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Recap: Ashworth wins Bell Open Championship

On Monday, May 25, the 2015 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour concluded the PKBGT BELL OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS at Country Club of Salisbury. Salisbury, home of the Catawba College women’s golf team, was a tricky course for this three-day tournament. The event featured a field 51 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 third championship tournament of the 2015 season.

In the Bell Series, Catherine Ashworth (Fuquay-Varina, NC 2015) shot even par with a score of 71 to place first with a three-day total of 213. Elizabeth Bose (Norfolk, VA 2015) shot two over par with a score of 73 to place second with a three-day total of 219 and Hailey Freedman (Chapel Hill, NC 2018) shot two over par with a score of 73 to place third with a three-day total of 223.

PKBGT returns to action in two weeks on Saturday-Sunday, June 6-7 with the Wolfpack Classic @ Lonnie Poole Golf Course at NC State University in Raleigh, NC. The event brings together players North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, 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 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: Ashworth leading after round 2 at Bell Open Championship

On Sunday, May 24, the 2015 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the second round of the PKBGT BELL OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS at Country Club of Salisbury. Salisbury, home of the Catawba College women’s golf team, is a tricky Donald Ross layout for this 54-hole championship. The event features a field 51 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 third championship event of the 2015 PKBGT season.

After 36 holes, Catherine Ashworth (Fuquay-Varina, NC 2015) is leading the field by four following a 1-under par 70 in round two.  Ashworth, who will be playing her college golf at East Carolina University this Fall, has a two day total of 142 and sits at even par.   4 shots back is Virginia Tech signee Elizabeth Bose (Norfolk, VA 2015) who has fired back to back 73′s.  First round leader Jensen Castle (West Columbia, SC 2019) sits 6 shots back at 148.  3 players lurk 8 shots back and will look for a low numbers early to fight for the title including Aneka Seumanutafa (Frederick, MD 2019), Samantha Vodry (Mooresville, NC 2016) and Hailey Freedman (Chapel Hill, NC 2018).

Round 3 tee times begin at 8:00 AM with the leaders teeing off at 10:40 AM.  Sunny skies with temperatures in the mid 80s are in the forecast for Monday. Looks like a beautiful day for the final round of the Open 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 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: Castle leading after round 1 at Bell Open Championship

On Saturday, May 23, the 2015 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the first round of the PKBGT BELL OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS at Country Club of Salisbury. Salisbury, home of the Catawba College women’s golf team, is a tricky course for this three-day tournament. The event features a field 51 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 third championship tournament of the 2015 season.

After round one, Jensen Castle (West Columbia, SC 2019) is leading the field by one stroke at even par with a score of 71. Not far behind Castle is Catherine Ashworth (Fuquay-Varina, NC 2015) at one over par with a score of 72 and Elizabeth Bose (Norfolk, VA 2015) at two over par with a score of 83.

Sunny skies with temperatures in the mid 80s are in the forecast for Sunday. Looks like a beautiful day for the moving day!

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: Bell Open Championship at Salisbury

On Saturday-Monday, May 23-25, the 2015 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour plays the PKBGT BELL OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS at Country Club of Salisbury. Salisbury, home of the Catawba College women’s golf team, is a tricky course for this three-day tournament. The event features a field 53 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 third championship tournament of the 2015 season.

The Bell Series field features 53 golfers, highlighted by 12 of the top-25 players on the PKBGT Performance Index, including: Aneka Seumanutafa (Frederick, MD 2019) ranked 9th, Elizabeth Bose (Norfolk, VA 2015) ranked 11th, Haeley Wotnosky (Wake Forest, NC 2018) ranked 13th, Jodee Tindal (Rock Hill, SC 2017) ranked 14th, Samantha Vodry (Mooresville, NC 2016) ranked 15th, Catherine Ashworth (Fuquay-Varina, NC 2015) ranked 17th, Sydney Mills (Severna Park, MD 2016) ranked 18th, Alyssa Montgomery (Knoxville, TN 2019) ranked 19th, Kathryn Carson (Mooresville, NC 2017) ranked 20th, Callista Rice (Mars Hill, NC 2017) ranked 21st, Grace Yatawara (Salisbury, NC 2016) ranked 22nd, and Rhea Bhatia (Wake Forest, NC 2015) ranked 25th.

The PKBGT BELL OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS at Country Club of Salisbury brings together players from event brings together players from Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, 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: Sumner, Sambach win One-Day at Pinehurst

On Sunday, May 17, the 2015 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the One-Day Open Series at Pinehurst Resort No. 9. The course, host of the U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship Sectional Qualifier in June, was a beautiful course for the second One-Day Open Series tournament of the season. 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 65 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, Kathleen Sumner (Charleston, SC 2017) shot two over par with a score of 74 to place first. Ashley Czarnecki (Greenville, SC 2016) and Kayla Ward (Raleigh, NC 2018) each shot three over par with scores of 75 to tie for second.

In the Futures Series, Amanda Sambach (Davidson, NC 2021) shot four over par with a score of 76 to place first. Bailey Davis (White Plains, MD 2021) shot nine over par with a score of 81 to place second. Kaley Barts (Apex, NC 2016), Bryson Bowman (Summerfield, NC 2017), and Lexi Lucarelli (Moncks Corner, SC 2019) all shot 11 over par with scores of 83 to tie for third.

PKBGT would also like to congratulate Kelley Topiwala (Matthews, NC 2020) on her hole-in-one on hole #12, a 105 yard par 3. This is Topiwala’s second hole-in-one in her career.

