Women’s Golf Takes Sixth at Vassar Invite
Issue   |   Tue, 04/14/2015 - 23:34
Amherst Athletics
Jamie Gracie ’17 led Amherst this past weekend, shooting a combined score of 164 (81-83) to tie for 15th overall in the tournament.

Amherst came in sixth out of a field of 12 teams this past weekend at the Vassar College Invitational, hosted by the Casperkill Golf Club in Poughkeepsie, New York. The women travelled to upstate New York for their first outdoor tournament of the spring season as courses finally began to open with the slowly melting snow.

Amherst’s leading scorer was Jamie Gracie ’17, who shot a combined score of 164 to tie for 15th overall (81-83). The next finisher for the Jeffs was first year Zoe Wong, who shot a consistent 84 both Saturday and Sunday to come to a two-day score of 168, earning her a tie for 21st.

“Even though we didn’t score all that well as a team, there were a lot of positives that we can take away from the tournament,” Gracie said. “Short game was hard because we didn’t have a chance to practice ahead of time, but the stuff we were able to work on was solid.”

Devyn Gardner ’16 and Patricia Huang ’17 were Amherst’s two remaining scorers this weekend. Gardner shot a 90 the first day, to come back Sunday improving to a 82 for a total of 172. Huang shot 89 Saturday, improving to an 85 Sunday for a score of 174. The two placed 28th and 34th respectively.

Jenny Xu ’16 followed closely behind Huang earning a 35th-place finish with a cumulative score of 175.

CJ Bernstein competed individually, tallying a 46th-place finish for the purple and white (96, 86, 182).

“It was just nice to get in 36 holes outside in nice weather and now we can look forward to our home tournament this weekend,” Gracie said.

Next weekend the Amherst women will compete at their home tournament, the Jack Leaman Invitational, hosted by the Hickory Ridge Golf Club.