Blue Golf In Eighth After Day One at Amherst's Jack Leaman Invitational

Naomi Kim (Frank Poulin)
Naomi Kim (Frank Poulin)

AMHERST, Mass. – The Wellesley College golf team currently sits in eighth place after round one action at the 2017 Jack Leaman Invitational, hosted by Amherst College at the 5,272 yard Hickory Ridge Golf Club.

First years Naomi Kim (Troy, Mich.) and Ryan MacVicar (Tuscaloosa, Ala.) carded matching scores of 85 to lead Wellesley on day one of the tournament. The Blue duo are currently tied for 22nd place.

Junior Maya Muldowney (Waunakee, Wis.) was three strokes off the pace set by the Wellesley first years, shooting an opening round score of 88. Sophomore Amy (Zilin) Jin (Shenzhen, China) added a score of 92, and classmate Annika Vandayar (Garnet Valley, Pa.) finished with a 93. The Blue shot a combined 350 as a team. Also in the field representing the Blue as individuals, first year Isabelle Chun (Palo Alto, Calif.) shot an 86 and classmate Olivia de Cuba (Bilthoven, The Netherlands) carded a 104.

New York University (NYU) shot a day one score of 310 and is currently in first place in the 11-team field while Williams College (316) and Amherst (324) follow in second and third respectively. Ithaca College (336) and Mount Holyoke College (340) round out the top five teams.

NYU's Jennifer Bluetling shot a low round of 74, while Williams' Cordelia Chan was one stroke behind with a 75. NYU's Alyssa Poentis and Middlebury College's Chloe Levins finished in a tie for third with a day one total of 76.

Play resumes tomorrow morning with the second and final round of play at Hickory Ridge.