On Saturday, June 1, the 2019 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the Middle Atlantic Series at Pendleton Golf Club in Ruther Glen, 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 14 player Prep division was Jessica Rathbone (Montpelier, VA 2020). Rathbone finished the afternoon with an impressive score of 69 (-3) in winning the event at Pendleton Golf Club! She made six birdies on the afternoon including three in a row from the 11th to the 13th holes.

In second place with a score of 72 (E) was Ester Choi (Midlothian, VA 2021). Choi made an equally impressive five birdies on the afternoon en route to a runner-up finish.

Finishing in a tie for third place was Josephine Nguyen (Springfield, VA 2024) and Alice Zou (Potomac, MD 2022) who each shot a score of 78 (+6) on Saturday. Nguyen made a hole-in-one during her round!

Rounding out the Prep division Top Five, in a three-way tie for fifth place was Catherine Qiu (Great Falls, VA 2024), Rachel Detore (Fredericksburg, VA 2020) and Amelia Cho (Ashburn, VA 2024). All players shot 80 (+8) on the afternoon.

Futures Division

Leading the way in the Futures division was Cailyn Park (Fairfax, VA 2025) with a score of 83 (+11). In second place with a score of 84 (+12) was Claire Kim (Lorton, VA 2021). Fannie Sukhumparnich (Bethesda, MD 2024) finished in third place with a score of 86 (+14).

Rounding out the top five in a three-way tie for fourth place was Emily Wang (Mclean, VA 2024), Meg Lavinder (Mechanicsville, VA 2024) and Barett Butler (Bristow, VA 2022). All three competitors finished with scores of 87 (+15).

Discovery Division

Winning the Discovery division was Sydney Neou (Leesburg, VA 2027) with a score of 37 (+1). Neou made three birdies in taking home the championship trophy!

Sanaa Carter (Jacksonville, NC 2025) finished in second place with a score of 39 (+3). Her best success came with an eagle on the fifth hole!

With a score of 43 (+7), Raquel Walker (Burke, VA 2026) finished the tournament in third place. Rounding out the Top Finishers, in a two-way tie for fourth place were Samantha Nguyen (Springfield, VA 2026) and Tia Macdonald (Midlothian, VA 2027) with scores of 44 (+8).

The PKBGT Middle Atlantic Series is back in action on June 29 at Crofton Country Club in Crofton, MD.

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.

Final Results

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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 http://www.pkbgt.org/.