Tuesday, July 29, 2008

No competition

There's a saying in professional sports when a team keeps winning against easy opponents: You can only play the teams on your schedule.

So, no disrespect to Ingrid Narken, who won her fourth straight Ulster County women's golf championship by a whopping 31 strokes. It's not Ingrid's fault her competition wasn't in her class. She played three courses, posted three first-rate scores by any measurement, and won easily ... very easily.

You can't blame Ingrid that other similarly strong golfers chose not to enter the tournament. I can name at least six from Wiltwyck alone who would have made her work harder for the title. Unfortunately, none entered (one due to illness).

Again, Ingrid's rounds of 78, 74 and 80 would have been tough to beat against any local competition. But it would have been fun had there been some.
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