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Molly Smith has been raising the bar for success for much of her junior golf career. The bar got a little bit higher when she shot a tournament-record score of 8-under-par 64 en route to victory in the 31st New England Interscholastic High School Championship on Monday at Mohegan Sun Golf Course in Connecticut.
Earlier this year, the Westford Academy standout qualified for the U.S. Women’s Amateur at Chambers Bay and won the Mass Mixed Four-Ball title with her father Phil Smith. Smith also became the first female winner of the Mt. Pleasant Golf Club men’s championship. During the fall, she had runner-up finishes at the Cape Cod National High School Invitational and the MIAA Division 1 state championship the week prior.
On Monday, Smith stood alone atop the leaderboard, carding a pair of eagles, the first on the 3rd hole and another on the par-4 12th.
Smith finished five strokes ahead of North Reading junior Isabel Brozena (69) and Bishop Feehan’s Carol Pignato (71). Hingham High’s Piper Jordan (75), Canton High’s Mekhala Costello (76), and Concord-Carlisle’s Erica Redmond (77) also finished in the top 10.
In the boys competition, Palmer High School’s Ethan Beauchemin (70) led all Massachusetts finishers with a score of 1-over 70, putting him in a tie for third place. Elliot Spaulding of Freeport High School in Maine won the boys individual title with a 2-under 68.