SMC at MIAA Jamboree #4

Belles Build Lead in MIAA at Final Jamboree



ADRIAN, Mich. - The #5 Saint Mary's golf team was able to build a bit of a lead heading into the MIAA Championships next week as they took first place at the final jamboree of the season on Saturday.

The Belles took first place with a 325, 20 strokes better than second place Olivet and 31 strokes less than third place Hope.  The 325 is an MIAA course record at Lenawee Country Club.  The previous course record was a 337 shot by Olivet in 2008. 

Rosie O'Connor was the medalist at the last MIAA Jamboree of the season before next week's championships.  The senior shot the best round of her season by turning in a 78 with an afternoon-best three birdies.  O'Connor led the way for the Belles' top four finishers to take first, second, tied for third, and fifth overall.

Mary Kate Boyce finished second overall just two strokes behind O'Connor with a score of 80.  Boyce added two birdies of her own for the Belles.

Doyle O'Brien and Marin Beagley finished with scores of 83 and 84, respectively.  O'Brien took a share of third place while Beagley finished fifth overall.  Paige Pollak was the fifth scoring-eligible golfer and carded a 92 (t-21st).

Hayley Miller (92), Alexi Bown (94), and Christine Brown (95) all competed as individuals for Saint Mary's on Saturday.

The Belles head into the fall finale of the MIAA Championships next Friday and Saturday with a 24-stroke lead over Olivet.  The championships will be played at the Bedford Valley Golf Course Friday beginning at 1:00 p.m. and Saturday starting at 9:00 a.m.