NEW HARTFORD, NY – The Ithaca College golf team competed in the Hamilton Invitational at Yahnundasis Golf Club on September 10-11 and finished seventh out of 14 schools in the two-day event. Ithaca was tied for sixth after Saturday’s first round with a 324 (+32) and then finished seventh after a 334 (+42) on Sunday for a total of 658.
Yahnundasis is a 5,828-yard par 73 course and hosted 78 golfers this weekend from a loaded field of five nationally ranked teams – No. 1 Emory University, No. 5 Williams College No. 8 New York University, No. 12 Amherst College and No. 22 Middlebury College. The host school, Hamilton College, receives votes in the latest Division III Mizuno WGCA Coaches Poll.
Emory won the tag team title with a total of 600 (+16) over two rounds, as the Eagles carded 302 and 298 over the weekend. Emory’s Sharon Mun was the top medalist with a score of under 145 (73, 72).
Amherst was second with 603, while Hamilton is third with 616 and Williams fourth with 618. Middlebury took fifth with 621 and NYU was sixth with 632.
The bombers were led by Marie Gersec, who shot 161 (+15) over the weekend to tie for 28th. Gersec shot an 82 (+9) on Saturday and followed that up with 79 (+6) on Sunday.
Cristea Park was next with 163 (+17) tied for 32nd, as she shot 80 on Saturday and 83 in the second round.
Rheanna DeCrow was just behind tied for 34th as she shot a 164 (+18), with a first-round 79 and 85 on Sunday.
Annika Michael wrapped up the weekend for IC with a two-round total of 170 (+24) to finish 43rd. Michel shot 83 to open the weekend, then carded 87 today.
The Bombers will travel to the New York University Invitational next weekend at Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains, NJ