Greensboro, NC – On Sunday, August 21st, the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the final round of the Middle Atlantic Series Open at Hidden Creek Country Club.
Hidden Creek Country Club provided a great test of golf over the weekend as it hosted the Middle Atlantic Series Open. Play began Sunday at 8:00 am as players looked to build off of their Saturday rounds. At the end of the day, three girls stood atop the leaderboards, each the champion of their division at the Middle Atlantic Series Open at Hidden Creek Country Club.
Jennifer Osborne (Ashburn, VA 2024) held the overnight lead after shooting an even par 72 on Saturday. Osborne played her Sunday front nine in 1-under par helping her to secure the championship trophy. Makayla Grubb (Stafford, VA 2025) played excellent on Sunday making two birdies and 14 pars during her even par round which brought her into solo second place. Morgan Mussatt (Henrico, VA 2023) made two eagles in three holes during Saturday’s round. Her 75 (+3) on Sunday was good enough to secure a third place finish. Sophie Cao (McLean, VA 2027) made five birdies over the two day tournament and finished in fourth place.
1. Jennifer Osborne (Ashburn, VA 2024) / 72 + 74 = 146(+2)
2. Makayla Grubb (Stafford, VA 2025) / 75 + 72 = 147(+3)
3. Morgan Mussatt (Henrico, VA 2023) / 76 + 75 = 151(+7)
4. Sophie Cao (McLean, VA 2027) / 74 + 78 = 152(+8)
It would end up taking a 3-hole sudden death playoff to decide the futures division after a three-way tie! After making three birdies and shooting even-par on Sunday, Isabelle LeBlanc (Bethesda, MD 2026) came out of the playoff victorious. Alexis Goboy (Chesapeake, VA 2026) held the over-night lead after shooting 71(-1) in the first round and ended up finishing second in the playoff. Katherine Yun (Ashburn, VA 2026) started the tournament with five straight bogey’s on Saturday. Yun didn’t throw in the towel, made 6 birdies and an eagle over the rest of the tournament to get into the playoff and finish third. Julianna Ishii (Cockeysville, MD 2027) bettered her first round score by six strokes on Sunday to finish in fourth place.
1. Isabelle LeBlanc (Bethesda, MD 2026) / 75 + 72 = 147(+3)
2. Alexis Goboy (Chesapeake, VA 2026) / 71 + 76 = 147(+3)
3. Katherine Yun (Ashburn, VA 2026) / 75 + 72 = 147(+3)
4. Julianna Ishii (Cockeysville, MD 2027) / 80 + 74 = 154(+10)
Jasmine Limm (Chesterfield, VA 2029) played an incredible tournament making seven birdies and an eagle over her 18 holes giving her a seven shot victory. Madeline Navaleza (Baltimore, MD 2028) made an eagle and four birdies during the tournament and was 1-over for her two days. This put her in a tie for second with Sy Shafie(Laytonsville, MD 2028). Shafie scored 36(-1) on Sunday in a round that included 2 birdies and an eagle.
1. Jasmine Limm (Chesterfield, VA 2029) / 34 + 34 = 68(-6)
T2. Madeline Navaleza (Baltimore, MD 2028) / 36 + 39 = 75(+1)
T2. Sy Shafie(Laytonsville, MD 2028) / 39 + 36 = 75(+1)
4. Berkeley Gibb (Waynesboro, VA 2029) / 39 +41 = 80(+6)
We would like to extend our greatest thanks to the entire staff at Hidden Creek Country Club for their incredible hospitality. This weekend provided a challenge for all of our competitors and we would like to congratulate all of our top finishers at the Middle Atlantic Series Open at Hidden Creek Country Club.
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/.