Belles Claim First Place at Opening MIAA Jamboree
- The Belles (328) finished five strokes ahead of Hope (333) and six ahead of Olivet (334) to win the first MIAA Jamboree.
- Summer Stillson led the team with a 77 to finish second overall.
- Taylor Kehoe, Hunter Kehoe, and Kelsey Conkright wrapped up the team score.
MARSHALL, Mich. - The Saint Mary's golf team posted a score of 328 to take first place at the opening MIAA Jamboree of the season on Thursday evening.
The Belles finished five strokes ahead of Hope and six strokes ahead of Olivet at the Medalist Golf Club on an unseasonably hot and humid day. Hope's Megan Klintworth was the round medalist with a score of 76.
Summer Stillson led the way for Saint Mary's and was just a stroke off the lead as the freshman placed second with a 77. She shared round-high honors with three birdies, carded nine pars, and had the best par three scoring (-2) of the day. Taylor Kehoe shot an 80 to hold a share of fourth place overall. The junior led the field with 11 pars, sunk a birdie, and was second in par three scoring (E).
Hunter Kehoe carded an 82 to finish seventh. The freshman notched a birdie and had nine pars while being among the top eight golfers in both par four and par five scoring. Kelsey Conkright wrapped up the team score with an 89 to finish tied for 17th individually. She was tied for the third-best par three scoring average of the day while notching a birdie.
Lauren Read was the fifth Belle in the lineup and shot a 93 to finish 28th. She also posted a birdie and had five pars in the round. Courtney Quinlan competed as an individual at the event and had a score of 89 to tie for 17th place overall. She tallied seven pars and was among the round leaders in both par three and par four scoring.
The Belles travel to Angola, Indiana, on Saturday for a 1:30 p.m. MIAA Jamboree at Zollner Golf Course. It is the second of six total rounds of conference play.