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Wilson golfer Kyla Quimby helps team Philadelphia win Enos Cup

Golf season never stops for Wilson’s Kyla Quimby.

The junior member of the Bulldogs’ golf team recently represented the Women’s Golf Association of Philadelphia along with five others in the 83rd Junior Inter-City Matches for the Enos Cup at Montclair Country Club on June 26-27.

The two-day event began with a practice round on the first day and on the second day, the WGAP team competed against junior teams from Women’s Metropolitan Golf (New York) and Massachusetts Golf.

Having played one of the strongest rounds of her life, Quimby helped lead her team to a 7½ point victory over Massachusetts Golf to win the event for the second year in a row.

“It was really fun,” Quimby said. “So it was a three point system, you can win on the front, and if you win the front nine against one of the girls from Massachusetts or New York, then you can win on the back (nine) and then one overall. My teammates did a good job winning their points too, but I won all three points from both of my girls.

“It was just really fun. I ended up becoming friends with all the girls on the team. We have a group chat and we talk all the time now.”

Quimby was joined on team Philadelphia by Meredith Finger, a sophomore from Wilmington, Delaware, Mia Pace, a 2024 grad from Exton who will play at Utah Valley University, Savannah Laverty, a junior from Moorestown, New Jersey, Alaina Carson, an incoming freshman from Broomall and Laura Patullo, a junior also from Moorestown, New Jersey.

Team Philadelphia holds up the championship trophy after winning the Enos Cup. Kyla Quimby, fourth from left. (COURTESY OF KEVIN QUIMBY)
Team Philadelphia holds up the championship trophy after winning the Enos Cup. Kyla Quimby, fourth from left. (COURTESY OF KEVIN QUIMBY)

Golfers were selected by the Women’s Golf Association of Philadelphia based on skill and participation with the organization.

Last summer, Quimby competed at the Optimist International Junior Golf Championship at Trump National Doral Resort in Miami. Several golfers who later became professionals have played in that tournament over the years, including Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Scottie Scheffler, John Daly, Amy Alcott, Lexi Thompson and Jennifer Rosales.

Representatives from 20 countries participated in 13-14 and 15-18-year-old divisions in the tournament in July 2023. Quimby finished 34th in the 13-14 division.

While that experience was rewarding, Quimby said she enjoyed the Enos Cup because of the close proximity she shares with her teammates.

“I think something that was nicer about this tournament is that (my teammates) are close,” Quimby said. “Something that was good about the other tournament is that I got to meet people from all different countries, but in this one I got to meet people that I can still hang out with and have a relationship through time because they live closer to me.

“We’ve planned stuff; like we’re gonna plan a date and all go golf together.”

On the day of competition, Quimby was the only member of her team to take all three points from both of her opponents from the New York and Massachusetts teams. She was one of only two players in the field to earn the maximum six points.

Despite heavy winds, Quimby was exceptional off the tee, hitting 13 of 14 possible fairways at the challenging Montclair Country Club.

“It was really tough because the greens were really fast and really sloped too,” Quimby said. “So it was like a hard day to play, but I hit a lot of the fairways, and I hit it pretty well that day. I think everyone struggled a bit with the greens and how tough they were, but I think our whole team worked pretty well around them and figured it out after the practice round.”

Last season, Quimby finished third in the BCIAA girls individual golf championship and also finished third as a freshman. She earned 14th in the District 3 Class 3A girls individual tournament.

With plenty of high profile practice already in the books this summer, Quimby said she believes the practice will better prepare her for another strong season. In addition, Quimby hopes to bring her teammates on the Bulldogs closer together and return to the top of Berks.

Wilson won the Berks team championship in 2020, 2021 and 2022.

“Definitely puts me in a way better position,” Quimby said. “I think playing in other tournaments and these bigger tournaments helps you for when you go and have to play in counties. High school matches aren’t as serious, so when you have to go and play in districts and stuff you’re, you’re ready and know how to compete with people that are better than you.

“With me and Andrew Borneman being our team captains this year, I definitely want to help push the team to do more outside stuff,” Quimby said. “We didn’t do a lot of team dinners or stuff like that so we’re thinking about doing mini golf and other stuff for the team to help us get closer.”


Source: Berkshire mont

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