Belles Post Best Score in Five Years to Win Final MIAA Round
- The 316 for the Belles is the best score for the program since a 315 on April 30, 2011.
- Ali Mahoney had the lowest score of the round with a 74.
- Taylor Kehoe and Lauren Read were named All-MIAA First Team; Mahoney and Courtney Carlson were All-MIAA Second Team.
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. - The Saint Mary's golf team fired a 316 and won the final MIAA 18-hole round of the season while claiming second place in the overall conference standings.
The 316 for the Belles is the best score for the program since a 315 on April 30, 2011 at Blackthorn Golf Club. Saint Mary's finished four strokes ahead of Hope's 320 and 19 strokes ahead of Alma's 335.
Ali Mahoney was the round medalist with a two-over par 74. Her two-day total of 154 put her in a tie for third place overall. Lauren Read and Courtney Carlson shot matching rounds yet again with 80s on Saturday to end the two-day event tied for sixth overall with 162s. Taylor Kehoe wrapped up the team's 316 with an 82 on Saturday and finished with a share of 13th place overall with a 165 on the weekend. Kaitlyn Gray was the Belles' fifth golfer in the lineup and turned in an 83 on the day and had a two-day total of 171 to tie for 19th overall.
Julia McAlindon carded an 85 on Saturday and finished tied for 15th with a 166 while competing as an individual in the event. Kaitlyn Cartone rounded out the team's efforts with an 88 on day two and took a share of 19th with a 171.
At the conclusion of the event, the All-Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association awards were announced based on the final team and individual standings. Taylor Kehoe and Lauren Read each earned spots on the All-MIAA First Team list. Courtney Carlson and Ali Mahoney were All-MIAA Second Team honorees. The Belles most recently had four All-MIAA honorees in 2012.
Hope claimed the MIAA Championship while the Belles finished second in the final standings. The two teams will host the 2017 MIAA Automatic Qualifier in April with a chance to earn a spot to the NCAA Championship on the line.
The Belles open their spring season over the College's spring break in 2017.