Belles Win Opening Day of MIAA Fall Finale
- The Belles shot a season-low 314 to finish first on Friday.
- Taylor Kehoe and Hunter Kehoe shot matching scores of 75 to tie for round medalist honors.
- Lauren Read (79) and Summer Stillson (85) secured the round win.
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. - The Saint Mary's golf team fired a season-low 314 to claim first place on the opening day of the two-day MIAA End of Season Weekend Jamboree at Bedford Valley Golf Club.
The Belles were ten strokes ahead of second place Hope's 324 and 22 strokes ahead of third place Albion.
Taylor Kehoe and Hunter Kehoe shot matching scores of 75 to tie for round medalist honors on Friday. Taylor Kehoe had a round-best four birdies, tallied eight pars, and had the best par three scoring round (-2) of the day. Hunter Kehoe led the field in par four scoring (+2) and was even in par five scoring while carding two birdies and 11 pars.
Lauren Read shot a season-low 79 to finish tied for fifth overall. The sophomore was one-over par on the day on both par three and par five holes and notched 11 pars. Summer Stillson wrapped up the team score with an 85 to tie for 15th overall. She had seven pars, a birdie, and was one-over on par three holes on Friday.
Kelsey Conkright was the fifth Belle in the lineup and shot a 91 (t-30th). The senior sunk a pair of birdies and was one-over par on par three holes.
Courtney Quinlan and Libby Clark both competed as individuals. Quinlan matched her season-low with an 86 to tie for 18th overall. She had a birdie and was among the round leaders in both par four and par five scoring. Clark was just two strokes behind with an 88 to finish 23rd. She had six pars on the day.
Saint Mary's goes into tomorrow's final round of MIAA competition with a stroke total of 1,640. Hope is in second place overall with a stroke total of 1,663, and Olivet sits in third with a 1,710. The final round begins at 10:00 a.m. as the conference's regular season championship will be presented to the team with the lowest cumulative season stroke total after the round.