On Sunday, May 15th, the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the final round of the 2022 PKBGT Kandi Comer Girls Classic at Orchard Creek Golf Course in Waynesboro, VA.

After a day of play with luckily no rain, a sunny spring Sunday greeted the players as they took to the practice range. Tee times for the final round of the 2022 PKBGT Kandi Comer Girls Classic were set to commence at 8:00 AM off of Hole #1. Players arrived at the practice facilities eager to get the round started and potentially take home the trophy.

First place was open for the taking following the first round of play at the home course of Virginia Golf Hall of Fame inductee, Kandi Comer, whom the event was named after. Going into Round 2 Elsie MacCleery and Amber Mackiewicz shared the lead at just four-over-par for the Bell National Division. MacCleery’s younger sister, Kennedy MacCleery, held the lead after day one for the Futures National Division firing an opening round of 72 (E).

The girls took to the course, beaming rays of sunshine livening the luscious greenery of the course and setting the perfect scene for the final round of the 2022 Kandi Comer Girls Classic. With no threat of possible bad weather–unlike the day before–players and parents alike were overjoyed to play (or walk) the course!

At the end of the day, two sisters stood atop the leaderboards, each the champion of their division in the PKBGT Kandi Comer Girls Classic.

Bell National

Elsie held on to the lead with an even stronger performance in the final round to win the 2022 PKBGT Kandi Comer Girls Classic. Elsie MacCleery (Crozet, VA 2025) took home the championship bowl in the 19-player Bell National field with a two-day score of 76, 74 = 150 (+6). 

Originally tied for first with MacCleery after the end of round 1, Amber Mackiewicz (Virginia Beach, VA 2023) finished as runner up with a two-day score of 84, 75 = 159 (+8). As the only player from New Jersey, Muskan Mankikar (Bridgewater, NJ 2023) made a comeback in round 2 with the lowest score of the Bell National Division that day in order to take home third, having a two-day score of 81, 72 = 153 (+9). 

Bell National Top-4
1. Elsie MacCleery, 2025, Crozet, VA 76-74–150
2. Amber Mackiewicz, 2023, Virginia Beach, VA 76-76–152
3. Muskan Mankikar, 2023, Bridgewater, NJ 81-72–153
4*. Addie Doroh, 2025, Charlottesville, VA 80-74–154

*Denotes the winner of a scorecard play-off.

Futures National

Kennedy MacCleery (Crozet, VA 2027) took home the champion hardware with a two-day score of 72, 71 = 143 (-1). After scoring five birdies in round 2, Kennedy had the highest number of total birdies during this event. Kennedy also had the lowest score in either division for the tournament!

Maintaining her spot as runner-up, Addison Ritter (Crozet, VA 2025) came in second with a two-day score of 76, 82 = 158 (+14). Jayrin Kim (Burkeville, VA 2024) came back in round 2 in order to clutch third place with a two-day score of 82, 80 = 162 (+18).

Futures National Top-4
1. Kennedy MacCleery, 2027, Crozet, VA    72-71–143
2. Addison Ritter, 2025, Crozet, VA    76-82–158
3. Jayrin Kim, 2024, Burkeville, VA    82-80–162
4. Lily Hollberg, 2025, Moseley, VA    81-82–163

Closing Remarks

We would like to extend our greatest thanks to the sponsors of the event, River City Collective, as well as Kandi and the entire staff at Orchard Creek Golf Course for their incredible hospitality throughout the weekend, hosting the Kandi Comer Girls Classic event for the second time. Competing on a course in the rolling Blue Ridge Mountains, the weekend provided a challenge for all of our competitors. We would like to congratulate all of our Top Finishers at the Kandi Comer Girls Classic!

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/.