The Union Women’s Golf team kicked off their spring season on April 11 when they traveled to Casperkill Golf Club in Poughkeepsie, NY to compete in the Vassar College Invitational. One dozen teams from across New York and Massachusetts participated in the invitational.
The Dutchwomen’s competitors included Williams, NYU, Ithaca, Middlebury, Mount Holyoke, Amherst, St. Lawrence, Vassar, SUNY Cortland, Wellesley and William Smith. Following two days of competition, the Dutchwomen placed 11th.
Kim Hynes ’16 led the team the first day of competition, shooting a score of 88 on the par 72 course.
She was followed closely by Emily Ferguson ’18 who shot a 90. Erica Adel ’18, Emily Erickson ’17 and Rebecca Babiak ’16 also competed for the Dutchwomen, scoring a 102, a 108 and a 101, respectively.
Williams’s Shelby Shote led the pack the first day of competition, shooting a 73. Additionally, Williams led in the team competition after the first day.
The next day, the Dutchwomen teed off for the second day of competition. Ferguson led the Dutchwomen, shooting an 88.
She was followed by Hynes and Adel who both shot 96’s. Erickson shot a 101 and Babiak shot a 122. Ferguson led the Dutchwomen for the weekend with a cumulative score of 178 that earned her 41st place.
On April 18, the Dutchwomen hosted Hamilton and St. Lawrence at the Union Invitational held at the Mohawk Country Club in Schenectady.
In the team competition, St. Lawrence came out on top with a score of 356, while the Dutchwomen narrowly defeated Hamilton, beating them by two strokes. The Dutchwomen finished the day with a 384, while the Continentals came out with a 386.
Ferguson led the pack, coming in first place with a score of 85. Other competitors for the Dutchwomen were Hynes, who shot a 94, good for eighth place, Caroline Roberto ’18 who shot a 102 for 12th place, Adel who shot a 103 to tie for 13th with Hamilton’s Katie Steates, and Babiak who shot a 124 to clinch 16th place.
The next day, the Dutchwomen traveled to the Rome Country Club in Rome, NY to compete in the Hamilton Tri-Match. Other participants included Hamilton, William Smith and St. Lawrence.
In the team competition, the Saints came out on top, followed by the Dutchwomen who placed second. The team was led by Hynes who shot an 81; this score left her tied for second place with St. Lawrence’s Lexi Haehl.
Adel and Roberto tied for tenth place, both shooting 95’s. Ferguson shot a 97, earning 14th place honors, while Babiak shot a 103 for 18th place. St. Lawrence’s Claire O’Neil led the pack, coming in first with a 79.
The Dutchwomen conclude their spring season this weekend as they travel to the Clifton Springs Country Club in Clifton Springs, New York to compete in the Liberty League Championships.