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Recap: Shoomee wins TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP

On Wednesday, August 13, the 2014 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour concluded the TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP at Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club. Pine Needles, host the US Women’s Open in 1996, 2001, and 2007, is among the most well know golf courses in the southern US and a ideal setting for the final open major championship of the PKB Tour regular season. The event features a field 65 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), Siranon Shoomee (Sanford, NC 2016) shot one over par with a score of 72 to place first with a three-day total of 211. Sarah Spicer (Bahama, NC 2016) shot two over par with a score of 73 to place second with a three-day total of 213 and Sydney Mills (Severna Park, MD 2016) shot three over par with a score of 74 to place third with a three-day total of 217.

In the Futures Division, Katharina Floyd (Chapel Hill, NC 2020) shot two over par with a score of 73 to place first with a three-day total of 223. Kendall Turner (Chesapeake, VA 2019) shot two over par with a score of 73 to place second with a three-day total of 225 and Diana Cristina Domenech (Richmond, VA 2018) shot six over par with a score of 77 to place third with a three-day total of 227.

With their victories, Shoomee and Floyd received a class A exemptions into the Tournament of Champions this fall. With their runner-up and third place finishes, Spicer, Mills, Turner, and Domenech all received class B exemptions into the Tournament of Champions. PKBGT returns to on action on Saturday-Sunday, September 20-21 with the TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS @ Dolphin Head GC in Hilton Head Island, SC.

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 holds leads at TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP

On Tuesday, August 12, the 2014 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the second round of the TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP at Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club. Pine Needles, host the US Women’s Open in 1996, 2001, and 2007, is among the most well know golf courses in the southern US and a ideal setting for the final open major championship of the 2014 PKB Tour regular season. The event features a field 65 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 two, Siranon Shoomee (Sanford, NC 2016) maintained her 1 shot lead with a two-under par 69 for a two day total of 139.  At 3-under, Shoomee leads Sarah Spicer (Bahama, NC 2016) who kept pace with a matching 2-under 69 in Round 2 to sit at 140.  Two players sit tied for 3rd, 4 shots back at 143 including Jessica Spicer (Bahama, NC 2016), who fired a PKBGT Tour Championship record 4-under par 67 today and Sydney Mills (Severna Park, MD 2016) who shot a 1-under 70.  Jaelyn Tindal (Rock Hill, SC 2015) took the early clubhouse lead by shooting a 3-under 68 to sit in 5th place 144, 5 off the pace.  

In addition to the tight race for the Tour Championship crown, this event marks the end of the 2014 season and the points race in the PKBGT Prep Series Order of Merit.  After two rounds, the virtual leader of Prep Series Order of Merit is Siranon Shoomee (Sanford, NC 2016).   Seven players are within 30 points of the virtual lead.  With 2.5 points at stake for each placing in the standings, tomorrow will be an exciting finish to the series as players look to move up the leaderboard to earn more points in the chase!

In the Futures Division, after round two, Katharina Floyd (Chapel Hill, NC 2020) and Diana Cristina Domenech (Richmond, VA 2018) sit tied atop the leaderboard.  Sitting 1 & 2 on the season-long Futures Series Order of Merit  coming into the event, Floyd & Domenech continue to show their excellence.  In Round 2, Floyd shot a 1-over par 72 to sit at 78-72-150 while Domenech has had rounds of 76 & 74 to sit at 150.  Olivia John (Summerfield, NC 2018) and Kendall Turner (Chesapeake, VA 2019) sit tied at 152, just 2-shots back of the co-leaders.  It will be a wild finish on Wednesday to see who takes home the Tour Championship title.

Following today’s round, the field was reduced to top-50 percent and ties. 154 (12 over par) was cut line in the Bell Division Prep Series and 167 (25 over par) was the cut line in the Futures Division. Weather for Wednesday’s round looks perfect with sunshine and temperatures in the 80′s. Should be a great day to conclude the TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP and the 2014 PKBGT season!

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 TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP

On Monday, August 11, the 2014 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the first round of the TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP at Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club. Pine Needles, host the US Women’s Open in 1996, 2001, and 2007, is among the most well know golf courses in the southern US and a ideal setting for the final open major championship of the PKB Tour regular season. The event features a field 65 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 one, Siranon Shoomee (Sanford, NC 2016) is leading the field by one stroke at one under par with a score of 70. Not far behind Shoomee is
Sarah Spicer (Bahama, NC 2016) at even par with a score of 71. Rhea Bhatia (Wake Forest, NC 2015) and Emily Salamy (Williamsburg, VA 2015) are tied for third at one over par each with scores of 72.

