Yurosek Medals as Amherst Qualifies for Spring NESCAC Championships

Yurosek Medals as Amherst Qualifies for Spring NESCAC Championships

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – Senior Morgan Yurosek shot a one-over-par 72 on Sunday afternoon at the Taconic Golf Course to pull into a first place tie, and then defeated Stella Woo of Williams in a playoff to win the overall championship at the Williams Fall Invitational.

The event was also serving as the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship qualifier, and Amherst College put themselves into the championship with a second-place overall finish.

Yurosek was tied for ninth after Saturday's first round, and then shot the best round of the day to score 79-72-151 (+9) and tie Woo, who had gone 76-75.

The pair played three playoff holes, starting with the first hole and then playing No. 18 before returning to No. 1 again. On the third playoff hole, Yurosek reached the Par 5 green in two shots and then two-putted for the victory.

As a team, Amherst shot a 306, the best round of the day on Sunday, to pull within five strokes of Williams, who shot a 307 to follow up their opening round 312.

Janelle Jin '23 set a new personal best with a round of 74 (+3), one stroke better than her collegiate best from earlier this season. Jin finished the tournament in a tie for 14th place.

Isabelle Ouyang '21 followed her opening day 77 with a round of 78 to place fifth overall for the event with a final score of +13. India Gaume '22 (80-84) and Katie Mina Lee '22 (82-82) each tied for 19th with total scores of 164.

Lily Worden '21 was the top scoring individual, carding an 86 on Sunday to finish alone in 27th place. Emily Young '20 shot a 94 after an opening round 82, placing her in a tie for 44th.

Along with Williams and Amherst, Middlebury, who finished third overall, and Hamilton (7th overall) qualify for the spring championship as the top-four NESCAC finishers.

The 2020 NESCAC Women's Golf Championship will be held on April 25 and 26, back at Taconic Golf Course.