Women’s golf competes in invitationals

Caroline Roberto ’18 takes a swing at the Mount Holyoke Invitational. Roberto led the Dutchwomen with an 86 in the second day of play. Union finished the tournament in ninth place. (Courtesy of Union Athletics)

The Union Women’s Golf team, led by Kim Hynes ’16 and Emily Ferguson ’18, has competed in three invitationals so far, with one more to be played in mid-October to wrap up the fall season.

The team kicked off its year at the St. Lawrence Invitational, which took place Sept. 5 and 6, then competed in the NYU Invitational on Sept. 19 and 20 and most recently, traveled to the Mount Holyoke Invitational this past weekend.

At the St. Lawrence Invitational, Erica Adel ’18 led the Dutchwomen in the first day of competition, shooting an 82. Hynes followed Adel, shooting an 89.

Additionally, Carly Cappola ’19 made her collegiate debut, shooting a 92. Caroline Roberto ’18 followed suit, also shooting a 92 in the first day of action.

On the second day of play, Roberto led the Dutchwomen shooting a 78, an impressive 14 stroke improvement from the previous day. Following Roberto were Hynes, Adel and Cappola.

The Dutchwomen finished the tournament in eighth place, defeating William Smith and falling to tough opponents including NYU, Cortland, St. Lawrence, Vassar and Hamilton. Hynes was the top overall finisher for Union, scoring a 169 over the two days of competition, good for 18th place.

Next, the Dutchwomen traveled to New York City to compete in an invitational hosted by NYU.

Competing for Union at the invitational were Ferguson, Roberto, Hynes, Cappola and Adel. Ferguson led the team in the first day of play, finishing with a score of 85 on the par 72 course.

Ferguson’s teammates followed close behind her with Roberto shooting an 86, Hynes shooting a 90, Cappola shooting a 92 and Adel shooting a 93.

In the second day of competition, Ferguson held the lead for the Dutchwomen, shooting an 80 for a two-day total of 165, which tied her for 21st place with golfers from NYU and Amherst.

As a team, the Dutchwomen concluded the tournament in ninth place, overcoming competitors from Wellesley, Vassar and William Smith.

Most recently, the Dutchwomen competed in the Mount Holyoke Invitational. Ferguson, Hynes, Roberto, Cappola and Adel competed for the Dutchwomen at this tournament.

Ferguson and Hynes finished the first day of competition neck and neck, with Ferguson shooting an 87 and Hynes shooting an 88.

In the second day of competition, Roberto led the Dutchwomen, shooting an 86 with Ferguson following with an 89.

The Dutchwomen finished the competition in ninth place, coming out on top over Bates, Wellesley, Bowdoin, Westfield State and Johnson and Wales.

Ferguson finished the two-day event with a score of 177, tied for 37th with golfers from Holy Cross and Williams.

Hynes and Roberto finished the tournament with matching scores of 181, tying them for 45th place alongside golfers form LIU Post and Amherst.

The Dutchwomen will conclude their fall season when they travel to Williams to compete in an invitational over Union’s Homecoming Weekend.

Their season resumes in the spring, which will climax with the Liberty League Tournament in late April.


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