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SMC Golf: Belles finish second in first MIAA match

Observer Staff Report | Monday, September 13, 2010

The Saint Mary’s golf team put up another solid outing on Saturday for a second place in the first of four MIAA Jamborees hosted by Alma College at Pine River Country Club in Alma, Mich.

The No. 5 Belles fell to Olivet College 335-331. Hope College (353) and Trine University (357) distantly followed Saint Mary’s on the leaderboard.

Saint Mary’s showed once again that it has a lot of talent all around the team. Senior Mary Kate Boyce and freshman Marin Beagley led the Belles as each shot an 83, good enough for a tie for second place on the day. Four other golfers tied with Boyce and Beagley. Olivet’s Lauren Campbell took the prize as she finished in first place, seven strokes ahead of the second-place group with a 76.

Senior Rosie O’Connor finished third for the Belles one stroke behind Boyce and Beagley. The 84 O’Connor shot put her in eighth place overall. Freshmen Doyle O’Brien and Paige Pollak rounded out the top five Belles’ golfers and shot an 85 and an 88, respectively.

The Belles will compete in the second MIAA Jamboree hosted by Calvin College at Thornapple Pointe Golf Club Tuesday.