On Saturday, June 9th, the 2018 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the Central Florida Series Finale at LPGA International Golf Course. 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 Division was Gabrielle Perlstein (Lake Mary, FL 2020) with a score of 79.
There was a three-way tie 1st place in the Futures Division. Taylor Ellis (Belle Isle, FL 2020), Morgan Stephens (Sanford, FL 2020) and Sarah Fox (Lakeland, FL 2021) all shot a round of 90. Taylor won the playoff and was named Champion of the Futures Division. Morgan finished runner-up and Sarah finished in 3rd place. Lauren Perry (New Smyrna Beach, FL 2020) finished in 4th place with a score of 94.
The Champion of the Discovery Division was Darby Hancock (Sorrento, FL 2025) with a score of even par, 36. McKenzie Coody (Orange City, FL 2024) finished runner-up with a score of 40. There was a three-way tie for 3rd place. Haley Plumley (Lake Mary, FL 2026), Adriana Pagan (Oviedo, FL 2026) and Madison Dusenbury (Deland, FL 2028) all shot a round of 53. Adriana won the scorecard playoff and finished in 3rd place.
This event concludes the inaugural season of the Central Florida One-Day Series. The PKBGT is back in action next weekend for the South Carolina One-Day Series at Spring Valley CC and the Middle Atlantic One-Day Series at Shenandoah Valley GC. We look forward to a great weekend!
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 One-Day Series started on Saturday, March 31st at Alaqua Country Club in Longwood, FL and will end this 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 TourEvents, 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.