In the Futures Division, after round one, Kendall Turner (Chesapeake, VA 2019) is leading the field by two strokes at three over par with a score of 74. Not far behind Turner is Diana Cristina Domenech (Richmond, VA 2018) and Olivia John (Summerfield, NC 2018) who are tied for second at five over par each with scores of 76. Woo Wade (Dunwoody, GA 2019) sits at fourth place with six over par with a score of 77.

Weather for Tuesday’s round is partly cloudy skies with temperatures in the high 80s and a chance for afternoon storms. Despite the possibility for storms, it should be a great day for moving day at the TOUR 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: TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP at Pine Needles

On Monday-Wednesday, August 11-13, the 2014 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour plays the TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP at Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club. Pine Needles, host the US Women’s Open in 1996, 2001, and 2007, is among the most well know golf courses in the southern US and a ideal setting for the final open major championship of the PKB Tour regular season. The event features a field 66 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 47 golfers, highlighted by 13 of the top-50 players on the PKBGT Performance Index, including: Jessica Spicer (Bahama, NC 2016) ranked 3rd, Siranon Shoomee (Sanford, NC 2016) ranked 8th, Sarah Spicer (Bahama, NC 2016) ranked 9th, Jaelyn Tindal (Rock Hill, SC 2015) ranked 12th, Haeley Wotnosky (Wake Forest, NC 2018) ranked 20th, Savannah Gowarty (Raleigh, NC 2015) ranked 21st, Kate Collom (Davidson, NC 2014) ranked 27th, Emily Salamy (Williamsburg, VA 2015) ranked 35th, Rhea Bhatia (Wake Forest, NC 2015) ranked 37th, Joey Mae Walz (Pittsburgh, PA 2015) ranked 39th, Annie Collom (Davidson, NC 2015) ranked 40th, Grace Yatawara (Salisbury, NC 2016) ranked 42nd, and Jessica Kittelberger (Raleigh, NC 2014) ranked 44th.

The Futures Division field features 19 golfers, highlighted by seven of the top-25 players on the 2014 PKBGT Order of Merit lists, including:Katharina Floyd (Chapel Hill, NC 2020) ranked 1st, Diana Cristina Domenech (Richmond, VA 2018) ranked 2nd, Woo Wade (Dunwoody, GA 2019) ranked 3rd, Ellis Hunter (Greensboro, NC 2016) ranked 8th, Olivia John (Summerfield, NC 2018) ranked 19th, Mogie Adamchik (Raleigh, NC 2017) ranked 20th, and Kendall Turner (Chesapeake, VA 2019) ranked 21st.

The TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP marks the end of the regular 2014 season. A lot is at stake at this event, including many invitations to the PKBGT INVITATIONAL in November. At the conclusion of the event, invitations to the PKBGT INVITATIONAL will be extended to the top-five players from the PKBGT 2014 Bell Division (Prep Series) Order of Merit rankings, the top-three players from the 2014 PKBGT Futures Division Order of Merit rankings, and the top-30 players on the PKBGT Performance Index. The tournament brings together players from Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South 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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Recap: Freedman wins One-Day Open at Chapel Hill

On Monday, August 4, the 2014 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the One-Day Open Series at Chapel Hill Country Club. 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 of BLANK 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, Hailey Freedman (Chapel Hill, NC 2018), Savannah Gowarty (Raleigh, NC 2015), and Erin Moore (Westfield, NC 2015) all shot five over par each with scores of 77. On the third hole of a sudden-death playoff, Freedman made birdie to win the title.

In the Futures Division, Mia Kness (Venetia, PA 2017) shot two over par with a score of 75 to place first. Kayla Smith (Burlington, NC 2019) shot seven over par with a score of 80 to place second. Hannah Rose Bruxvoort (Chapel Hill, NC 2018) and Emma Parson (Chapel Hill, NC 2016) both shot eight over par each with scores of 81 to tie for third.

With their victories, Freedman and Kness received a class A exemptions into the Tournament of Champions this fall. PKBGT returns to action on Monday-Wednesday, August 11-13 with the TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP @ Pine Needles Lodge & GC in Southern Pines, NC. The course is home fantastic venue for the fifth championship event of the season and the event brings together players from Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South 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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