On Saturday, May 19, the 2018 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the Central Florida One-Day Series at Eagle Creek GC. The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour (PKBGT) is excited to be working in partnership with Insurance Office of America as the presenting sponsor of a new developmental series for junior girl golfers in Central Florida.
The new series is an addition to the 35 developmental tournaments PKBGT runs across the east coast. These events offer an innovative yardage-based divisions to girls aged 9-17. The PKBGT Series Progression allows players to progress towards playing collegiate golf by playing yardage/skill appropriate tournaments as they develop their game.
The Champion of the Prep Series was Gabrielle Perlstein (Lake Mary, FL 2020) with a score of 85 for her third victory of the 2018 series. Newcomer Skai Guity (Orlando, FL 2019) finished runner-up with a score of 101.
The Champion of the Futures Series was Darby Nuxol (Longwood, FL 2021) with a score of 81. Nuxol and Sarah Fox l (Lakeland, FL 2021) had a 2 way scorecard playoff for the first place position due to weather conditions. Finishing in 3rd place just one shot back with a score of 82 was Taylor Ellis (Belle Isle, FL 2021). Abigail Fernandez (Windermere, FL 2023) finished in 4th place with a score of 84.
The Champion of the Discovery Series was Darby Hancock (Sorrento, FL 2025) with a score of 42. This marks Darby’s 2nd win of the series. Bretton Mackiewicz (Longwood, FL 2025) finished runner-up with a score of 46. Finishing in three way tie for 3rd place with a score of 48 was Riley Fletcher (Winter Springs, FL 2025), Madison Dusenbury (Deland, FL 2028) and Adriana Pagan (Oviedo, FL 2026). **Pagan wins scorecard playoff for third.
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 Open Series events is to provide a fun and friendly tournament on a premium golf course. The inaugural Central Florida One-Day Series event features a field of 18 players from the PKB Girls’ Golf Tour, the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour.
The PKBGT Central Florida Series is back in action with the CF One-Day Series at Interlachen Country Club on June 2, 2018. There is still time to register!
The PKBGT Central Florida One-Day Series debuts Saturday, March 31st at Alaqua Country Club in Longwood, FL and ends Saturday, June 9th at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, FL. The point leaders of the five-day series will be awarded and ranked through the PKBGT Storie Apparel Order of Merit. In addition, IOA will grant a sponsor’s exemption into the Symetra Tour’s 2018 IOA Golf Classic to one PKBGT member. That event will be contested September 28-30, 2018 at Alaqua Country Club in Longwood, FL. More details on how members will be able to qualify will be released this spring.
About the Insurance Office of America
With the vision “to be a family of companies that grows and leads the marketplace by serving our clients, our community, and one another,” Insurance Office of America is one of the largest, privately held agencies in the country. The company began in 1988 with $166,000 in revenue. Over the years, through client retention, growth, and the addition of first-class agents, it has grown to $181 million in revenue in 2016. In addition, IOA is the title sponsor for 3 LPGA Symetra Tour Events, the IOA Championship presented by Morongo Casino Resort and Spa, the IOA Invitational at Atlanta National Golf Club and the IOA Golf Classic at Alaqua CC. IOA also covers over 50 sports teams including the multiple teams in the NBA, NHL, NFL, WNBA and more.
To learn more about Insurance Office of America, visit: http://www.ioausa.com/
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.