On Sunday, August 25, the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the second and final round of the 2019 PKBGT Middle Atlantic Series Classic at Bowling Green CC (South) in Front Royal, VA. 

These PKBGT regional events offer innovative yardage-based divisions to girls aged 9-17. The PKBGT Series Progression allows players to progress towards playing collegiate golf by playing yardage/skill appropriate tournaments as they develop their game.

Prep Division

Following her first round of 72, Ester Choi (Midlothian, VA 2021) posted a consistent score of six-over par 78 to finish the tournament at a two-day total of 150. Choi’s one shot victory for the weekend included four birdies – punching her ticket to both the 2019 PKBGT Prep Invitational and the 2019 PKBGT Tournament of Champions!

In a tie for second place with a two-day total of 151 were Melanie Walker (Burke, VA 2022) and Breanna Trombetta (Poquoson, VA 2021). Walker’s scores of 75-76 included 22 pars while Trombetta’s rounds of 77-74 featured a one-under par score of 35 on her final back nine of the tournament. 

In fourth place was Alice Zou (Potomac, MD 2022) with scores of 77-76= 153. Rounding out the top five for the Prep division was Katie Park (Fairfax, VA 2022) with scores of 76-78=154.

Futures Division 

Holding onto her first round lead, Vivien Vigliante (Leesburg, VA 2023) posted a final round of 81 to finish the tournament at a total of 158 (+16) to win by three shots. Vigliante performance at Bowling Green included 21 pars and a single birdie to take home the title and her ticket to the 2019 PKBGT Futures Invitational and the 2019 PKBGT Tournament of Champions. 

In a tie for second place, with two-day totals of 161 were Kaurvaki Bajpai (Chantilly, VA 2023) and Fannie Sukhumparnich (Bethesda, MD 2024). Sukhumparnich’s rounds of 80-81 featured 21 pars while Bajpai’s rounds of 79-82 included 16 pars and two birdies. 

Claiming fourth place in the Futures Division was Olivia Vigliante (Leesburg, VA 2023) with rounds of 80-83=163. Cailyn Park (Fairfax, VA 2024) rounded out the top five with rounds of 86-82= 168.

Discovery Division

Setting the course on fire with a final round score of 31 (-4) to take home the Discovery title was Sydney Neou (Leesburg, VA 2027) who finished the tournament at two-under-par- 37-31=68. Neou posted 8 birdies out of the 18 holes she played over the weekend to edge out the competition by one-stroke.

Just one stroke back was Michelle Yeung (Clarksville, MD 2027) who also brought the heat in round two with a score of one-under par 34 for a two-day total of 35-35=69. Yeung’s 18 holes of play featured 4 birdies.

Finishing in third place was Olivia Cho (Ashburn, VA 2028) with a two-day total of 37-37= 74. Raquel Walker (Burke, VA 2026) took fourth place with scores of 39-37=76.

Rounding out the top five of the Discovery division was Katherine Yun (Ashburn, VA 2028) with scores of 38-41=79.

About the PKBGT Regional Series

One-day tournaments are designed for golfers of all skill levels but are a great place for development golfers to “get into the swing of things” playing tournament golf. The goal of One-Day Open Series events is to provide a fun and friendly tournament on a premium golf course.

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About the PKBGT

Founded in 2007 by the Triad Youth Golf Foundation, 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 2019 season will feature over 90 tournaments in 9 states on the East Coast and with over 900 members, the PKBGT is the largest girl’s only tour in the country.  Learn more about the PKBGT at http://www.pkbgt.org/.