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Recap: Battle, Lee victorious at Carolina’s Classic @ Carolina Trace CC (Lake)

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On Sunday, May 7th, the 2017 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the final round of the Carolina’s Classic @ Carolina Trace CC. Carolina Trace Country Club, site of the 2012 U.S. Women’s Open Qualifier, proved a challenging course for this two-day event. The event features a field of 41 players from the PKB Girls’ Golf Tour. 

In the Prep Division, Citadel verbal commit Mackenzie Battle (2018, Aberdeen, NC) held on for her first PKBGT Classic title with rounds of 69-80-149.  She claimed a 3-shot lead over hard charging Sasha Hayes (2020, Winston-Salem, NC) who fired a 3-under 33 on the back nine in the 2nd round to finish at 78-74-152.  UNC Greensboro verbal commit Hailey Joy (2018, Reidsville, NC) placed third with scores of 75-79-154.

In the Futures Division, Halynn Lee (2021, Cary, NC) posted the low round of round 2, 75, to claim a one-shot victory.  Lee’s scores of 83-75-158 bested first round leader Maria Atwood (2022, Holly Springs, NC) by one shot.  Cindy Song (2023, Waxhaw, NC), in her first PKBGT event, placed third with scores of 85-80-165.

PKBGT returns to action in two weeks with the PKBGT OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP on May 27-29 at Country Club of Salisbury in Salisbury, NC. This is the second major of the year, bringing together the top players in the Southeast & Mid-Atlantic. It should be an exciting & challenging event. 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 500 members in 2016 and  over 450 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: Battle, Atwood Leading at Carolina’s Classic @ Carolina Trace CC (Lake)

–Live Scoring–

On Saturday, May 6, the 2017  Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the first round of the Carolina’s Classic @ Carolina Trace Country Club. Carolina Trace CC, site of numerous past U.S. Women’s Open qualifiers. The event features a field of 41 players from the PKB Girls’ Golf Tour. 

In the Prep Division, Mackenzie Battle (2018, Aberdeen, NC) holds a 6 shot lead after a blistering 3-under par 69.  The Citadel commit shot 9′s of 36 and 33, with a scorecard including 6 birdies and 3 bogeys.  The final group on Sunday includes UNC Greensboro commit Hailey Joy (2018, Reidsville, NC) and Rory Weinfurther (2020, Midlothian, VA) who shot 75 & 76 respectively.

In the Futures Division, 2-time 2017 Futures National event champion Maria Atwood (2022, Holly Springs, NC) holds a 3-shot lead after her opening round 78.  Maria, who sits 4th of the Futures National Order of Merit, will be joined in the final pairing by Toni Blackwell (2020, Fayetteville, NC) and Brooke Burnette (2018, Suffolk, VA) who shot rounds of 81 and 83 respectively.

The final round will begin at 9:30 AM on Sunday, with the Prep Division teeing off first.  Awards for the top 5 players will follow play outside the Pro Shop.

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 500 members in 2016 and  over 450 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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Champions Tour Players Come to Bryan Park to Support Youth Golf

The Mike Goodes Charity Classic & Pro Am came to Bryan Park yesterday to support youth golf initiatives in the Triad.  All proceeds from the fundraiser go to the Triad Youth Golf Foundation and the Mike Goodes Scholarship Fund, a fund that has given over $30,000 to youth golfers for tournament access, college aid and equipment grants over the past three years.

Take a look at this year’s event!


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2012 Mike Goodes Collegiate Scholarship Award Recipients

The Charity Classic Pro-Am benefits the Triad Youth Golf Foundation and the Mike Goodes Scholarship Fund. The fund lends a helping hand to aspiring young golfers who demonstrate dedication and passion in developing their skills. We are excited to announce three award recipients for this year’s college bound scholarships. Each recipient received $1000 towards their collegiate experience.

Hear from the recipients and how TYGF has affected their life:

Taylor Allison

How have golf and involvement in the TYGF positively influenced my life? I think a more effective way is to explain how much I’ve gained is to consider what I would have missed had I said no when my granddad asked me to play in the TYGF Little League at Bur-Mill Park in 2003.

