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Golfer Emily Gimpel excels on and off the course

At the 2009 Media Day event arranged by the U.S. Golf Association, Emily Gimpel and her father,John, met up with Donald Trump at his course in Bedminster, N.J.

Although school’s not in session, summer is an active period for many student athletes, and Lafayette Hill golfer Emily Gimpel is no exception. A former Springside School student who’s now a rising senior at Mount St. Joseph Academy, Gimpel spent much of her summer break competing in tournaments on the challenging American Junior Golf Association circuit.

On July 20 she won a local tournament at Sandy Run Golf Club, but she said that her best performance was “probably at the North South Amateur Championships in Pinehurst, NC. I shot 76, 76, 77 [on the par-72 course] and I got 10th.”

Gimpel received the greatest recognition for her achievements off the course. The local linkster is the founder of a charitable organization called Junior Golf Clubs Cancer, and on July 3 at the Rolex Dinner of Champions, she received the President’s Leadership Award that is presented annually by the AJGA in conjunction with the U.S. Golf Association.

Springside moves into playoff Quarterfinals

Some clown set off a quarter-stick of dynamite on a softball field at Kendrick Recreation Center last Tuesday night, while on the adjacent outdoor basketball court Springside School and Plymouth Whitemarsh High School were generating some fireworks of their own.