Women's Golf Places Third at Williams Invite; Milbourn Shoots Record 74 For Title

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The 2007-08 Lord Jeffs had a very successful season.

AMHERST, MA – The Amherst College women’s golf team wrapped up the 2007-08 season this weekend at the Williams Spring Invitational at the Taconic Golf Club in Williamstown. The Lord Jeffs placed third with an impressive second day score of 333, which tied for the lowest team score on the weekend. First-year Hayley Milbourn (Baltimore, MD) closed out a sensational rookie campaign with another individual title after shooting a 74 on Sunday, for a two-day total of 154.

The individual crown was the fifth of the year for Milbourn, who also finished first individually at Dartmouth, Mount Holyoke, Vassar, and the Jack Leaman Invitational. Milbourn also finished in second place in a tournament at Wellesley and at the Massachusetts State Championships. Milbourn’s 74 on Sunday also tied the Taconic women’s collegiate competition record set by Middlebury’s Julie Ellenberger in 2006.

Milbourn was not the only Lord Jeff to score well on Sunday, as Amherst matched its lowest score of the season with a 333. The team total matched Middlebury’s day one mark for the tournament low-round, and also Amherst’s seasonal best from the day one of the Wellesley Invitational in the fall. Equally impressive to the score, was Amherst’s 23 stroke improvement from a 356 on Saturday.

Senior Ali Berman (Boca Raton, FL) placed a spring-best 13th this weekend with a very consistent pair of rounds. After shooting 87 on Saturday, Berman lowered her score to 85 on Sunday for a 172 in her final tournament for Amherst.

Sophomore Kinne Schwartz (Allen, TX) finished close behind Berman in a tie for 15th place individually, shooting 88-86-174. First-year Alissa Korpi (Chaska, MN) rounded out the scoring for Amherst with a 189, while junior Amanda Otieno shot a 207 for two days.

Amherst will not attend the 2008 NCAA Championships as the tournament overlaps with final exams this spring. The Lord Jeffs finish the season with some very impressive team results, and will look to keep momentum rolling next fall as they return a young line-up, now with valuable experience.