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Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour come to the Sandhills

    Monday, 08 May 2017 00:07   Blog

The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour came to Carolina Trace Country Club in the Sandhills of North Carolina. 41 players came from South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia and Texas to compete in the two day tournament held on May 6 & 7th. The Prep Divison players played the Lake Course at 5800 yards, the Future Division played it at 5273 yards.

Peggy Kirk Bell began golf at 17. She was a resident of Southern Pines, North Carolina. Peggy turned professional in 1950 at 29 years of age. In 1990 she was given the Bob Jones Award, the highest honor given by the USGA for distinguished sportsmanship in the game of golf.   She became the first woman to be voted into the American Golf Instructor’s Hall of Fame in 2002. Peggy died at the age of 95.

The girls aging in range from 12-17 played in two flights. The Prep Series flight winner was Mackenzie Battle of Aberdeen, North Carolina. Battle shot a 69/80 for a 149; 5 over par for the tournament. The winner of the Futures Division was Halynn Lee from Carey shooting 83/75 for 158; 14 over par for the two days.   This is the 4th year that the tournament has played at Carolina Trace Country Club in Sanford.

59 PKB tour players have been accepted for college golf teams in 2017 . Mackenzie will be playing for the Citadel in South Carolina. The PKB holds 68 tournaments a year throughout the United States.