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SMC Golf: Senior Boyce leads Belles to third place

Tim Singler | Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Saint Mary’s finished third in the two-day tournament hosted by Oglethorpe University at the Mission Inn Resort in Howey-of-the-Hills, Fla.

The Belles totaled a team score of 679, shooting a 341 and a 338 on the first day and second days, respectively.

Senior Mary Kate Boyce led the attack for the Belles as she shot a two-day total 165 (85-80). She also sunk the most pars in the tournament. Her overall fourth place finish was enough to mark her as one of the top competitors.

The team had yet another consistent effort from the other golfers. Freshman Doyle O’Brien finished with an 84 Monday, four strokes less then her score Sunday, to finish in 22nd place.

Senior Rosie O’Connor finished in 25th place and freshman Meg Ryan shot a 105 to help the Belles to a third place finish.

The top-ranked and 13-time defending national champions Methodist University captured the top honors as well as the individual honors. They finished with a two-day total 651. Illinois Wesleyan came in second place with a 665 team score.