Salem, VA- The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour concluded play at the Valley Junior Girls Classic in partnership with the Valley Junior Girls Scholarship fund at Hidden Valley Country Club. HVCC sits alongside the rolling hills of southwest Virginia and provided breathtaking views from the first tee to the last putt over the past two days for this regionally dominated field. At the end of the day, two Mid-Atlantic tour players continued the dominance that we have seen from the residents of Virginia and Maryland in our National Series events.
Three players from the Middle Atlantic region sat atop the leaderboard after the conclusion of round one. Just one remained after today’s round. Overnight leaders Melissa Meng (Blacksburg, VA 2020), and Alyssa Wang (Rockville, MD 2021) began the day tied with Danielle Suh (Herndon, VA 2020).
However, The Herndon, VA senior fired the lone round under par in the Bell National division to walk away with the title. Suh’s final eighteen holes included three birdies and an eagle to finish day two at 70 (-2), and 143 (-1) for the tournament. This is Danielle’s first win of her 2020 season, and also her last PKBGT event she will play before her career begins with the High Point University Women’s Golf program later this fall.
1.Danielle Suh (Herndon, VA 2020) / 73 / 70 = 143 (-1)
T2. Alexsandra Lapple (Pinehurst, NC 2023) / 74 / 75 = 149 (+5)
T2. Sue Lee (Lorton, VA 2022) / 76 / 73 = 149 (+5)
4. Melissa Meng (Blacksburg, VA 2020) / 73 / 77 = 150 (+6)
5. Sara Lydic (Ocean View, DE 2024) / 74 / 78 = 152 (+8)
The local talent Kathryn Ha (Roanoke, VA 2025) led wire-to-wire to capture her second Futures National title of the season, as well as snagging her seventh consecutive top 5 finish. Ha closed the final round with five birdies. Kathryn faltered right out of the gate, bogeying her first hole. But, Ha laughed it off. The Roanoke native followed with four birdies to go out in 32 (-3). Ha was not the only Futures National player firing career bests, Leah Edwards (Greensboro, NC 2025) shot a career-low round of 73 (+1) to slide into the runner-up position.
1. Kathryn Ha (Roanoke, VA 2025) / 74 / 69 = 143 (-1)
2. Leah Edwards (Greensboro, NC 2025) / 75 / 73 = 148 (+4)
3. Grace Addison (Abingdon, VA 2023) / 76 / 78 = 154 (+10)
T4. Makayla Grubb (Stafford, VA 2025) / 76/ 80 = 156 (+12)
T4. McKenzie Weddle (Floyd, VA 2023) / 75 / 81 = 156 (+12)
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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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