Ephs fall six strokes short at Jack Leaman Invitational

Arch rivals but still friends Williams & Amherst
Arch rivals but still friends Williams & Amherst

Amherst, MA–The Ephs came up just a little short to NYU at the Jack Leaman Invitational, hosted by Amherst College. They shot s solid score of 300 on Sunday but could not cut down their six stroke deficit from yesterday. NYU matched the Eph's Sunday score of 300 and, combined with their score of 310 on Saturday, won the tournament by six strokes. Williams came second with a 616 and Amherst completed the top three with a 304 today and a tournament total of 628.

"We played some very good golf today. In relation to par, it was a record breaking round," head coach Tomas Adalsteinsson said. "We had five scores in the low to mid 70's, and when we drop a 77 round, we know we played well."

Sophomore Cordelia Chan led the way with a two-under 72 today to finish the tournament second individually. NYU sophomore Jenni Bluetling also shot two-under and ousted Chan by one stroke. Chan made three birdies on the front nine and one on 18 but strung together two bogeys on 13 and 14.

"I'm really happy with the way I played this weekend; everything that coach had me work on this winter seemed to come together these last couple of days," Chan said. "It's always upsetting to lose a tournament but I'm really proud of my team for fighting back. We just need to learn to focus ourselves on the first day!"

Up next were the juniors on the team, Phoebe Mattana and Liz Gudas. Mattana, after seeing the course for the first time yesterday, improved her score by two-strokes and placed eighth individually (78-76). Gudas also her improved her score from yesterday, shooting 75 today and moving up the scoreboard one to ninth place.

The seniors matched their score for the fourth round in a row with a pair of 77s. Sophie Kitchen and Tracey Kim were both bombing their drives to help the team to a 300. They both climbed the leaderboard two spots to finished tied for 14 for the tournament.

The individuals also improved their scores today. Junior Maddy Abrahams and sophomore Isabella Wang both shot 82 today to place T30 and T33 respectively. 

"NYU did very well to win, and we congratulate them. We are excited to get back on Taconic and compete at home next weekend," Adalsteinsson said."

The squad will play their last tournament of the season April 22-23 at their home course Taconic. 


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