Hamilton places 4th at NESCAC Women's Golf Championship

Libbie Warner '19 (Michael P. Doherty photo)
Libbie Warner '19 (Michael P. Doherty photo)

Hamilton College finished in fourth place out of six teams at the 2016 NESCAC Women's Golf Championship, which was held at Middlebury College's Ralph Myhre Golf Course on Saturday and Sunday.

This is the second year the women's golf championship has been contested and the Continentals have landed in fourth place twice. Hamilton was fourth after Saturday's first round with a four-person team score of 347. The Continentals shaved 14 strokes off that team score down to 333 on Sunday for a tournament total of 680. Williams won the team title at 629, Middlebury was runner-up at 631 and Amherst took third at 648.

Libbie Warner '19 led Hamilton with a 36-hole total of 164. Warner fired a 79 in the final round after an 85 on Saturday. She scored in the 70s six times out of 12 rounds this fall.

Katie Veasey '17 was close behind Warner at 166. Veasey matched Warner's 79 on Sunday for the best round by any Continental during the weekend and started the tournament with an 87 on Saturday.

Hamilton's Electra Washburn '19 posted rounds of 85 and 86 for a tournament total of 171. Charlotte Chandler '17 recorded a 36-hole total of 179 that included an 89 in the final round. Winda Wanikpun '20 rounded out the Continentals' lineup at 181.

Middlebury also hosted the George Phinney Jr. Golf Classic this weekend. Hamilton tied for seventh place out of 16 teams in that tournament. Warner's 164 tied for 16th place out of 86 golfers in the George Phinney Classic. Veasey's 166 tied for 19th place and Washburn's 171 tied for 32nd place.

The Continentals have completed their fall season and will pick back up again in March.