Amherst Ties for Fifth at Jack Leaman Invite; Milbourn Wins Individual Title

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First-year Hayley Milbourn has won two individual titles this spring. 

SOUTH HADLEY, MA – The 2008 Jack Leaman Women’s Golf Championship concluded today at The Orchards in South Hadley, Mass., with Boston University shooting an impressive 333 on the second day of competition to overtake Williams College by one stroke for the team title. Amherst College first-year Hayley Milbourn (Baltimore, MD) led the field after the first day and shot a 76 on Sunday to capture the individual title.

The Terriers’ day-one score of 357 left them tied for fifth place and 11 strokes behind first-place Williams heading into Sunday, but Kaitlyn Mardeusz and Ana Johnson each shot a 79 on the second day to lead Boston to an impressive round of 333 that helped them finish with a one-stroke advantage over the Ephs. Mardeusz and Johnson placed third and tied for seventh, respectively.

Anne O’Leary shot a 169 to tie for seventh place individually, as she was the only Eph to finish in the top 10. Williams played consistently on the weekend and had no golfer finish worse than tied for 22nd, with its team score of 691 good enough to leave the Ephs 10 strokes ahead of third-place Mount Holyoke.

Milbourn was tied with Middlebury’s Courtney Mazzei for the lead after day one, as each golfer shot an 82. Milbourn pulled away on the second day, however, and her round-low 76 left her five strokes ahead of second-place Mazzei, as the Amherst first-year captured her second individual title of the spring and the fourth of the year.

Joining Milbourn near the top was Amherst sophomore Kinne Schwartz (Allen, TX), who shot a 168 to finish tied for fourth at 10 strokes behind the leader. Julie Ellenberger finished just five strokes behind Mazzei, as the Middlebury teammates helped the Panthers tie with Mount Holyoke for third place. Sarah Keating matched Ellenberger and Schwartz to tie for fourth and lead Mount Holyoke on the weekend.

Rounding out the top 10 individual finishers were Kimberly Eaton of Wellesley and Amy Lussier of Holy Cross. While Lussier shot a 170 to hold sole possession of 10th place, Eaton shot a 169 to tie for seventh after having edged Milbourn for the title at Friday’s Massachusetts State Championship at Mount Holyoke College.

The Lord Jeffs return to action Saturday, Apr. 26 when they kick off a two-day match at Williams College.

FULL RESULTS

Top 10 Individual Scores
1. Hayley Milbourn – Amherst (82-76-158, +12)
2. Courtney Mazzei – Middlebury (82-81-163, +17)
3. Kaitlyn Mardeusz – Boston University (86-79-165, +19)
T4. Sarah Keating – Mount Holyoke (86-82-168, +22)
T4. Julie Ellenberger – Middlebury (84-84-168, +22)
T4. Kinne Schwartz – Amherst (83-85-168, +22)
T7. Kimberly Eaton – Wellesley (88-81-169, +23)
T7. Ana Johnson – Boston University (90-79-169, +23)
T7. Anne O’Leary – Williams (83-86-169, +23)
10. Amy Lussier – Holy Cross (88-82-170, +24)
 
Team Results
1. Boston University (357-333-690)
2. Williams (346-345-691)
T3. Mount Holyoke (355-346-701)
T3. Middlebury (351-350-701)
T5. Holy Cross (362-341-703)
T5. Amherst (350-353-703)
7. Nazareth (359-370-729)
8. Wellesley (370-366-736)
9. UC Santa Cruz (366-387-753)
10. Vassar (379-378-757)
DNF – Saint Lawrence (357-DNF)