Ephs Lose Playoff to Place Second at Leaman Invite

By Emily WickstromWilliams Sports Info
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SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. — The Williams women's golf team made a comeback attempt on Day Two of the Jack Leaman Invitational, but fell short of a victory.

After a Sunday team score of 320, the Ephs 324-320 (644) made up a six shot deficit to tie with Ithaca College's 318-326 (644). The tiebreaker went to Ithaca College because their fifth player's Day Two score of 84 bested Williams' fifth player score of 87.

Senior Georgiana Salant 72-77 (149) held her individual lead from Day One, shooting the only two-day score below 150. Second place individually went to Sharon Li from Ithaca College 76-77 (153).

Freshman Tracey Kim 79-81 (160) played a solid weekend and tied for sixth individually. Junior Shelby Shote and Senior Emily Wickstrom also shot 81 on Day Two, to shoot 167 and 168 overall respectively. Freshman Sarah Hasselman 87-87 (174) rounded out the team. Junior Paige Whidbee played as an individual and shot a solid 82-84 (166).

Irrigation holes on the greens at The Orchards made putting difficult, but the weather held up well. The scores overall were higher at The Orchards, but it seemed to play easier than Hickory Ridge on Day One.

Head Coach Erika DeSanty said, "for our team it was a disappointing weekend overall, but our hope is that it will focus us for a great week of practice."

The Ephs will play the Williams College Northeast Elite Invitational at Taconic next weekend.

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