Upper Marlboro, MD- The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour concluded round one of the HJ Glove Girls Championship at the picturesque Lake Presidential Golf Club in Marlboro, Maryland. The PKBGT has traveled to the Middle Atlantic region three of the past four National events, including last weekend for the Valley Girls Junior in Roanoke, Virginia. A total of sixty-six players competed in the PKBGT major championship hosted by HJ Glove, the official glove provider of the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour.
Forty-two of some of the best Bell National players in the Mid-Atlantic, as well as a handful from the northeast, began play this morning with the Maryland product Bailey Davis (White Plains, MD 2021) closing day one with the lead after a cool 72 (E). The White Plains, MD native carded just one birdie and bogey along with sixteen pars during her first PKBGT event of the 2020 calendar year. Davis holds a three-shot lead over five players heading into the final round tomorrow. Davis last won on the PKBGT circuit in 2018 at a PKBGT Regional event.
1. Bailey Davis (White Plains, MD 2021) / 72 (E)
T2. Hannah Hankim (Potomac, MD 2021) / 75 (+3)
T2. Liza Lapeyre (New Orleans, LA 2022) / 75 (+3)
T2. Alexandra Delgado (Fairfax, VA 2021) / 75 (+3)
T2. Hannah Lydic (Ocean View, DE 2022) / 75 (+3)
T2. Helen Yeung (Clarksville, MD 2024) / 75 (+3)
Once again, the low round of the day came from our Futures National field, thanks to a fantastic opening round of 70 (-2) from Kathryn Ha (Roanoke, VA 2025). Ha continued her streak of great play of late with a round of 70 (-2). Kathryn’s best hole of the day was the par-five thirteenth that she eagled. Kathryn is coming off a season-low round of 69 (-3) that she recorded last weekend at the Valley Junior Girls en route to her second PKBGT Futures National title of the calendar year. Ha holds a nine-shot overnight lead over Kanchana Duangsam (Haymarket, VA 2026).
1. Kathryn Ha (Roanoke, VA 2025) / 70 (-2)
2. Kanchana Duangsam (Haymarket, VA 2026) / 79 (+7)
T3. Shelby Herbert (Charlotte Hall, MD 2024) / 84 (+12)
T3. Katie Vu (Fairfax, Station VA ) / 84 (+12)
Follow the final round at the 2020 HJ Glove Girls Championship
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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