Archbishop Spalding and defending champ Bryn Mawr share A Conference golf crown

Archbishop Spalding and defending champ Bryn Mawr share A Conference golf crown

TEAM AND INDIVIDUAL STATS ARE BELOW

By Nelson Coffin
nelson@iaamsports.com

Defending A Conference golf champion Bryn Mawr rallied from three strokes down to tie Archbishop Spalding for the team title at Fox Hollow Golf Club on Tuesday afternoon after both squads posted a 158.

Roland Park Country School (162) was four strokes off the pace followed by Notre Dame Prep (181) and McDonogh (201).

Because there are no tiebreakers, the Mawrtians will share the crown with the Cavaliers, who also claimed titles in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Rachel Lee became the second consecutive individual champion for Bryn Mawr after Charlotte Simpson prevailed last spring after firing a 39 to finish with a two-day total of 80, five strokes clear of teammate Paige Warren.

Spalding's Megan Garmey (86) and Lauren Morusiewicz (87) checked in ahead of Roland Park's Mia Henry (89) and Ruby McAslan (91) for players who qualified as all-stars.

Lee, Bryn Mawr's No. 3 player all season, stole the show.

“Rachel has really been working on her game,” Bryn Mawr coach March Klein said.

Lee said that although she has played golf since she was very young, she didn’t start taking lessons until last summer.

While Klein raved about Lee’s length off the tee, the sophomore preferred to talk about her ability to simply enjoy the sport.

“As a player, I just like to have fun. It’s just a game,” she said. “Today, I kept that good attitude.”

Klein said that the Mawrtians didn’t use any specific strategical ploys to draw even with the Cavaliers.

“We were down by three (strokes), but we didn’t talk about other teams,” she said. “We talked about helping each other in match play. It was a total team effort.”

Spalding coach Leslee Brady said that the Cavs’ depth was crucial to finishing the regular season unbeaten before sharing the 2018 title.

“We don’t have that one golfer who shoots in the 30’s,” she said. “But we have five golfers who are within a stroke or two of each other. There’s a lot of parity in the lineup.”

Still, Brady said that junior captain Lauren Morusiewicz was instrumental in helping to guide a very young squad to another title.

“Lauren is just so enthusiastic and supportive,” Brady said. “She’s the glue that held the team together.”

And keeping the Caves unified during a long and cold spring wasn’t easy.

“We did a lot of chipping and putting,” Morusiewicz said. “There was a lot team bonding. We had an awesome season. It was really fun.”

Mount de Sales Academy (169) was way ahead of the pack in the B Conference, topping runner-up Garrison Forest (190) and third-place Mercy (204), although Magic freshman Megan Miguel (82) had a terrific two-day performance to beat Mount de Sales' Annie Wright (89) by seven strokes.

A CONFERENCE TEAM RESULTS
158 Archbishop Spalding CO-CHAMPION
158 Bryn Mawr School CO-CHAMPION
162 Roland Park Country School
181 Notre Dame Prep
201 McDonogh

B CONFERENCE TEAM RESULTS
169 Mount de Sales CHAMPION
190 Garrison Forest School RUNNER-UP
204 Mercy
205 Catholic High School
209 St. Paul's School for Girls
216 St. Timothy's
218 Institute of Notre Dame

IAAM A CONFERENCE INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Fox Hollow Golf Course - April 30-May 1, 2018
HOLE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 DAY 1 DAY 2 TOTAL
PAR 4 3 4 5 3 5 4 4 4 36 36 72

