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Recap: Curtis, Floyd wins TOURNEY OF CHAMPS

On Sunday, September 21, the 2014 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour concluded the TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS at Dolphin Head Golf Club. The course is a Gary Player design and is a favorite among the Island courses. The event featured a field 17 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, Caroline Curtis (Glen Allen, VA 2019) and
Delaney Shah (North Potomac, MD 2016) both shot three over par each with scores of 149. On the second hole of a sudden-death playoff, Curtis made a 12-foot birdie to win the title.

In the Futures Division, Katharina Floyd (Chapel Hill, NC 2020) shot even over par with a two-day total of 150 to place first. Rebecca DiNunzio (Norfolk, VA 2019) shot six over par with a two-day total of 151 to place second and Taylor Lance (Travelers Rest, SC 2015) shot four over par with a two-day total of 157 to place third.

With their Bell Division top-4 finishes today, Curtis, Shah, Shears, and Cahill received invitations into the PKBGT INVITATIONAL in November. With their Futures Division top-3 finishes today, Floyd, DiNunzio, and Lance also received invitations to the PKBGT INVITATIONAL. PKBGT returns to on action on Saturday-Sunday, September 27-28 with the Mid-Atlantic Fall Preview @ Draper Valley GC in Draper, VA.

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: Tight leaderboard at TOURNEY OF CHAMPS

On Saturday, September 20, the 2014 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the first round of the TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS at Dolphin Head Golf Club. Although the threat for thunderstorms was imminent throughout the round, the girls were able to finish the round only having to deal with a light shower. The course is a Gary Player design and is a favorite among the Island courses. The event features a field 17 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, Caroline Curtis (Glen Allen, VA 2019) and Delaney Shah (North Potomac, MD 2016) are tied for first at two over par with a score of 74. Not far behind the leaders is Adeena Shears (Elizabeth, WV 2016) at four over par with a score of 76 and
Caroline Cahill (Wilmington, NC 2017) at five over par with a score of 77.

In the Futures Division, after round one, Rebecca DiNunzio (Norfolk, VA 2019) is leading the field by five strokes at one over par with a score of 73. Not far behind DiNunzio is Katharina Floyd (Chapel Hill, NC 2020) and Sirena Walsh (Chantilly, VA 2016) are tied for second at six over par each with a scores of 78.

Weather for Sunday’s round looks fantastic, with partly cloudy skies with temperatures in the mid 80s. It should be a great day to conclude the TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS.

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: TOURNEY OF CHAMPS at Dolphin Head

On Saturday-Sunday, September 20-21, the 2014 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour plays the TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS at Dolphin Head Golf Club. The course is a Gary Player design and is a favorite among the Island courses. The event features a field 17 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.

To qualify for this exclusive event, players must have won a 2014 PKBGT event, finished runner-up in a 2014 PKBGT Classic event, placed in the top-3 at a 2014 PKBGT Championship event, or won a 2013 Bell Division PKBGT event. In this elite field, the tournament is highlighted by seven of the top-100 players on the PKBGT Performance Index, including: Delaney Shah (North Potomac, MD 2016) ranked 12th, Adeena Shears (Elizabeth, WV 2016) ranked 37th, Caroline Curtis (Glen Allen, VA 2019) ranked 55th, Katharina Floyd (Chapel Hill, NC 2020) ranked 59th, Caroline Cahill (Wilmington, NC 2017) ranked 79th, Taylor Lance (Travelers Rest, SC 2015) ranked 82nd, and Diana Cristina Domenech (Richmond, VA 2018) ranked 89th.

Dolphin Head Golf Club is a private, member-owned golf club located on beautiful Hilton Head Island inside the legendary Hilton Head Plantation. A Gary Player design, it was Player’s first course in the Hilton Head area and was open for play in 1974, making it Hilton Head Plantation’s first golf course. The Gary Player design offers players of all skill levels an exceptional and challenging golf experience. The course has matured into an Island favorite. Dolphin Head Golf Club is a unique golf course with two very different nine holes, giving golfers a taste of both the common tree lined fairways found on Hilton Head and the open headlands near the coastline. Player wanted to capture the natural beauty of the area and protect the many wetlands and old growth trees that have been here for hundreds of years, so he used a very unobtrusive approach to his construction. What transpired was a beautiful layout with eighteen distinctively different holes, capturing the natural settings that create the Hilton Head Island ambiance. While you are playing your round of golf you may see alligators sunning on the banks, or you might spot an egret or hawk, or even an eagle swooping down to snatch a fish out of one of the many ponds, and on occasion you could see a family of wild turkeys scampering across a fairway.

The TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS is an invitation-only qualifier for the PKBGT INVITATIONAL in November. At the conclusion of the event, invitations to the PKBGT INVITATIONAL will be extended to the top-four players in the Bell Division and the top-three players in the Futures Division. The tournament brings together players from Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South 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: 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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