Reston, VA- The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour began play at a new event in the DMV at Reston National Golf Club for the Middle Atlantic Classic. Clear skies and scoreable conditions awaited the fifty-four competitors from numerous states across the Eastern Seaboard. In the second weekend of resumed play since the Coronavirus (COVID-19) suspended play for over two months, three scores were marked with a red marker on the leaderboard, including a round of 68 (-4) in the Futures National division.
Leading the thirty players in the Bell National division is Michelle Cox (Allentown, PA 2021), with an opening round of 71 (-1). The Allentown, PA native, was the lone Bell National competitor to fire under par in the opening round. Cox recorded five birdies in her opening round included three in a row to close her opening round! It has been over a year and ten days since Michelle last teed a ball up on the PKBGT circuit, with her last start being at the Dupont Classic in 2019, where she finished fourth with a 2-day total 112 (+4). Cox is in search of her maiden Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour victory and will tee up in the final round with fellow Mid-Atlantic resident Elizabeth Tucci (New Market, MD 2022) and Hannah Barrett (Carlisle, PA 2023), who shot a round of even-par (72) this afternoon.
1.Michelle Cox (Allentown, PA 2021) / 71 (-1)
T2. Hannah Barrett (Carlisle, PA 2023) / 72 (E)
T2. Elizabeth Tucci (New Market, MD 2022) / 72 (E)
4. Isabel Bae (Bristow, VA 2021) / 73 (+1)
5. Hannah Lydic (Ocean View, DE 2022) / 74 (+2)
Leading the twenty-three players in the Futures National division is Alina Ho (Great Falls, VA 2024) with a blistering 68 (-4) to kickoff the Middle Atlantic Classic at Reston National. The Great Falls, VA native began the round off to a scorching start recording birdies on holes 1, 2, and three to go out in 33 (-3). Ho added two more birdies on the inward nine on the par-five tenth and the par-four fourteenth to end with five birdies on the day. It’s been nearly five months since Alina last competed on the PKBGT circuit with her last start being at Pine Needles Inn and Club for the Peggy Kirk Bell Junior, where she finished 16th in the Futures National division. Alina holds a three-shot lead over Saia Rampersaud (Durham, NC 2025), who carded the only other red number in the Futures National division finished at (-1) for the day.
- Alina Ho (Great Falls, VA 2024) / 68 (-4)
- Saia Rampersaud (Durham, NC 2025) / 71 (-1)
- Kathryn Ha (Roanoke, VA 2025) / 74 (+2)
- Emily McAninch (Mechanisburg, PA 2022) / 77 (+5)
- Kanchana Duangsam (Haymarket, VA 2026) / 79 (+7)
Follow the final round at the 2020 Middle Atlantic Classic at Reston National
About the PKBGT
Founded in 2007 by Girls Golf of America, 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 2020 season will feature over 1110 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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