Mercersburg and Bryn Mawr School (PA) battled to 1.5-1.5 tie in a girls' golf match held at Eagles Nest Country Club in Phoenix, MD March 29.
The match featured a pair from each school facing off in match play while recording the Best Ball (lowest individual score) on each hole. All three matches came down to the final hole and according to head coach Doug Smith, "the play and camaraderie was excellent amongst the teams."
Mercersburg's top pair was Sihyeon Bae '24 and Amanda Xi '25, who both played excellent golf and halved the last hole to win their match 1 up thanks to an excellent scrambling par by Xi. The next group featured Kate Kalinowski '24 and Plern Pibuldham '23 who took on a very strong twosome and kept it tight the entire way. The team just needed a putt to fall on 8 or 9 and they would've halved this wonderful match but they eventually lost 1 down. The final match saw Abby Yang '25 and Johanna Lee '25 break out to a lead only to see the Bryn Mawr duo win the final three holes, including a remarkable up and down for par on the final, to halve the match and ultimately tie the entire team match at 1.5 each.
Coach Smith said he was "Very proud of the girls today. This team we took on was quite young but very experienced in tournament golf and we gave them all they could handle. In some ways we let the win slip through our fingers but in many others ways we battled all day to what I feel ultimately was a fair result for both teams. As a whole the girls played better today than our previous match and I see our confidence only growing from here."
The next match for the girls (1-0-1 for the season so far) is at noon on Saturday, April 1 when they take on Biship O'Connell high school (Arlington, VA) at the East Potomac Golf Links in Washington, DC.