The STORIE: PKBGT Regional Recap (May 24, 2021)

The Delaware Valley Joins the Fun!

The PKBGT Delaware Valley Series kicked off on Saturday at Middletown Country Club with a series-high 40 participants!

PKBGT National Series vet Megan Meng (Pennington, NJ 2024) picked up her first Delaware Valley series title in the Prep division, winning by five shots. The Pennington, NJ native carded a three-over round of 75. Meng recorded five birdies on the day, including four on her back-nine. Finishing runner-up was Anushka Sawant (Monmouth Junction, NJ 2024).

Danielle Higbee (Mickleton, NJ 2025) tabbed her first-ever PKBGT win at Middletown Country Club. Higbee, like Meng, carded a round of 75 (+3) to win. Finishing just behind Higbee was Savannah Laverty (Moorestown, NJ 2027) at (+4).

Giulia Weisser (Reading, PA 2027) was the lone champion from the Keystone State on Saturday. The Reading, PA native, carded a round of 37 (+1) to defeat 2021 Linville Cup participant Bryn Krosse (York, PA 2030) by one. Weisser carded her lone birdie on the par-four fifth.

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The Eagle has Landed

The PKBGT Central Florida Series continued on Saturday at Eagle Creek Golf Club.

Laurel Haake (Lakeland, FL 2023) outlasted CFL stalwart Abigail Fernandez (Windermere, FL 2023) in a playoff for the Prep Series title. Haake took advantage of a clutch par on the closing hole to tie Fernandez who bogeyed the last. Laurel took that momentum and never looked back winning on the first playoff hole.

Meyher Khokhar (Gotha, FL 2026) is continually proving that she’s the player to beat in the Futures division capturing her second title of the series. Khokhar has yet to finish outside the top two positions in her five starts this season. Finishing four shots behind Khokhar was Starr Guity (Orlando, FL 2023) at (+10).

Claire Yang (Windermere, FL 2029) picked up her first CFL series win with a round of 37 (+1). The nine-year-old started off hot making birdies on the first and third holes. When her final putt dropped on the ninth green, she finished three ahead of runner-up Sarah Gilman (Lutz, FL 2028).

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Azaleas are Blooming

The PKBGT Central Gulf Coast Series continued play on Saturday at Azalea City Golf Course in Mobile, Alabama.

Mariane Johnson (Niceville, FL 2023) continued her dominance of the Prep Central Gulf Coast Series over the weekend with another victory after a round of 79 (+7). Johnson’s lone birdie came on the final hole. Finishing runner-up was Anna Kunkel (Atmore, AL 2026). Johnson has pretty much secured the Storie Apparel Order of Merit Prep Central Gulf Coast award with her finish on Saturday.

Jordyn Martin (Creola, AL 2022) squeaked by current Futures Storie Order of Merit leader Kayla Tolbert (Cantonment, FL 2022) to win the Futures division by one at Azalea City Golf Course. A crucial par-save on the seventeenth hole proved to be the difference for the Alabama native. This is the first PKBGT victory of her junior golf career.

Jasmine Nguyen (Mobile, AL 2030) is one of the few players to compete in every single event. On Saturday, the youngster from Mobile picked up her fourth Discovery Series title to seal the deal and earn her the title of 2021 Storie Apparel Discovery Central Gulf Coast Order of Merit champion. Lauren Green (Saraland, AL 2031) finished runner-up.

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Things are Heating Up in the Palmetto State

The PKBGT Central Gulf Coast Series debuted on Saturday at Spring Valley Country Club in Columbia, SC.

Alicia Fang (Waxhaw, NC 2026), a 2021 Futures National champion, took home the kickoff event at Spring Valley Country Club thanks to her round of 79 (+7). Fang carded two birdies on her day. Finishing runner-up was Allison Lebo (North Augusta, SC 2022) at (+14).

2021 Linville Cup Team Southeast participant took home the Futures SC title thanks to a round of 84 (+12). Karsyn Herron (Graniteville, SC 2027), a proven winner in the Discovery division, showed she’s got what it takes at the next level winning by one over Jasmine Yeung (Charlotte, NC 2025).

Kinley Brazell (Blythewood, SC 2028) outlasted Mary Katherine Dutcher (Sumter, SC 2027) to win the series kickoff in the Discovery division. Both Brazell and Dutcher finished with rounds of 41 (+5). Their nearest competitor was nine shots back!

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Seeing Red (Numbers)

The PKBGT North Carolina Series concluded its first of four series open events at Forest Oaks Country Club in Greensboro, NC. Forest Oaks, a former PGA Tour tournament site, saw quite the action from this strong regional field.

Madison Lynn Dixon (Boiling Springs, SC 2023) had the flatstick rolling on Saturday, opening the tournament with a round of 67 (-5) to take a three-shot lead. Dixon followed on Sunday with a round of 71 (-1) to win by two. Jenna Kim (Raleigh, NC 2027) finished runner-up thanks to consecutive rounds of 70 (-2). Cindy Song (Waxhaw, NC 2023) joined Dixon and Kim in red figures and finished third.

Peyton O’Brien (Clemson, SC 2024) took advantage of the great scoring opportunities on Sunday to win by six. O’Brien began the open with a round of 77. On Sunday, Peyton got the putter rolling, carding five birdies on the day, including three consecutive blue numbers on holes six, seven, and eight. Mackenzie Cline (Cary, NC 2025) won in a scorecard playoff for second place.

Riley Grimm (Pinehurst, NC 2028) continued her great play over the past month and a half in her former hometown, winning by two shots in the Discovery division. Grimm was tied with Adelyn Rosado (Cary, NC 2030) for the overnight lead after their rounds of 29 (-7) on Saturday. Grimm followed on Sunday with a round of 33 (-3). Minyan Ou (Shelby, NC 2028) and Victoria Davis (Holly Springs, NC 2028) also finished under-par for the two-day event.

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