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Munroe wins LAST CHANCE Invitational Qualifier

On Saturday, November 3, the 2012 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the LAST CHANCE Invitational Qualifier @ Legacy Golf Links. Legacy Golf Links proved a challenging course for this one-day event. The event featured a field of 25 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.

Megan Munroe (Raeford, NC 2016) carded five over par with a score of 77 to place first. Rhea Bhatia (Wake Forest, NC 2016) carded eight over par with a score of 80 to place second. Savannah Thompson (West End, NC 2014) carded eight over par with a score of 80 to place third. Madison Elliott (Little River, SC 2017) carded eight over par with a score of 80 to place fourth. Moon Cheong (Charlotte, NC 2017) carded 11 over par with a score of 83 to place fifth. Because Munroe already had an exemption into the Invitational, Bhatia, Thompson, Elliott, and Cheong received an automatic invitation to PKBGT Invitational @ Grandover Resort (East Course) in November.

PKBGT returns Saturday-Monday, November 10-12 with the PKBGT INVITATIONAL @ Grandover Resort (East Course) in Greensboro, NC. The PKBGT INVITATIONAL is the conclusion of the 2012 season and brings together players from across the Carolinas, Indiana, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, 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 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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Bertram, Elias win One-Day Open Series @ Salem Glen

On Sunday, August 26, the 2012 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the One-Day Open Series @ Salem Glen Golf & CC. Salem Glen Golf & CC proved a challenging course for this one-day event. The event features a field of 32 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.

In the Bell Division, Sarah Bertram (Concord, NC 2013) carded six over par with a score of 77 to win the tournament. When asked about her first win in 2012, Bertram responded, “It feels very humbling to win because I’ve put so much work into my game. Since I had a bad front nine, I wasn’t expecting to win.” Alexis Kershaw (Winston-Salem, NC 2014) carded seven over with a score of 78 to place second and Megan Munroe (Raeford, NC 2016) carded nine over with a score of 80 to place third.

In the Futures Division, Joliana Elias (Jamestown, NC 2015) carded six over par with a score of 77 to win the tournament. Brittany Smith (Stanley, NC 2013) seven over with a score of 77 to place second and Katie Turk (Blacksburg, VA 2015) carded carded 10 over with a score of 81 to place third.

PKBGT returns Saturday-Sunday, September 15-16 with the PKBGT TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP @ Ocean Ridge Plantation-Lion’s Paw Golf Links in Ocean Isle Beach, NC. This is the fourth major tournament of the year, bringing together the top players from the East coast. 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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Brooks, Hearp lead after round 1 of Carolina’s Classic

On Saturday, May 12, the 2012 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the first round of the Carolina’s Classic @ Carolina Trace CC. Carolina Trace CC, site of the 2012 U.S. Women’s Open Qualifier, proved a challenging course for day one of this two-day event. The event features a field of 61 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.

The Bell Division field features 26 golfers, highlighted by four of the top 10 players on the 2012 PKBGT Order of Merit lists.  After round one, Emily Brooks (Chapel Hill, NC 2012) is leading the field by four strokes at five over par with a score of 77. Not far behind Brooks is Hannah Craver (Winston-Salem, NC 2013) and Megan Munroe (Raeford, NC 2016) at nine over par with a score of 81 and Gina Kim (Chapel Hill, NC 2018) at 10 over par with a score of 82.

The Futures Division field features 35 golfers, highlighted by five of the top 10 players on the 2012 PKBGT Order of Merit lists. After round 1, Kristin Hearp (Salem, VA 2016) is leading the field by four strokes at eight over par with a score of 80. Not far behind Hearp is Haeley Wotnosky (Wake Forest, NC 2018) at 12 over par with a score of 84 and Moon Cheong (Charlotte, NC 2017) at 13 over par with a score of 85.

Weather for Sunday will be cloudy with temperatures in the mid 70s.  Looks like great weather for shooting lower scores and an excellent day to conclude this two-day 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.