On April 21-22, 2018 the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour plays the inaugural Mid-Atlantic Girls Championship presented by BIG MAX USA in partnership with the Middle Atlantic PGA and the Maryland State Golf Association at Hillendale Country Club in Phoenix, Maryland. Nestled in Phoenix, Maryland, Hillendale Country Club opened in 1923 and is known as a “traditional gem” with its rolling hills and small, undulating, well-bunkered greens. A championship golf course, Hillendale CC has hosted the PGA Tour’s Greater Baltimore Open, the Women’s Eastern Championship, the MSGA’s Open Championship and other notable events. The event features a field of 51 players from the PKB Girls’ Golf Tour, the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour. They will tackle the course from 5,772 yards in the Bell National Division and 5,149 yards in the Futures National division.

The Mid-Atlantic Girls Championship at Hillendale Country Club brings together players from Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. We look forward to a great event!

The Bell National field features 22 golfers, four of which are inside the top 50 on the PKBGT Performance Index rankings. Jennifer Cleary (Wilmington, DE 2020) is currently ranked 12th, Rylie Heflin (Avondale, PA 2021) is ranked 20th, Paris Fieldings (Suffolk, VA 2023) is ranked 47th, and Elizabeth Coffren (Owings, MD 2020) is ranked 50th.

The Futures National field features 29 golfers, three of which are inside the top 20 on the Futures National Order of Merit. Amber Mackiewicz (Virginia Beach, VA 2023) ranked 3rd, Sarah Shao (Green Brook, NJ 2024) ranked 8th, and D’yan Robinson (Richmond, VA 2022) ranked 20th. Other standout players in the field include: Amelia Cho (Ashburn, VA 2024) and Faith Mcilavin (Ellicott City, MD 2020).

Awards will be presented to the top-5 finishers in each division. Also, the champion of each division will receive a push cart from the event’s presenting sponsor, BIG MAX USA.

We look forward to a great event!


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About the Maryland State Golf Association

Founded in 1921, the Maryland State Golf Association fulfills its constitutional mandate by promoting the best interests and true spirit of the game of golf as embodied in its ancient and honorable traditions; sponsoring and conducting state tournaments as well as USGA qualifying rounds each year; educating and informing Maryland golfers about changes in the Rules of Golf; fostering respect for the game of golf as well as its Rules; and awarding scholarships.

About the Middle Atlantic PGA

The Middle Atlantic Section of The PGA (MAPGA), located in Stafford, Virginia, is one of 41 Sections of The Professional Golfers’ Association of America, headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

The MAPGA has been a part of The PGA since 1925, and consists of over 1,100 members and apprentices in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia and small portions of Pennsylvania and West Virginia. There are over 900,000 golfers playing more than 16.5 million rounds of golf a season in the Middle Atlantic region.

As player development remains a driving force in the golf industry, the MAPGA provides a wide variety of programs and assistance to support its members who teach the game, promote goodwill and share the game’s values to their golfing customers and their communities in general. Locally, MAPGA Professionals assist in raising over $6 million annually for charities.

About the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour

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 500 members in 2016 and  over 450 girls playing in or committed to collegiate golf. Learn more about the tour at or by contacting Tour Director Mike Parker at or 336-347-8537.


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