2012 Girls’ Golf All-Scholastics
Meet the standout performers who earned All-Scholastic honors for their work this spring.
Player of the Year:
Isabel Southard Sharon, Senior
Southard, who plays for the Eagles boys' team in the fall, won the individual girls' golf championship by six strokes, carding a 4-over 75. She also placed seventh in the boys' championship. A three-time US Junior Girls Championship qualifier, Southard will attend Boston College.
Rachel Bernstein Nauset, Senior
A three-time All-Scholastic and four-time Mass Bay South all-star, Bernstein placed sixth in both the girls' state individual tournament (84) and team tournament (88). She is also a four-time Cape Cod Junior PGA player of the year.
Helen Dailey Wellesley, Freshman
In her first season of varsity golf, Dailey went 17-3 and placed fifth in the girls' state team tournament, carding an 86. She also tied for 21st in the individual tournament with a 91. An honor roll student, Dailey also plays tennis and basketball.
Monica Doyle Ursuline, Junior
The junior posted a 13-3-2 record for the Bears this season. Her 93 (15th place) in the state girls' team championship helped Ursuline place second overall. This is her second All-Scholastic selection. Doyle, who also plays ice hockey, improved her career mark to 48-9-7.
Aimee Dubois Notre Dame (Hingham), Senior
Dubois, who boasts a 4.6 handicap, finished her senior season 17-0. The co-captain helped lead the Cougars to their 11th consecutive state championship, placing second in the girls' team golf championship. A three-time Mass Bay League all-star, Dubois plans to play golf for Vassar College next year.
Julia Falco Fontbonne, Senior
Falco captained the Ducks the past two seasons and capped her career with a 52-12-8 match-play record. A national Honor Society Member, Falco placed fourth in the Mass Bay League All-Star match and tied for third in the state team championships after carding an 85.
Lauren Flynn Notre Dame (Hingham), Senior
Flynn's become a staple on the girls' all-scholatic page, appearing for the fourth consecutive year. Her even-par 74 in the state championship was the low round by nine shots and the medal finish was her third straight in the event. She plans to play for Brown University this fall.
Jackie Francis Barnstable, Freshman
Francis posted a 10-1 mark as a freshman for the Red Raiders and shot an 86 (tied for 12th) in the state individual tournament to earn Mass Bay South All-Star honors. She's a two-time Cape Cod Junior Golf League Player of the Year and also plays volleyball.
Stephanie Frankian Watertown, Junior
The 2009 individual state champion placed sixth this year with a score of 84, earning Middlesex League All-Star honors. Frankian, who has a 4.0 GPA, also won the Boston University Book Award for scoring in the top 5 percent of her class. The junior also co-captains the Red Raiders' tennis team.
Hannah Ghelfi Falmouth, Freshman
Only a freshman, Ghelfi shot an 85 to place ninth in the girls' state individual tournament. She also won the Mass Bay South Individual championship with a 3-over-par 40. Teamed with her brother Durham to win WGAM/MGA State Junior Mixed titles in 2010 and 2011.
Ashley Harkins Hingham, Sophomore
Harkins fired a 43 to place fifth in the Mass Bay League All-Star tournament and tied for 18th in the state individual tournament with a 90. The sophomore also posted a 95 in the state team tournament to help the Harbormen to a third-place finish.
Kaelyn Hilliard Bridgewater-Raynham, Senior
Hilliard, who shot a low round of 41 this season, had an 87 in the Old Colony League championship and tied for ninth at the girls' individual state championship with an 85. Hilliard, the only girl on the team, finished 10-4 in match play. She plans to play golf for Boston University.
Lina Kim Weston, Sophomore
Kim shot an 84 to finish sixth at the girls' state individual tournament and finished fourth at the Challenge Cup Championship with rounds of 84 and 81. A high honors student (4.16 GPA), Kim takes all advanced prep courses, as well as two languages.
Stephanie Klaubert Ursuline, Senior
Klaubert placed seventh individually in the state girls' team championship, carding an 89, as the Bears finished second with a combined score of 366. The senior captain and National Honors Society member also earned all-scholastic honors last season and will play for Lehigh University in the fall.
Emily LaFond Notre Dame (Hingham), Senior
Whether it's a field hockey stick, a hockey stick, or a golf club, LaFond can swing it. The senior, who also captains the Cougars' field and ice hockey teams, placed eighth at the team state championship with a 90. She plans to attend Villanova University.
Shaye Macurdy Barnstable, freshman
The freshman played with poise beyond her years this season, finishing 9-2 in match play for the Red Raiders. She placed third in the Mass Bay League Individual tournament and in the state Individual Girls' tournament she carded an 84.
Mary Mulcahy Scituate, Senior
Mulcahy, who captains the boys' team at Scituate, won the girls' state individual tournament as a sophomore and has placed second each of the past two seasons. She lost out by five strokes this year, posting an 80. She plans to play for the University of Central Florida.
Coach of the year: Jim Lyons, Mt. Alvernia
In a game that prides itself on sportsmanship, Lyons and his girls at Mt. Alvernia were second to none. A veteran of 14 seasons, Lyons's dedication to teaching the fundamentals of golf, as well as life, led his peers to vote him Mass Bay Coach of the Year.
Mass. Bay — Barnstable: Jackie Francis, Shaye Macurdy, Alex Williams. Cardinal Spellman: Katie Tatulli. Dennis-Yarmouth: Alyssa Preston. Duxbury: Cassidy Goldman, Lexi Macaluso. Falmouth: Hannah Ghelfi. Fontbonne: Julia Falco. Hingham: Ashley Harkins, Emily O'Toole. Nauset: Rachel Bernstein, Carolyn Brooks, Hayley Sanders. Notre Dame (Hingham): Aimee Dubois, Lauren Flynn, Emily LaFond. Silver Lake: Emily Hanson. Ursuline: Monica Doyle, Stephanie Klaubert. Wellesley: Helen Dailey, Katharine Fortin.
Middlesex (Small) — Watertown: Stephanie Frankian.
NEPSAC — Bridgewater-Raynham: Kaelyn Hilliard. BB&N: Monica Chow. Governor’s Academy: Katie Barrand. Scituate: Mary Mulcahy. Sharon: Isabel Southard. Weston: Lina Kim