Belles Claim Fourth at Bump Invitational
OSTRANDER, Ohio - The Saint Mary's golf team secured fourth place at the Ohio Wesleyan Laura Bump Invitational with a 332 on Sunday.
Nationally-ranked Wittenberg won the team title with a two-day score of 634 (308-326). NAIA member Madonna finished second with a team score of 644, and Denison was third with a 646. The Belles' two-day score was a 673.
Denison's Brynn FitzGerald won individual medalist honors with a tournament-low score of 73 on Sunday to finish with a 148.
Janice Heffernan broke into the 70s on day two for Saint Mary's and shot a 78 for a two-day score of 162 to finish ninth overall. Sammie Averill had a consistent tournament by matching yesterday's round of 82 on Sunday to finish tied for 11th with a 164.
Likewise, Alexi Bown also matched her score from yesterday by turning in an 86 for a final score of 172 (t-28th). Claire Boyle shaved three strokes off Saturday's score with an 86 to finish with a 175 and a share of 39th place. Courtney Carlson was the fifth scoring-eligible golfer for the Belles and had a 94 on Sunday to finish with a 192 (80th).
Ali Mahoney competed as an individual in the tournament and shot an 85 to finish tied for 46th with a 177.
The Belles will host the first of three MIAA NCAA Qualifying Rounds on Wednesday, April 16 at Blackthorn Golf Club starting at 1:00 p.m. The team with the lowest score after the three rounds will receive the MIAA's automatic qualifying bid to the 2014 NCAA Division III Championship in May.