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Recap: Isaacson, Atwood Win North Carolina Classic at Sapona Ridge

On Saturday-Sunday, April 1-2,  the 2017 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour plays the North Carolina Classic at Sapona Ridge Country Club. Sapona Ridge, host to many Carolinas junior and amateur events, is a demanding course for this two-day tournament. The event features a field 59 players for this event. 

Winning the Prep Series with two solid rounds of 79-76-155 was Madison Isaacson (Greensboro, NC 2018). In second place was Caroline Duggan (Holly Springs, NC 2019) with rounds of 81-77-158.  In a three-way tie for third place with 159 totals were Mackenzie Battle (Aberdeen, NC 2018), Nina Kouchi (Matthews, NC 2018) and  Rachel Mast (Lexington, NC 2017).  

Winning the Futures Series with an of 80-79-159 total  was Maria Atwood (Holly Springs, NC 2022).  In second place with rounds of 84-81-165 was Angelique Seymour (Fayetteville, NC 2019).  In third place with rounds of 81-88-169 was Trinity Muthoumi (Kernersville, NC 2022).  In fourth place was Layla Meric (Wesley Chapel, NC 2022) with rounds of 87-86-173.  In fifth place matching cards was Madison Logan (Brasstown, NC 2022) with rounds of 89-89-178.

The PKBGT returns to action with the Richmond Classic @ Magnolia Green GC on April 8-9, 2017.  Congratulations to our top finishers!

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: Mast, Atwood Lead North Carolina Classic at Sapona Ridge

On Saturday-Sunday, April 1-2,  the 2017 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour plays the North Carolina Classic at Sapona Ridge Country Club. Sapona Ridge, host to many Carolinas junior and amateur events, is a demanding course for this two-day tournament. The event features a field 59 players for this event. 

Leading the Prep Series with an opening round of 74 is Rachel Mast (Lexington, NC 2017).  In second place by 2 strokes with a 76 is Mackenzie Battle (Aberdeen, NC 2018).  In third place with a 79 is Madison Isaacson (Greensboro, NC 2018).

Leading the Futures Series with an opening round of 80 is Maria Atwood (Holly Springs, NC 2022).  Resting in second place by one stroke with an 81 is Trinity Muthoumi (Kernersville, NC 2022).  In third place with an 84 is Angelique Seymour (Fayetteville, NC 2019).

The North Carolina Classic at Sapona Ridge Country Club brings together players from event brings together players from Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, and 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 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: North Carolina Classic at Sapona Ridge

On Saturday-Sunday, April 1-2,  the 2017 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour plays the North Carolina Classic at Sapona Ridge Country Club. Sapona Ridge, host to many Carolinas junior and amateur events, is a demanding course for this two-day tournament. The event features a field 59 players for this event. 

The Prep Series field features 38 golfers, highlighted by 4 of the top-50 players on the 2017 PKBGT Performance Index, including: Madison Isaacson (Greensboro, NC 2018) in 18th position, Kayla Smith (Burlington, NC 2019) in 36th position, Mackenzie Battle (Aberdeen, NC 2018) in 42nd  position, and Emelia Pack (Browns Summit, NC 2019) in 49th position. Pack has had a great start to her 2017 season on the PKBGT with a win at the PKBGT Tournament of Champions and a top-5 finish at the Tar Heel Classic this month. 

The Futures Series field features 21 golfers, highlighted by 4 of the top-15 players on the 2017 PKBGT Futures Series Order of Merit List, including the Futures National Order of Merit leader Layla Meric (Wesley Chapel, NC 2021), Trinity Muthomi (Kernersville, NC 2022) in 5th position, Maria Atwood (Holly Springs, NC 2022) in 9th position, and Grace Holcomb (Wilmington, NC 2021) in 14th position. Meric has had a terrific start to her 2017 PKBGT season with Top-10 finishes in the four events she has played. Her most recent finish was for 6th place at the Tar Heel Classic among a strong field of players. 

The North Carolina Classic at Sapona Ridge Country Club brings together players from event brings together players from Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, and 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 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: Sambach wins Futures Open Championship

On Sunday, May 24, the 2015 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour concluded the PKBGT FUTURES OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS at Sapona Ridge Country Club. Sapona Ridge, host to many Carolinas junior and amateur events, was a demanding course for this two-day tournament. The event featured a field 56 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 was the third championship tournament of the 2015 season.

In the Futures Series, Amanda Sambach (Davidson, NC 2021) shot three over par with a score of 74 to place first with a two-day total of 146. Rachel Kuehn (Asheville, NC 2019), Parker Melting (Mint Hill, NC 2018), and Carley Rudolf (Virginia Beach, VA 2019) tied for second, each with two-day totals of 153.

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: Sambach leading Futures Open Championship

On Saturday, May 23, the 2015 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the first round of the PKBGT FUTURES OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS at Sapona Ridge Country Club. Sapona Ridge, host to many Carolinas junior and amateur events, is a demanding course for this two-day tournament. The event features a field 56 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 is the third championship tournament of the 2015 season.

After round one, Amanda Sambach (Davidson, NC 2021) is leading the field by three strokes at one over par with a score of 72. Not far behind Sambach is Carley Rudolf (Virginia Beach, VA 2019) at four over par with a score of 75. Parker Melting (Mint Hill, NC 2018) and Sophie Holland (Cornelius, NC 2020) are tied for third at six over par, each with a scores of 77.

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

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: Futures Open Championship at Sapona Ridge

On Saturday-Sunday, May 23-24, the 2015 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour plays the PKBGT FUTURES OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS at Sapona Ridge Country Club. Sapona Ridge, host to many Carolinas junior and amateur events, is a demanding course for this two-day tournament. The event features a field 59 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 is the third championship tournament of the 2015 season.

The Futures Series field features 48 golfers, highlighted by 13 of the top-15 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) and Muskan Uppal (Cornelius, NC 2019) tied for 2nd position, Parker Melting (Mint Hill, NC 2018) in 4th position, Madison Isaacson (Greensboro, NC 2018) in 6th position, Sophie Holland (Cornelius, NC 2020) in 9th position, Rachel Kuehn (Asheville, NC 2019) in 10th position, Kendall Turner (Chesapeake, VA 2019) in 11th position, Bryson Bowman (Summerfield, NC 2017) in 12th position, Emily Dunlap (Greenville, SC 2019) in 13th position, Cassie Paulin (Winston-Salem, NC 2017) and Hailey Pendleton (Waxhaw, NC 2020) tied for 14th position, and Madison Cross (Hickory, NC 2016) in 15th position.

The PKBGT FUTURES OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at Sapona Ridge Country Club brings together players from event brings together players from Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and 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 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: 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: 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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