Karlie Zabrosky, a McD0well graduate who will be a junior at Seton Hall, the Big East women’s defending champion, won her third straight Erie District Women’s Golf Association title Sunday, July 20 with a 6 and 4 win over Kathy Lynch in the EDWGA’s 89th Match Play Championship at Lake Shore Country Club.
Zabrosky, at 6-feet tall and strong, hits the ball 250 yards-plus off the tee. Though she does not play many tournaments during the summer, the member at Lawrence Park Golf Club said she will play in the Erie District Golf Association Amateur Stroke Play August 1-3 at Lake View Country Club in North East.
“I’ll probably be the shortest hitter out there,” the 20-year-old Zabrosky said.
Jay Willow, in his third year as EDGA Tournament Director, has been innovative with computerized results, different interclub formats, and putting together the Erie Sports Store Flagship Junior Tour that is for boys and girls, as the young ladies have few area tournaments to compete in during the summer.
“He said there’s nothing wrong with letting me play with the men,” Zabrosky said. “I’m thankful for the chance. We play longer courses in college, so I dont’ mind hitting from the men’s tees.”
It’s been done on the PGA Tour, as Annika Sorenstam and Michele Wie played in Tour stops.