Belles shoot 332
Observer Sports Staff | Monday, April 14, 2014
After a long weekend at the Ohio Wesleyan Laura Bump Invitational at Mill Creek Golf Club in Ostrander, Ohio, Saint Mary’s captured fourth place with a 332 Sunday to bring the team’s two-day score to 673.
Junior Janice Heffernan led the Belles with a ninth-place finish individually. She broke into the 70s on day two for Saint Mary’s, shooting a 78 for a two-day score of 162.
Sophomore Sammie Averill had a consistent tournament by matching Saturday’s round of 82 on Sunday. Averill finished tied for 11th place with a score of 164. Senior captain Alexi Bown also matched her score from Saturday by turning in an 86 for a final score of 172, tying for 28th place.
Sophomore Claire Boyle cut three strokes off Saturday’s score with an 86 to finish with a 175 and a share of 39th place. Freshman Courtney Carlson was the fifth-scoring golfer for the Belles in the team competition and shot a 94 on Sunday to finish 80th with a score of 192.
Freshman Ali Mahoney competed as an individual in the tournament this weekend. Mahoney shot an 85 in the second round to finish tied for 46th with a 177.
The Belles will host the first of three MIAA NCAA Qualifiers on Wednesday at Blackthorn Golf Club in South Bend starting at 1 p.m. After three rounds, the team with the lowest overall score will receive the MIAA’s automatic qualifying bid to the 2014 NCAA Division III Championship, which takes place in May.