September 10, 2011

Women's Golf Nearly Victorious in First Meet, Falls by Two Strokes to Wellesley

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WELLESLEY, MA – Highlighted by an 83 from freshman Ali Reed (Westborough, MA), the Merrimack women's golf team nearly emerged victorious in its first-ever match but fell to Wellesley by two strokes Saturday.

Merrimack's freshmen tandem of Reed and Lloyd Hoehle (Fullerton, CA) posted the top scores in the meet, but in the end, it proved just short.

Bethany Arnold (Wrentham, MA) recorded a 97 for the Warriors, while Vanessa Martinez (Tempe, AZ) endured a tough front-nine and finished with a 104, despite a solid 47 on the back nine.

Reed recorded scores of 42 and 41 overall, while Hoehle posted a 41 and 45.

"Ali is a very talented freshman and her strong suit has been her ability to drive the ball off the tee very well," said head coach Nike Crovetti. "She did that very well today. This was a big reason why she earned medalist honors."

"Hoehle was a picture of consistency today paring six of the first nine holes."

Wellesley's top finisher was an 87 from Michelle Cho. Their other top three finishers included an 89 from Alexandra Fuiks, a 93 from Alexandria Lee and a 99 from Young Hsu.

Wellesley had ten golfers compete, but only the top four scores from each team counted towards the final score.

"Overall, I was extremely proud of our young team in their first collegaite golf event for Merrimack," said Crovetti.

Merrimack takes part in the NYU Invitational next Friday and Saturday.

FINAL RESULTS

Merrimack

Ali Reed                        42-41-83

Lloyd Hoehle                41-45-86

Bethany Arnold            49-48-97

Vanessa Martinez        57-47-104

Wellesley

Michelle Cho                40-47-87

Alexandra Fuiks           45-44-89

Alexandria Lee            48-45-93

Young Hsu                   54-45-99

Others:

Michelle Brann             50-50-100

Lisa Koo                      54-52-106

Haneen Anbarserri      58-51-109

Isabella Daugherty     53-58-111

Carrie Read                 58-53-111

Lindsey Shephardson  46-DNF