4. Wellesley girls dethrone champions
The first indication that something was different on the girls’ golf scene came in late April when Hingham ended Notre Dame of Hingham’s 11-year undefeated run. Each of those years ended with the Cougars winning the MIAA state title, but that streak came to an end as well earlier this month. Wellesley, led by Anna Dailey (84) and Katharine Fortin (86), won the title, beating second-place Hingham by 16 strokes. “The past 11 years have been a spectacular run for him [ND coach Dave Gianferante], and I’m happy that they won those,” said Wellesley coach Ken Bateman, “but I’m also happy we won this year.” Another happy winner was Dover-Sherborn’s Sophie DiPetrillo, who took individual honors by shooting a 74.