PennLive’s 2022 girls golfer of the year, former Boiling Springs ace Brooke Graham, is off and running at Kutztown University.
Making quite the impression in her first collegiate start, Graham fired a school-record 1-under-par 71 Sunday at Glen Brook Golf Club, earning medalist honors at the East Stroudsburg University Fall Invitational.
Graham bogied her initial hole, the par-4 first, and then secured eight pars and a pair of birdies on her next 10 holes at the 5,800-yard course.
She added one more birdie on the par-4 15th to secure the individual tournament title.
Graham is the first Golden Bears’ golfer to break par, toppling the program’s previous low round of even-par 72 by former Kutztown standouts Chelsea Corbo (2011), a CD East graduate, and Rachel Tarnopoll (2019). Tarnopoll’s mark also came at Glen Brook GC.
Graham also is the first freshman to win her debut since Jessica May achieved that mark at the Lehigh Quad in 2002.
Helped by a 5-over 77 by freshman Rhi Stutz, Kutztown finished with a total of 327, outlasting Jefferson (329), Bloomsburg (347) and East Stroudsburg (410) in the team competition.
Jefferson’s 74 was good for second place, while teammate Vivian Chuang and Stutz tied for third.