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Recap: Freedman wins Pirate Classic

On Sunday, June 8, the 2014 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour concluded the Pirate Classic at Greenville Country Club (Greenville Course). The course is home to the East Carolina University golf teams and was an excellent course for this two-day tournament. The event features a field of 37 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-Prep Series, Hailey Freedman (Chapel Hill, NC 2018) shot one over par with a score of 73 and won a two-hole sudden-death playoff to place first with a score of 151. Killian Casson (Ellicott City, MD 2015) shot three over par with a score of 75 with a two-day total of 151 to place second and
Siranon Shoomee (Sanford, NC 2016) shot nine over par with a score of 81 with a two-day total of 156 to place third.

The Futures Division, Rebecca DiNunzio (Norfolk, VA 2019) shot 10 over par with a score of 82 with a two-day total of 158 to place first. Kendall Turner (Chesapeake, VA 2019) shot 11 over par with a score of 83 with a two-day total of 163 to place second and Jillian Preisach (Fuquay Varina, NC 2019) shot four over par with a score of 76 with a two-day total of 167 to place third.

With their victory’s, Freedman and DiNunzio both received class A exemptions into the Tournament of Champions this fall. With their runner-up finishes, Casson and Turner both received class C exemptions into the Tournament of Champions.

PKBGT returns to action on Wednesday, June 11 with the One-Day Open Series @ Rock Barn Resort & Spa (Jackson Course) in Conover, NC. 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 tournament brings together players from event brings together players from North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, 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 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: Shoomee leads Pirate Classic

On Saturday, June 7, the 2014 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the first round of the Pirate Classic at Greenville Country Club (Greenville Course). The course is home to the East Carolina University golf teams and is an excellent course for this two-day tournament. The event features a field of 38 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-Prep Series, after round one, Siranon Shoomee (Sanford, NC 2016) is leading the field by one stroke at three over par with a score of 75. Not far behind Shoomee is Killian Casson (Ellicott City, MD 2015) at four over par with a score of 76. Hailey Freedman (Chapel Hill, NC 2018) and Grace Yatawara (Salisbury, NC 2016) are tied for third place at six over par each with scores of 79.

The Futures Division, after round one, Rebecca DiNunzio (Norfolk, VA 2019) is leading the field by four strokes at four over par with a score of 76. Not far behind DiNunzio is Kendall Turner (Chesapeake, VA 2019) at eight over par with a score of 80 and Lindsey Burton (Goldsboro, NC 2016) at 12 over par with a score of 84.

Weather for Sunday’s round looks fantastic with sunny skies and temperatures in the mid 80s. Looks like a great day to conclude the inaugural Pirate Classic!

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: Pirate Classic at ECU

On Saturday-Saturday, June 7-8, the 2014 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour plays the Pirate Classic at Greenville Country Club (Greenville Course). The course is home to the East Carolina University golf teams and is an excellent course for this two-day tournament. The event features a field of 38 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-Prep Series field features 22 golfers, highlighted by eight of the top-100 players on the PKBGT Performance Index, including: Siranon Shoomee (Sanford, NC 2016) ranked 8th, Grace Yatawara (Salisbury, NC 2016) ranked 34th, Catherine Ashworth (Fuquay-Varina, NC 2015) ranked 41st, Holly McCann (Raleigh, NC 2019) ranked 61st, Killian Casson (Ellicott City, MD 2015) ranked 67th, Sydney Snodgrass (Harrisville, WV 2014) ranked 83rd, Katharina Floyd (Chapel Hill, NC 2020) ranked 95th, and Haley Carr (Waldorf, MD 2015) ranked 100th.

The Futures Division field features 16 golfers, highlighted by five of the top-50 players on the 2014 PKBGT Order of Merit lists, including: Jillian Preisach (Fuquay Varina, NC 2019) in 6th position, Rebecca DiNunzio (Norfolk, VA 2019) in 11th position, Kendall Turner (Chesapeake, VA 2019) in 24th position, Alexandria Bare (Kannapolis, NC 2015) in 24th position, Kaitlyn Maready (Jacksonville, NC 2017) in 47th position, and Darby Bagshaw (Wilmington, NC 2016) in 50th position.

The Pirate Classic brings together players from event brings together players from Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. It should be a great 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 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 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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