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SMC Golf: Belles fall to Olivet in tournament

Tim Singler | Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Belles finished second to host Olivet for the second time this season in the third MIAA Jamboree at The Medalist Golf Club Wednesday.

The No. 5 Belles shot a combined score of 343 in the round.

Belles coach Mark Hamilton credits the close loss to mistakes that shorted them the two strokes to first place.

“We made some poor decisions on the golf course today,” Hamilton said.

Despite those mistakes, the Belles managed to finish in second place. Senior Mary Kate Boyce led the Belles with a final score of an 80 for a second place overall finish. Saint Mary’s freshman Marin Beagley finished second for the Belles, shooting an 82 on the afternoon for fourth place overall.

Freshman Doyle O’Brien finished third for the Belles with 88, followed by senior Rosie O’Connor with 93.

Freshman Hayley Miller, sophomore Jessica Kinnick and junior Meagan Ryan each played as individual entrants.

Olivet’s Amber Conrad captured the top medalist honors as she shot the only score below 80 with a 79.

The Belles hope to step up their game to get back to first place.

“Hopefully today will be our low point,” Hamilton said. “We expect to bounce back strong.”

Saint Mary’s will compete next Saturday in the fourth MIAA Jamboree hosted by Adrian.