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Source: Massachusetts Golf Association

Female High School Golfer Denied Trophy After Beating All The Boys

By Mark Pygas

Emily Nash is an incredibly gifted high school junior who golfs at Lunenburg High School in Massachusetts. On Tuesday, she shot the best round of golf during a Division 3 tournament. But despite beating her closest competitor by four strokes, the runner-up ended up taking the tournament trophy home. 

Lunenburg High School doesn't have a girls' golf team, so Nash plays in the boys' team. The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA), the organization that runs the tournament, only allows boys to win championships. On top of that, Nash will not be invited to next week’s state championship, according to the Global Golf Post

The tournament runner-up, Nico Ciolino, did offer Nash the trophy, saying she was the one who earned it, but Nash reportedly declined.