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.
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.
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.
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.
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/.