The STORIE: PKBGT Regional Recap (June 7, 2021)

The Georgia Series Joins the Fun!

The PKBGT Georgia Series, in partnership with the Georgia State Golf Association, kicked off its inaugural season last week at the Bobby Jones Golf Course in Atlanta, Georgia, with three new tour members getting their first taste of PKB victory!

Nadia Brown (Newnan, GA 2022) held off Madilyn Saxton (Guyton, GA 2025) to win by a shot on the Azalea Nine routing in Atlanta. Brown had quite the start making birdie on her first three holes. As the last putt dropped, Nadia signed for a round of 77 (+5). Saxton and Jocelyn Zeng (Johns Creek, GA 2025) tied for second at (+6), Saxton taking home the silver in the scorecard playoff.

Saanvi Venkatesh (Marietta, GA 2024) shot the low 18 hole score out of either division, firing a round of 74 (+2). Venkatesh’s two birdies proved to be the difference to beat Molly Spector (Atlanta, GA 2028) by a shot.

It was quite the shootout in the Discovery division with three players finishing with red numbers. Koiki Miyagi’s (Johns Creek, GA 2030) two eagles on the par fives was the deciding factor in the division as Miyagi defeated Kylie Chung (Suwanee, GA 2029) by one and Vivian Lott (Fayetteville, GA 2029) by two with her round of 33 (-3).

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The First Order of Merit Champion Announced for 2021

The PKBGT Central Gulf Coast Series concluded on Saturday at Regatta Bay Golf and Yacht Club.

Gabbie Hulstrand (Pensacola, FL 2025) takes gold at the Series finale in Destin, Florida after her round of 80 (+8). The Pensacola native finished the cycle having finished second, third, and fourth in her previous events this season. Hulstrand defeated Prep Central Gulf Coast Order of Merit champion Mariane Johnson (Niceville, FL 2023) and Cloe Rich (Niceville, FL 2024) by six shots.

Madison Howell (Fort Walton Beach, FL 2022) completes the Florida sweep of the Central Gulf Coast finale winning by three shots over Shayla Abbas (Pensacola, FL 2027) and Talia Smith (Cantonment, FL 2025) for her second PKBGT Central Gulf Coast Futures National title of the season.

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Cats are Wild

The PKBGT Kentucky Series in partnership with the Kentucky PGA Junior Tour continued play at the University Club of Kentucky over the weekend.

Taylor Sargent (Milton, WV 2023) wins her second consecutive Prep Kentucky title at the Wildcat Course. Sargent’s round of 77 (+5) paced the next best competitor by four shots. Sargent carded two birdies on the day and extends her lead in the Prep Kentucky Order of Merit with her win.

Abigaile Caine (Versailles, KY 2027) outlasted Natalie Lovell (Covington, KY 2023) to win the Futures division in a sudden-death playoff after tying with rounds of 79 (+7). This is Caine’s first PKB victory of her junior career.

A Team National member from the 2021 Linville Cup, Emerson Bowling (Frankfort, KY 2028), found herself in the winner’s circle once again in Lexington, KY. Bowling won by two over Lillian Muschinski (Goshen, KY 2028).

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A PKB record was broken on Saturday in the Palmetto state! For the first time ever, all three divisions were decided in extra holes.

Olivia Ireland (Inman, SC 2023) defeated Payton Burch (Elgin, SC 2023) on the third playoff hole with a par after they both tied with a score of 84 (+12) in the Prep division.

Lily Reed Black (Chapin, SC 2025) defeated Clair Lewis (Greenwood, SC 2022) in a playoff after tying with rounds of 80 (+8).

It took four extra holes to decide our Discovery champion after Minyan Ou (Shelby, NC 2028) and Kinley Brazell (Blythewood, SC 2028) tied with rounds of 36 (E). Minyan said enough is enough on the fourth extra hole making birdie to win the final division at Smithfields.

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