The 2017 Masters tournament brought together the world’s best golfers to drive, pitch and putt on the tricky Augusta course. Although golf isn’t exactly a physical sport, the Augusta course can be described as arduous, and the four-day affair is not one for the weak-minded.

The players have caddies to carry their clubs and never move above a brisk walk, but the mental strife that players face over more than half a week take the mental toll of a marathon.

Following a dominant sweep of Hamilton to open conference play, the Amherst women’s softball team continued its recent run of good form, sweeping a doubleheader against the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts on Wednesday and then taking all three games in this past weekend’s series against Middlebury.

Against MCLA, the Mammoths faced little competition in either affair, prevailing 9-0 in the first matchup, followed by a dominant 8-1 win in the second game.