After winning her third DIAA individual title in four years, rising Archmere senior Phoebe Brinker has been named the 2019 Golfer of the Year.
This year, Phoebe broke out of the pack with a 4-under-par 67 on the last day of the DIAA Golf Tournament at Cripple Creek Country Club to win the individual title for the third time in four years. Phoebe, who won the 2016 and 2018 titles, helped lead the golf team to an impressive 12-4 record this year.
Brad Myers of the News Journal writes of her accomplishments, "Brinker is continuing to hone her talent through a busy summer schedule. Ranked 19th nationally by the American Junior Golf Association, she has already finished second in the Justin Thomas Junior Championship in Goshen, Kentucky; finished third in the Rolex Junior Girls Championship in Johns Island, South Carolina; and tied for fifth in the Polo Golf Junior Classic at Liberty National in Jersey City, New Jersey."
He interviewed her as stating, “Just having my team there to cheer for me,” Brinker said of her favorite thing about the DIAA event. “My team was out there the whole back nine. They definitely kept me pushing. I just kept making birdies, and with them cheering for me it really helped.”
Phoebe has committed to play college golf at Duke, which won its seventh NCAA Division I championship in May.
For the full News Journal article and interview, click here.