Women’s Golf Hosts Jack Leaman Invite, Places Third Overall Out of 11 Schools
Issue   |   Tue, 04/18/2017 - 22:39
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Maggie Schoeller ‘19, competing as an individual, shot a 168 (87-81).

The Amherst women’s golf team made a strong showing this weekend, April 15 to 16, on their home course at Hickory Ridge Golf Club. The team finished with a combined score of 628 to place third at the Jack Leaman Invitational.

On day one of competition, the Mammoths were led by Morgan Yurosek ’20 and Jamie Gracie ’17, who each shot a 79 on Saturday, while Emily Young ’20, Jessica Jeong ’20 and Kate Weiss ’19 each carded rounds of 83. Competing as individuals, Katie Roseberg ’19 and Maggie Schoeller ’19 shot an 85 and an 87, respectively.

New York University sat in first place in the 11-team field after day one, shooting a score of 310, while Williams (316) and Amherst (324) followed in second and third respectively. Ithaca College (336) and Mount Holyoke (340) rounded out the top five scoring teams.

Hanging onto their day one success, NYU registered a round of 300 on Sunday to secure first place honors with an overall score of 610. Williams (316-300-616) finished in second, while Amherst placed third overall (324-304-628).

Yurosek led the Amherst women, shooting a combined 152 with a phenomenal one-under-par 73 on Sunday, placing fourth overall. Gracie (79-77-156) and Young (83-76-159) finished 10th and tied for 11th respectively, while Jeong and Weiss each carded two-day scores of 161 with identical first and second rounds of 83 and 78 to tie for 17th overall in the field of 69 golfers.

The Mammoths return to action this weekend, April 22 to 23, at the Williams Spring Invitational.