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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • Simons is Scintillating on the NCAA Links

  • Former Honesdale High School golf standout Bridget Simons is earning high marks at ESU.
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  • Bridget Simons enjoyed a stellar career as a member of Honesdale High School's varsity golf team.
    The daughter of local links legend Bob Simons, Bridget helped establish the fledgling Lady Hornet program as a bona fide contender in District Two.
    After graduation, Simons decided to take her game to the next level, enrolling at East Stroudsburg University where she quickly carved out a niche for herself on the women's team.
    Under the direction of first-year Head Coach Al McCormick, the Warriors captured two team titles and turned in a solid overall performance this season.
    ESU finished first at the Millersville Invitational in March and first at the Eastern Invitational in April.
    The Warriors will be back on the links in the fall for a full PSAC schedule.
    Solid Start
    Simons was one of the most consistent golfers on Coach Dan O'Neill's team at Honesdale.
    Bridget won numerous awards during her varsity career. She also excelled as a member of the Honesdale Golf Club and as a competitor in the Anthracite Golf Association.
    Upon graduation, Simons headed off to East Strouds burg and a berth on the women's team.
    This past fall, she helped a young Warriors squad to a seventh place finish at the PSAC Championships.
    During the spring season, Bridget played consistently well, helping ESU close out the campaign in stellar fashion with a win at the Eastern Invitational.
    This event was hosted by White Manor Golf Club in Malvern and featured elite college clubs from all over the region.
    East Stroudsburg's team combined for a score of 381, which was an eye-popping 28 shots better than runner-up Eastern.
    Page 2 of 2 - Simons played a crucial role in this victory, carding an 18-hole total of 93 and tying for fourth in the individual standings.
    This performance proved to be a perfect bookend to a successful spring season.
    ESU opened its schedule with a victory at the Millers burg Invitational, an event hosted by Cross Gates Country Club.
    Bridget was even more impressive in this one, earning team medalist honors with a 95 and once again finishing in fourth place overall.
    Other notable showings for the Warriors this spring included a third place team finish at the Ursinus Invitational and a fourth place effort at ESU's own tournament.
    Simons played well in each of these tourneys. She carded 93 in the former, good for 16th overall and a 93 in the latter, which earned her 12th place.
    Bridget is the daughter of Bob & Ann Marie Simons, Beach Lake.
    She has just completed her freshman year at East Stroudsburg University where she's majoring in Special Education.
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