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Recap: Lightfritz, Owens win Rocket Tour PLAYERS

On Sunday, February 15, the 2015 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour concluded the Rocket Tour PLAYERS at the University of Georgia Golf Course. The golf course is home to the University of Georgia Bulldogs women’s golf team. The course also hosts the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic which is the oldest women’s collegiate tournament in the southern United States and boasts one of the toughest fields that the women will see all year. In 2013, the course was the host of the Women’s NCAA Division I National Championship. In addition to being an distinguish course in collegiate golf, the course also hosted the PGA Tour Web.com Stadion Classic Golf Tournament from 2010 to 2013. With its rich tournament history, the University of Georgia GC is an esteemed course for the first championship event of the 2015 season. The event featured a field 34 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.

Lauren Lightfritz (Suwanee, GA 2016) is golden!

In the Bell Series, Lightfritz shot two over par with a score of 74 to place first with a two-day total of 151. Ashley Czarnecki (Greenville, SC 2016) shot one over par with a score of 73 to place second with a two-day total of 152. Mariah Smith (Clarkville, TN 2017) shot five over par with a score of 77 to place third with a two-day total of 153.

In the Futures Series, Kate Owens (Suwanee, GA 2018) shot one over par with a score of 73 to place first with a two-day total of 155. Mallory Lovell (Georgetown, KY 2018) shot six over par with a score of 78 to place second with a two-day total of 158. Anna Freeman (Aiken, SC 2017) and Peyton Gillespie (Greenville, SC 2019) tied for third each with two-day totals of 167.

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 rockettour.com.

PKBGT returns to action in two weeks on Saturday-Sunday, February-March 28-1 with the Tiger Classic @ The Walker Course at Clemson University. The event brings together players from Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

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: Crowded leaderboard at Rocket Tour PLAYERS

On Saturday, February 14, the 2015 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the first round of the Rocket Tour PLAYERS at the University of Georgia Golf Course. The golf course is home to the University of Georgia Bulldogs women’s golf team. The course also hosts the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic which is the oldest women’s collegiate tournament in the southern United States and boasts one of the toughest fields that the women will see all year. In 2013, the course was the host of the Women’s NCAA Division I National Championship. In addition to being an distinguish course in collegiate golf, the course also hosted the PGA Tour Web.com Stadion Classic Golf Tournament from 2010 to 2013. With its rich tournament history, the University of Georgia GC is an esteemed course for the first championship event of the 2015 season. The event features a field 32 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 Bell Series after round one, Alyssa Montgomery (Knoxville, TN 2019) and Mariah Smith (Clarksville, TN 2017) are tied for first leading the field by one stroke at four over par, each with scores of 76. Not far behind the leaders is Lauren Lightfritz (Suwanee, GA 2016) at five over par with a score of 77 and Ashley Czarnecki (Greenville, SC 2016) at seven over par with a score of 79.

In the Futures Series after round one, PKBGT newcomer Malloy Lovell (Georgetown, KY 2018) is leading with a 8-over par 80, one shot ahead of Sophie Holland (Cornelius, NC 2020) who sits at 9-over par 81.  Kate Owens (Suwanee, GA 2018) sits 2 shots back with a 10-over par 82.

Sunny skies and cold temperatures are in the forecast for Sunday. Despite the chilly temperatures, it should be a great final round of the tournament. Who will be the first PKBGT Golden player of 2015?

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 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 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: Rocket Tour PLAYERS at UGA

On Saturday-Sunday, February 14-15, the 2015 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour plays the Rocket Tour PLAYERS at the University of Georgia Golf Course. The golf course is home to the University of Georgia Bulldogs women’s golf team. The course also hosts the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic which is the oldest women’s collegiate tournament in the southern United States and boasts one of the toughest fields that the women will see all year. In 2013, the course was the host of the Women’s NCAA Division I National Championship. In addition to being an distinguish course in collegiate golf, the course also hosted the PGA Tour Web.com Stadion Classic Golf Tournament from 2010 to 2013. With its rich tournament history, the University of Georgia GC is an esteemed course for the first championship event of the 2015 season. The event features a field 34 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 Bell Series field features 22 golfers, highlighted seven of the top-60 players on the PKBGT Performance Index, including: Lauren Lightfritz (Suwanee, GA 2016) ranked 20th, Jensen Castle (West Columbia, SC 2019) ranked 24th, Alyssa Montgomery (Knoxville, TN 2019) ranked 46th, Jacinta Pikunas (Youngstown, OH 2017) ranked 49th, Carolyn Markley (Maineville, OH 2015) ranked 53rd, Megan Sabol (Martinez, GA 2016) ranked 54th, and Kate Harper (Isle of Palms, SC 2016) ranked 59th.

The Futures Series field features 12 golfers, highlighted by four of the standout players on the 2014 PKBGT Order of Merit lists, including: Madison Cross (Hickory, NC 2016), Anna Freeman (Aiken, SC 2017), Peyton Gillespie (Greenville, SC 2019), and Sophie Holland (Cornelius, NC 2020).

The Rocket Tour PLAYERS at the University of Georgia GC brings together players from players from Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, and Tennessee. It should be a great 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 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: Walker, Rudolf win at Mid Pines

On Sunday, February 1, the 2015 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour concluded the PKB Foundation Classic at Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club. Mid Pines, a classic Donald Ross designed course in the heart of the Sandhills of North Carolina, was named “Best U.S Restoration of the Year” in 2013 by Golf Magazine. The event featured a field 50 players from the PKB Girls’ Golf Tour, the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour with over 425 members in 2014 and over 340 girls playing in or committed to collegiate golf.

In the Bell Series, Brynn Walker (St. Davids, PA 2016) shot two over par with a score of 74 to place first with a two-day total of 149. Haeley Wotnosky (Wake Forest, NC 2018) shot nine over par with a score of 81 to place second with a two-day total of 155 and Anna Chanthaphaeng (Boiling Springs, SC 2016) shot 12 over par with a score of 84 to place third with a two-day total of 159.

In the Futures Series, Carley Rudolf (Virginia Beach, VA 2019) shot seven over par with a score of 79 to place first with a two-day total of 161. Anna Wears (Durham, NC 2015) shot two over par with a score of 74 to place second with a two-day total of 165 and Rachel Kuehn (Asheville, NC 2019) shot nine over par with a score of 81 to place third with a two-day total of 166.

PKBGT returns to action in two weeks on Saturday-Sunday, February 14-15 with the Rocket Tour PLAYERS @ University of Georgia Golf Course. The Rocket Tour PLAYERS is the first championship event of the 2015 season and brings together players from Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, and Tennessee. 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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