Liz Monty Takes Gold At Holyoke Invitational
Issue   |   Tue, 09/25/2012 - 23:19
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Monty ’13 shot a 73 followed by a Sunday 75 to give her the gold.


The women’s golf team made the short trip to Mount Holyoke on Saturday to play in the two-day Mount Holyoke Invitational. Hoping to build on last weekend’s successful NYU Invitational (third of 16), the Lady Jeffs took sixth place overall behind senior Liz Monty’s impressive individual efforts.

On Friday, Monty shot a tournament-low one over par 73 on the 5,445-yard course. The following day, Monty carded a 75 to give her a two-day score of 148, enough to edge out Merrimack College’s Jessica Ngui’s (75-75) and take home the individual title. Monty’s 148 is also her lowest two-day score of her fall season, four shots better than her 152 last weekend at NYU.

Williams took home the team title, placing three golfers in the top-15 to give them a team score of 647 (315-332). Wagner College and Merrimack (Div. II and I, respectively) tied for second with a two-day score of 651, while Middlebury’s 654 was enough to beat out Ithaca College for fourth place. Amherst’s two-day total of 672 gave them sixth place.

Behind Monty, the Lady Jeff’s best performer was senior Irene Hickey. Shooting an 85 on Saturday, followed by an 87 on Sunday, the co-captain tied for 30th in an overall field of 87. Other notable Amherst scores include junior Sooji Choi’s back-to-back 87s and first-year Devyn Gardner’s Sunday 86 — a six-shot improvement from her Saturday round.

The Jeffs travel to the Middlebury this weekend to tee off in the Middlebury Invitational on Sept. 29-30.


The men’s golf team made a longer journey than their female counterparts, traveling to Williams to play in the Williams Invitational.

Led by junior Nicholas Koh’s two-day 159 (86-73), the Jeffs took eighth overall in a field of 18 teams. Williams’ ‘A’ team dominated the tournament, bringing home both the individual honor and team title, where they topped Middlebury by 15 strokes.

The men return to action at home this weekend, playing in a NESCAC qualifier at Hickory Ridge.