Wiener ’20 shines for women’s golf during fall season

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Women’s golf opened its fall season on September 2 with a Liberty League match against Vassar College. The following two weekends, the Dutchwomen participated in the St. Lawrence Invitational and the William Smith Tournament. Against Vassar, the Dutchwomen fell three games to two. On the 18th hole of her matchup against Margaret Liu, Caroline Roberto ’18 secured Unions first point of the match. Lisa Spagnuolo ’21 accounted for the other Dutchwomen point, defeating Morgan Yi 3-2. Union had a chance to secure victory over Vassar when Rianna Quiogue ’19 and Wendy Tan’s match went to the 18th hole. However, Vassar come out victorious with points from Tan, Andrea Han and Annie Hsu. At the St. Lawrence Invitational, the Dutchwomen placed ninth in the 12-team field. New York University was victorious with a cumulative score of 589. Middlebury scored 615, good for second place, while Amherst took third with a score of 624. Union earned a score of 730, 13 strokes ahead of William Smith. The Dutchwomen’s best performance came from Roberto, who shot an 85 on the first day followed by an 87 on the second, good for a two-day score of 172. Molly Wiener ’20 shot an 83 on day one, the best score of any Dutchmen at the invitational, but faltered on day two with a 91, good for 174 over the two days. Spagnuolo shot a two-day score of 185, while Julianna Sweet ’20 finished at 199. Union improved in its next affair at the William Smith Tournament, coming in fifth out of 13 competing schools. Ithaca was the tournament-winner with a two-round total of 668. SUNY Cortland placed second with a 678 cumulative score. Hamilton came in third. The Dutchwomen shot 368 on day one and 372 on day two. It was one of the best performances at a tournament in recent history of Union women’s golf. Wiener had the best two-day score for the Dutchwomen, shooting an 89 on day one and an 88 on day two, good for 177 total. Spagnuolo shot a 91 and a 93, good for a two-day total of 184. Sweet carded a pair of 95’s, totalling 190 over the two-day competition. Quiogue slotted in at 192, and Roberto at 193. Union has two more events before the end of the fall season. On October 7-8, the Dutchwomen will participate in the Williams College Invitational before traveling down to New York City for the NYU Invitational on October 14-15. The NYU Invitational will be the team’s last event until the spring.

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