Preview: Greater Richmond Classic @ Magnolia Green Golf Club
On Saturday-Sunday, April 8-9th, the 2017 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour plays the Greater Richmond Classic at Magnolia Green Golf Club. Magnolia Green, was ranked #8 on Golf Digest’s Top 10 2015 Best New Courses, is a Nicklaus Design in association with Tom Clark and a beautiful course for this two-day tournament. The event features a field 26 players from 3 states in the Prep and Futures Series.
The Prep Series field features 11 golfers, highlighted by a few of the top players on the 2017 PKBGT Prep MA Series Order of Merit list, including: Rory Weinfurther (Midlothian, VA 2020), Jessica Rathbone (Montpelier, VA 2020), and Madison Isaacson (Greensboro, NC 2018). Weinfurther is coming into this event with two Top – 10 finishes. Rathbone is hoping to continue her great play after winning the Future’s Series at the Boar’s Head Inn Classic.
The Futures Series field features 15 golfers, highlighted by a number of top players on the 2017 PKBGT Futures Series Order of Merit list, including: Hannah Jonely (Ashburn, VA 2020), and Parker Perry (Richmond, VA 2020). Perry is 2nd on the Futures Series Order of Merit and coming into the event at Magnolia Green after a second place finish at the Boar’s Head Inn Classic. Jonely is also coming into this event after a T-3 finish at Boar’s Head Inn Classic and is ranked T-38 on the Futures Series ORder of Merit.
The Greater Richmond Classic brings together players from Maryland, North Carolina, and Virginia. It should be a great event!
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 550 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 email@example.com or 336-347-8537.