PKBGT returns to action next weekend with the PKBGT Futures Open Championship at Sapona Ridge Country Club in Lexington, NC and the PKBGT Bell Open Championship at Country Club of Salisbury in Salisbury, NC. The events bring together players from Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. The Bell Open Championship is ranked by the GolfWeek/Titliest national rankings and both are the the third 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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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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Recap: Floyd wins Futures Open

On Sunday, May 25, the 2014 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour concluded the PKBGT FUTURES OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at Sapona Ridge Country Club. The course proved tricky, but regardless, was great venues for the third championship event of the season. The event featured of field of 29 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 Futures Division, Katharina Floyd (Chapel Hill, NC 2020) shot three over par with a score of 74 to place first with a two-day total of 149. Rebecca DiNunzio (Norfolk, VA 2019) shot three over par with a score of 74 to place second with a two-day total of 155 and Woo Wade (Dunwoody, GA 2019) shot five over par with a score of 76 to place third with a two-day total of 156.

With her victory, Floyd received a class A exemptions into the Tournament of Champions this fall. With their runner-up and third place finishes, DiNunzio and Wade 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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Update: Bose leads Bell Open

On Saturday, May 24, the 2014 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the first round of the PKBGT BELL OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at Country Club of Salisbury and the PKBGT FUTURES OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at Sapona Ridge Country Club. Both courses are tricky, but regardless, are great venues for the third championship event of the season. The Bell event features a field of 59 players and the Futures event features of field of 30 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, Elizabeth Bose (Norfolk, VA 2015) is leading the field by one stroke at even par with a score of 71. Not far behind Bose is Payton Schanen (Milton, GA 2015) at one over par with a score of 72. There is a three-way tie for third between Delaney Shah (North Potomac, MD 2016), Adeena Shears (Elizabeth, WV 2016), and Jessica Spicer (Bahama, NC 2016) who all shot two over par each with scores of 73.

In the Futures Division, after round one, Katharina Floyd (Chapel Hill, NC 2020) is leading the field by four strokes at four over par with a score of 75. Not far behind Floyd is Michelle Cabotaje (Fort Washington, MD 2018) at eight over par with a score of 79. There is a three-way tie for third between
Keri Kenkel (Charlotte, NC 2017), Krystal Sung (Derwood, MD 2016), and Woo Wade (Dunwoody, GA 2019) who all shot nine over par each with scores of 80.

Weather for Sunday’s round looks beautiful with sunny skies and temperatures in the high 70s and low 80s. Looks like a beautiful forecast for the final round of the PKBGT FUTURE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP @ Sapona Ridge CC and the second 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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Preview: Open Championships

On Saturday-Monday, May 24-26, the 2014 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour plays the PKBGT BELL OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at Country Club of Salisbury and the PKBGT FUTURES OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at Sapona Ridge Country Club. Both courses are tricky, but regardless, are great venues for the third championship event of the season. The Bell event features a field of 59 players and the Futures event features of field of 31 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 59 golfers, highlighted by 20 of the top-50 players on the PKBGT Performance Index, including: Sarah Spicer (Bahama, NC 2016) ranked 2nd, Anna Redding (Concord, NC 2015) ranked 3rd, Jessica Spicer (Bahama, NC 2016) ranked 5th, Madison Moosa (Charlotte, NC 2017) ranked 6th, Payton Schanen (Milton, GA 2015) ranked 7th, Anne Taylor Hough (Spartanburg, SC 2015) ranked 10th, Elizabeth Bose (Norfolk, VA 2015) ranked 13th, Siranon Shoomee (Sanford, NC 2016) ranked 18th, Jaelyn Tindal (Rock Hill, SC 2015) ranked 19th, Joey Mae Walz (Pittsburgh, PA 2015) ranked 21st, Savanah Goodman (Easley, SC 2016) ranked 24th, Savannah Gowarty (Raleigh, NC 2015) ranked 28th, Alexis Kershaw (Winston-Salem, NC 2014) ranked 29th, Catherine Ashworth (Fuquay-Varina, NC 2015) ranked 35th, Grace Yatawara (Salisbury, NC 2016) ranked 36th, Delaney Shah (North Potomac, MD 2016) ranked 39th, Kate Collom (Davidson, NC 2014) ranked 40th, Abbey Hartsell (Hickory, NC 2015) ranked 42nd, Haeley Wotnosky (Wake Forest, NC 2018) ranked 44th, and Annie Collom (Davidson, NC 2015) ranked 46th.

The Futures Division field features 32 golfers, highlighted by last year’s event champion, Woo Wade (Dunwoody, GA 2019), who will be defending her title, and 12 of the top-30 players on the 2014 PKBGT Order of Merit lists, including: Katharina Floyd (Chapel Hill, NC 2020) in 1st position, Wade in 4th position, Rachel Kuehn (Asheville, NC 2019) in 7th position, Ellis Hunter (Greensboro, NC 2016) in 8th position, Keri Kenkel (Charlotte, NC 2017) in 14th position, Casey Burroughs (Wake Forest, NC 2016) in 17th position, Hannah Rose Bruxvoort (Chapel Hill, NC 2018) in 18th position, Mogie Adamchik (Raleigh, NC 2017) in 19th position, Rebecca DiNunzio (Norfolk, VA 2019) in 20th position, Miranda Lassiter (Chesapeake, VA 2016) in 21st position, Alexis Jarrell (Davidson, NC 2018) in 23rd position, and Katie Pritchett (Dry Fork, VA 2016) in 29th position.

The PKBGT OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS brings together players from event brings together players from Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. Both 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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