Recap: 2019 PKBGT Middle Atlantic Series at Augustine Golf Club

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Recap: 2019 PKBGT Middle Atlantic Series at Augustine Golf Club

On Saturday, May 11, the 2019 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the Middle Atlantic Series at Augustine Golf Club in Stafford, VA.

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.

Prep Division

Taking home the championship trophy in the 9 player prep division was Melanie Walker (Burke, VA 2022). Walker finished the afternoon with a score 77 (+5) in winning the first Middle Atlantic regional event of the year. She found her best success with a birdie on the fifth hole.

In second place with a score of 81 (+9) was Ester Choi (Midlothian, VA 2021). Choi made a birdie on the 14th hole to make her way into the runner-up position.

Finishing in third place, Nichole Trombetta (Poquoson, VA 2019) shot a score of 82 (+10) on Saturday. Trombetta kicked off her round in style with an eagle on the second hole!

Rounding out the Prep division Top Five, in a two-way tie for fourth place was Josephine Nguyen (Springfield, VA 2024) and Akshitha Vemuru (Herndon, VA 2021). Both players shot 85 (+13) on the afternoon.

Futures Division

Leading the way in the Futures division was Amanda Deener (Frederick, MD 2020) with a score of 83 (+11). Deener scored a birdie on the 16th hole to take home the victory.

In second place with a score of 84 (+12) was Alina Ho (Great Falls, VA 2024). Claire Kim (Lorton, VA 2021) finished in third place with a score of 87 (+15).

Jaffa Yeager (Chesapeake, VA 2026) finished in fourth place with a score of 88 (+16) on Saturday afternoon. Rounding out the Top Five in the Futures division was Kanchana Duangsam (Haymarket, VA 2026) with a score of 89 (+17).

Discovery Division

Winning the Discovery division was Abigail Avallone (Adamstown, MD 2026) with a score of 39 (+3). Avallone made a birdie on the second hole to get her round started.

Samantha Nguyen (Springfield, VA 2026) and Tia Macdonald (Midlothian, VA 2027) finished in a tie for second place. Both girls finished Saturday’s round with scores of 41 (+5).

With a score of 45 (+9), Anvitha Vemura (Herndon, VA 2025) finished the tournament in third place. Rounding out the Top Finishers, in a two-way tie for fifth place were Isabel Vizgaitis (Alexandria, VA 2028) and Sydney Dinh (Fairfax, VA 2028) with scores of 52 (+16).

The PKBGT Middle Atlantic Series is back in action on June 1 at Pendleton Golf Club in Ruther Glen, VA.

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.

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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

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