I would have missed lessons with Chris Haarlow and other instructors where I learned not only how to become a better player but also a better person by being taught the value of practice and discipline. I wouldn’t have played a one hundred holes marathon, running down the fairways in an attempt to play all the holes before dark. I wouldn’t have had the privilege to be an original member of the Peggy Kirk Bell Tour or have the personal challenge of competing against such gifted players. I would never have had the agonizing experience of turning in a wrong score in a tournament and later having the gratifying feeling of knowing I did the right thing even though it resulted in disqualification. I never would have been recruited by various colleges or received a partial golf scholarship from Western Carolina University. Ultimately, without the TYGF experience, I wouldn’t be the golfer or person I am today.

Caleb Keck

Triad Youth Golf Foundation has been and always will be a huge part of my life because it has given me a firm foundation to base my competitive golf on. Not only have I been lucky to play in tournaments sponsored by TYGF, but I am also proud to be a part of this association. It is a great catalyst for youth like me to start their golfing career while learning various core values that are strongly needed in life. Thank you for letting me be a part of this non-profit organization that has lent me a helping hand. Moreover, I feel TYGF has played a vital part in given me the opportunity to play college golf in the fall at Appalachian State University. I plan to be a great student and a great college golfer.

Bryan Griffin

I started golf with TYGF when I was eight years old, and was introduced to competitive golf through Little League and Futures Team Golf. For years after, I participated in events such as Parent-Child Tournaments and after-school group lessons. I have fond memories of the 100 hole marathons at Ironplay and Bur-Mil. Golf has been a driving force in my life. It has taught be patience and flexibility. People I have met through golf have become my closest friends and mentors, and I am happy to know these people.

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PKBGT INVITATIONAL: Polo is golden

On Monday, November 12, the 2012 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the third round of the PKBGT INVITATIONAL @ Grandover Resort (East Course). Host of the annual Bridgestone Golf Collegiate tournament, the 2012 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf regional tournament, and the 2011 NCAA Division III Men’s Golf National Championship, Grandover Resort (East Course) is a challenging course for this three-day event. The event features a field of 31 players from the PKB Girls’ Golf Tour, the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour with over 400 members and 94 alumni in the collegiate ranks.

Lucia Polo (Greensboro, NC 2013) wins PKBGT INVITATIONAL @ Grandover Resort (East Course) and is named golden, again!

Polo (Greensboro, NC 2013) finished first at seven over par with scores of 71 + 77 + 75 = 223. Jessica Porvasnik (Hinckley, OH 2013) placed second at 12 over par with scores of 77 + 77 + 74 = 228. Shannon Brooks (Vienna, VA 2015) placed third at 12 over par with scores of 73 + 79 + 76 = 228. Dignitaries from the Greensboro Sports Commission, Greensboro Convention & Visitor Bureau, and Greensboro Sports Council were in attendance for this exciting final round

The PKBGT INVITATIONAL concluded the sixth season for the PKB Tour. The tour returns in the end of January at the 2013 Kick-Off Bulldog Classic @ University of Georgia GC.

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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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Polo leads after round 2 of PKBGT INVITATIONAL

On Sunday, November 11, the 2012 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the second round of the PKBGT INVITATIONAL @ Grandover Resort (East Course). Host of the annual Bridgestone Golf Collegiate tournament, the 2012 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf regional tournament, and the 2011 NCAA Division III Men’s Golf National Championship, Grandover Resort (East Course) is a challenging course for this three-day event. The event features a field of 53 players from the PKB Girls’ Golf Tour, the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour with over 400 members and 94 alumni in the collegiate ranks.

After round two, Lucia Polo (Greensboro, NC 2013) is leading the field by four strokes at four over par with scores of 71 + 77 = 148. Not far behind Polo is Shannon Brooks (Vienna, VA 2015) in second at eight over par with scores of 73 + 79 = 152. Alexandra Farnsworth (Nashville, TN 2014) is in third at nine over par with scores of 77 + 76 = 153. There are five other players within seven stokes of the leader. For Championship Monday, the field was cut to the lowest 30 scores plus ties.

