Averill Medals Round as Belles Claim Second at Trine
- Sammie Averill was the individual medalist with a career-low 77.
- The Belles finished second by a single stroke with a 338.
- Ali Mahoney, Courtney Carlson, and Taylor Kehoe all finished within two strokes of each other.
ANGOLA, Ind. - Sammie Averill shot a career-low 77 and was the individual medalist as the Saint Mary's golf team placed second at the Trine MIAA Jamboree on Saturday.
The Belles were just one stroke behind first place Trine at the conclusion of the event. The Thunder turned in a 337 to edge the Belles' 338. Olivet finished third with a 340.
Averill earned her first top finish at an event for the Belles while edging out the rest of the field for individual medalist honors by three strokes. The junior was the only player to shoot in the 70s on a cold, windy day at Zollner Golf Course. Averill led the field in par four scoring, had a round-best five birdies, and tallied six pars on the day.
Ali Mahoney, Courtney Carlson, and Taylor Kehoe all finished within two strokes of one another to round out the team's 338 score. Mahoney tied for 12th with an 86 and was tied for the second-best par three scoring average while adding a birdie and seven pars. Carlson shot an 87 to tie for 14th and was two-over on par five holes while leading the team with eight pars. Kehoe turned in a round of 88 to tie for 19th while notching six pars on the afternoon.
Katie Zielinski was the fifth golfer in the lineup for the Belles. The senior shot a 93 to tie for 27th overall. She was tied for the second-best par three scoring average on the day (+1). Kaitlyn Cartone competed as an individual at the event and shot a 91 to tie for 23rd while finishing one over par on par five holes.
The Belles conclude their fall season next weekend at the two-round MIAA End of Season Weekend Jamboree. The even will be played Friday and Saturday at Bedford Valley Golf Course.