On May 13, 2017 the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the Middle Atlantic One-Day Series event at Augustine Golf Club, located in Stafford, VA. 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 Series events is to provide a fun and friendly tournament on a premium golf course. The tournament features a field of 23 players and will include the Prep, Futures, and Discovery Series.
Winning the Prep Series is Jessica Rathbone (Montpelier, VA 2020). Jessica finished her round today at 9 over par, 81. Two shots behind her with a score of 83 was Hannah Hankim (Potomac, MD 2021). Finishing in third place was Taylor Waller (Canonsburg, PA 2018) with a score of 85. Rounding out the top four was Cassie Robinson (Emporia, VA 2019).
Playoff! We had an exciting finish in the MA Futures Series with a two hole playoff between Sue Lee (Lorton, VA 2022) and Ester Choi (Midlothian, VA 2021)after both finished with an 18 hole score of 82. In the end Ester Choi emerged victorious. Finishing in third was Emma Chen (Derwood, MD 2022) who was only one shot out of the tie for first with a sore of 83. Finishing in fouth place was Holly Haber (Statesville, MD 2019) with a score of 84.
Winning the Discovery Series was Makayla Grubb (Stafford, VA 2025) with a score of 51 on nine holes. Finishing in second place was Julia Condro (Fairfax, VA 2023) with a score of 57.
Congratulations to all the winners today and we will be back in Action in the Middle Atlantic at the MA One-Day Series @ Shenandoah Valley GC in Front Royal, VA on June 17th.
The PKBGT has partnered with the Middle Atlantic PGA and will host five one-day 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-347-8537.