Saint Mary’s Golf Team at a Glance
- Eight returning players. Four newcomers.
- Four players with below a 91.0 scoring average in 2014-15 returning.
- Contributed four individual scores of 80 or below last year.
The Saint Mary’s golf team is looking at the 2015-16 year with excitement and anticipation as the Belles aim to regain the top spot in the MIAA and return to the NCAA Championship tournament. Katie Zielinski ’16, Courtney Carlson ’17, Ali Mahoney ’17, and Kaitlyn Cartone ’18 bring experience and leadership to the squad in their pursuit of a championship.
Zielinski and Carlson are both coming off spring seasons in which they each posted personal best scores. The pair have shown continued improvements to their scores over the past two years and return as two of the most experienced competitors for the program.
Mahoney is a two-time All-MIAA Second Team honoree and is one of the team’s and conference’s top returning players. Cartone, meanwhile, was a mainstay in the scoring lineup for the Belles during her first season on the squad and will be a key factor for a successful year ahead.
All four golfers were key contributors to the Belles’ scoring lineup last year, and the group aims to lead the way again in 2015-16. Joining the squad is a group of four newcomers and one veteran player for the Belles.
The team opens the season with the Cross Town Rivalry against Holy Cross and Bethel on August 28-29. The Belles then travel to Olivet’s Labor Day Tee-Off Tournament prior to hosting the O’Brien National Invitational on September 13-14. After that tournament, it is all conference play for Saint Mary’s until the end of the season in October as the Belles eye their first conference title since 2010.