Golf Teams Deliver Strong Showings at Weekend Events: Women earn second place in field of 12 at Vas
By Carlyn Robertson '14, Managing Sports Editor

After holding a one-stroke lead after the first day of the Vassar College Invitational, the women’s golf team ultimately placed second to Williams College out of a 12-team field.

Williams combined for a 686 over the two-day tournament while the Jeffs finished just five strokes behind at 691. Vassar was in third place with a score of 700. Wellesley’s Kimberly Eaton claimed the individual title with a score of 163.

The Jeffs finished Saturday’s competition with a 341 and scored a 350 on Sunday. The Ephs’ consistency earned them the victory, as they scored a 342 and a 344.

Liz Monty ’13 held the individual lead after shooting an 80 on Saturday, but finished seventh overall with a score of 169 after shooting an 89 the next day.

Laura Monty ’11 scored an 87 on Saturday and led the Jeffs on Sunday with an 85. She tied for 11th overall. Hayley Milbourn ’11 shot an 88 and an 86 to finish at a tie for 13th with a 174. Elaine Lin ‘12 and Irene Hickey ‘13 scored 176 and 181, respectively.

The Jeffs are hosting the Jack Leaman Championship this weekend. Saturday’s match will take place at the Hickory Ridge Country Club in Amherst and Sunday will be played at The Orchards Golf Club in South Hadley.


The men’s golf team placed sixth out of 18 teams at the UMass Dartmouth Hampton Inn Spring Invitational this weekend. This was the team’s first event since the fall.

The Jeffs shot a 335 on Saturday and improved to a 329 on Sunday for a score of 664. Salem State took first with a 637, followed by Husson at a 644 and UMass Dartmouth with a 647.

Senior co-captain Trip Wray led the Jeffs with a 159 (+15) and finished eighth out of 89 golfers. He shot an 82 on Saturday and a 77 on Sunday. Wray was only four strokes behind the four players who tied for the lowest score of 155. Ben Johnston ’13 had the Jeff’s next lowest score. He shot an 84 both days for a 168 (+24).

Nate Belkin ’12 and Nicholas Koh ’14 tied at 170. Belkin brought his score down eight strokes from Saturday to Sunday, with an 89 and 81. Alex Butensky ‘13 rounded out the Jeff’s score with a 176.

The Jeffs will continue their spring season on Tuesday as they head to Worcester State for a one-day event.

Issue 22, Submitted 2011-04-13 20:09:45