Women’s golf looks to continue hot streak

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Emily Ferguson tees off in a recent two-day competition which the Dutchwomen participated in at Vassar. Union placed eight in the twelve-team field. Ferguson shot an 86 and drew her match. (Courtesy of Union Athletics)

The women’s golf team returned to the course for their spring season after a successful performance over spring break. The team looked to build off of their spring break action in their first three spring tournaments.

The start of the season for the Dutchwomen came in the form of a match-play event in Orlando, Florida against Hamilton. Union was able to take two individual wins in the match from Caroline Roberto ’18, who shot an 89, and Rianna Ouiogue ’19, who shot an 87.

In addition to these victories, the Dutchwomen were able to pick up points from Kim Hynes ’16 and Emily Ferguson ’18 who both shot 86s and drew their matches.

In total, Union was able to defeat Hamilton by a score of 3-2 and head into their spring season with confidence.

For their first tournament, the Dutchwomen visited Vassar for a two-day competition from Apr. 9-10. After the first day of competition, Union sat in eighth place in the twelve-team field, with Ferguson and Hynes leading the way for the team with a pair of 87s on the first day.

In the final day, the Dutchwomen were able to maintain their place in the field, led by an 89 from Ferguson in her second round. Ferguson finished tied for 25 out of 62, headlining the Union team.

Next for the Dutchwomen was the Le Moyne Invitational in Baldwinsville, New York. After one day of action, the Dutchwomen sat in fifth place in a field of nine, behind St. Lawrence, Le Moyne, Holy Cross and Hamilton. Hynes currently leads the way for the Dutchwomen in the first round with a score of 87 and is tied for tenth place in the field of 47. Union sits just one stroke behind Hamilton and six strokes behind Holy Cross going into the second day of play.

The results for day two were not available at press time.

The Dutchwomen will close their season with the Liberty League Tournament from April 23-24 hosted by Mount Holyoke.

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