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Stackhouse named top golfer

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North Clayton senior Mariah Stackhouse was named the Georgia State Golf Associations's co-Girls' Player of the Year at a recent luncheon.

Special Photo North Clayton senior Mariah Stackhouse was named the Georgia State Golf Associations's co-Girls' Player of the Year at a recent luncheon.

North Clayton senior Mariah Stackhouse was named the Girls’ Co-Player of the Year by the Georgia State Golf Association at its recent luncheon held at Cherokee Town Club in Atlanta on Saturday.

Stackhouse, a Stanford signee, is one of three golfers to have won multiple Player of the Year honors. She joins an elite group with her fifth-straight Girls’ Player of the Year honor (2007-11).

In GSGA action, Stackhouse made it to the quarterfinals of the Georgia Women’s Match Play Championship at Sunset Hills Country Club in Carrollton, where she fell to the eventual champion.

Stackhouse qualified for the U.S. Women’s Open at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, and competed in the U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship at Olympia Fields Country Club in Illinois, where she reached the round of 16.

Like Ashlan Ramsey, Stackhouse was also selected to represent the United States on the PING Junior Solheim Cup Tea, in County Meath, Ireland, helping the U.S. bring home the Cup. She was also picked to the 2011 Rolex Junior All-American Girls First Team.

Founded in 1916, GSGA has grown into one of the largest state amateur golf associations in the country, with over 350 member clubs and 85,000 individual members.