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Recap: Schanen wins SC University Classic at Clemson

On Sunday, March 2, the 2014 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour concluded the SC University Classic at The Walker Course at Clemson University. The Walker Course, home of the Clemson University Tigers golf teams, was a great course for this two-day tournament. The event featured a field of 51 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, Payton Schanen (Milton, GA 2015) shot four over par par with a score of 76 to place first with a two-day total of 148. Victoria Huskey (Greenville, SC 2016) shot five over par with a score of 77 to place second with a two-day total of 154 and Jaelyn Tindal (Rock Hill, SC 2015) shot five over par with a score of 77 to place third with a two-day total of 155.

In the Futures Division, Alyssa Montgomery (Knoxville, TN 2019) shot seven over par with a score of 79 and won a one-hole sudden death playoff to place first with a two-day total of 158. Peyton Gillespie (Greenville, SC 2019) shot 10 over par with a score of 82 to place second with a two-day total of 158 and Katharina Floyd (Chapel Hill, NC 2020) shot nine over par with a score of 81 and won a scorecard playoff to place third with a two-day total of 161. Also exciting news, Floyd had double eagle on hole #1, a 440 yard par 5!

With their victory’s, Schanen and Montgomery both received class A exemptions into the Tournament of Champions this fall. With their runner-up finishes, Huskey and Gillespie both received class B exemptions into the Tournament of Champions.

PKBGT returns to action next weekend with the NC University Classic @ UNC Finley Golf Course in Chapel Hill, NC. The event brings together players from Illinois, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and Ontario, Canada.

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: Schanen leads SC University Classic at Clemson

On Saturday, March 1, the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the first round of the SC University Classic at The Walker Course at Clemson University. The Walker Course, home of the Clemson University Tigers golf teams, is a great course for this two-day tournament. The event features a field of 51 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, Payton Schanen (Milton, GA 2015) is leading the field by five strokes at even par with a score of 72. There is a three-way tie for second place between Emily Cox (Lancaster, SC 2017), Victoria Huskey (Greenville, SC 2016), and Anna Redding (Concord, NC 2015) who all shot five over par each with scores of 77.

In the Futures Division, after round one, Peyton Gillespie (Greenville, SC 2019) is leading the field by three strokes at four par with a score of 76. Not far behind Gillespie, Rachel Kuehn (Asheville, NC 2019) and Alyssa Montgomery (Knoxville, TN 2019) are tied for second place at seven strokes over par, each with scores of 79.

Weather for Sunday’s round looks beautiful with temperatures in the high 60s and low 70s. It should be a great day to conclude of the first event of March Mania!

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: SC University Classic at Clemson

On Saturday-Sunday, March 1-2, the 2014 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour plays the SC University Classic at The Walker Course at Clemson University. The Walker Course, home of the Clemson University Tigers golf teams, is a great course for this two-day tournament. The event features a field of 51 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 31 golfers, highlighted by last year’s event champion, Anne Taylor Hough (Spartanburg, SC 2015), who will be defending her title, and six of the top 600 players nationally by Junior Golf Scoreboard, including: Maddie Rose Hamilton (Louisville, KY 2015) ranked 127th, Anna Redding (Concord, NC 2015) ranked 157th, Hough ranked 223rd, Payton Schanen (Milton, GA 2015) ranked 278th, Kate Collom (Davidson, NC 2014) ranked 459th, and Annie Collom (Davidson, NC 2015) ranked 593rd.

The Futures Division field features 20 golfers, highlighted by some of the top performers on the 2014 PKBGT Order of Merit lists, including: Katharina Floyd (Chapel Hill, NC 2020) in 2nd position, Sophie Holland (Cornelius, NC 2020) in 3rd position, Madison Branum (Lexington, SC 2018) in 5th position, Ciaran Carlile (Evans, GA 2015) in 6th position, and Rachel Kuehn (Asheville, NC 2019) in 12th position.

The SC University Classic @ The Walker Course at Clemson University brings together players from Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, and Tennessee. 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 400 members in 2013 and more than 200 alumni in the collegiate ranks. 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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