Senior captain Sarah Harper carded an 80 for the day, a score good enough to finish second overall.

Jeffs Place Fourth at Vassar Invitational

April 14, 2007

From a Vassar College Release

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – The Amherst College women’s golf team played in a shortened Vassar College Invitational this weekend, placing fourth among a strong field which included the host, Vassar, Williams, Middlebury and Mount Holyoke. By the narrowest of margins, Williams successful defended its title at the Spackenkill Country Club Saturday afternoon.

The Ephs finished with a team total of 346, two strokes better than host Vassar. Middlebury College finished in third (367), followed by the Lord Jeffs (381) and Mount Holyoke (387). The tournament was originally schedule for two days, but due to predicted inclement weather, became a single day event.

The Spackenkill Golf Course is a par 72, 5,804 yards. The top four golfers from each team figure into overall scoring. Amherst, in fourth place as a team was led by senior captain Sarah Harper’s (Rochester, NY) 83, which was good enough to tie for a second place individual finish.

Rounding out Amherst’s scoring were junior Ali Berman (Boca Raton, FL; 88), first-year Jordan Chafetz (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA; 93) and sophomore newcomer Amanda Otieno (Gloucester, MA; 117)

Williams, the eventual champions, was led by Anne O’Leary, who had the afternoon’s best round at 80, followed by Melissa Barton (83), Laura Koplik (90), Kristin Nottebohn (93) and Allison Khederian (116).

Second place Vassar was led by Kaleigh Horn with an 86, Katie Bertel (83), Danielle Gibbons (89), Caroline Miller (94) and Marcy Levitan (90).

Third place Middlebury was led by Karen Levin (90), Heather Gallagher (91), Allison Ortega (92), Kerry Ortega (94) and Julie Ellenberger (95).

Rounding out the field was Mount Holyoke, which received a 90 from Erin Weimer, 94 from Katie Banaszak, Vanessa Fong (106) and Tiffany Shute (110).

Amherst returns to action on Friday, April 20 at the Massachusetts States, hosted by Mt. Holyoke.

Top-15 Individual Scoring
1 *Anne O'Leary Williams 39- 41 80 +8
2 *Sarah Harper Amherst 42- 41 83 +11
*Melissa Barton Williams 41- 42 83 +11
*Katie Bertel Vassar 42- 41 83 +11
5 *Kayleigh Horn Vassar 44- 42 86 +14
6 *Ali Berman Amherst 44- 44 88 +16
7 *Danielle Gibbins Vassar 45- 44 89 +17
8 *Erin Weimer Mt Holyoke 43- 47 90 +18
*Marcy Levitan Vassar 43- 47 90 +18
*Laura Koplik Williams 43- 47 90 +18
*Karen Levin Middlebury 46- 44 90 +18
12 *Heather Gallagher Middlebury 48- 43 91 +19
13 *Allison Ortega Middlebury 47- 45 92 +20
14 *Jordan Chafetz Amherst 46- 47 93 +21
*Kristin Nottebohm Williams 45- 48 93 +21