EDISON, NJ -- The Wardlaw+Hartridge girls made school history by winning the school’s first team championship at the Sayreville Bomber Golf Classic on April 9 at The Meadows in Plainsboro.
This year’s Rams boast four solid players – Mia Sutton of Westfield, Sydney Kuo of Edison, Grace Lu of Edison and Jenelle Valera of Piscataway. Three of the four players have led the team with low rounds in the first five matches, including a 3-0 start in the regular season, a second-place tournament finish at the Red Devil Classic and the team title performance at Tuesday’s tourney.
“They’re making history,” said veteran W+H coach Jim Howard, in his 41st year at the helm. “The goal is to win tournaments. We haven’t had players like this in years. It all comes down to their dedication. It makes a difference when you do things over the summer. They take lessons, play in tournaments. They’re always trying to make themselves better.”
Jenelle led W+H to the school’s first girls’ golf title in school history with a round of 72 that ranked second among individual golfers. Sydney tied for third place with a 74 after firing 75 the previous day to finish third at the Red Devil. Grace shot 76 to place fourth at the Red Devil.
The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison is Central Jersey’s premier PreK-12 independent school. The campus is located at 1295 Inman Ave. in North Edison, near the Scotch Plains border and just five miles from downtown Westfield. It is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational day school that prepares students to lead and succeed in a world of global interconnection. Wardlaw+Hartridge provides an educational atmosphere characterized by academic challenge, support for individual excellence, diversity, and a familial sense of community.