Girls' golf individual championship
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NEWTON -- Bourne junior Brittany Weddell fired a 3-over-par 75 Monday morning at Woodland Golf Club to easily outdistance the field in winning the MIAA girls' golf individual championship.
Weddell, a Globe All-Scholastic, coupled five bogeys with a pair of birdies to emerge with an eight-stroke victory. Notre Dame of Hingham senior Courtney Lee finished second by carding an 83, while Minnechaug junior Kaitlin Coons and St. Peter-Marian junior Taylor Coleman fired matching 84s to tie for third.
The top nine players have earned automatic entry to the New England championships in Brentwood, N.H. on June 16.
Playing in her first tournament of the spring (she typically competes for the co-ed Bourne golf team in the fall), Weddell opened Monday's round at 2-over through five holes, but birdied No. 6 (a 415-yard par 4) and played 1-over golf the rest of the day.
"I felt really comfortable out there," said Weddell, who finished third here the past two seasons.
Bourne golf coach Rod Weston called her "unflappable," and she proved to be. Making the turn at 2-over, she birdied No. 10 (a 431-yard par 5 that gave her fellow golfers fits), then registered six pars on the back nine, including the final three holes to ensure victory.
"I wanted to finish strong," said Weddell.
Despite being the first group back in the clubhouse and enduring a long wait for all the other groups to arrive, her score stood up... and easily. Only the top 10 golfers broke 90 on the day.
Weddell, who left Bourne at 6 a.m. and fought traffic for the 8 a.m shotgun start, stayed within herself. She excelled off the tee and stayed below the hole to avoid the slippery putts that had been her demise in past years.
We'll have video highlights and reaction from Newton later. The Globe's Maggie Cassidy will have a complete recap from today's event in Tuesday's Globe.
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