Second-Day Improvements Lead Women’s Golf to Ninth-Place Finish at Walsh Invitational
JUNIOR ALI REED'S 16TH-PLACE FINISH HELPED PACE MERRIMACK TO STRONG SHOWING IN OHIO
CANTON, Ohio – Led by huge second-day improvements by three of its five golfers, the Merrimack College women's golf team improved its Day 1 position to place ninth overall against a challenging field at the Walsh Invitational from Sunday through Monday at Glenmoor Country Club.
Team Score: Merrimack (9th / 13 Teams)
Top Finisher: Junior Ali Reed (T-16th / 83-79 +18)
Location: Glenmoor Country Club | Canton, Ohio
What They Said
Head Coach Nick Crovetti: "I was really happy and really impressed with the way we rebounded from Day 1 and the way the entire team improved on Monday. It wasn't just one person either, the entire team contributed. That should help us prepare for next weekend at Amherst much closer to home."
How It Happened
After no golfer shot below an 80 on Day 1, junior Ali Reed (Westborough, Mass.) led the Warriors with a 7-over par (79) on Monday to finish with a total score of 162, tied for 16th among all individuals at the tournament.
Behind her, senior Louise McGillivray (Banchory, Scotland) finished four strokes back of Reed with a two-day total of 166, good for 25th among all competitors. Ranking third for the Navy and Gold was sophomore Jaclyn Drew (Lunenburg, Mass.) enjoyed a top-40 finish as well, firing a 29-over-par to place tied for 38th to represent Merrimack's third-best performer.
Rounding out Merrimack's quintet of performers were junior Bethany Arnold (Wrentham, Mass.) and freshman Sam Gervais (Chelmsford, Mass.), finished one stroke apart with two-day totals of 193 and 194, respectively.
Merrimack finished with a total stroke score of 688, good for ninth place out of 13 teams over the two-day event.
The Warriors return to the links next Saturday and Sunday with a much-closer-to-home tournament in Massachusetts, as the team competes in the Amherst Invitational from April 19-20. Saturday's Round 1 will be held at Hickory Ridge Golf Club in Amherst, Mass., before the tournament shifts to Orchards Golf Club in Hadley, Mass., to conclude the two-day competition.