A Regional Trifecta and a Regional Qualifier
Middle Atlantic Series at Lake Chesdin Golf Club
Audrey Yim (McLean, VA 2023) scored a 77 (+5), securing her place in first by four strokes. The steady winds provided a challenge to the players and Yim accepted the challenge head on. This was Yim’s first time taking first place at a PKB tournament!
Mikaila Lamas (Vienna, VA 2027) took home the championship trophy at the Middle Atlantic Series at Lake Chesdin Golf Club with a score of 81 (+9). This was Lamas’ first time taking first place at a PKB tournament since she started playing with PKB last year! It being her first time taking first seems to be a recurring theme with all the winners of this event. Also to note, Sady Shafie (Laytonsville, MD 2026) scored an eagle on hole 14!
Sy Shafie (Laytonsville, MD 2028) played a great round, scoring a 38 (+2) at the Middle Atlantic Series at Lake Chesdin Golf Club. Since she joined in 2020, this was Shafie’s first time taking first at a PKB event! Like her older sister, she scored an eagle to help her win!
Delaware Valley Series at Meadia Heights Country Club
To take home first place, Kiersten Bodge (West Chester, PA 2027) scored a 76 (+4). With both a birdie and an eagle on her scorecard, she was able to secure her spot in first by nine strokes! Since her first event with PKB was at Meadia Heights Country Club, where she took first, it seems fitting that she kept her place in first as a returning champion.
Savannah Laverty (Moorestown, NJ 2027) took home the championship trophy at the Delaware Valley Series at Meadia Heights Country Club. With three birdies on her scorecard, she had a score of 77 (+5), tying with Piper Smith (Lancaster, PA 2026). Having to compete in a playoff, Laverty won by one stroke against Smith.
Ryland Portadin (Colts Neck, NJ 2029) scored a 37 (+1) with three birdies, tying for first with Dahlia Garnick (Wilmington, DE 2029). Portadin secured first after the first playoff hole in which she won. This is Portadin’s second time winning first at Meadia Heights, so winning the playoff has continued her reign as champion here.
South Carolina Series at Spring Valley Country Club
Lilianna Carcel (Asheville, NC 2023) took home the first place hardware with a score of 80 (+8). Her two birdies secured her spot in first since the runner-up, Savannah Sansom (Myrtle Beach, SC 2025), was only behind by one stroke. This was Carcel’s first time taking first place in a PKB event!
Summer Carey (Manning, SC 2028) took home the championship trophy with a score of 80 (+8) at the South Carolina Series at Spring Valley Country Club. Having scored two birdies, there was a tie between Carey and Landry Hamm (Charlotte, NC 2027), which resulted in a playoff. Carey won the first playoff hole, giving her the championship hardware.
Madison Woodrum (Statesboro, GA 2029) was the only player at the South Carolina Series at Spring Valley Country Club whose score was under par. Her first-place-worthy score was a 35 (-1) regardless of the hot temperatures or wind. Her three birdies ensured her place in first.
North Carolina Regional Qualifier for the Notah Begay III Championship
Paris Fieldings (Chesapeake, VA 2023) came back in the second round by jumping from being tied in second place to taking first in the North Carolina Regional Qualifier at Anderson Creek Golf Club! Fieldings fired rounds of 77 (+5) and 76 (+4) this past weekend for a two-day score of 153. The challenge of this course did nothing to deter her from taking first and qualifying for the NB3 Championship that will take place in Louisiana later this year!
Caroline Hawkins (Columbia, SC 2026) continued to carry her spot in first throughout the last round at Anderson Creek Golf Club, finishing the tournament with a two-day score of 75, 77 = 152 (+8). Her four birdies over the two rounds helped secure her spot as qualified for the NB3 Championship! Olivia Pellerin (Greenville, SC 2024) also qualified for the NB3 Championship after Emerson Dever (Durham, NC 2025) forfeited the playoff for the second spot. Pellerin’s two-day score was 78, 75 = 153 (+9), with five birdies over the two days to help obtain her spot.
Xinyan “Isabella” Li (Waxhaw, NC 2026) had a score of 78, 74 = 152 (+8), qualifying her for the NB3 Championship. Her amazing second round helped to maintain her spot in first since she was tied for first after the end of Round 1. Between the two rounds, she scored five birdies!
Ira Joshi (Charlotte, NC 2029) was the only player at the North Carolina Regional Qualifier at Anderson Creek whose two-day score was under par! She qualified for the NB3 Championship with a two-day score of 70, 72 = 141 (-1). Rosado has a bright future ahead of her at PKB, seeing as this is only her second season here!
Our next upcoming event is the North Carolina Series at Pinewood Country Club, which will be held on Tuesday, June 7th. Tee times will begin at 10:30 A.M. This coming weekend, we have two events, both of which are taking place on Saturday, June 11th. The first of which is the North Carolina Series at Sapona Golf Swim and Tennis Club, where tee times will begin at 12:30 P.M. The second event of that day is the Kentucky Series at Gibson Bay Golf Course, in which tee times will start at 2:00 P.M. After this weekend, we have an event on the following Monday. On June 13th, the Georgia Series at Henderson Golf Club will begin with tee times starting at 9:00 A.M.
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 2022 season will feature over 138 tournaments in 12+ states 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/.