Marissa Balish was one of the top competitors a year ago at the WPIAL Class AAA girls golf championship. At that event, she placed fourth with an 8-over-par round of 81.
As things stand, she has a very good chance of returning to the championship round along with six of the other top seven competitors who return this year.
Balish has had plenty of chances to hone her game as she has competed for the Hampton High boys team this year as the school doesn't offer the sport to girls.
On Wednesday, she will join the other female competitors at the WPIAL Individual Qualifier. She'll likely compete at Phesant Ridge. On Tuesday, she had a good tune-up for the postseason as she fired an even-par round of 36 to lead the Talbots to a 200-210 victory over Plum in a Section 8-AAA match at Willowbrook Country Club.