WELLESLEY, MA – Amherst College finished second at Wellesley's second annual Ann S. Batchelder Golf Invitational on Saturday afternoon. Held at the par-72 Nehoiden Golf Course on the Wellesley College Campus, the event was shortened to a one-day tournament due to inclement weather.
Williams College used three top-five performances to take the team title with a score of 337. Victoria Student led the Williams charge, carding an 81 to tie for second, while Anne O'Leary and Mary Gelber posted matching rounds of 84 in a tie for fifth.
Individually, Vassar's Alex Bello earned medalist honors for the second straight year. The sophomore recorded a round of 79 to defend her title.
Coming in behind Bello, Student tied with Mount Holyoke's Sarah Keating by recording an 81 for second place, while Elaine Lin (Clarksville, MD) of Amherst took third with an 83. Wellesley's Kim Eaton was part of a three way tie for fourth, carding an 84 with Williams' O'Leary and Gelber.
Amherst took second place in the event with a 341, four strokes behind Williams. They were led by Lin, who took fourth, and Hayley Milbourn (Baltimore, MD), who placed eighth with an 85.
Vassar finished third overall with a 351 while the hosts finished fourth with a 359. Rounding out the team scoring, Mount Holyoke placed fifth (362), Holy Cross took sixth (375) and William Smith placed seventh (401).
Ann S. Batchelder was a Wellesley faculty member for 38 years, teaching physical education and also serving as one of the school's varsity squash coaches. She retired in spring of 2009, establishing a charitable gift annuity for the Friends of Wellesley College Athletics. Her generosity created one of the largest gifts from a member of the College’s academic community and will benefit Wellesley student-athletes for years to come.