On Saturday, July 6, the 2019 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the Middle Atlantic Series at Shenandoah Valley Golf Club in Front Royal, 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.
Hannah Jonely (Ashburn, VA 2020) and Josephine Nguyen (Springfield, VA 2024) finished regulation locked in a dead heat with scores of 76 (+4). Due to unsafe weather conditions, the tournament came down to a scorecard playoff where Jonely edged out Nguyen for the win.
In third place with a score of 77 (+5) was Cassie Robinson (Emporia, VA 2019). Robinson made one birdie on her afternoon.
Closing out the Prep top finishers was Amelia Cho (Ashburn, VA 2024) who shot a score of 78 (+6) on Saturday to earn fourth place.
In a weather-shortened nine-hole round, Cailyn Park (Fairfax, VA 2025) earned the Futures division championship with a final score of 36 (+1).
Finishing runner-up was Amelia Noca (Fairfax, VA 2020) after shooting a 38 (+3). Noca closed out her round with a birdie on the ninth hole.
Vivien Vigliante (Leesburg, VA 2023) came in third place after finishing her nine-hole round with a score of 40 (+5).
Rounding off the top finishers in the Futures division, in a three-way tie for fourth place were Nicole Chang (Midlothian, VA 2021), Katie Vu (Fairfax Station, VA 2024) and Barrett Butler (Bristow, VA 2022). All three players finished with scores of 41 (+6).
Leading the way in the Discovery division, Katie Lee (Mclean, VA 2026) finished the afternoon with a score of 37 (+2) and the championship trophy!
Finishing runner-up, with a score of 39 (+4), was Olivia Cho (Ashburn, VA 2028). Cho made one birdie in her round.
Samantha Nguyen (Springfield, VA 2026) and Adelyn Sweet (Moseley, VA 2025) rounded out the top finishers at the 2019 PKBGT Middle Atlantic Series at Shenandoah Valley Golf Club! Nguyen finished in third place with a score of 44 (+9) and Sweet finished in fourth place with a score of 46 (+11)
The PKBGT Middle Atlantic Series is back in action on July 27 at Kenwood Golf and Country Club in Bethesda, 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.
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/.