Williamsburg, VA-  The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour headed north for the second of three events in the DMV for the Colonial Girls Classic at Williamsburg National. Located in historic Williamsburg, VA, The Jamestown Course at Williamsburg National, on land once inhabited by our nation’s first settlers and the Powhatan Indians, will welcome a strong field for this late October showdown on the James River. Deemed a “4 star facility” by Golf Digest and proud former host of the PGA Tour Michelob Championship qualifiers, a bid to the PKBGT National Tournament of Champions is on the line for the forty-eight competitors between the two divisions. Two friends from the coast of Virginia captured their respective divisions, one of whom won their first-ever PKBGT National event.

Bell National

Amber Mackiewicz (Virginia Beach, VA 2023), no stranger to having a lead at an event on the PKB National circuit, had more than a handful of shots to give away after opening the Colonial Girls Classic with a 69 (-3). It was seven shots, to be exact. In Mackiewicz’s other two victories last season, she was tied for the lead going into the final round at the PKB Masters and was two shots off the lead at the Coastal Carolina Classic. The Virginia Beach, VA native captured the PKB Masters by a shot and won in the longest playoff in PKBGT history at the Coastal Carolina Classic.

Amber’s round on Saturday included three birdies and an eagle on the challenging par-five seventh. On a soggy and cold Sunday in Colonial Williamsburg, Mackiewicz, like the majority of the field, struggled, firing a (+4) round of 76 en route to an eight-shot win. Mackiewicz takes over the top spot in the PKBGT Bell National Order of Merit rankings, replacing Regina Plascencia Celis (Bluffton, SC 2022), who won at the Imperial Girls Classic two weekends ago. Victoria Matthews (Great Falls, VA 2023) made a nice comeback on Sunday, shooting the day’s low round to finish second in the event.

1. Amber Mackiewicz (Virginia Beach, VA 2023) / 69 / 76 = 145 (+1)

2. Victoria Matthews (Great Falls, VA 2023) / 79 / 74 = 153 (+9)

T3. Josephine Nguyen (Springfield, VA 2024) / 77 / 77 = 154 (+10)*

T3. Alice Zou (Potomac, MD 2022) / 76 / 78 = 154 (+10)

 

*Denotes Scorecard Playoff*

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Futures National

Madison Lehr (Mechanicsville, VA 2024) has never finished inside the top five at a PKBGT National Series event. That all changed over the weekend for the 174th ranked player on the PKBGT Performance Index. Lehr and Mackiewicz befriended each other two years ago at the UNC-Chapel Hill Golf Camp. Fast forward to now, the duo captured their respective divisions at the Colonial Girls Classic.

Thanks to a strong start on Saturday with an opening round of 79 (+7), that all changed. Going into the damp and chilly final round, the Mechanicsville, VA native held a one-shot lead. Lehr went out in 38 (+2) with a birdie on the par-five seventh and finished the final round on a high note, making a birdie on the very difficult par-four eighteenth to seal the deal matching her front nine score of 38. Before this weekend, Lehr’s best finish was seventh on the National circuit. With her victory, Madison receives an invitation to compete in the 2020 PKBGT National Tournament of Champions hosted at Forest Creek Golf Club in Pinehurst, NC, in early December.

Addie Doroh (Charlottesville, VA 2025) had a homecoming experience at the Colonial Girls Classic. Claudia Ferrini, PGA, the Head Golf Professional at Williamsburg National, taught Addie when she was out of a club in Addie’s hometown of Charlottesville, VA. The pupil made Ferrini quite happy with back-to-back rounds of 80 to finish runner-up in the event.

1. Madison Lehr (Mechanicsville, VA 2024) / 79 / 76 = 155 (+11)

2. Addie Doroh (Charlottesville, VA 2025) / 80 / 80 = 160 (+16)

3. Julia Hua (Boyds, MD 2025) / 81 / 84 = 165 (+21)

4. Anna Czarkowski (Morganton, NC 2023) / 85 / 84 = 169 (+25)

 

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The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour returns to action next weekend for the PKBGT Regional Invitational hosted at Ford’s Colony in Williamsburg, VA.

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 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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