On April 21, 2018 the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played round 1 of the Mid-Atlantic Girls Championship at Hillendale Country Club in Phoenix, Maryland. The event features a field of 48 players from the PKB Girls’ Golf Tour, the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour. They tackled the course at 5,772 yards in the Bell National division and 5,149 yards in the Futures National division.
Leading the Bell Series after round 1 of the Mid-Atlantic Girls Championship with a score 74 is Jennifer Cleary (Wilmington, DE 2020) Just 2 strokes behind the leader sitting in second place is Paris Fieldings (Suffolk, VA 2023) with a score of 76. Currently in a three way tie with a score of 77 is Melanie Green (Medina, NY 2020), Christine Shao (Green Brook, NJ 2019), and Hannah Hankim (Potomac, MA 2021).
Leading the Futures Series after round 1 of the Mid-Atlantic Girls Championship with a score 1-over par, 74 is Kayleigh Zeman (Silver Spring, MD 2020). Currently sitting in second place is Amber Mackiewicz (Virginia Beach, VA 2023) with a score of 79. Currently in third place with a score of 81 is Sydney Hackett (Ashburn, VA 2022). Faith McIlvain (Elliott City, MD 2020) is in fourth place after round 1 with a score of 82. Currently in fifth place is Abby Chen (Bethesda, MD 2021) with a score of 85.
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 finish!
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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.
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.
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 pkbgt.org or by contacting Tour Director Mike Parker at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-347-8537