The Amherst women’s golf team traveled to Williamstown, Massachusetts this weekend to compete in the 15-team Williams Fall Invitational. The Mammoths entered the weekend riding high after winning back-to-back tournaments to start the fall season, but ended up falling to New York University and Williams to finish in third place.
After Saturday’s opening round, Amherst sat in fourth place behind NYU, Williams and Middlebury. Wellesley College, in fifth place, trailed the Mammoths by only five strokes. The Mammoths shot 323 as a team on Saturday, with Isabelle Ouyang ’21 leading the way after notching an opening round 78. Her strong showing on day one was good enough for fourth place overall.
Morgan Yurosek ’20 shot an 80, and India Gaume ’22 was one shot behind with an 81. Jessica Jeong ’20 was the final Mammoth to contribute to the scoring with an 84 on Saturday.
Amherst played much better as a team on Sunday as the Mammoths combined to shoot 310 on the day, a 13-stroke improvement from Saturday. Yurosek led the way for the Mammoths, as she shot a 71 to finish with a combined score of 151 for second place overall.
Gaume carded a 76 on Sunday to give her a 157 on the weekend, which tied her for ninth with Ouyang, who finished with a matching score of 157. Jeong demonstrated her consistency on the weekend, shooting a second consecutive 84 to finish with a combined score of 168.
The Mammoths had two juniors, one sophomore and one first year contribute to the team scoring this weekend, which illustrates the team’s youth and bodes well for the future of the program.
Although the Mammoths were unable to finish ahead of Williams, they did outperform fellow NESCAC opponents Middlebury, Hamilton, Bowdoin, Trinity and Bates.
Next up, the Mammoths will travel to Middlebury, Vermont this coming weekend to participate in the NESCAC Championships at Ralph Myhre Golf Course. Amherst will look to get revenge on archrival Williams at the championship match and claim the program’s first NESCAC crown in several years.