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Libby Norden of Delaware Valley won the Roscoe Girls’ Golf Invitational

Golf Invitational Puts
Spotlight on Girls

By Frank Rizzo
ROSCOE — June 23, 2000 -- Thirty-six girls from Sullivan County schools got a chance to show off the progress the sport has made on the distaff side when they took part in the inaugural Roscoe Girls’ Golf Invitational on May 31.
The meet was held at the nine-hole, par-33 (from the ladies’ tees) Twin Village Golf Club in Roscoe.
Delaware Valley senior Libby Norden, whose 99 was the top female score at last month’s WSL championship tournament, won the Roscoe Invitational with a 12 over par 45.
Brenda Mootz of Roscoe, Rachel Waldron of Eldred, and Margaret Norden of Delaware Valley tied for second with 48s.
The idea for the meet had been talked about by Western Sullivan League (WSL) golf coaches as a way to keep the girls interested in the sport.
In WSL matches, only six players get to play, and many of the girls did not get a chance to get competitive rounds in.
“I thought it went great. We’ll be in the Orange County League (OCL) next year, but we hope to do it again,” said Roscoe golf coach and WSL golf chairman Jim Bowers Sr.
The WSL dissolved after the spring 2000 sport season.
“I hope we get more girls out next year. It’s something to build on,” Bowers noted. “If there’s enough interest, maybe we’ll even have a golf league for girls only.”
All but two of the girls in the Invitational competed for WSL teams. Two golfers came from the Liberty squad.
Bowers noted that his fellow coaches helped to push the tournament through, and Twin Village closed its links for the afternoon so the match could be held.
“I think it was a tremendous starting point,” said Rick Ellison, whose Jeff-Youngsville team won the last WSL title this spring. “A lot of these girls are beginners, and they have to start somewhere. I had one of the best feelings in 10 years of coaching. We broke some ground that day.
“We should continue this,” Ellison added. “We have to provide a forum for the girls to continue playing in.”
Varsity Division
Libby Norden (DV) 45
Brenda Mootz (R) 48
Rachel Waldron (E) 48
Margaret Norden (DV) 48
Diane Failla (R) 50
Nicole Knack (DV) 51
Amanda Krom (TV) 52
Tara Luty (DV) 53
Debbie Knack (DV) 54
Shannon Bowers (R) 56
Rebecca Steele (DV) 56
Jackie Valderana (E) 58
Amy Krupp (LM) 60
Sylvia Aponte (LM) 60
Kyla Peters (DV) 61
Maureen Casey (LM) 63
Beth Blume (LM) 63
Kaitlin Schleiermacher (LM) 64
Modified Division
Erin Smith (Liberty) 59
Sabrina Reimer (DV) 59
Kate Orr (JY) 60
Nyssa Calkin (DV) 60
Allison Schombs (E) 60
Danielle Snedeker (JY) 60
Morgan Hardy (Liberty) 62
Stephanie Calkin (JY) 64
Lauren Mastranda (DV) 65
Ashley Baum (JY) 65
Anastasia Martins (DV) 66
Fern Langham 66



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