Middlebury, VT–With 5 strokes to makeup, the women's golf team battled hard today in the chilly and extremely windy conditions at the Ralph Myhre. The team, however, was unable to pull out their A game and posted a 324 today, which placed them in third place. Middlebury took home the victory at their home course with a two day total score of 634 and Amherst trailed behind in second place with a 640. The Ephs posted a two day score of 641, one stroke behind Amherst.
Today was a tough day for all players as green in regulations were rare and putts were not dropping either. The two freshmen Catalin Yturralde and Malini Rudra shot 77 and 82 respectively. Yturralde finished fourth individually and Rudra in T10. Sophomores Olivia White (T21) had a long, frustrating battle today, posting a score of 89. Junior Holly Davenport (T30) and Mehr Sawant(T27) shot 80 and 85.
The Eph individuals also did not have the best days today. Sophomore Joanna Kim came in with a 87, and Juniors Gabby Martin and Stella Woo finished with 87 and 82 respectively. Kim still managed to place in sixth place with the help of her outstanding first day score 72. Martin stands in T40 and Woo is in T10. Junior Woo commented regarding the weekend, "The course was definitely featuring some conditions but the team definitely could have done better. But I'm excited about going forward since there is only improvement to be made from here and we will learn from our mistakes this weekend."
Although the team did not have the best day overall, there were some highlights including Sawant's chip-in birdie on hole number 6 as well as junior Gabby Martin's eagle on the par 5, hole number 1.
"We did not reach our goals this weekend, and we know we can do a lot better. We will assess what we can do better and come back stronger at home this coming weekend," said head Coach Tomas Adalsteinsson.
The Ephs will be out for vengeance starting this Saturday at Taconic Golf Course, and it will be a big weekend as this tournament will mark the NESCAC Championship Qualifier, which will determine the host site of the NESCAC Championship that will determine the conference's NCAA Qualifier in the Spring.