Girl Athlete of the Week: Kaitlyn Rohrback, Archbishop Spalding, golf

Kaitlyn Rohrback, Archbishop Spalding, golf

(Baltimore Sun photo by Algerina…)
May 11, 2010

The senior became the first girl ever to win the MIAA golf championship, taking the title over 98 other players – 97 of them boys – in a one-hole playoff last week at Woodholme Country Club. Playing from the men's tees, Rohrback shot a 73 the first day and a 77 the second day to finish even with Gilman's Linn Worthington, but she recovered from a bad drive to edge him on the first extra hole and take the individual stroke play title. Rohrback, who is headed to Tennessee on a full golf scholarship, plays on the Cavaliers' boys team, because they don't have enough girls for a team to compete in the girls IAAM league. Last summer, Rorhback qualified for the U.S. Women's Amateur championship and she has won a couple of American Junior Golf Association events events. She has a 3.9 grade-point average.

ALSO CONSIDERED: Katie Becker, Glenelg, lacrosse; Erin Golueke, Roland Park, golf; Mary Sobota, Franklin, softball; Zoey Whittington, Catonsville, track and field.

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