Myersville, MD- The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf concluded play at the Mid-Atlantic Girls Championship at Musket Ridge Golf Club. Seven states were represented in the two divisions, including Rhode Island, Louisiana, Delaware, New York, and Pennsylvania. Musket Ridge Golf Club voted Maryland’s most scenic golf course, welcomed some of the area’s best for a showdown in the rolling hills of Maryland. The field dealt with wind gusts of nearly 2o mph throughout the round. The final round presented much more favorable weather conditions in the DMV, which included a round of 68 (-4) from the eventual champion of the Bell National division and a shootout in the Futures National division.
Christina Carroll (Bear, DE 2020), who heads off to the University of Delaware this fall, ran away with the Bell National title thanks to a final round 68 (-4). Carroll, who began the day three shots off the lead, took advantage of the reachable par-four eleventh and par-five twelfth to conclude the round with a three-shot victory. Christina opened the tournament with a (+2) round of 74. Over thirty-six holes, the Bear, DE native carded six birdies and an eagle. Although the University of Delaware’s fall season was canceled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Christina, during her post-round interview, told members of the PKBGT communications staff that “this is a huge confidence boost for me. Even though I won’t have a fall season, I’m ready to put in the work for the spring”. Finishing runner-up was day one leader Lauren Jones (Newtown Square, PA 2021) at (+2).
1. Christina Carroll (Bear, DE 2020) / 74 / 68 = 142 (-2)
2. Lauren Jones (Newtown Square, PA 2021) / 71 / 74 = 145 (+1)
T3. Amanda Phillips (New York, NY 2024) / 74 / 73 = 147 (+3)
T3. Sarah Lydic (Ocean View, DE 2024) / 75 / 72 = 147 (+3)
5. Vileska Gelpi (Markleton, PA 2021) / 75 / 73 = 148 (+4)
Kathryn Ha (Roanoke, VA 2025) found herself in an unusual circumstance after round one. Ha was two strokes off the lead. Akshitha Vermuru (Herndon, VA 2021) fired the low round on a windy day, one with a (+4) round of 76. Vermuru’s lone birdie was on the reachable par-four eleventh. However, Vermuru struggled on the final day, opening up the championship for the rest of the field. Winning championships, a specialty of the Roanoke, VA native took advantage and captured her seventh Futures National title in a row, including two major championships. Ha’s lone birdie in her final round came on the downwind par-five twelfth hole. Kathryn closed the championship with a five-shot victory. This was a special victory for Kathryn as her mother finally saw her daughter win on the PKB circuit this season. Kathryn will take the week off before traveling down to the Gate City for the Precision Girls Championship at Bryan Park.
1. Kathryn Ha (Roanoke, VA 2025) / 78 / 73 = 151 (+7)
T2. Cameron Hiek (Great Falls, VA 2023) / 79 / 78 = 157 (+13)*
T2. Maddie Elias (Purcellville, VA 2021) / 79 / 78 = 157 (+13)
T2. Vinny Pappa (Foster, RI 2026) / 79 / 78 = 157 (+13)
*Denotes Scorecard Playoff Victory
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The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour returns to action early next week for the Precision Girls Championship.
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Founded in 2007 by Girls Golf of America, 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 2020 season will feature over 1110 tournaments in 9 states on the East Coast, and with over 1,000 members, the PKBGT is the largest girl’s only tour in the country. Learn more about the PKBGT at http://www.pkbgt.org/.
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