Williamstown, MA–It was a bittersweet day as the women's team finished their last regular season tournament at their home course, Taconic Golf Club. For seniors Cori Chan and Isabella Wang, this was their last competitive round on their beloved home course. It was only fitting that the pair finished with yet another record breaking weekend. Poised at the top of the leaderboard after the first day, the time fired an impressive 296 on their way to a 599 and a 36 stroke lead over Amherst College. Their score of 296 and 599 breaks their lowest ever score on Taconic by six and four strokes respectively (their previous record was set at this same tournament last year).
Amherst took second with a score of 635 and Middlebury came in third with 637. The Williams B team was close behind in fourth with a 639.
Individually, the Ephs swept the field. Freshman Joanna Kim followed up her one-over 72 yesterday with a 76 today. Her two-day total of 148 put her atop the leaderboard. Sophomore Mehr Sawant, who shot 74 yesterday, matched her score with another 74 today. Sawant, too, shot a 148. Kim and Sawant shared the top score for the tournament but the medalist honors was ultimately given to Sawant who just edged out her teammate in a scorecard playoff.
One-stroke back was Chan with a two-day total of 149. Chan bounced back from her round yesterday with a one-over 72 today to placed third by herself.
The senior pair of Chan and Wang shot 72's to end their last tournament at home! Wang's 72 is the best collegiate round and it is fitting she fired her lowest round during her last collegiate round. Wang climbed the leaderboard to sixth place with her score of 151.
"My ball striking really clicked today and I was able to stay consistent, all while having a lot of fun. I couldn't have asked for a better way to end my last collegiate round at Taconic," Wang said. "Most importantly, I'm extremely proud of everyone on our team who have collectively built great momentum going into Nationals! "
Next up for the Ephs was the pair of freshman Olive White and sophomore Stella Woo. The pair shot the same two-day score last week and they did it again this week. Woo shot a 78 today for a two-day total of 154 and White shot a 76 today to shoot the same two-day score was Woo. The pair finished T8.
Rounding off the top 10 finishers of the tournament was sophomore Holly davenport who just managed to break 80 and shoot 79. Davenport shot a 155 for the weekend and finished T10. Sophomore Gabby Martin and junior Cindy Wang just finished inside the top 20 players with a two-day total of 168, good for T19 overall.
"A great weekend for our team, and even better when we see such strong performances deep into our roster. Being on our team is competitive, but our players do such a great job striking the balance between being supportive and pushing each other at the same time. It has helped us stay focused and trust the process" head coach Tomas Adalsteinnsoon said. "Now, our efforts are all on preparing for a strong showing at the NCAA National Championship."
The Ephs will play for the last time this season at the NCAA tournament May 14-17 in Houston, TX.