Salem, VA- The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour opened play at the Valley Girls Junior Classic in partnership with the Valley Junior Girls Scholarship Fund at Hidden Valley Country Club on Saturday. 48 players from four states competed at one of the top facilities in Western Virginia.

Bell National

Victoria Matthews (Great Falls, VA 2023) shot the lone round under-par in either division, taking a six-shot lead heading into tomorrow’s final round. The Great Falls, VA native carded three birdies and an eagle with no bogeys on a beautiful Saturday. Matthews began her 2020/2021 season with back-to-back runner-up finishes. Victoria will be playing for the first win of her PKBGT career tomorrow.

1. Victoria Matthews (Great Falls, VA 2023) / 67 (-5)

2. Gianna Papa (Foster, RI 2025) / 73 (+1)

T3. Caleigh Street (Jewel Ridge, VA 2021) / 74 (+2)

T3. McKenzie Weddle (Floyd, VA 2023) / 74 (+2)

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Futures National

Lily Hall (Yorktown, PA 2024) takes the overnight lead in just her second PKBGT National Series event after an opening-round 74 (+2). Hall, the leader by a shot, capitalized on her final seven holes, finishing in (-3) to beat out Alisha Gupta (Ashburn, VA 2024) and Lily Hollberg (Mosely, VA 2025) to the clubhouse lead. Like Mathews, Hall is vying for her first National Series title.

1. Lily Hall (Yorktown, PA 2024) / 74 (+2)

T2. Alisha Gupta (Ashburn, VA 2024) / 75 (+3)

T2. Lily Hollberg (Mosely, VA 2025) / 75 (+3)

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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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