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Recap: Hough is Golden at Rocket Tour PLAYERS

On Sunday, March 23, the 2014 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour concluded the Rocket Tour PLAYERS at Creekside Course at Pebble Creek Club.  Rainy weather was the story of the today but it did not deter solid scoring from the field.  The event featured a field of 40 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, Anne Taylor Hough (2015, Spartanburg, SC), who has verbally committed to play collegiate golf at Virginia Tech, cruised to a 6-shot victory in claiming her first PKBGT Championship.  Hough started strong, making eagle on her first hole of the day, #10, by holing out from the fairway.  Her strong play continued, shooting even par on her first 9 and then capped her victory on her final hole to shoot 73-73-146. Furman commit Natalie Srinivasan (2016, Spartanburg, SC) took second place in the Bell Division, shooting solid rounds of 74 and 78 to finish at 152.  A three-way tie for third was settled on a scorecard play-off with Katie Turk (2015, Blacksburg, VA) coming out on top, with Savanah Goodman (2016, Easley, SC) & Jacqueline Twitty (2015, Chapin, SC) taking 4th and 5th respectively.

In the Futures Division, Katharina Floyd (2020, Chapel Hill, NC) tied for the low round of the day with a 78 to claim a two -shot lead.  Katharina shot 81-78-159 to claim her 2nd title of the year and her first PKBGT Championship. Alyssa Montgomery (2019, Knoxville, TN) also shot a 78 on day 2 and finished tied for 2nd at 83-78-161.  PKBGT newcomer Sarah Fite (2017, Russelville, KY) tied with Montgomery at two-shots back and took third.  Woo Wade (2019, Dunwoody, GA) finished 4th at 163, 4 shots off the pace.

With their victory’s, Hough & Floyd both received class A exemptions into the Tournament of Champions this fall. With their runner-up and third place finishes, Srinivasan, Turk, Montgomery, and Fite all received class B exemptions into the Tournament of Champions in September.

PKBGT returns to action next week with the Boar’s Head Inn Classic @ Birdwood Golf Course at UVA. The event brings together players from Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, 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: Hough, Fite lead at Rocket Tour PLAYERS

On Saturday, March 22, the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the first round of the Rocket Tour PLAYERS at the Creekside Course at Pebble Creek Club. The event features a field of 40 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, Virginia Tech committee Anne Taylor Hough (Spartanburg, SC 2015) is leading the field by 1 stroke at 1-over par 73.  One behind is Furman committee Natalie Srinivasan (Spartanburg, SC).   UAB signee Juliana Sebastian (Columbia, SC 2014) & Jaelyn Tindal (Rock Hill, SC 2015) are 3 shots off the pace after Day 1.

In the Futures Division, after round one, PKBGT newcomer Sarah Fite (2017, Russellville, KY) has 2-shot lead over multi-PKBGT past champion Woo Wade (2019, Dunwoody, GA).  Fite shot a 6-over par 78 with Wade firing an 80.  2014 Futures Order of Merit leader Katharina Floyd (Chapel Hill, NC 2020) is 3 shots off the pace, with Melanie Burgess (2016, LaSalle, Canada) 4 shots back.

Weather for Sunday’s afternoon looks threatening so the play has been moved to a 8:30 shotgun start.  We look forward to some great play to conclude the first championship event of 2014!

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: Rocket Tour PLAYERS at Pebble Creek

On Saturday-Sunday, March 22-23, the 2014 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour plays the Rocket Tour PLAYERS at Pebble Creek Club (Creekside Course). Pebble Creek Club, host to many junior and amateur events, is an esteemed course for the first championship event of the 2014 season. The event features a field of 40 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 24 golfers, highlighted nine of the top-65 players on the PKBGT Performance Index, including: Allison Cooper (Harrisburg, PA 2015) ranked 14th, Anne Taylor Hough (Spartanburg, SC 2015) ranked 16th, Molly Skapik (Miamisburg, OH 2014) ranked 29th, Natalie Srinivasan (Spartanburg, SC) ranked 35th, Savannah Gowarty (Raleigh, NC 2015) ranked 38th, Savanah Goodman (Easley, SC 2016) ranked 41st, Haeley Wotnosky (Wake Forest, NC 2018) ranked 51st, Jacqueline Twitty (Chapin, SC 2015) ranked 52nd, and Juliana Sebastian (Columbia, SC 2014) ranked 65th.

The Futures Division field features 16 golfers, highlighted by seven of the top-20 players on the 2014 PKBGT Order of Merit lists, including: Katharina Floyd (Chapel Hill, NC 2020) in 2nd position, Jillian Preisach (Fuquay Varina, NC 2019) in 5th position, Ellis Hunter (Greensboro, NC 2016) in 6th position, Rachel Kuehn (Asheville, NC 2019) in 11th position, Woo Wade (Dunwoody, GA 2019) in 13th position, Alyssa Montgomery (Knoxville, TN 2019) in 15th position, and Peyton Roach (Greenville, SC 2016) in 20th position.

The Rocket Tour PLAYERS at Pebble Creek Club (Creekside Course) brings together players from players from Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Ontario, Canada.. It should be an exciting & challenging event! Who will be golden?

The Rocket Tour PLAYERS Championship is sponsored by Rocket Tour Golf, makers of various stylish lines of golf head covers.  Rocket Tour Golf doesn’t just love the game of golf, they have an obsessive passion for it! They believe your golf bag is an extension of your personality; it makes a statement before you even step to the tee box. Players will find a little inspiration from every decade in the hundreds of head cover designs, fitting everything from your driver and fairway woods to your putter. Learn more about Rocket Tour Golf at www.rockettour.com.

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: Castle wins Palmetto Classic

On Sunday, March 16, the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour canceled the second round of the Palmetto Classic at Cobblestone Park Golf Club due to threatening weather. Cobblestone, home of the University of South Carolina-Columbia Gamecocks golf teams, proved a tricky course for the tournament. The event featured a field of 33 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, Jensen Castle (West Columbia, SC 2019) won by one stroke at five over par with a score of 76. Ann Elizabeth Gore (Lexington, SC 2015) shot six over par with a score of 77 to place second. Chandler Case (Rock Hill, SC 2014) shot seven over par with a score of 78 and won a scorecard play-off to place third.

In the Futures Division, Baylee Evans (Lancaster, SC 2018) won by four strokes at five over par with a score of 76. Jalen Castle (West Columbia, SC 2020) shot nine over par with a score of 80 to place second and Madison Branum (Lexington, SC 2018) shot 11 over par with a score of 82 to place third.

With their victory’s, Castle and Evans both received class A exemptions into the Tournament of Champions this fall. With their runner-up finishes, Gore and Castle both received class B exemptions into the Tournament of Champions.

PKBGT returns to action next weekend on Saturday-Sunday, March 22-23 with the Rocket Tour PLAYERS @ Pebble Creek Club (Creekside Course) in Taylors, SC. The Rocket Tour PLAYERS is the first championship event of the 2014 season and brings together players from Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and even Ontario, Canada. 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 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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