On June 2-3, 2018 the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the Maryland Classic at Laytonsville GC in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The event featured a field of 45 players from the PKB Girls’ Golf Tour, the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour. The weather shortened the tournament to one round due to unplayable course conditions.
There was a five-way tie for 1st place in the Bell National Division. All players finished round 1 with a score of 77. One playoff hole was completed before the course became unplayable. Elizabeth Coffren (Owings, MD 2020), Johnna Parlett (Dunkirk, MD 2019), and Isabel Bae (Bristow, VA 2021) all pared the hole and Jacqueline Cherry (Elliott City, MD 2018) and Kaylin Yeoh (Potomac, MD 2021) both bogied the hole. A scorecard playoff determined the Champion of the 3 players who made par, as all other playoff options were exhausted. The Champion of the Bell National Division is Elizabeth Coffren. Johnna Parlett finished runner-up. Isabel Bae finished in 3rd place. Finishing in 4th place is Kaylin Yeoh. Finishing in 5th place is Jacqueline Cherry.
The Champion of the Futures National Division is Faith McIlvain (Elliott City, MD 2021). She finished the weekend with a score of 2-over par, 74. There was a two-way tie for 2nd place. A scorecard playoff determined 2nd place. Anphi Le (Frederick, MD 2021) finished runner-up with a score of 78. Ruiying Liu (North Potomac, MD 2024) finished in 3rd place also with a score 78. Finishing in 4th place is Faith Garcia (Suffolk, VA 2023) with a score of 80. Finishing in 5th place with score of 81 is Hope Garcia (Suffolk, VA 2023).
The PKBGT is back in action next weekend with the Chanticleer Classic at the Hackler Course at Coastal Carolina GC. We look forward to 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 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.