Greensboro, NC – On Tuesday, August 2nd, the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the final round of the Virginia regional qualifier for the Notah Begay III Championship at Kingsmill Country Club on the Plantation course in Williamsburg, VA.

Following the first round, players were ready to take on the course, determined to do even better. Tee times for the final round of the Virginia Regional Qualifier at Kingsmill Country Club were set to commence at 7:30 AM off of Hole #1. Players arrived at the practice facilities eager to get the round started and potentially take first in order to qualify for the Championship taking place later this year.

First place was open for the taking following the first round of play set beside the Chesapeake Bay. At the end of the day, six girls stood atop the leaderboards, each qualifying for the Notah Begay III Championship this November.

Girls 16-18

Victoria Matthews (Great Falls, VA 2023) took the first qualifying spot with a two-day score of 72, 75 = 147 (+3). Having scored four birdies over both rounds, Matthews held first throughout both rounds. After winning a playoff with a birdie chip in against Faith Garcia (Suffolk, VA 2023), Cameron Freund (Bethesda, MD 2023) took the second qualifying spot. Her two-day score for the tournament was 76, 73 = 149 (+5).

Having the same scores both days as Freund, Faith Garcia took the the first alternate placement with a two-day score of 76, 73 = 149 (+5). Morgan Mussatt (Henrico, VA 2023) took the second alternate spot with a two-day score of 75, 77 = 152 (+8).

1. Victoria Matthews (Great Falls, VA 2023)   72, 75 = 147 (+3)
2*. Cameron Freund (Bethesda, MD 2023)   76, 73 = 149 (+5)
3*. Faith Garcia (Suffolk, VA 2023)   76, 73 = 149 (+5)
4. Morgan Mussatt (Henrico, VA 2023)   75, 77 = 152 (+8)

* Denotes a play-off

Girls 14-15

Kanchana Duangsam (Haymarket, VA 2026) took the first qualifying spot with a two-day score of 71, 70 = 141 (-3). Duangsam was the only player to finish both rounds under par! With nine pars total over the two rounds, Abigail Avallone (Bethesda, MD 2026) took the second qualifying spot available. She ended the tournament with a two-day score of 73, 69 = 142 (-2).

As a closeby neighbor to Williamsburg, Lillian McDermott (Yorktown, VA 2025) held her place in order to take the first alternate placement, having a two-day score of 74, 71 = 145 (+1). Cailyn Park (Fairfax Shore, VA 2025) came back from being tied for sixth to taking the second alternate position with a two-day score of 81, 74 = 155 (+11).

1. Kanchana Duangsam (Haymarket, VA 2026)   71, 70 = 141 (-3)
2. Abigail Avallone (Bethesda, MD 2026)   73, 69 = 142 (-2)
3. Lillian McDermott (Yorktown, VA 2025)   74, 71 = 145 (+1)
4. Cailyn Park (Fairfax Shore, VA 2025)   81, 74 = 155 (+11)

Girls 12-13

Kennedy MacCleery (Crozet, VA 2027) came back from being tied for third to taking the only qualifying spot for this division. With eight birdies between both days, MacCleery ended with two-day score was 73, 71 = 144 (E).

With five birdies and an eagle over the two days, Zoe Cusack (Potomac, MD 2026) took the first alternate position with a two-day score of 73, 73 = 146 (+2). After a scorecard playoff against Elle Astete (Katy, TX 2026), Sophie Cao (McLean, VA 2026) took the second alternate spot with a two-day score of 73, 75 = 148 (+4).

1. Kennedy MacCleery (Crozet, VA 2027)   73, 71 = 144 (E)
2. Zoe Cusack (Potomac, MD 2026)   73, 73 = 146 (+2)
3**. Sophie Cao (McLean, VA 2026)   73, 75 = 148 (+4)

** Denotes a scorecard play-off

Girls 10-11

After the second playoff of the day, Rose Hall (Yorktown, VA 2029) took the only qualifying spot for this division. With five birdies over the two days, Hall finished the tournament with a two-day score of 70, 76 = 146 (+2).

With a two-day score of 70, 76 = 146 (+2) as well, Jordin Christine de Graaf (Virginia Beach, VA 2029) ended the tournament as the first alternate after the playoff against Hall. Bryn Krosse (York, PA 2030) took the second alternate spot with a two-day score of 83, 81 = 164 (+20).

1*. Rose Hall (Yorktown, VA 2029)   70, 76 = 146 (+2)
2*. Jordin Christine de Graaf (Virginia Beach, VA 2029)   70, 76 = 146 (+2)
3. Bryn Krosse (York, PA 2030)   83, 81 = 164 (+20)

* Denotes a play-off

Closing Remarks

We would like to extend our greatest thanks to the entire staff at Kingsmill Country Club for their incredible hospitality. Competing on a course by the Chesapeake Bay, this weekend provided a challenge for all of our competitors. We would like to congratulate all of our Top Finishers at the Virginia Regional Qualifier at Kingsmill Country Club (Plantation)!

Final Scoreboard

About the PKBGT

Founded in 2007 by the Triad Youth Golf Foundation, 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 2022 season will feature over 138 tournaments in 12+ states 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/.