High school girls' golfer defeats every boy, denied trophy by odd rule

As reported by the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, among other sources, Lunenburg junior golfer Emily Nash carded the low round at the Central Mass. Division 3 boys' golf tournament, finishing with a three-over-par 75. That was four strokes better than the runner-up, Nico Ciolino.

Not only does Nash not get the trophy, she also doesn't get a spot in the boys state championships.

"The rule prohibits individual girls from moving on from the tournament, the only way she could have gone on is if our team had been in the top two and we finished 4 so we were not allowed to move forward", Lunenburg High School Athletic Director Pete McCauliff says. As stated in the official MIAA 2017 Fall Golf format, "Girls playing on a fall boys team can not be entered in the boys fall individual tournament".

"From management and concept of golf in the MIAA, we have girls play in the spring and boys play in the fall", Pearson said.

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"Congrats to Emily Nash on her BIG Win!", the American wrote.

Nash, 16, told Boston's WCVB-TV "It's fun with the boys because they hit it so far past me, and I really have to focus on my short game", she said. If there is any fairness attached to this MIAA event, the first-place trophy and all of victory's rewards should go the player who recorded the best score - even if she's a girl.

The dominant golfer in the Central Massachusetts Division 3 boys' golf tournament earlier this week was not a boy. They have the right to regulate things, but once they let her tee up and take that shot, it should have been allowed.

The MIAA and its member schools congratulate all golfers on their performance at the recent fall sectional team golf tournament. Having a separate girls' tournament is all well and good, and Nash will be able to compete in that in the spring. Female golfers can only play individually during the girls' season. And for those wondering, yes, Nash did play from the same tees as the boys, which makes this situation all the more perplexing. "It has been clear to participants that female golfers playing in the fall boys' team tournament are not participating in an individual capacity", the association said in a statement.

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