Women's golf places third at St. Lawrence Invitational

Winda Wanikpun '20 (Josh McKee photo)
Winda Wanikpun '20 (Josh McKee photo)

Hamilton College finished in third place out of nine teams at the 2019 St. Lawrence University Women's Golf Invitational on Sunday.

The Continentals finished with a team score of 632 and edged SUNY Cortland by a shot. New York University, which is ranked No. 1 in the Division III preseason Top 25 coaches poll, captured the team title at 581. Hamilton was in second place after a four-person team score of 317 on Saturday and was even better with a 315 on Sunday, but Middlebury College carded a team score of 301 and took over the runner-up slot with a tournament total of 626. Middlebury received votes in the preseason poll.

Maddie Hong '23 led the Continentals in her first collegiate tournament as she finished 10th out of 47 golfers with a 36-hole total of 154 on an Oliver D. Appleton Golf Course that measured 5,830 yards. Hong's 78 on Saturday was Hamilton's best score in the first round and her 4-over 76 in the final round tied for the Continentals' best round of the weekend.

Allie LeeHoffman '23 landed in 11th place just one stroke behind Hong with rounds of 79 and 76 in her first tournament at Hamilton. Bethany Fell '23 tied for 14th place at 160 after she carded rounds of 79 and 81 in her collegiate debut. Winda Wanikpun '20 tied for 19th place at 164 (81-83) in her first competitive rounds since last October, and Emily Moy '22 tied for 23rd place at 167 (85-82).

The Continentals compete in the William Smith College Invitational at Clifton Springs Country Club on Sept. 14 and 15.