Middlebury, VT– It was a mid 70 degrees, humid, sticky day today at the Ralph Myhre, Middlebury College home course. The Ephs featured a large crowd today as they travelled with 5 team players and 3 additional individuals. The George Phinney Golf Classic at the Ralph Myhre has always been a good challenge for Williams because the course is infamous for its turtle-back greens and windy conditions. The course had gotten two inches of rain this week which made the conditions extra wet and difficult. Williams finished today in tied second place, trailing 5 shots behind Middlebury who had a total score of 312. Amherst is tied with us, with a total score of 317.
The Ephs were led by sophomore Olivia White, who shot a 6-over 77 today(T4). The team overall had not the best performing days. It was definitely a rare sighting for birdies and many players had to seriously battle out to make up and downs and save pars. The two freshmen, Malini Rudra(T9) and Catalin Yturralde (T13) shot 78 and 79 respectively. Juniors Mehr Sawant (T22) and Holly Davenport(T45) shot 83 and 89 respectively.
"We didn't play our best golf as a team today, but we learn from every round, and we know better how to tackle the course tomorrow," head coach Tomas Adalsteinsson commented regarding day one, "The goal is to hit a few more greens, see some more putts drop, and make tomorrow an exciting day."
The individuals had a solid day with sophomore Joanna Kim starring her one-over 72 round, individually placing in first place after Day 1. Junior Stella Woo grinded out to shoot a 78(T9) and junior Gabby Martin finished with a 86(34).
The teams will tee off with a 9am shotgun tomorrow morning. It's mOOOOOving day, let's go Ephs!