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Recap: Thompson wins Seahawk Classic

On Tuesday, July 22, the 2014 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour concluded the Seahawk Classic at the Country Club of Landfall (Nicklaus Course-Marsh & Pines). Due to torrential thunderstorms on Monday, the tournament was only 18 holes. The course is home to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington golf teams and was a great course for this two-day tournament. The event features a field of 30 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, there was a four-way tie for first place between Caroline Cahill (Wilmington, NC 2017), Joliana Elias (Jamestown, NC 2015), Jessica Kittelberger (Raleigh, NC 2014), and Kayla Thompson (Clarkton, NC 2014) who all shot eight over par each with scores of 80. On the first hole of the sudden-death playoff, Thompson hit her second shot to four feet and made a easy birdie putt to win the tournament.

In the Futures Division, there was a two-way tie for first place between Hannah Rose Bruxvoort (Chapel Hill, NC 2018) and Taylor Cozart (Taylorsville, NC 2016) who both shot 14 over par each with scores of 86. Bruxvoort proved triumphant winning the first hole of the sudden-death playoff.

With their victories, Thompson and Bruxvoort received class A exemptions into the Tournament of Champions , and with their runner-up finishes, Kittelberger and Cozart received class C exemptions. PKBGT returns to action on Monday, July 28 with the One-Day Open Series @ Forest Oaks CC in Greensboro, NC. The event brings together players from 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 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: Seahawk Classic at Landfall

On Monday-Tuesday, July 21-22, the 2014 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour plays the Seahawk Classic at the Country Club of Landfall (Nicklaus Course-Marsh & Pines). The course is home to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington golf teams and is a great course for this two-day tournament. The event features a field of 30 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-Prep Series field features 16 golfers, highlighted by five of the top-100 players of the PKBGT Performance Index, including: Savannah Gowarty (Raleigh, NC 2015) in 19th position, Jessica Kittelberger (Raleigh, NC 2014) in 23rd position, Alaina Yeatts (Durham, NC 2014) in 52nd position, Kayla Thompson (Clarkton, NC 2014) in 57th position, and Joliana Elias (Jamestown, NC 2015) in 95th position.

The Futures Division field features 14 golfers, highlighted by four of the top-70 players on the 2014 PKBGT Order of Merit lists, including: Ellis Hunter (Greensboro, NC 2016) in 8th position, Hannah Rose Bruxvoort (Chapel Hill, NC 2018) in 15th position, Jaime Cassell (Charlotte, NC 2016) in 35th position, and Darby Bagshaw (Wilmington, NC 2016) in 63rd position.

The Seahawk Classic brings together players from event brings together players from Georgia, North Carolina, and 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: Elias, Holland win @ Bermuda Run CC

On Thursday, July 18, the 2014 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the One-Day Open Series at the West Course at Bermuda Run Country 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 of 42 players from the PKB Girls’ Golf Tour, the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour with nearly 400 members in 2014 and over 300 girls playing in or committed to collegiate golf.

In the Bell Division-Prep Series, Joliana Elias (2015, Jamestown, NC) shot a 1-over par 72 to claim a 2-shot lead for her first PKBGT Bell Division title of her career.  Morgan Laird’s (2015, Waxhaw, NC) 3-over par 74 was good enough for solo second and vaulted her into a tie for fourth on the PKBGT Prep Series Order of Merit.   The Top-5 finishers on the final Prep Series Order of Merit will earn invitations to the year-end 2014 PKBGT Invitational.  Meghan Holbrooks (2014, Winston-Salem, NC) claimed third with a 75.

In the Futures Division, Sophie Holland (202o, Cornelius, NC) claimed her first career PKBGT Futures title with a 12-foot birdie putt on the third play-off hole.  Sophie was joined in the play-off by Sydney White (2015, Charlotte, NC) & PKBGT newcomer Ashley Kim (2017, Chapel Hill, NC).  Each player shot an 8-over par 80 to reach the play-off.  Holland and White both made par on the Par 4 18th hole to make the 2nd hole of the play-off, with Ashley just missing her par put.  After matching par’s on the 2nd play of #18, Sophie hit her tee-shot to 12 feet on the Par 3 #17 and nailed the putt to claim the title.  With the win, Holland moved into 4th place on the PKBGT Futures Order of Merit and is within 6 points of the Top-3 which earn invitations to the year-end 2014 PKBGT Invitational

With their victories, Elias and Holland received a class A exemptions into the Tournament of Champions this fall.

PKBGT returns to action on Monday-Tuesday, July 21-22 with the Seahawk Classic @ Country Club of Landfall (Nicklaus-Marsh/Pines) in Wilmington, NC. The event brings together players from Georgia, North Carolina, and 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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