Jeffs Finish Fifth at Northeast Elite Invitational

Contact: Mike O'BrienGardner


WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – Three members of the Amherst College women's golf team cut strokes off their day one scores to help the Jeffs move up one spot and finish fifth at the Northeast Elite Invitational Sunday, hosted by Williams College.

After sitting in sixth with a day one score of 346, the Jeffs totaled a final round mark of 345 to finish with a two-day 691. Methodist (620-311-309) edged Williams (622-310-312) to take first while Ithaca (634-316-318) and Middlebury (676-331-345) placed third and fourth, respectively. SUNY Cortland finished sixth overall with a two-day 695 (337-358).

The cool and windy conditions at the 6,410-yard par 71 Taconic Golf Club posed problems for many golfers Sunday as only Amherst and Methodist were able to cut strokes off their day one team score.

Leading the way for Amherst was first-year Jamie Gracie who finished in a tie for 13th with a two-day score of 164 (78-86).

Sooji Choi '14 remained consist throughout the tournament with a day one round of 85 followed by an 87 today to finish 24th overall and second on the Jeffs with a 172.

Devyn Gardner '16, Kristen Lee '14 and Jenny Xu '16 all improved their play from a day ago. Gardner and Lee both took five strokes off their scores to finish with two-day totals of 177 (91-86) and 179 (92-87), respectively. Xu had the biggest improvement and cut 17 strokes of her score from Saturday (189-103-86).