Abbie Kelm dethroned the four-time defending champion in Emily Israelson, claiming the Birchmont's women’s division championship with a 2-and-1 victory. It’s the first-ever Birchmont title for Kelm, and she also becomes the first Bemidjian to win the women’s crown since Alyssa Williamson in 2006.
For any golfer, the tools of the trade are pretty consistent: a set of clubs, a good short game and maybe a lucky break or two. For Adam Van Raden, the necessities include a red ribbon pinned in his hat.
Birchmont golf: Dominant Abbie Kelm, underdog Missy Tabery to meet in women’s semifinals
Fourteenth-seeded Missy Tabery continued her Cinderella journey through the Birchmont Golf Tournament on Thursday. Now, she’ll face second-seeded Bemidjian Abbie Kelm, who continued her strong start to the tournament.