Williamstown, MA–The leaves were in all shades of fall colors and Williamstown felt busier than ever, as this is a popular time for people to visit the Berkshires to witness the beauty that is the Williamstown foliage. For 73 players and their coaches, the trek to the secluded Berkshires is also a chance to play the Williams College Invitational, held biannually at Taconic Golf Club. Today was definitely the best day anyone could have asked for with a nice breeze at a sunny, low 60 degrees. After today's play, the Ephs lead the field with a 312, Wellesley is following behind with 317, and Amherst sits in third with a 318.
The Ephs were led by junior Stella Woo who carded a five over, 76. Her score puts her tied for second individually for the tournament.
"The course was in fantastic shape but definitely was playing challengingly," Woo said. "The greens were not forgiving at all and smart play was needed in order to score well. I'm excited for tomorrow, for our team to pull it together and do what we are good at our home course."
Five Eph individuals also competed today in senior Cindy Wang and Renee Kwak who shot 82 and 88 respectively. Junior Mehr Sawant led the entire field, placing herself in the individual lead with a 75. Junior Holly Davenport was close behind with a 76, placing herself in second place overall. Junior Gabby Martin completed the team's scoring with a 89.
"Today was a battle and I'm proud of how our players kept fighting for their scores," noted Eph head coach Tomas Adalsteinsson. "We had some bumps and we also got on some runs. We move on to the next shot like we always do, and we look to do a little bit better each time."
The Ephs will continue play tomorrow at 9am.