2021-2022 National Season Kick-Off Event
PKBGT Baltimore Girls Classic @ Woodholme Country Club
Greensboro, NC – The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour
is pleased to announce the kick-off of the 2021-2022 National Season in partnership with LPGA*USGA Girls Golf. The first event of the National Season took place at Woodholme Country Club in Pikesville, MD on October 16-17, 2021. Woodholme Country Club is rated among the finest courses in the State of Maryland and has hosted a multitude of local and regional tournaments. The competitors faced challenging course conditions and overcame periods of rain and wind throughout the weekend.
Bell National Division
Twenty-four players competed in the Bell National Division at the Baltimore Girls Classic. Josephine Nguyen (Springfield, VA 2024) claimed 1st place carding scores of 76-81-157. She had four birdies for the tournament with three of them coming in her first round. With her win, Nguyen earned her invitation to the PKBGT National Tournament of Champions which will take place at Forest Creek CC in Pinehurst, NC in December.
Alana Alexander-Giles (Marriottsville, MD 2023) finished runner-up with scores of 79-80-159. Vincenza Papa (Foster, RI 2026) rounded out the top-3 with scores of 78-82-160. Finishing in 4th place with scores of 84-78-162 was Alice Zou (Potomac, MD 2022). In a three-way tie for 5th place with a two-day total of 166 was Avery McCrery (Wilmington, DE 2025), Julia Zigrossi (Spencerport, NY 2023) and Katie Vu (Fairfax Station, VA 2024).
Futures National Division
Seventeen players competed in the Futures National Division at the Baltimore Girls Classic. Joelle Johnson (Bowie, MD 2025) was named the Champion of the Futures National Division in her first PKBGT event. Johnson carded scores of 79-81-160 with 3 birdies for the tournament. Her consistency, finishing the weekend even par on the par 3’s, led her to the top of the leaderboard. With her win, Johnson earned her invitation to the PKBGT National Tournament of Champions which will take place at Forest Creek CC in Pinehurst, NC in December.
There was a two-way tie for 2nd place by Sophie Cao (McLean, VA 2027) and Michelle Yeung (Clarksville, MD 2027) with two-day totals of 171. Finishing in 4th place with scores of 85-87-172 was Lila Becker (Woodstock, MD 2025). Rounding out the top-5 with scores of 87-86-173 was Anna Segal (Potomac, MD 2023).
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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