Here’s the lede from the Newsday story.
The gentleman’s game? Not Wednesday.
Annie Park, a MacArthur High School junior, became the first girl to win the Nassau boys high school championship Wednesday afternoon, smashing the scoring record by six strokes with an 8-under 134 for the two-day tournament at Bethpage State Park.
Park defeated a field of 134 golfers — 133 of whom were boys. She finished six strokes ahead of Farmingdale sophomore Matt Lowe, who was the two-time defending champion and previous record holder. Lowe’s younger sister, Alix, was the only other girl in the tournament.
The article briefly goes on to mention the dust-up over a 14 year old Southampton male high school student lobbying to play varsity girls field hockey team next fall.
From there, it’s all about Park – her past, present and future. Take the time to click-thru and check out the video (unfortunately, I could not post it here).
In case your were wondering, Annie Park shot a 4-under on the Bethpage Blue course in the first round. Then, she shot a 4-under 66 in the second round on the Bethpage Red. And…played from the same tees as the boys.
Congratulations Annie! Best of luck in US Women’s Open.