Golf Teams Finish Fall Seasons Strong
Issue   |   Fri, 10/18/2013 - 00:27

In their last tournament of the fall season, the Jeffs placed ninth at the ECAC New England Division III Championships last weekend. Although not their best result, the team still put forth a strong showing. First-year Liam Fine led the Jeffs and has been a consistent force on the team throughout the season.

Fine finished with a two round score of 161, allowing him to place ninth overall.

“While I would have loved to break 80 both days, I was generally pleased with the way I played,” Fine said. “The course was set up in a way that frequently rewarded good shots, but often led to some unfortunate breaks. But as a freshman, placing ninth individually was a great way to end the fall season. I can’t wait to tee it up again in the spring.”

Harrison Marick ’17, Brandon Brown ’15 and Erik Hansen ’14 all cut significant strokes off their day-one scores, helping the team to a better finish. Most significant was co-captain Hansen, who reduced his day-two score by 17 strokes.

“Although we didn’t play especially well at the ECAC Championships, we are very happy with our progress this fall,” Hansen said. “We look forward to competing in the spring in preparation for the NESCAC Championships.”

The Jeffs are looking forward to building off the promise this season showed in the spring.

The women’s golf team finished their fall season last weekend with a strong showing at the Ann S. Batchelder Invitational, hosted by Wellesley College. The Jeffs posted a two-day score of 649, placing second behind rival Williams who took first.

Leading the Jeffs was senior co-captain Sooji Choi, who finished in a tie for fourth individually.

“The players reached their team target score with solid play from every player earning us a second place finish,” said Coach Michelle Morgan. “I am delighted that Sooji peaked with her best two rounds 81-77 to finish fourth overall.”

Jamie Gracie ’17 finished two strokes higher than Choi to tie for sixth place overall. Kristen Lee ’14, Devyn Gardner ’16 and Sarah Ressler ’16 each placed in the top 20 individually, helping the team to the impressive result.

This was the team’s best collective showing this season, having found some difficulty putting together consistent two-day scores in earlier tournaments.

“We have struggled all season putting together two consecutive rounds individually and collectively so this effort was very satisfying as we end our fall season,” Coach Morgan said. “The neat thing is that the result demonstrated improvement from our very first day of practice, which is a good measure of our success.”

Having concluded this season on a high note, the Jeffs now await the spring season.