Golf Takes Fifth Place at Vassar Invitational

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY (April 14, 2007)By the narrowest of margins, the Williams women's golf team successful defended its title at the Vassar College Invitational at the Spackenkill Country Club Saturday afternoon. The Ephs finished with a team total of 346, two strokes better than host Vassar. Middlebury College finished in third (367), followed by Amherst College (381) and Mount Holyoke (387).

The Spackenkill Golf Course is a par 72, 5,804 yards. The top four golfers from each team figure into overall scoring.

Williams golfer Anne O'Leary had the afternoon's best round at 80, followed by Melissa Barton (83), Laura Koplik (90), Kristin Nottebohn (93) and Allison Khederian (116).

Second place Vassar was led by Kaleigh Horn with an 86, Katie Bertel (83), Danielle Gibbons (89), Caroline Miller (94) and Marcy Levitan (90).

Third place Middlebury was led by Karen Levin (90), Heather Gallagher (91), Allison Ortega (92), Kerry Ortega (94) and Julie Ellenberger (95).

Amherst College, in fourth place was led by Sarah Harper (83), Ali Berman (88), Jordan Chafetz (93) and Amanda Otieno (117).

Rounding out the field was Mount Holyoke, which received a 90 from Erin Weimer, 94 from Katie Banaszak, Vanessa Fong (106) and Tiffany Shute (110).