Saint Mary’s Golf Team at a Glance
- Five returners and three newcomers comprise the Belles golf team for 2017-18.
- Taylor Kehoe and Lauren Read pace the pack with the two best returning scoring averages.
- On the verge of an NCAA berth in the spring, the Belles have their sights set on vying for the MIAA title in the fall.
The golf team is ready to get to business after narrowly missing out on a chance to compete at the NCAA Division III Championships with a second place finish in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association NCAA AQ playoff last spring.
Leading the pack for the Belles will be First Team All-MIAA honorees Taylor Kehoe ’19 and Lauren Read ’20. Kehoe had the team’s best scoring average during the fall and was in the top four golfers in the MIAA. An MIAA Golfer of the Week, Read competed in every round of her freshman season and posted the second-lowest scoring average on the team in both the fall and spring.
Seniors Kelsey Conkright ’18 and Courtney Quinlan ’18 bring experience and leadership to the squad. Conkright posted a season-best 87 in the first round of the Washington University in St. Louis spring tournament while Quinlan added a career-low round of 83 on day two of the same event. Both have contributed to the team’s success over the past few seasons.
Hunter Kehoe, Summer Stillson, and Libby Clark join the team and are eager to be part of the tradition the Saint Mary’s golf program has built.
The season begins on Friday, August 25 when the Belles take part in the Cross Town Rivalry, which pits Saint Mary’s, Holy Cross, IU South Bend, and Bethel against one another in South Bend. The first MIAA Jamboree of the fall takes place on Thursday, September 21 at the Medalist Golf Club.