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D-B's van der Biest wins Tennessee junior title

From staff reports • Jun 5, 2019 at 12:52 AM

SHELBYVILLE — Isabella van der Biest of Kingsport had a 2-under 142 total to win the Tennessee Section PGA Junior girls championship at Riverbend Country Club on Tuesday.

Van der Biest, a rising junior at Dobyns-Bennett, closed with a 4-under 68. She eagled No. 3 and was 2 under on the back nine. She had four birdies and two bogeys to pass first-round leader Kynadie Adams of Gallatin.

Adams shot 2 over for the day and the tournament to finish as runner-up.

Sullivan South’s Kara Carter finished tied for 14th after rounds of 81-79.

Van der Biest and Adams qualified for the Girls Junior PGA Championship on July 9-12 at Keney Park Golf Club in Hartford, Connecticut.

Van der Biest won the Tennessee Large Schools individual state championship last September in Manchester and led the Lady Indians to third-place in the team standings.


Tennessee Section PGA Junior Girls Championship

June 3-4

Riverbend Country Club, Shelbyville

1. Isabella van der Biest 74-68—142

2. Kynadie Adams 72-74—146

t3. Victoria England 75-72—147

t3. Kyndall Shamblin 72-75—147

5. Lexanne Halama 77-73—150

t6. Lynn Lim 79-72—151

t6. Megan Tang 73-78—151

8. McKinley Cunningham 80-75—155

t9. Kendall Maynard 81-75—156

t9. Sophie Linder 79-77—156

11. Kennedy Anne Noe 80-78—158

t12. Tzunami Polito 81-78—159

t12. Lily Self 75-84—159

t14. Kara Carter 81-79—160

t14. Vilda Westh Blanc 81-79—160

t14. Claire Fogg 80-80—160

17. Carley Downhour 80-82—162

18. Belle Huang 83-84—167

19. Kate Faulkner 85-83—168

20. Kimberly Tsai 84-85—169

21. Rachel Chan 83-90—173

22. Ashley Holland 89-93—182

t23. Jodie Spangler 90-99—189

t23. Emily Wilson 93-96—189

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