16-year-old Emily Nash is a high school golfer with a promising future. Currently living in Lunenburg, Massachusetts, Nash has been playing on the boys golf team at her school for three years, since there is no girls team.
It's not unheard of for girls to compete on a boys team, especially when their skills are matched and there's no other option for them. Nash and her team participated in the Central Massachusetts Division 3 boys' golf tournament at Blissful Meadows, and Nash ended up crushing it.
She shot a 3-over 75, which gave her first place with a four-stroke lead over the next closest opponent. She should have walked home with the trophy and the title, but instead she left empty-handed, embarrassed, and a national news story.