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SMC Golf: Belles fall just short of first at MIAA Jamboree

Alex Barker | Thursday, September 25, 2008

Saint Mary’s placed two golfers in the top four overall but took second by two strokes to Olivet in Wednesday’s second-place finish at the MIAA Jamboree at Thornapple Pointe Golf Club in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Sophomore Rosie O’Connor shot a 78 to tie for first in the individual standings. Freshman Jackie Dill posted a career-best 80 to claim a fourth-place finish overall. Senior Perri Hamma recorded the Belles’ third best score with an 86.

Saint Mary’s was once again plagued by its inability to post top-quality rounds from its fourth and fifth golfers. Freshman Natalie Matuszak, who has been a major contributor so far this season, battled through a tough day to card an 87, and fellow freshman Christine Brown rounded out the Belles’ scoring five with a 90.

With one Jamboree and a two-round championship yet to be played, the Belles find themselves with 41-stroke deficit behind reigning champion Olivet.

The Belles will compete in the fourth MIAA Jamboree, hosted by Adrian College Sept. 30, before playing for the MIAA Championship Oct. 10.