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April 15, 2012

Blue Golf Ninth at Vassar Invitational

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - The Wellesley College golf team finished ninth among 11 teams competing at the two-day Vassar Spring Invitational on Sunday afternoon. The event was the first of the spring for the Blue.

Amherst won the tournament with a 663 on the par-70, 5,805-yard Dutchess Golf and Country Club. Middlebury came in second (667), followed by Williams (682), Vassar (691) and Ithaca (691) to round out the top five. Wellesley shaved three strokes off its day one total, shooting a 406 on Sunday for a two-day total of 815. Middlebury's Flora Weeks captured medalist honors in a playoff, finishing with a two-day total of 159.

After a 101 on Saturday, first-year Alexandria Lee came back with a 92 on day two for a two-day total of 193, good for 41st place overall. Sophomore Lindsey Shephardson also lowered her score, taking two strokes off with a 99 to finish with an even 200, tying for 44th place.

Yesterday's team leader, first-year Galen Haas, shot a 108 on Sunday to finish in a tie for 51st place with a 206. Junior Young Hsu took two strokes off for a 107 tie for 55th place with a 216, while first-year Pim Chirathivat bettered her score by 11, with a 108 to come in 59th place with a 227.

Wellesley golf returns to action next weekend at the Jack Leaman Invitational hosted by Amherst. 

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