The PKBGT INVITATIONAL is the fifth and final major of the year, bringing together the top players from the Carolinas, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Virginia. Who will be golden? The weather for Monday looks sunny with temperatures in the 60s and 70s. Ideal for scoring low. It should be an exciting conclusion to the PKBGT INVITATIONAL 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 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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Moosa, Polo lead after round 1 of INVITATIONAL

On Saturday, November 10, the 2012 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the first round of the PKBGT INVITATIONAL @ Grandover Resort (East Course). Host of the annual Bridgestone Golf Collegiate tournament, the 2012 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf regional tournament, and the 2011 NCAA Division III Men’s Golf National Championship, Grandover Resort (East Course) is a challenging course for this three-day event. The event features a field of 53 players from the PKB Girls’ Golf Tour, the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour with over 400 members and 94 alumni in the collegiate ranks.

After round one, Madison Moosa (Charlotte, NC 2017) and Lucia Polo (Greensboro, NC 2013) are tied for first and leading the field by two strokes at one under par with scores of 71. Not far behind Moosa and Polo is Shannon Brooks (Vienna, VA 2015) and Lauren Waller (Canonsburg, PA 2015) tied at one over par with scores of 73. Gina Kim (Chapel Hill, NC 2018), Cecily Overbey (High Point, NC 2014), and Sarah Spicer (Bahama, NC 2016) are four stokes behind the leaders at three over par with scores of 75.

The PKBGT INVITATIONAL is the fifth and final major of the year, bringing together the top players from the Carolinas, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Virginia. Who will be golden? Sunday is “Moving day” since following the round, the field will be cut to the low 30 scores including ties for Championship Monday. The weather for Sunday looks sunny with temperatures in the 60s and 70s. Ideal for scoring low. It should be an exciting second day to the PKBGT INVITATIONAL 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 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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PKBGT Invitational Event Preview

The 2012 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour tees off Saturday, Novemer 10 to Monday, November 12 at the PKBGT INVITATIONAL @ Grandover Resort (East Course). Host of the annual Bridgestone Golf Collegiate tournament, the 2012 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf regional tournament, and the 2011 NCAA Division III Men’s Golf National Championship, Grandover Resort (East Course) is a challenging course for this three-day event. The event features a field of 54 players from the PKB Girls’ Golf Tour, the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour with over 400 members and 94 alumni in the collegiate ranks.

All four major champion winners from this season will be playing at the PKBGT INVITATIONAL. Lucia Polo (Greensboro, NC 2013), winner of the PKBGT MASTERS @ Salem Glen Golf & CC and ranked 114th nationally, is looking to defend her title as champion of the 2011 PKBGT INVITIATION @ Stoney Creek GC. Jessica Porvasnik (Hinckley, OH 2013), winner of the PKBGT OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP @ CC of Salisbury and ranked 157th nationally, will be fighting to win at the PKBGT INVITATIONAL after her third place finish last year. Gina Kim (Chapel Hill, NC 2018), winner of the PKBGT PGS JR. GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP @ Bryan Park GC (Champions/Players) and ranked 321st nationally, will prove herself as a tough competitor to the field. Madison Moosa (Charlotte, NC 2017), winner of the PKBGT TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP @ Ocean Ridge Plantation (Lion’s Paw Golf Links) after a record breaking eight hole sudden death playoff and 298th nationally, will prove herself as a member of this elite field.

Additional competitors to watch out for, include: winner of the Boar’s Head Inn Classic @ Birdwood GC at the University of Virginia and ranked 238th nationally, Victoria Allred (Pfafftown, NC 2014); winner of the Richmond Classic @ Hunting Hawk GC with an amazing second round score of eight under par, ranked 262nd nationally and runner-up at the 2011 PKBGT INVITATIONAL, Shannon Brooks (Vienna, VA 2015); winner of the One-Day Open Series @ Bermuda Run CC (West) and One-Day Open Series @ Forest Oaks CC and ranked 429th nationally, Ashlii Thompson (Brown Summit, NC 2013); and winner of the Futures Division at the PKBGT TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP @ Ocean Ridge Plantation (Lion’s Paw Golf Links) and ranked 1335th nationally, Haeley Wotnosky (Wake Forest, NC 2018).

