Equality - but not quite
Emily Nash is a keen golfer from Massachusetts, USA. In 2013 she came third in the putting competition of the Massachusetts Drive, Chip and Putt Regional Championship.
Move forward four years and the now 16 year old was allowed to play in a High School Golf Tournament. She just wasn't allowed to win.
Nash, a junior at Lunenburg High School in Lunenburg, Mass., had the lowest score in the Central Mass Division 3 Boys' Golf Tournament. But the first-place trophy was awarded to a boy who was four strokes behind her, because of the rules of the tournament.
According to the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association, girls can play in the boys' golf tournament as part of a team, but they aren't allowed to be entered as individuals.
That means Nash doesn't get a trophy, or a spot in the boy's state championship. That was a surprise to her. "I wasn't aware that if I won I wouldn't get the title or the trophy," she said. "I feel like it's a bit unfair."
T.J. Auclair, who is a well known writer for the US PGA, agreed. He called her 3-over-par score "impressive" and wrote that the rule that denied her a trophy is "so bad it makes a shank look good":
"So, let's get this straight. Nash's score which was the best in the field by four strokes, was OK to count toward the team effort, but not OK to count individually?
"And for those wondering, yes, Nash did play from the same tees as the boys, which makes this situation all the more perplexing.
"It's 2017. This rule sounds like it was created in 1917."
There may well be more to come on this!