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Golf's Ghelfi Wins ISL Tourney
Posted 05/18/2015 09:00AM

LA Team Earns a Third Place Finish

Follow LA on Twitter!East Bridgewater, MA – It’s been an incredible stretch for varsity golf’s Hannah Ghelfi ’16 and, by extension, the links-bound LA Spartans.

After shooting a 75 to take first place at the all-female Pippy O’Connor Tournament in East Providence, Rhode Island (on May 11) on May 18 Ghelfi shot a 71 and earned the individual title at the ISL’s co-ed Kingman Tournament in East Bridgewater, Mass.

Ghelfi’s one-under-par championship score also helped LA to a third-place tie, just eight strokes off the lead.

“What a week for Hannah!” exclaimed LA varsity golf Head Coach Kevin Wiercinski, post tourney. “She’s playing better and better.

“To take the Pippy O’Connor championship [last] Monday, and then to back it up with a win here at the ISL championship is just fantastic.

“She takes her golf game very seriously,” explained the coach. “She works incredibly hard, and I couldn’t be happier for her.”

Characteristically modest following the victory, the soft-spoken Ghelfi said little about her own impressive stretch of play.

“I played pretty well,” admitted Ghelfi. “I started off a little rough, but got going after about four holes.

“It feels good,” she added when asked specifically about her two tournament wins. “I wasn’t expecting to win both – at all – but I’m excited.”

Clearly, Ghelfi was much more excited about the entire team’s effort and quickly pointed to the performance of her teammates - Jared Bernson ’15, Baron Lee ’15, Billy Adie ’16, and Ethan Sorkin ’16.

“The team was really good,” said Ghelfi. “I was really happy everyone played so well. “

Coach Wiercinski agreed with the individual champion’s assessment and praised his Spartans.

“The team performed even better than expected,” said LA’s beloved head coach. “To have three guys shoot in the 70’s and two guys shoot in the mid-80’s is something that Lawrence Academy hasn’t seen in a long, long time - if ever.

“308 is a real low number – it’s a tie for third place – amongst some very, very good competition.

“LA should be incredibly proud of the way its golfers performed today.”

 

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