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BERNARDSVILLE, New Jersey – The 119th playing of the Inter-City Matches for the Griscom Cup came to a close Thursday afternoon as Team Mass Golf finished in third behind the Women’s Golf Association of Philadelphia and the Women’s Metropolitan Golf Association.
The Women’s Metropolitan Golf Association finished in first place with 41 points. The Women’s Golf Association of Philadelphia was second with 37.5 points, while the Mass Golf team ended in third with 29.5 points.
Team WGAP had a dominant second day, securing 29.5 of its total points in the singles matches to jump ahead of Team Mass Golf. Mackenzie Whitney was Mass Golf’s leading scorer, finishing the day with a total of 5.5 points. This was Whitney’s first-ever Griscom Cup competition as well.
“It was a lot of fun,” Whitney said. “It was hard getting used to match play with everybody in the same group playing two matches at the same time. But I hope I get invited again. The course played amazing.”
Whitney was asked about transitioning from an alternate shot format to singles match play and the differences she had to make.
“Morgan Smith saved my butt on pretty much all the shots [Wednesday], so today I was by myself and I had to save my own butt and it worked,” Whitney responded. “I got into a good rhythm on the front and I just carried that through the back. I had the tee for most of today, so I had a blast driving. I just played my own game.”
Whitney was lastly asked what it meant for her to be chosen to represent Team Massachusetts in this historic event.
“It felt pretty special to be chosen,” Whitney said. “The roster changed a couple of times but I’m glad I was able to get picked and I think I helped out the team a little bit today points-wise.”
Lindsay Cone was Mass Golf’s second-leading scorer, finishing the day with a total of 4.5 points.
“It’s an honor to have represented Massachusetts and be in the hunt to try and win the cup,” said Cone. “It was great to be around players that I see at tournaments but not normally on the same team per se.”
A special shout out and thank you to Morgan Smith, Mary Chamberlain, Piper Jordan, Allison Paik, Charlotte Cute, and Wendy Colby for representing the Mass Golf team proudly. Everyone’s collective efforts made for an amazing experience at the competition.
Team Mass Golf will look to make a comeback next year in hopes of securing the 120th Griscom Cup.
Mass Golf is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to advancing golf in Massachusetts by building an engaged community around the sport.
With a community made up of over 100,000 golf enthusiasts and over 360 member clubs, Mass Golf is one of the largest state golf associations in the country. Members enjoy the benefits of handicapping, engaging golf content, course rating, and scoring services along with the opportunity to compete in an array of events for golfers of all ages and abilities.