Women's Golf Places 4th at Williams Invite On Career Day for Pair
Sophomore Alex Chang-Graham shot a career-low 87 today
WILLIAMSTOWN, MA - The Amherst College women's golf team finished a season-best fourth at the Williams Invite this weekend, powered by career days by a pair of young stars. Sophomore Alex Chang-Graham (San Carlos, CA) and first-year Alissa Korpi (Chaska, MN) each posted collegiate-best rounds today, shooting 87 and 84, respectively.
After day one of the tournament, Amherst sat in third place in the field of ten teams with a combined score of 333. The Jeffs were just two strokes behind the leading Saints of St. Lawrence University.
Leading Amherst individually once again this weekend was first-year sensation Hayley Milbourn (Baltimore, MD), who shot 80-82. Sophomore Kinne Schwartz (Allen, TX) matched Milbourn's day one score with an 80 of her own. Milbourn finished tied for seventh after the second round with an 82, for a combined 162, while Schwartz shot 87 for a 167 combined score. The 167 was good enough for an individual fifteenth place.
Senior captain Ali Berman (Boca Raton, FL) finished in the top-20 overall with a two day total of 170. Berman followed up her day one 83 with a final round score of 87.
The strong performances by the younger members of the squad will bode well for Amherst as the fall season approaches its end next weekend at Wellesley. With a long offseason before spring play begins, Amherst has high hopes of what the team can do should they qualify for a second consecutive NCAA Championship.
Amherst College (333-340 - 673)
T 7) Hayley Milbourn 80 - 82 - 162
T 15) Kinne Schwartz 80 - 87 - 167
T 20) Ali Berman 83 - 87 - 170
T 29) Alissa Korpi 90 - 84 - 174
T 35) Alex Chang-Graham 93 - 87 - 180