SMC at O'Brien National Invitational - Day Two
Belles Finish Sixth at O'Brien as Monarchs Continue to Win
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The #5 Saint Mary's golf team finished sixth overall at the 2010 O'Brien National Invitational, which was hosted by the College.
The #1 and 13-time defending national champions from Methodist won the tournament with a two-day score of 633 after shooting a 317 on Monday. #3 Wisconsin-Eau Claire was second (641), followed by #9 Allegheny (643), #4 DePauw (646), and #5 Gustavus Adolphus (652). The Belles had a 333 on Monday and finished with a 657 at the tournament.
The individual medalist of the tournament was Methodist's Paige Caldwell (76-77--153). Allegheny's Lauren Hilger, meanwhile, tied the tournament one-day record of 71 with a stellar round on Monday at the Warren Golf Course.
Mary Kate Boyce led the Belles on day two as she posted a four-over 76. Today's round coupled with yesterday's 80 gave the senior a two-day total of 156, which was good enough for a share of second place overall as well as All-Tournament Team honors.
Paige Pollak cut four strokes off of her score from yesterday to card an 82 Monday to finish tied for 27th. Marin Beagley had an 86 today, which paired with her 74 from Sunday put her in a tie for 11th place overall at the end of the tournament.
Rosie O'Connor and Doyle O'Brien, meanwhile, shot rounds of 89 and 90 for Saint Mary's today. O'Brien ended the tournament tied for 45th while O'Connor had a share of 54th.
The Belles will continue to play against some of the elite programs in Division III golf next weekend when they travel to the Fall Preview at the Mission Inn Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida. The venue was the site of the 2010 NCAA Division III Championships and will host the event again in 2011.
Paige Caldwell - Methodist - Individual Medalist
Mary Kate Boyce - Saint Mary's
Lizzie Blyth - Allegheny
Taylor Beaty - DePauw
Katie Schenfeld - Gustavus Adolphus
Lauren Hammell - Allegheny
Andrea Daly - Methodist
Fin. School Scores
1 Methodist University 316 317 633 +57
2 Wisconsin-Eau Claire 318 323 641 +65
3 Allegheny College 336 307 643 +67
4 DePauw University 317 329 646 +70
5 Gustavus Adolphus C. 327 325 652 +76
6 Saint Mary's College 324 333 657 +81
7 George Fox Univ. 342 320 662 +86
8 Centre College 328 336 664 +88
9 Olivet College 347 331 678 +102
10 Southwestern Univ. 351 344 695 +119