Palmyra, VA– The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour headed to Lake Monticello Golf Club for the final round of the Commonwealth Girls Classic.
Macie Rasmussen (Chesapeake, VA 2027) entered Sunday three strokes behind overnight leader Vincenza Papa (Foster, RI 2026). Papa and Rasmussen went back and forth on Sunday but Rasmussen caught fire down the stretch birdieing three of her final eight holes. Her birdie on the par-5 eighteenth would secure her a one stroke victory. Anne-Lea Lavoie (Quebec City, Canada 2023) bettered her opening round by two strokes and made three birdies over the two days to finish in solo third. Rhianna Gooneratne (Plymouth Meeting, PA 2025) and Macy Johnson (Salem, VA 2023) matched each other’s rounds on Saturday and Sunday and tied for fourth place.
1. Macie Rasmussen (Chesapeake, VA 2027) / 73 + 72 = 145 (+1)
2. Vincenza Papa (Foster, RI 2026) / 70 + 76 =146 (+2)
3. Anne-Lea Lavoie (Quebec City, Canada 2023) / 76 + 74 = 150 (+6)
T4. Rhianna Gooneratne (Plymouth Meeting, PA 2025) / 74 + 77 = 151 (+7)
T4. Macy Johnson (Salem, VA 2023) / 74 + 77 = 151 (+7)
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Mia Poirier (Victoriaville, Canada 2026) was tied for third place after the first round but caught fire on Sunday to run away with the championship. Poirier made three birdies on Sunday including a pair of back-to-back birdies on 16 and 17 to win by three strokes. Sydney Dinh (Fairfax, VA 2028) and Elle Overly (Lititz, PA 2025) tied for second place with a score of 163 (+19) for the tournament. Ryland Portadin (Colts Neck, NJ 2029) played consistent all weekend shooting rounds of 83 and 81 to finish in solo fourth.
1. Mia Poirier (Victoriaville, Canada 2026) / 83 + 77 = 160 (+16)
T2. Sydney Dinh (Fairfax, VA 2028) / 83 + 80 = 163 (+19)
T2. Elle Overly (Lititz, PA 2025) / 77 + 86 = 163 (+19)
4. Ryland Portadin (Colts Neck, NJ 2029) / 83 + 81 = 164 (+20)
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Congratulations to the 2023 Commonwealth Girls Classic champions and all the medalists from Lake Monticello Golf Club! We would like to thank the staff at Lake Monticello Golf Club for their incredible hospitality over the weekend and keeping the course in great shape! The course provided a great test for all our players and created an exciting final round to crown our champions!
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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 2022-2023 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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