Orlando, FL- The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour returned to the land of Disney for the annual Disney Girls Classic. This year, the event is contested at the Disney Palms Course. One of Orlando’s most praised golf facilities, the Disney Girls Classic welcomed thirty-six competitors from twelve states for the first event after the new year on the PKBGT.
Justine Pennycooke (Cary, NC 2023) takes the first overnight lead of 2021 after an opening round of 74 (+2) at the Disney Palms Golf Course. Pennycooke tabbed two birdies and the shot of the day on the par-five fourteenth when she holed out her third shot for an eagle. Justine takes a one-shot lead over Mia Hammond (New Albany, OH 2026) and Tanvi Samayam (Hillsborough, NJ 2024). Mia carded four birdies on the day, including back-to-back birds on the third and fourth holes. Tanvi fired a flawless front nine making par on her first nine holes.
1. Justine Pennycooke (Cary, NC 2023) / 74 (+2)
T2. Mia Hammond (New Albany, OH 2026) / 75 (+3)
T2. Tanvi Samayam (Hillsborough, NJ 2024) / 75 (+3)
T4. Saia Rampersaud (Durham, NC 2025) / 77 (+5)
T4. Julia Zigrossi (Spencerport, NY 2023) / 77 (+5)
The Central Florida Futures Storie Order of Merit winner Darby Hancock (Lakeland, FL 2025) felt right at home in the land of Mickie, taking the lead after her round of 78 (+6). Darby tabbed a birdie on either side going in and out at (+3). Standing one shot off of Hancock is another Floridian at (+7). Bretton Mackiewicz (Longwood, FL 2025). If not for a falter on the eighteenth, it would be Bretton sitting atop our Futures leaderboard. Joining the two sunshine state natives in the final pairing on Sunday is Yvette O’Brien (Greenwich, CT 2025), who opened play today at (+8).
1. Darby Hancock (Lakeland, FL 2025) / 78 (+6)
2. Bretton Mackiewicz (Longwood, FL 2025) / 79 (+7)
3. Yvette O’Brien (Greenwich, CT 2025) / 80 (+8)
4. Hannah Booth (Oviedo, FL 2025) / 81 (+9)
Round 2 will begin Sunday, January 3, at 10:48 AM, weather permitting.
Follow the final round at the Disney Girls Classic.
About the PKBGT
Founded in 2007 by Girls Golf of America, a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, 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 2020-2021 season will feature over 110 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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