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Lunenburg High ace golfer Emily Nash had a week she’ll never forget.

Nash won last week’s CMass. Division 3 boys’ golf tournament by four strokes but didn’t get the trophy because of an MIAA rule disallowing girls from competing on an individual level in the fall. The story made national news.

Nash’s story didn’t end there, however.

The 16-year-old golfer was showered with support and praise from all across the country.

The topper for Nash was accepting a once-in-a-lifetime offer from retired pro golfer Annika Sorenstam – perhaps the No. 1 female golfer in history – to participate in the Annika Invitational in January at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Florida.

According to, the event, which started in 2009, “brings together 72 of the top players from around the world and attracts 50+ college coaches who are seeking their next wave of talent. The 2016 championship included players from 14 states and 16 countries, 26 of which were Rolex Junior All-Americans.”

Nash took to Twitter to confirm the opportunity and show her gratitude, “I am so honored to receive a call and exemption to play in #AJGAANNIKA.”

Sorenstam – who retired in 2008 with 72 LPGA Tour career wins, including U.S. Women’s Open victories in 1995, 1996 and 2006 – replied: “Nice talking w/ you Emily. Well deserved and looking forward to seeing you in January.”

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