Located in Quentin, Fairview is a fine 6,011-yard, par-71 test of one’s golfing skills. Although she had heard of it, she had never played it, seen it or even walked it before.
But there’s a good chance, Kelsey McConaghy will be back again.
On Thursday at Fairview Golf Course, McConaghy copped the girls’ individual title at the annual Lebanon County Scholastic Golf Championships. McConaghy fired a 41 over Fairview’s front-nine, besting Cedar Crest’s Emma Dissinger by three strokes, in an event that was shortened by impending weather.
Playing Fairview for the first time in her life, the Palmyra senior found the course very much to the liking of her long game. But on this particular day, McConaghy’s short game was dead-on as well.
Employing her length, McConaghy birdied two of Fairview’s par-fives on the front. Her 41 helped Palmyra to a second-place showing in the team portion of the tournament.
It was the second Lebanon County individual crown for McConaghy, who is undecided about pursuing the sport in college. It also served as a bit of a redemption for McConaghy, who had enjoyed a somewhat sub-par performance at the Mid-Penn Conference tournament earlier in the season.
– Jeff Falk