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Recap: Sonoda, Wenmoth win One-Day at Rocky River

On Sunday, August 2, the 2015 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the One-Day Open Series at Rocky River Golf 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 42 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, Sarina Sonoda (Florence, SC 2015) shot a three over par 75 to place first and chipped-in for birdie on the 18th hole to win the title by one stroke over Madison Isaacson (Greensboro, NC 2018) who shot a four over par 76.  Madison Branum (Lexington, SC 2018) and Muskan Uppal (Cornelius, NC 2019) both shot six over par each with a scores of 78 to tied for third.

In the Futures Series, Emilee Wenmoth (Clemmons, NC 2017) and Jordan Young (Winston-Salem, NC 2016) both shot seven over par each with scores of 79. Wenmoth won a two-hole sudden-death playoff to place first. Nyilah Anderson (Durham, NC 2016), Madison Cross (Hickory, NC 2016), and Meghan McPeak (Chapel Hill, NC 2017) all shot 10 over par each with scores of 82 to tie for third.

PKBGT returns to action on Monday-Wednesday, August 10-12 with the SRIXON TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP @ Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club in Southern Pines, NC. The event brings together players North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia. The event is ranked by the GolfWeek/Titliest national rankings and is the final championship tournament 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: Sonoda, Holland win PGS JR GIRLS

On Thursday, June 25, the 2015 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour concluded the PKBGT PGS JR GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIPS at Deep Springs Country Club. Deep Springs, a fantastic Ellis Maples designed course, was a great course for the fourth championship tournament of the 2015 season. The event featured a field of 38 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, ranked by the GolfWeek/Titliest national rankings, was the fourth championship tournament of the 2015 season.

In the Prep Series, Sarina Sonoda (Florence, SC 2015) shot five over par with a score of 77 to place first with a two-day total of 147. Kathryn Carson (Mooresville, NC 2017) shot five over par with a score of 77 to place second with a two-day total of 149 and Emily Hawkins (Lexington, NC 2018) shot three over par with a score of 75 to place third with a two-day total of 152.

In the Futures Series, Sophie Holland (Cornelius, NC 2020) and Alexis Sudjianto (Charlotte, NC 2019) both had two-day totals of 150 forcing a sudden-death playoff. On the first hole of the playoff, Sudjianto made a brilliant up-and-down from 75 yards to continue the playoff. Holland proved triumphant with an easy birdie on the second playoff hole to win.

PKBGT returns to action Monday, June 29 with the One-Day Open Series @ Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation in Charlotte, NC. The event brings together players from across North 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 MASTERS

On Saturday, April 11, the 2015 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the first round of the PKBGT MASTERS at Cutter Creek Golf Club. Cutter Creek, home of the East Carolina University Pirates women’s golf team, is a demanding course for this two-day tournament. The event features a field 74 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, ranked by the GolfWeek/Titliest national rankings, is the second championship tournament of the 2015 season.

In the Bell Series after round one there is a tie for first place between Aneka Seumanutafa (Frederick, MD 2019) and Sarina Sonoda (Florence, SC 2016) who are leading the field by one stroke at two under par, each with scores of 71. Not far behind the leaders are Catherine Ashworth (Fuquay-Varina, NC 2015) and Delaney Shah (North Potomac, MD 2016) are tied for third place at one under par, each with scores of 72.

In the Futures Series after round one, Amanda Sambach (Davidson, NC 2021) is leading the field by one stroke at one over par with a score of 74. Madison Elliott (Little River, SC 2017) and Muskan Uppal (Cornelius, NC 2019) are tied for second at two over par, each with scores of 75. Kendall Turner (Chesapeake, VA 2019) is in fourth at five over par with a score of 78 and Carley Rudolf (Virginia Beach, VA 2019) is in fifth place at six over par with a score of 79.

Sunny skies and temperatures in the mid 70s are in the forecast for Sunday. It should be a great weather for the final round of the tournament. 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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