Belles Tied for Seventh After First Day of Washington University Spring Invite
MADISON, Ill. - The Saint Mary's golf team is tied for seventh place after the first round of the two-day Washington University in St. Louis Spring Invitational.
NAIA No. 7 William Woods is in first place with a team score of 314 while NCAA Division III No. 5 DePauw University is second with a 320 on day one. The No. 2 ranked hosts from Washington University in St. Louis are third with a 324 in a tournament that features eight top-25 teams from both NCAA Division III and the NAIA.
William Woods University's Myriam Hassan and Jodie Peacock as well as DePauw's Abby Dickey had the low individual rounds of the day with scores of 76.
The Belles shot a 347 on day one to tie tenth-ranked Wittenberg in a field of 20 teams.
Janice Heffernan led Saint Mary's with an 83 to hold a share of 15th place overall. The sophomore had a pair of birdies and was tied with a group for the second-best par five scoring on the day.
Paige Pollak carded an 87 to tie for 39th. She was one of just 14 players to shoot below a 40 on the back nine in a field of 113 golfers.
Alexi Bown and Claire Boyle finished within a stroke of one another to round out the Belles' score. Bown turned in an 88 for a share of 50th place individually. Boyle shot an 89 and is tied for 55th heading into tomorrow's final day of competition.
The two-day tournament concludes at the Gateway National Golf Links beginning at 9:00 a.m. CST on Sunday.