SOUTH HADLEY, MA – The Williams women's golf team struggled on day two at the Mount Holyoke Invitational, but played well enough to beat Wagner by four shots.
Williams shot 332 today – the sixth best team score on day two – but it was enough to turn in a winning total of 647 for the weekend. They narrowly out played Merrimack and Wagner who both shot 651 to tie for second. Amherst senior Liz Monty won the individual title after shooting an impressive 75 today to win by four shots.
Playing conditions were tough after the intense overnight rain left the course soggy and the greens slow. It was also windier today, which helped contribute to the higher scores.
Williams was once again led by junior Georgiana Salant who was the only Eph to shoot in the 70s, posting a 79. Salant finished in third place. Salant was followed by senior Victoria Student who continued her consistent season with a 83. Sophomores Caroline Sawin and last week's winner Shelby Shote turned in twin 85s. Sophomore Paige Whidbee struggled in the conditions today and pulled out an 88.
While the Ephs did not play up to their potential today, they pulled out their second consecutive win this season. Commenting on the tournament, Salant says that "It was great to come out victorious this weekend, but our performance the second day opened our eyes. We can't be too comfortable if we are in the lead after the first day and we will use this tournament as a learning experience."
The Ephs look to take the lessons they learned this weekend to Middlebury and the NESCAC tournament next weekend.