Hayley Milbourn and Amherst Rally for Second Place at Middlebury Invitational

milbournHayley Milbourn won the 6th
tournament of her career.

From a Middlebury College Release

MIDDLEBURY, VT - Amherst College sophomore Hayley Milbourn (Baltimore, MD) and the women's golf team rallied from fourth place after day one of the 2008 Middlebury Invitational, to place second at the conclusion of the event this afternoon. While the Lord Jeffs finished second of seven teams, Milbourn's 75 on Sunday helped her grab the individual title.

After Saturday's opening round at the par-71 Ralph Myhre Golf Course, Milbourn found herself in fourth place with an 82. The second year player turned up her game on Sunday, shooting a 75, en route to her 6th collegiate tournament win in just her second season. With a two-day total of 15-over par, Milbourn edged Courtney Mazzei and Jesse Blustein, both of Middlebury, for the crown. The Panther pair took second and third individually to lift Middlebury to the team title.

Riding a strong performance from Milbourn, the Lord Jeffs rose from fourth place after Saturday's 340, to finish in second place with a 327 on Sunday. All five of Amherst's scoring golfers finished with eqaul or better scores from Saturday to Sunday.

Helping Amherst move up in the field of seven schools was junior captain Kinne Schwartz (Allen, TX) with a two-day total of 164, good enough for seventh place individually.

First-year Nina Yoo (Duluth, GA) shaved four strokes off her 88 from Saturday, to finish in 15th place with a two-day 172. Classmates Laura Monty (N. Granby, CT) and Elaine Lin (Clarksville, MD) both equaled their Saturday results on Sunday, finishing in 17th and 25th place with combined 174 and 182, respectively.

The Jeffs have finished in the top five in every tournament this fall, including three consecutive finishes as the runner-up or better. Amherst will wrap up its fall slate next weekend at Williams College's Taconic Golf Club.

Full Final Results

Amherst Results (340-327-667)
1) Hayley Milbourn (82-75 -157)
7) Kinne Schwartz (83-81-164)
15) Nina Yoo (88-84-172)
17) Laura Monty (87-87 -174)
25) Elaine Lin (91-91-182)