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Annie Park Becomes First Girl To Win Nassau H.S. Boys Golf Tournament

Annie Park and Matt Lowe (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Annie Park and Matt Lowe (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

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BETHPAGE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) —  A MacArthur High School junior has become the first girl to win the Nassau High School boys golf tournament.

Annie Park, 17, of Levittown, defeated two-time defending champion Matt Lowe by six shots Wednesday in Bethpage.

1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera reports

“She whooped me around a little bit, it was like getting hit by a locomotive,” Lowe, of Farmingdale, said. “I’ve never seen a human being play that good, she never misses a shot at any point, in any aspect of the game. It was ridiculous.”

Park shot a four under 66 Wednesday and shot four under 68 Tuesday, for an 8-under 134 for the two day tournament. Lowe, who tied with Park Tuesday, placed second, finishing six strokes back with a score of 140.

Park was allowed to play with her school district’s boys’ team because it does not offer a girls’ program. She was one of two girls in the field of 135 golfers; the other being Matt Lowe’s 14-year-old sister, Alix.

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Park at 18th hole after winning tournament (credit: Mona Rivera)

“I knew that if I just think about my own game today I would play well and that’s exactly how it happened,” Park said.

She hopes her win inspires others to take up the sport.

“I wish a lot of girls started playing golf, they think golf is such a boring sport,” Park said.

Park, who began playing golf when she was 8 years old, qualified for the U.S. Women’s Open in Wisconsin earlier this month and will attend the University of Southern California on a golf scholarship.

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