In addition to the above players, there are also some highly ranked players competing in the PKBGT INVITATIONAL. There are four of the top ten players from Maryland competing, including: Delaney Shah (North Potomac, MD 2016) ranked 2nd in the state and 619th nationally, Jordan McKelvin (Westminster, MD 2015) ranked 3rd in the state and 694 nationally, Rachel Lee (Woodstock, MD 2014) ranked 4th in the state and 725th nationally, and Allison Wong (Rockville, MD 2014) ranked 6th in the state and 920th nationally. There are nine of the top 14 players from North Carolina competing, including: Polo ranked 1st in the state, Allred ranked 3rd in the state, Cecily Overbey (High Point, NC 2014) ranked 4th in the state and 302nd nationally, Moosa ranked 6th in the state, Kim ranked 8th in the state, Thompson ranked 12th in the state, Tara Simmons (Goldsboro, NC 2013) ranked 13th in the state and 469th nationally, and Hannah Craver (Winston-Salem, NC 2013) ranked 14th in the state and 508th nationally. There are two of the top ten players from Ohio competing, including: Porvasnik ranked 1st in the state and Nikolette Schroeder (Avon Lake, OH 2015) ranked 5th in the state and 336th nationally. There are three of the top ten players from Pennsylviania competing, including: Lauren Waller (Canonsburg, PA 2015) ranked 6th in the state and 767th nationally, Shannon Gramley (Sharon, PA 2013) ranked 9th in the state and 766th nationally, and Allison Cooper (Harrisburg, PA 2015) ranked 10th in the state and 804th nationally. There is one of the top ten players from South Carolina competing, including: Kelsey Badmaev (Blythewood, SC 2013) ranked 8th in the state and 177th nationally. There is one of the top ten players from Tennessee competing, including: Alexandra Farnsworth (Nashville, TN 2014) ranked 2nd in the state and 160th nationally. There are two of the top ten players from Virginia competing, including: Brooks who is 3rd in the state and Khushboo Thiagaraj (Haymarket, VA 2014) ranked 8th in the state and 582nd nationally.

The PKBGT INVITATIONAL is the fifth and final major of the year, bringing together the top players from the Carolinas, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Virginia. It should be an exciting & challenging event. 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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Charity Classic Pro-Am Rescheduled

Charity Classic Pro-Am

The 2012 Mike Goodes & Friends Charity Classic Pro-Am is rescheduled for Tuesday, November 6th. The event will be a 10 AM shotgun start on the Champions Course. We will be inviting our friends from the mini tours and PGA professionals from across the region that will take the place of the Champions Tour players that will not be able to come due to their playing schedules.

If you are interested in participating in the event, please contact us at 336.373.4630 or email us golf@tygf.org.

Charity Classic Pro-Am

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Bodfield wins CAROLINAS Invitational Qualifier

On Sunday, October 14, the 2012 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour concluded the CAROLINA’S Invitational Qualifier @ Waterford GC. Waterford GC proved a challenging course for this two-day Invitational Qualifier. The event features a field of 19 players from the PKB Girls’ Golf Tour, the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour with over 400 members and 94 alumni in the collegiate ranks.

Kennedy Bodfield (St. Catharines, Canada 2014) carded three over par with a score of 75 to place first with 78 + 75 = 153. Kensington Wieland (Loudon, TN 2013) carded six over par with a score of 78 to place second with 81 + 78 = 159. Jaelyn Tindal (Rock Hill, SC 2015) carded eight over par with a score of 80 to place third with 79 + 80 = 159. Bella Harris (Greenville, SC 2015) carded 13 over par with a score of 85 to place fourth with 85 + 85 = 170. Bodfield, Wieland, Tindal, and Harris receive an automatic invitation to PKBGT Invitational @ Grandover Resort (East Course) in November.

PKBGT would also like to congratulate Congrats to Kensington Wieland (Loudon, TN 2013) on her hole-in-one on hole #5, a 107 yard par 3.  This is Wieland’s second hole-in-one in her career.  Wieland’s hole-in-one is the fifth in PKBGT history.

PKBGT returns Saturday-Sunday, October 27-28 with the SOUTHEAST Invitational Qualifier @ Chateau Elan Resort (Chateau) in Braselton, GA. This is the third invitational qualifier of the season, bringing together players from across Carolinas, Georgia and Tennessee.

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.