2023 Season Tee’s Off in Style
Colonial Classic at Williamsburg National Golf Club
The 2023 PKBGT season is officially underway after the Colonial Classic this weekend. Players were eager and ready to get their season started off on the right note and it showed over the two-day event. Ten rounds of par or better helped set the pace over the weekend. At the end of the tournament, two players separated themselves to win the Colonial Classic title!
Macie Rasmussen (Chesapeake, VA 2027) birdied the first hole of a playoff to defeat Lillian McDermott (Yorktown, VA 2025) to claim the Bell National title. Rasmussen shot an impressive 67 (-5) on Sunday to catch McDermott and force a playoff. Rasmussen’s round consisted of six birdies and an eagle including clutch birdies on the 17th and 18th holes. McDermott had an excellent two rounds as well. She made 9 birdies over the two days and was the only player in the field to have two rounds of par or better.
Mikaila Lamas (Vienna, VA 2027) held a share of the overnight lead after her opening round 71 (-1) on Saturday. Lamas started Sunday hot making two birdies and an eagle through her first 14 holes. From there she was able to hold on and secure her second PKB win by two strokes. Madison Rizzo (Leesburg, VA 2025) did her best to try and catch Lamas making four birdies over her last eight holes but would come up just short and finish in second place.
Alumni in the Spotlight
Another week and more alumni winning at the collegiate level! This week Katie Hall (Emory and Henry University) won the Buzz Off Invitational by twenty strokes! Her impressive performance clinched a team victory as well. At the Mercer Invitational, Mikayla Dubnik (Mercer University) won the individual title. Mikayla was the only player to finish under par for the tournament which helped give Mercer the team title.
The 2023 PKBGT National season continues this weekend with the Bash at the Beach Girls Classic. Players will look to secure a spot in the PKBGT National Tournament of Champions in Holden Beach, NC. Read the tournament preview here. 43 PKB members will be tee’ing it up at the PKBGT/NB3 National Championship this week. Players qualified through 23 regional qualifying events to reach Coushatta Resort and to play on the Golf Channel. To read more about the field playing this week: Click Here.
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/.