2017) at five over par with a score of 77.

Sunny skies and temperatures in the 90s are in the forecast for Thursday. Looks like a beautiful day for the final round. Who will be golden?

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: PGS Jr Girls Championship at Deep Springs

On Wednesday-Thursday, June 24-25, the 2015 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour plays the PKBGT PGS JR GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIPS at Deep Springs Country Club. Deep Springs, a fantastic Ellis Maples designed course, is a great course for the fourth championship tournament of the 2015 season. The event features a field 40 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 event, ranked by the GolfWeek/Titliest national rankings, is the fourth championship tournament of the 2015 season.

The Prep Series field features 20 golfers, highlighted by six of the top-55 players on the PKBGT Performance Index, including: Kathryn Carson (Mooresville, NC 2017) ranked 13th, Sarina Sonoda (Florence, SC 2015) ranked 25th, Callista Rice (Mars Hill, NC 2017) ranked 30th, Morgan Laird (Waxhaw, NC 2015) ranked 43rd, Kendall Dobbins (Summerfield, NC 2016) ranked 52nd, and Emily Hawkins (Lexington, NC 2018) ranked 53rd.

The Futures Series field features 20 golfers, highlighted by six of the top-30 players on the 2015 PKBGT Futures Series Order of Merit List, including: Carley Rudolf (Virginia Beach, VA 2019) in 1st position, Amanda Sambach (Davidson, NC 2021) in 2nd position, Kendall Turner (Chesapeake, VA 2019) in 4th position, Sophie Holland (Cornelius, NC 2020) in 7th position, Alexis Sudjianto (Charlotte, NC 2019) in 18th position, and Melissa Meng (Blacksburg, VA 2020) in 26th position.

The PKBGT PGS JR CHAMPIONSHIP at Deep Spring Country Club brings together players from event brings together players from The events bring together players from North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia. It should be a great tournament! Who will be golden?

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: Nguyen, Sambach win One-Day at Longleaf

On Friday, June 19, the 2015 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the One-Day Open Series at Longleaf Golf & Country Club. Longleaf, home to host to many Carolinas junior and amateur events, was a wonderful course for this one-day tournament. One-day tournaments are designed for golfers of all skill levels, but are a great place for development golfers to “get in to the swing of things” playing tournament golf. The goal of One-Day Open Series events is to provide a fun and friendly tournament on a premium golf course. The event featured a field 52 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, Elizabeth Nguyen (Pinehurst, NC 2017) shot one over par with a score of 72 to place first. Killian Casson (Greenville, NC 2015) shot two over par with a score of 73 to place second. Kendall Dobbins (Summerfield, NC 2016) and Megan Munroe (Raeford, NC 2016) both shot three over par each with scores of 74 to tie for third.

In the Futures Series, Amanda Sambach (Davidson, NC 2021) shot one over par with a score of 72 to place first. Emelia Pack (Browns Summit, NC 2019) shot nine over par with a score of 80 to place second. Madison Cross (Hickory, NC 2016) and Lauren Nee (Cary, NC 2019) both shot 10 over par each with scores of 81 to tie for third.

PKBGT returns to action next week with the PKBGT PGS JR GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP at Deep Springs Country Club in Stoneville, NC. The events bring together players from North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia. The event is ranked by the GolfWeek/Titliest national rankings and is the fourth championship tournaments of the 2015 season. Who will be golden?

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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