Women’s Golf Finishes in Fourth Place at Mount Holyoke Invitational
Issue   |   Wed, 09/30/2015 - 00:19
Amherst Athletics
Senior captain Devyn Gardner tied for 25th overall this weekend.

The Amherst College women’s golf team claimed fourth place in the Mount Holyoke Invitational last weekend, Saturday and Sunday Sept. 26 and 27. Competing in a 14-team field, the purple and white amassed a team score of 651 at the par-71 Orchards Golf Club in South Hadley, MA.

Little Three archrival Williams won the tournament by a large margin with a team score of 605, placing all five of its golfers in the Top 10 as well as the top-two individual performers. NYU placed second with a team score of 635, and Middlebury claimed third (646). Amherst and Mount Holyoke, who posted team scores of 667, rounded out the top five.

Kate Weiss ’19 once again led the Jeffs with a strong Saturday performance. Carding a 73 on Saturday and an 81 on Sunday, the first-year tied for third place overall with a 36-hole score of 154.

Zoe Wong ’18 was second on the Amherst squad, tying for 17th place with a two-day total of 162 (81+81). First-year Katie Rosenberg was next, carding an 82 on Saturday and an 85 on Sunday to tie for 23rd place with a total of 167.

Senior co-captain Devyn Gardner finished tied for 25th with a 168 (85+83), and Maggie Schoeller ’19 rounded out the scoring Jeffs with a two-day total of 172 (87+85) to claim 29th place.

Three members of the Amherst squad also competed in individual play. Co-captain Sarah Ressler ’16 carded a 91 on Saturday and an 85 on Sunday for a two-day score of 176 to finish tied for 35th place.

Angelina Huan ’17 tied for 45th-place, posting a 36-hole score of 181 (92+89) and Patricia Huang ’17 finished the two-day tournament tied for 55th place with a 188 (97+91).

“Overall I think we can take away a lot of postives from this weekend,” Ressler said. “A lot of people were really grinding to throw some scores together, so I’m proud of everyone for hanging in there. We had a solid finish, and will look to build on that for next weekend.”

Amherst returns to the course at the two-day Middlebury College Invitational on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 3 and 4. Last year, the Jeffs earned a third-place finish at the same tournament. With the team’s top finisher from last year, Jamie Gracie ’17, studying abroad, the Jeffs will look to their younger talent to help them to another strong finish in this year’s action.