On June 17, 2017 the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour will play the Middle Atlantic One-Day Series event at Shenandoah Valley GC, located in Front Royal, VA. One-day tournaments are Shenandoah Valleydesigned 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 19 players and will include the Prep, Futures, and Discovery Series.

Featured in the Prep Series is Jessica Rathbone (Montpelier, VA 2020). Jessica is currently ranked 4th on the Storie Apparel Prep Order of Merit – Middle Atlantic. She also finished top 10 at the PKBGT Masters at Greenville Country Club. Also in the field is Hannah Hankim (Potomac, MD 2021), Hankim is ranked 12th Storie Apparel Prep Order of Merit – Middle Atlantic and had a runner-up finish at the MA One-Day Series at Augustine Golf Club.

Featured in the Futures Series Sue Lee (Lorton, VA 2022) and Julie Shin (Brambleton, VA 2022). Lee is ranked 2nd on the Storie Apparel Order of Merit – Middle Atlantic and has 2 runner-up finishes in her last three starts. Shin is ranked 11 on the Futures National Order of Merit has finished inside the top 10 at the Greater Richmond Classic and the PKB Foundation Classic.

The Discovery Series features a field of three players from the Virginia/Maryland area.  They will play 9-holes for the title and awards will be presented to the top-2 players in the Series.

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 mparker@pkbgt.org or 336-347-8537.

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