Women's Golf Finishes Second at Williams Spring Invitational
Issue   |   Tue, 04/26/2016 - 23:46
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Kate Weiss '19 finished 10th in the individual standings last weekend.

The Amherst women’s golf team had another strong outing this weekend at the Williams College Spring Invitational at Taconic Golf Club in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The purple and white finished second overall with a score of 653.

They were ousted only by rival Williams, who took first place with a score of 639. Rounding out the top teams of the tournament were Middlebury, with 660 strokes, and Hamilton, with 765 strokes.

Amherst concluded day one with a score of 329, which put them in third place behind both Williams and Middlebury. Trailing Middlebury by seven strokes, the purple and white needed to have a stellar day two performance in order to compete for one of the top two spots. They rose to the occasion, cutting down their day one score by five strokes and finishing 85 over par.

Zoe Wong ’18 led the charge, recording an impressive combined score of 159. She concluded the tournament 17 over par and tied for third place among the top individual scorers with Middlebury’s Lilia Everson. The two golfers who tied for first place among the top scorers, Williams’ Elizabeth Gudas and Cordelia Chan, edged out Wong and Everson by only one stroke.

Jamie Gracie ’17 was a major contributor, improving her day one score by two strokes on the second day of the tournament. Her overall score of 162 garnered her seventh place among the top individual scorers. Kate Weiss ’19 and Maggie Schoeller ’19 were also instrumental to Amherst’s success, finishing 10th and 12th respectively. Katie Rosenberg ’19 and Devyn Gardner ’16 solidified the purple and white’s second-place finish. They both scored a 172 and tied for 16th place among individual scorers.

The purple and white concluded its spring season with this effort. They’ll look to continue their strong performances in the upcoming fall 2016 season.