On Saturday, March 30, the 2019 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the Central Florida Series at Rogers Park, FL in Tampa, FL. The PKBGT is excited to be working in partnership with Insurance Office of America as the presenting sponsor of the series for the second year in a row!
These PKBGT regional events offer 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.
Taking home the championship in the Futures Division, was Madison Garrett (Tampa, FL 2019) after shooting a score of 74 (+3). Garrett found her stride on the back nine where she birdied back-to-back holes en route to victory.
Finishing in second place with a final score of 81 (+10) was Tiffany Colin (Wesley Chapel, FL 2023). Colin had a birdie on the fifth hole of her afternoon. In third place was Andrea Woods (Riverview, FL 2023) with a final score of 82 (+11). Woods found her best success on the 16th hole with a birdie.
Cameron Spellman (Heathrow, FL 2022) finished in fourth place with a final score of 83 (+12). Rounding out the top five was Alyssa Mixon (Wesley Chapel, FL 2023) with a score of 85 (+13). Mixon birdied back-to-back holes on her back nine as the highlight of her round.
The Champion of the Discovery Division was Bretton Mackiewicz (Longwood, FL 2025) who posted a score of one-over par 37 to win the trophy. Willda Kuang (Lakewood Ranch, FL 2027) finished in second place with a score of 42 (+6).
In a two-way tie for third place were Brynn Pressimone (Longwood, FL 2026) and Tiffanie Tran (Braedonton, FL 2025). Both girls finished with scores of 43 (+7) on the afternoon. Closing out the top five was Briel Royce (Orlando, FL 2027), who came in fifth place with a score of 44 (+8).
The PKBGT is back in action next weekend, April 6 for the Central Florida Series at Twin Rivers Golf Club in Oviedo, FL. Make sure to #inviteHER to try out their first tournament FREE at a PKBGT Central Florida Series event!
About the PKBGT Regional Series
One-day tournaments are designed for golfers of all skill levels but are a great place for development golfers to “get into 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 Central Florida Regional Series Kickoff event features a field of 24 players from the PKB Girls’ Golf Tour, the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour.
About the Insurance Office of America
With the vision “to be a family of companies that grow and lead 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/
About the PKBGT
Founded in 2007 by the Triad Youth Golf Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, as a local girls’ golf tour in the Triad region of North Carolina, the tour began as a simple concept: create more effective competitive playing opportunities for girls. By utilizing innovative yardage-based divisions instead of the traditional age-based format, the tour focused on developing tournament experience at the player’s pace. The 2019 season will feature over 90 tournaments in 9 states on the East Coast and with over 900 members, the PKBGT is the largest girl’s only tour in the country. Learn more about the PKBGT at http://www.pkbgt.org/.