Reston, VA- The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour concluded play at a new event in the DMV at Reston National Golf Club for the Middle Atlantic Classic. Clear skies and scoreable conditions continued into day two for the fifty-four competitors from numerous states across the Eastern Seaboard. In the second weekend of resumed play since the Coronavirus (COVID-19) suspended play for over two months, three scores were marked with red markers on the leaderboard, including a round of 68 (-4) in the Futures National division, and the winner of the Bell National division finished under-par for the second straight day.
Leading the thirty players in the Bell National division for a wire-to-wire victory was Michelle Cox (Allentown, PA 2021), who followed up her (-1) round one score with a flawless 70 (-2).. The Allentown, PA native, was the lone Bell National competitor to finish under par. Cox recorded five birdies in her opening round included three in a row to close day one, and she followed this afternoon with four more! It has been over a year and ten days since Michelle last teed a ball up on the PKBGT circuit, with her last start being at the Dupont Classic in 2019, where she finished fourth with a 2-day total 112 (+4). Cox tied for the low round of the day with Alexsandra Lapple (Pinehurst, NC 2023) and Helen Yeung (Clarksville, MD 2024) in the Bell National division.
1.Michelle Cox (Allentown, PA 2021) / 71 / 70 = 141 (-3)
2. Alexsandra Lapple (Pinehurst, NC 2023) / 76 / 70 = 146 (+2)
T3. Elizabeth Tucci (New Market, MD 2022) / 72 / 75 = 147 (+3)
T3. Helen Yeung (Clarksville, MD 2024) / 77 / 70 = 147 (+3)
5. Hannah Lydic (Ocean View, DE 2022) / 74 / 74 =148 (+4)
Leading the twenty-three players in the Futures National division after the final day was Saia Rampersaud (Durham, NC 2025) who overcame a three-stroke differential to capture her second PKBGT title of the 2020 campaign. The Durham, NC native began the final round three strokes behind the leader Alina Ho (Great Falls, VA 2024) who fired a spectacular 68 (-4). Rampersaud’s last victory occurred on leap day at the Stoney Point Girls Classic back on February 29, 2020.
Kanchana Duangsam (Haymarket, VA 2026) carded a final-round best five birdies to fire the low round of the day at 71 (-1). Duangsam was the lone Futures National participant to shoot below par on the final day.
- Saia Rampersaud (Durham, NC) / 71 / 75 = 146 (+2)
- Alina Ho (Great Falls, VA 2024) / 68 / 79 = 147 (+3)
- Kanchana Duangsam (Haymarket, VA 2026) / 79 / 71 = 150 (+6)
- Kathryn Ha (Roanoke, VA 2025) / 74 / 79 = 153 (+0)
- Emily McAnich (Mechanicsburg, PA 2022) / 77 / 80 = 157 (+13)
Follow the final round at the 2020 Middle Atlantic Classic at Reston National
The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour returns to action this weekend in Conway, SC for the Coastal Carolina Classic.
About the PKBGT
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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