Update: I contacted Maryland State Golf Association about my LOW H.I. Handicap (www.MSGA.org).
After reviewing my last 12 months they stated that there was a discrepancy of some sort and currently the correct Low H.I. should be 17.1
I am still confused to were the 16.8 is coming from since I am unable to see that information anywhere on my end. I should be receiving an email January 28th to set up my GHIN digital Profile. Maybe then things will make a bit more sense.