Green Captures 2nd Straight NYSPHSAA Girls Golf Title
BROCKPORT, N.Y. – Medina High School’s Melanie Green captured her second straight NYSPHSAA Girl’s Championship at Deerfield Country Club in Brockport this past weekend.
The junior from Section 6 posted an opening round 72 to gain a one stroke lead over 2017 & 2018 NYS Girls’ Junior Champion, Bailey Shoemaker of Unadilla Valley in Section 4. The lead would hold as Green and Shoemaker both posted a 1-over 73 in the final round, placing Green at a 1-over 145 and Shoemaker at a 2-over 146 overall.
Green, who finished tied for sixth in the 2017 NYS Girls’ Junior, beat current eighth-grader Shoemaker by two strokes at last year’s NYSPHSAA Championship, despite a record-breaking effort by the runner-up (Shoemaker posted a 7-under 65 in the final round at Bethpage State Park’s Yellow Course).
Rounding out the top-5 were three players from Section 1 including Alice Hodge of Ursuline,Taylor Miano of Dobbs Ferry, and Kaitlyn Lee of Scarsdale. Hodge finished at 150. Miano, who came in second at the 2016 & 2017 Girls’ Junior Amateur, finished at 154. Lee, who finished tied for fourth in the 2018 NYS Girls’ Junior Amateur, came in at 156.Sara Stanley, NYSGA Communications Intern