The varsity girls' golf team has won the Inter-Ac title for the first time in school history.
On Monday, May 7 the team beat the Agnes Irwin School- shooting its lowest team score (207) of the season and in the team's history. AIS ended the match with a score of 215. Earlier in the season, EA beat AIS by one stroke.
Players included: Lauren Jones-36, MaryKate Chambers- 41, Kathleen Mark-41, Camilla Stapleton-44, Amanda Jones- 45, Abby Baggini, Minjee Cho, Grace Reilly, Cassidy Sheppard, Anabelle Wondrasch.
The team ended regular season play with a perfect record of 8-0. Nine players qualified for the Inter-Ac individual championships that were played Wednesday, May 9 at Gulph Mills Golf Club in King of Prussia. Sophomore Lauren Jones finished in third place. Senior MaryKate Chambers tied for 4th place.
"Going into the season, I knew we had our work cut out for us. We had a handful of returning players but AIS and Notre Dame both had two players who shoot in the mid to high 30's," explained varsity coach Kim Farrell, '84. "I could not have been more pleased with how our team played each match- often in very challenging weather conditions throughout the season."
"I think part of what makes our team so special is our depth," said senior tri-captain Anabelle Wondrasch. "Unlike most teams which have a set group of scorers, our six change match to match because every girl on the team is really able to compete."
"All nine of the girls on our team qualified for individual champs because everyone is able to shoot mid to low forties- which allowed us to beat out AIS and NDA who only have two to three girls who consistently shoot low scores," said tri-captain MaryKate Chambers.
"Our captains, Abby, Anabelle and MaryKate, did an excellent job leading the team! The win was a great way to top of our undefeated season. We have a lot to celebrate." said coach Farrell.
The girls' golf team began Inter-Ac league play during the 2006-2007 season. The team's home course is White Manor Country Club.