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SMC Golf: Belles take second at Jamboree

Meaghan Veselik | Thursday, September 24, 2009

Saint Mary’s took second Wednesday in the second fall MIAA Jamboree hosted by Hope College at Macatawa Legends Country Club.

The No. 13 Belles shot a combined 322 for the day, just four strokes behind first place Olivet, in their fourth tournament this season.

Hope came in third for the day with a 335, followed by Trine with 361 and Calvin one shot behind for fifth.

Alma came out with a 370 with Albion trailing by three strokes for seventh. Kalamazoo placed eighth with 389, and Adrian rounded out the day with a 408.

Saint Mary’s freshman Martyna Mierzwa and sophomore Natalie Matuszak both took a share of second in the tournament, leading the Belles with scores of 79. Junior Rosie O’Connor shot an 81 for a share of fifth place, and junior Mary Kate Boyce a piece of tenth with an 83. Senior Perri Hamma shot an 86 to round out the Belles’ top-five golfers.

Saint Mary’s currently holds the first spot in the MIAA rankings with a team score of 639. Olivet follows in second with 650, and Hope in third with 676.

Next up for Saint Mary’s is the DePauw University Small College Classic Saturday and Sunday at Deer Creek Golf Club in Clayton, Ind.