Middlebury, VT–With 16 strokes to makeup, the women's golf team battled hard to close the gap but were unable to post the low score they desperately needed. The team posted a 317 today, which tied the lowest team score across the two days with Amherst College. Amherst took home the title ousting host-team, Middlebury College by three strokes. The Ephs climbed two spots up the leaderboard with a two-day total of 653. Amherst had a score of 638 and Middlebury, 641.
Junior Cordelia Chan couldn't quite clinch her third win of the season, coming short to Middlebury senior Katherine Fortin. Chan had three birdies on the back nine today leading to a 75, which also tied the lowest 18-hole score of the tournament.
"I stopped playing safe and started shooting at pins," Chan said. "It was nice finally breaking 80 at this course. I'm sure our team can bounce back from this set back next week at home!"
Senior Liz Gudas also climbed the leaderboard with a five-stroke improvement from Saturday. Her 77 today put her in sixth place for the tournament with a two-day total of 159. Freshman Stella Woo had only one lone birdie in her round of 81. Her two-day total of 164 put her T14 for the weekend. Freshman Holly Davenport and sophomore Renee Kwak both finished T29. Davenport shot 85 today and Kwak shot 84 bringing both of their two-day totals to 174.
The Eph individuals had a stronger showing today. Freshman Mehr Sawant fired a killer 82 and Wang, an 83. Sawant and Wang finished 22nd and T24 respectively. Senior Maddy Abrahams said that her ball striking wasn't up to par but her chipping allowed her to still shoot an 86, good for 23rd overall.
"The team did well to bounce back today, but we had dug ourselves too deep of a hole yesterday. We were faced with some adversity this weekend," head coach Tomas Adalsteinsson said. "We learn for it and start to prepare for our home event and the NESCAC Championship this coming weekend."
The women will be out for vengeance starting this Saturday at our very own, Taconic Golf Course.