Women’s golf wraps up fall season at Williams Invitational

Union’s Emily Ferguson ’18 takes a swing at the women’s golf invitational. The Dutchwomen wrapped up their fall season earlier in October at the Williams Invitational and will resume in spring. (Courtesy of Union Athletics)

The Union College Women’s Golf Team wrapped up its fall season at the Williams Invitational Tournament hosted by Taconic Golf Club on Oct. 10 and 11.

Union competed against fifteen other teams, including New York University, Amherst and Hamilton.

The Dutchwomen worked hard and performed well over the two-day tournament, leading them to earn eleventh place in the event.

The Dutchwomen shot a total score of 370 in the first round and a total score of 367 on the second day of the tournament. The overall total from the two days was 737. Kim Hynes ’16 led the team with scores of 95 and 85, for a total of 180. She finished in forty-seventh place out of the 88 girls who participated in the tournament.

Hynes, who has won MVP for the past three years in a row, guided the girls to their success in this tournament. Emily Ferguson ’18 and Carly Cappola ’19 both followed closely behind Hynes, earning fifty-first and fifty-second place with scores of 90 and 93, for a total of 183, and 97 and 87, for a total of 184, respectively.

Both Cappola and Hynes played better in their second rounds, lowering their scores by 10 strokes.

Other girls who represented Union in the tournament included Gina Whalen ’19, Caroline Roberto ’18 and Rebecca Babiak ’16. Whalen played strongly in the first round, leading the Dutchwomen with a score of 88. Over the two-day period, Whalen had a total score of 190, earning a 102 in the second round.

Unlike Whalen, Roberto and Babiak slightly improved their game in the second round with scores of 103 and 104, for a total of 207, and 122 and 117, for a total score of 239, respectively.

Whalen tied for sixty-third place, Roberto earned seventy-fifth place and Babiak earned eighty-third place in the tournament. Each girl contributed to Union’s success and all were factors in the Dutchwomen’s eleventh place finish.

Union is coached by Mary Ellen Burt who has been coaching the Dutchwomen since the women’s golf program first began at Union and became part of the Liberty League in 2012. Despite the team being relatively new, they are performing well and are improving.

The Dutchwomen are set to continue in the spring season, competing in the Vassar Tournament held in Poughkeepsie onApril 9.



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