Fourteen-Year Old Phoebe Brinker Became The First Female To Win The Delaware State Boys' High School Championship In Its 43-Year History - Image Courtesy GolfforHer
By Mike Stachura for GolfDigest.com
In Delaware golf, the women are taking over. Well, the young women are. On Wednesday, June 1st, eighth-grader Phoebe Brinker became the first female to win the Delaware high school golf championship in its 43-year history, and she and teammate Jennifer Cleary helped Tower Hill win the team title by 22 shots.
Brinker, who won by six shots over second-place finisher Matt Pulgini, a recent medalist at U.S. Open local qualifying in Hellertown, Pa., was one of three girls to finish in the top five at the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association golf championship at Rehoboth Beach CC.
“That feels really good,” Brinker told The News-Journal after posting a two-day total of 4-under-par 140. “It’s just really cool. I feel like maybe it’s just male-dominated, and it’s just cool to break that stereotype.”