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SMC Golf: Saint Mary’s takes second at Vassar

Alex Barker | Sunday, April 13, 2008

Behind a second place individual performance by Freshman Rosie O’Connor, Saint Mary’s captured second place in the Vassar College Invitational this weekend in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

O’Connor fired an opening-round best 81 to go with her final round 80.

O’Connor’s strong performance led the Belles to a second-place finish just six strokes behind Williams College. The Belles were down 14 strokes after the first day but shot a final-round best to finish close behind the leader.

Senior Katie O’Brien and freshman Emily Gore had strong showings for the Belles as the pair finished in a tie for 16th place with total scores of 174. Junior Perri Hamma finished in 27th place with a total of 182 and Michelle Hird shot 194 for the tournament, finishing in 39th.

Next weekend, the Belles will head to Springfield, Ill., to compete in their last exhibition tournament of the year, the Illinois Wesleyan Spring Fling.