In the 58 years of the York Open, this was the first time a female golfer competed in the event.
Alayne Lee did not know this as she registered for the York County Amateur Golf Association event at Royal Manchester Golf Links in East Manchester Township. She became well aware of the fact by the time a TV cameraman followed her for a bit.
"It really wasn't that big of a stretch for a woman to play," Lee said. "I didn't even think about it in terms of, 'Oh it would be so amazing.' It felt pretty normal."
YCAGA director Dave Bennett said he wants more female golfers at next year's York Open. Zak Drescher played the event for a first time last year and returned Friday to win the event with a 6-under 66.
A professional based from Conestoga Country Club in Lancaster, Drescher is a 2007 Hempfield High School graduate. Last year's York Open, also held at Royal Manchester, and War of the Roses events made up the most of his experiences on York County courses. He now adds his name to a list that includes 1959 Master's champion Art Wall Jr., who returned to York for a championship in 1962.