Amherst Places Second at George Fox Invitational

PEORIA, AZ – The 7th-ranked Amherst College women’s golf team opened the 2010 spring season this weekend at the George Fox Invitational at the Westbrook Village Lakes Golf Club. Amherst shot a two-day 326-313-639 to finish just four strokes behind the host squad and eventual champion from George Fox (316-319-635). The University of the Redlands finished in third place with a 349-338-687.

The Lord Jeffs were led by Hayley Milbourn’s (Baltimore, MD) third place individual finish with a 78-78-156. Sophomore Laura Monty (N. Granby, CT) was entered as an individual, but finished in 5th place overall with a 79-74-158, just one stroke behind her younger sister Liz (80-77-157).

Rounding out the scoring for Amherst with a pair of 164s were Elaine Lin (Clarksville, MD) and Kinne Schwartz (Allen, TX). Lin shot an 81-83, while Schwartz shaved ten strokes off her day one 87 for a day two 77.  Also playing for Amherst were Irene Hickey (Glencoe, IL) with a 90-84-174 and Jordan Chafetz (Palos Verdes, CA) with an 88-87-175.

Amherst will return home following this weekend’s tournament, and will next play on April 10-11 at the Vassar Invitational at the Dutchess Country Golf Club.