Fe­male stu­dent golf player de­nied tro­phy in boys' tour­na­ment

South Florida Times - - SPORTS - As­so­ci­ated Press

UXBRIDGE, Mass. - A fe­male high school stu­dent who had the best score at a boys' golf tour­na­ment in Mas­sachusetts has been de­nied the tro­phy be­cause she's a girl.

Lunen­burg High School stu­dent Emily Nash's score of 75 at the Cen­tral Mas­sachusetts Di­vi­sion 3 boys' golf tour­na­ment was bet­ter than the run­ner-up. But Nash wasn't awarded first place and won't ad­vance to next week's state tour­na­ment be­cause of a rule set by the Mas­sachusetts In­ter­scholas­tic Ath­letic As­so­ci­a­tion.

The rule states that girls play­ing on a fall boys' team can't be en­tered in the Boys Fall In­di­vid­ual Tour­na­ment.

That means the 16-year-old Nash can't com­pete as an in­di­vid­ual, and her score on Tues­day only counted to her team's to­tal.

The tour­na­ment di­rec­tor tells The Tele­gram & Gazette he made Nash aware of the rule be­fore the tour­na­ment be­gan.

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