Golf concludes season at Liberty League Championship

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golf picWomen’s golf shot a combined 719 team score over two days of competition at the Liberty League Championships on April 22, good for sixth place at the competition. The Dutchwomen climbed up the leaderboard on the second day of play when Molly Wiener ’20 and Caroline Roberto ’18 shot 85 and 84, respectively. The two finished tied for twenty-third place individually after Roberto trimmed nine strokes off of her first round score while Wiener trimmed seven. Carly Cappola ’19 also moved up the scoreboard on day two when she shaved three shots off of her round one score, shooting a second round score of 89. Cappola finished twenty-eighth overall. Rianna Quiogue ’19 finished right behind Cappola in thirtieth place, shooting a 92 on both days of play. Emily Ferguson ’18 also fared well, finishing thirty-second overall and helping Union best William Smith in the team competition, topping three Herons players with a second round score of 94. This wraps up a season in which women’s golf finished 0-2-1 in team competitions, falling to both Hamilton last month 375-364 and Vassar back in the fall 459-441, while tying St. Lawrence 2.5-2.5 early in the spring. In tournament play, the Dutchwomen’s highest-placing came back on September 17, 2016 when they finished fourth at the William Smith Invitational. Union also placed sixth at the St. Lawrence Invitational on September 3. The Dutchwomen will return all six rostered players next season, including captains Ferguson, Cappola and Gina Whalen ’19 and will head nto next season looking to develop the talent level of this youthful team. Head coach Mary Ellen Burt, who has also coached women’s basketball since 1995, has been head coach of the golf team since its inception as a varsity sport in 2012.

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