Women's golf in 5th place after first day at NESCAC Championship

Women's golf in 5th place after first day at NESCAC Championship

Hamilton College is in fifth place out of six teams after the first day of the 2017 NESCAC Women's Golf Championship at Taconic Golf Club in Williamstown, Mass., on Saturday afternoon.

Winda Wanikpun '20 led the Continentals with an 8-over 79 on the 5,819-yard layout. It's the fourth time in 11 rounds Wanikpun has shot in the 70s this fall. She entered the weekend with an 18-hole stroke average of 82.80. Celia Lau '21 carded an 86, Libbie Warner '19 posted an 87 and Gabrielle Wierda '21 added an 88.

Hamilton's four-person team score was 340. Host Williams College leads the way at 306 and is followed closely by Amherst College at 307. Middlebury College is next at 313 and Bowdoin College is one shot clear of the Continentals at 339. Bates College is last at 405.

Williams is also hosting its own fall invitational this weekend and Hamilton is in 11th place out of 16 teams in that event. Wanikpun's 79 puts her in a tie for 17th place out of 93 golfers.

The second and final round gets underway with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. on Sunday.