AMHERST, Mass. – This weekend, the Amherst College women's golf team will compete in the inaugural NESCAC Women's Golf Championship at the Taconic Golf Club in Williamstown, Mass. Williams will host the tournament, which will begin Saturday, Oct. 10 at noon with a shotgun start, and play continuing Sunday, Oct. 11 at 9 a.m.
Through three tournaments, the Purple & White have emerged as one of the top contenders to take the conference crown. After placing fourth at the NYU Invitational (642) and the Mount Holyoke Invitational (651), Amherst posted its best finish of the early season last weekend when it claimed second overall at the Middlebury Invitational (656).
Senior co-captain Devyn Gardner is off to a terrific start for the Purple & White and is coming off a first-place finish at the Middlebury Invite after carding a two-day, 36-hole score of 160 (84-76). She finished in a tie for first with three others after cutting eight strokes off her day one mark.
Zoe Wong '18 has been consistent all season, and posted the second lowest Amherst score in each invitational thus far. At the Mount Holyoke Invitational, Wong shot a hole-in-one on the 155-yard par-3 10th, and finished with a two-day 162.
The Purple & White have also benefited from the success of several newcomers: first-years Kate Weiss, Katie Rosenberg and Maggie Schoeller. Weiss led Amherst in its first two tournaments this season, and finished tied for third at Mt. Holyoke with a 154 (73-81). Rosenberg's best outing occurred in her first collegiate invitational, in which she shot a season-low 162 (82-80), while Schoeller carded a season-low 172 (87-85) at Mt Holyoke.