Women’s Golf Places Third at Local Tournament After NYU and Williams
Issue   |   Tue, 09/26/2017 - 22:06
Amherst Athletics
Senior captain Zoe Wong finished ninth overall with Amherst’s best mark after shooting a pair of 78s to finish at 12-over par on the weekend.

After winning last week’s Ann S. Batchelder Invitational, the women’s golf team finished third out of 18 teams in the Mount Holyoke Invitational tournament at the Orchards in South Hadley.

The team completed the two-day event with a total score of 628, just narrowly behind second-place finisher New York University and first-place finisher Williams College.

Playing as an individual, Lily Worden ’21 led the Mammoths after the first day with a score of 76, just 6-over par.

“The course was straightforward, [with] thick rough and lots of trees,” Worden said. She further noted how uncommon it was for someone who isn’t expected to contribute to the team’s overall score to shoot the team’s low round.

Strong performances from senior captain Zoe Wong and first-year Isabelle Ouyang — each shot a 78 — put Amherst in third place after the first round.

Jessica Jeong ’20 followed just behind them, ending the day just 8-over par. Morgan Yurosek ’20 and Emily Young ’20 rounded out the team’s scoresheet, scoring 82 and 84, respectively.

Worden said Coach Elizabeth Davis’ message to the team after the first day emphasized rest and hydration to keep the team primed for a hot and humid second day.

In a strong performance, the Mammoths scored eight strokes lower than the first day, finishing with a score of 310 and securing a third-place finish.

“I was proud of how the team performed both days, and especially how we improved our team score the second day,” Ouyang said.

This is the first time this season that Amherst improved their score on the second day, which helped fend off the challenge of fourth-place Middlebury.

The Panthers had finished ahead of the Mammoths in the first tournament of the year. The quintet of scoring golfers was led by Yurosek, who scored a team low 76 and finished 15th.

Young, Jeong and Wong each carded a 78, while Ouyang scored an 88. Jeong’s combined score of 158 was enough to tie her with Yurosek for 15th place.

Wong finished in ninth place. while Young carded with a two-day score of 162 and Ouyang claimed 34th with a score of 166.

The Mammoths will travel to Middlebury College next week to compete in the Middlebury invitational at the Ralph Myhre Golf Course.