On Saturday, September 16, 2017 the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour will play the Middle Atlantic One-Day Series event at Kenwood G&CC. 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 tournament features a field of 52 players and includes the Prep, Futures, and Discovery Series.
Featured in the Prep Series are Hannah Hankim (Potomac, MD 2021), Katie Park (Farifax, VA 2022), and Hannah Jonely (Ashburn, VA 2020). Hankim is currently ranked 3rd in the Prep Order of Merit – MA, and has finished top-5 in her last six Middle Atlantic One-Day Series events. Park is currently ranked 16th in the Prep Order of Merit – MA, and has finished top-5 in eight PKBGT events this season. Jonely is currently ranked T4 in the Prep Order of Merit – MA, and finished in 1st place last weekend at the MA One-Day Series at Bowling Green CC (South). They look to continue their success this weekend at Kenwood G&CC in Bethesda, MD.
The top-5 finishers in the Prep Middle Atlantic Order of Merit will receive an invitation to the 2017 PKBGT Invitational at Grandover Resort in Greensboro, NC. The tournament is a signature event of the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Tour each November.
Featured in the Futures Series are Vynie Chen (Centreville, VA 2020), Julie Shin (Brambleton, VA 2022), and Sue Lee (Lorton, VA 2022). Chen is currently ranked 3rd in the Futures Order of Merit – MA and has finished top-5 in five different PKBGT events this season. Shin is currently ranked 2nd in the Futures Order of Merit – MA and has finished top-3 in seven different PKBGT events this season. Lee is currently ranked 1st in the Futures Order of Merit – MA and has eight top-5 finishes in different PKBGT events this season. They look to continue their success this weekend at Kenwood G&CC in Bethesda, MD.
Awards will be presented to the top-4 finishers in the Prep and Futures Series. The Champions of the Prep and Futures Series will also earn Class A status and an invitation to the 2017 PKBGT Tournament of Champions.
Featured in the Discovery Series are 16 players from Virginia, Maryland, and DC. This is our largest Discovery Series field of the year. Awards will be presented to the top-4 finishers in the Discovery Series.
We look forward to a great event!
The PKBGT has partnered with the Middle Atlantic PGA and will host events in Virginia and Maryland. The series will feature three divisions: Prep, Futures, and Discovery. On the day of each of the Middle Atlantic Series events, players are welcome to attend our “Introduction to Tournament Golf” workshops. The workshops are designed to promote and increase participation among middle and high school age developmental female golfers. Topics covered at the workshops will include learning to become comfortable playing competitive golf, learning basic rules of golf, and building confidence on the course.
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 450 members in 2015 and 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 email@example.com or 336-347-8537.