On Saturday, August 10, the 2019 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the Middle Atlantic Series at Hanover Golf Club in Ashland, 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

Topping the Prep division, Alice Zou (Potomac, MD 2022) posted a 73 (+1) to take the championship trophy with a first-place finish. Zou’s four birdies on the afternoon included two in a row to kickstart her back nine. 

Locked in a dead heat, Katie Park (Fairfax, VA 2022) and Faith Garcia (Suffolk, VA 2023) shared the second-place prize on Saturday. Both players finished with scores of 75 (+3). 

Wrapping up the Prep top finishers with a score of 81 (+9) was Josephine Nguyen (Springfield, VA 2024). Nguyen earned fourth-place honors with her performance. 

Futures Division 

In the Futures division, Gabbie Hollberg (Moseley, VA 2022) earned the victory after posting a score of 79 (+7). She unleashed four birdies on the day, all of which came on the front nine! 

Finishing runner-up, Makayla Grubb (Stafford, VA 2025) finished the day with an 81 (+9). Grubb gave Hollberg a run for her money on the front nine, carding three birdies of her own! 

One stroke behind Grubb, Madison Yom (Burke, VA 2024) and Madison Lehr (Mechanicsville, VA 2024) finished tied for third place. Rounding out the Futures top finishers, the duo posted matching scores of 82 (+10) at Hanover Golf Club. 

Discovery Division

Taking over Hanover Golf Club with a one-under-par 35, Sydney Neou (Leesburg, VA 2027) earned the win in the Discovery division. Neou carded two birdies in her first-place performance! 

With an impressive performance of her own, Olivia Cho (Ashburn, VA 2028) pulled off an even-par 36 to finish runner-up. Cho matched Neou with two birdies in her round!

Raquel Walker (Burke, VA 2026), Katherine Yun (Ashburn, VA 2028) and Tia McDonald (Midlothian, VA 2027) finished in a three-way tie for third place to close out the Discovery top finishers. All three players posted scores of 40 (+4). 

The PKBGT Middle Atlantic Series is back in action on August 24-25 for the Middle Atlantic Series Classic at Bowling Green CC (South) in Front Royal, 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.

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/.