North Point High School swept both the 18-hole and 9-hole events at the 2nd annual Girls' Golf Challenge held Saturday at Potomac Ridge Golf Course in Waldorf. MacKenzie Cutter shot a 34-39 on the Ridge and Hollows courses to win the 18-hole event with a total score of 73. Coming in tied for second in the field of thirty golfers with a score of 78 were Diana Brown of Churchill and Elyse Smidinger of Arundel. Smidinger shot 40-38 including a 4 on hole 16, the number one handicap hole, giving her sole possession of second place. Brown shot a 38-40, with included a 5 on hole number 16, for a third place finish.
The 9-hole Challenge event was played on the Hollows course by a total of 13 players and was won by Karen Eaton of North Point High School with a score of 56. Eaton won by two strokes over her nearest competitors, Jillian Casey of Patterson Mill High School and Polly Muangrat of Dulaney High School, who shot 58 and 59 for 2nd and 3rd place, respectively.
While all of the golfers were on the course, a novice clinic was conducted by teaching pros Terry Shaffer and Patty Meyers at the Nike Golf Learning Center, also located at the Potomac Ridge facility. Fundamental skills were taught followed by skills challenges between the participants where prizes were awarded. Once again, this event proved to be a popular and successful one and we look forward to an even bigger and better Challenge next fall!