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SMC Golf: Belles in second at Vasser

Joe Meixell | Friday, April 11, 2008

Fresh off one of its best performances of the season in the first round of the MIAA qualifying tournament, Saint Mary’s looks to maintain their solid play at the Vasser Invitational in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., this weekend.

Saint Mary’s is currently second in the qualifier tournament after day one, just 18 strokes behind Olivet, the MIAA’s fall season champions.

The Belles have developed some depth on the team that was not present during the fall season when they finished in third place. Freshmen Rosie O’Connor and Emily Gore have stepped up this spring and given senior Katie O’Brien some much needed support.

O’Connor has led the team in the past three tournaments, including the MIAA qualifier where she shot an 80. Gore has also played very well this spring and shot an 84 in the qualifier.

After the Vasser Invitational, the Belles will play in the Illinois Wesleyan Spring Fling the following weekend before they compete in the final two days of the MIAA qualifier tournament April 25-26 in Marshall, Mich.