The MA One-Day Series included 8 One-Day tournaments in the Middle Atlantic region and the two-day Series Finale. These events offer innovative yardage-based divisions to girls aged 9-17. The PKBGT Series Progression allows players to progress towards playing collegiate golf by playing yardage/skill appropriate tournaments as they develop their game.
One-day tournaments are designed for golfers of all skill levels, but are a great place for development golfers to “get in to the swing of things” playing tournament golf. The goal of One-Day Open Series events is to provide a fun and friendly tournament on a premium golf course. The Middle Atlantic One-Day Series event at Brambleton Golf Course featured a field of 44 players from the PKB Girls’ Golf Tour, the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour.
The Prep Division came down to a playoff hole for the second week in a row! Sydney Hackett (Ashburn, VA 2022) and Sue Lee (Lorton, VA 2022) both finished 18 holes of regulation play with scores of 76 (+4). The result was yet another exhilarating playoff hole to determine the winner, this week at the 10th hole. Hackett came through clutch with a birdie to take home the PKBGT trophy! Lee was one shot behind with a par. AnPhi Le (Frederick, MD 2022) and Melanie Walker (Burke, VA 2022) finished T3 with final scores of 80 (+8) on the day. Alice Zou (Potomac, MD 2022) rounded out the top 5 with a final score of 82 (+10).
The Champion of the Futures Series is Catherine Qiu (Great Falls, VA 2024) with a score of 76 (+4). Josephine Nguyen (Springfield, VA 2024) finished runner-up with a score of 77 (+5). In a two way tie for 3rd place with a score of 82 (+10) is Emily Wang (Mclean, VA 2024) and Kinley Stokes (Poolesville, MD 2024). Rounding out the top 5 is Shelby Herbert (Charlotte Hall, MD 2024) and Katie Vu (Fairfax Station, VA 2024) with scores of 85 (+13).
The Discovery Series featured the second playoff of the day! The competition between Alina Ho (Great Falls, VA 2024) and Sydney Neou (Leesburg, VA 2027) was so tight that it required a second playoff hole! The two finished regulation with scores of 38 (+2). In their third attempt at hole 1, Alina scored a par to win the tournament! Sydney finished one stroke behind. Meg Lavinder (Mechanicsville, VA 2024) won a scorecard tiebreaker for 3rd place with a 43 (+7).
The Final Word
The PKBGT thanks all of our participants for an incredible 2018 season and look forward to next year in 2019!
The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour is an initiative of the Triad Youth Golf Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation aimed at increasing learning and playing opportunities for youth golfers. Based out of Greensboro, North Carolina, the PKBGT offers affordable, high-quality nationally ranked girls’ golf tournaments designed to prepare junior girls’ golfers for high school and collegiate golf. The PKBGT is the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour with over 700 members in 2018 and 750 girls playing in or committed to collegiate golf. Learn more about the tour at pkbgt.org or by contacting Tour Director Mike Parker at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-347-8537.