BMS Lee, Rachel* 6 3 4 5 4 5 4 6 4 41 39 80
BMS Warren, Paige* 6 3 6 5 3 5 4 4 8 44 41 85
ABS Garmey, Megan* 5 3 6 5 3 5 5 5 5 42 44 86
ABS Morusiewicz, Lauren* 6 2 4 6 4 4 6 6 5 43 44 87
RPCS Henry, Mia* 5 3 7 6 5 6 4 6 5 47 42 89
RPCS McAslan, Ruby* 8 3 7 5 6 6 4 5 6 50 41 91
ABS Park, Anna 6 4 5 5 4 5 6 5 8 48 44 92
RPCS Taylor, Katherine 6 4 5 7 3 5 4 5 6 45 49 94
RPCS Nichols, Abby 5 3 4 5 5 7 4 4 5 42 53 95
BMS Brock, Mayalen 7 3 7 6 4 7 4 6 5 49 49 98
NDP Stack, Hannah 7 5 4 5 6 8 6 7 5 53 46 99
BMS Doub, Astri 5 6 7 6 4 6 6 6 6 52 48 100
NDP Oler, Jules 6 4 6 6 4 6 8 8 6 54 50 104
NDP Brady, Carlie 6 4 5 6 5 10 4 6 8 54 54 108
NDP Reiners, Katie 7 4 6 9 3 7 4 6 7 53 56 109
McD Snider, Katherine 6 3 5 7 4 9 6 8 8 56 53 109
McD Middleton, Hadley 7 5 5 8 5 8 4 8 8 58 53 111
McD McCarthy, Meggie 8 6 6 7 3 8 8 6 7 59 58 117
McD Akey, Margaret 6 5 6 7 6 7 8 8 6 59 60 119
ABS Lombardo, Lauren 4 4 7 6 4 6 4 5 5 45 50 -
*All Conference Team

IAAM B CONFERENCE INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Fox Hollow Golf Course - April 30-May 1, 2018
HOLE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 DAY 1 DAY 2 TOTAL
PAR 4 3 4 5 3 5 4 4 4 36 36 72

MHS Miguel, Megan* 4 3 5 7 3 6 5 6 3 42 40 82
MDS Wright, Annie* 5 4 6 4 5 6 5 6 4 45 44 89
MDS Moylan, Alicia* 5 4 5 6 3 7 4 6 6 46 49 95
CHS Menikheim, Brooke* 6 6 5 8 6 5 4 8 5 53 47 100
GFS Riley, Cassidy* 6 3 6 8 4 5 7 6 8 53 48 101
MDS Baynes, MacKenzie* 8 5 5 10 4 7 7 6 4 56 46 102
IND Bubnis, Sydney 7 3 5 7 4 6 5 8 6 51 55 106
MDS Boyle, Anna 6 5 7 7 3 6 6 7 8 55 51 106
GFS Bennett, Brynn 7 5 7 7 4 9 6 8 6 59 47 106
SP Teodori, Tatum 7 4 6 7 3 8 6 8 5 54 55 109
GFS Diemer, Catherine 7 4 6 9 6 7 6 7 6 58 55 113
SP Sweeney, Jordan 7 4 6 9 6 8 6 7 6 59 56 115
GFS Benjamin, Catherine 8 6 6 9 3 7 5 8 6 58 58 116
ST Apostolo, Fo 7 6 4 8 6 7 5 8 6 57 61 118
IND Nikolaou, Stella 8 5 6 8 4 10 6 6 8 61 59 120
ST Zhang, Tina 8 5 6 8 6 8 4 8 8 61 59 120
SP Conrad, Devan 8 3 4 10 4 5 8 8 8 58 63 121
CHS Finnegan, Meg 8 6 7 7 4 9 6 6 8 61 60 121
ST Colmenar, Cas 7 5 7 7 3 6 8 8 8 59 63 122
MHS Smearman, Erin 7 4 8 7 5 10 8 8 7 64 58 122
CHS Whaley, Grace 7 4 6 10 6 10 6 8 8 65 57 122
ST Thompson, Bria 8 6 8 8 4 7 8 7 8 64 62 126
CHS O'Leary Elise 8 5 7 8 6 7 8 8 7 64 65 129
IND McCoy, Shamerra 8 4 8 8 4 10 8 8 8 66 64 130
SP Zhang, Yunfei 8 5 8 8 6 10 7 8 8 68 62 130
IND Chrest, Olivia 8 5 6 10 6 8 7 8 8 66 70 136
*All Conference