Saints Await NCAA Bid After 4th Place Finish at Williams
St. Lawrence University's women's golf team slipped one spot in the final team standings after an outstanding first round in the Williams Spring Invitational, finishing fourth in the 11-team field on Sunday.
The Saints were third behind Amherst and host Williams, ranked second and seventh respectively in the Golfstat national rankings for Division III after shooting a 319 in Saturday's opening round. Wellesley shot 316 on Sunday and slipped past the Saints by four strokes and into third. Amherst won the tournament with a total of 626 with Williams second at 628, Wellesley third at 643 and the Saint fourth at 647. NYU was a distant fifth at 667.
Sophomore Melissa Snizek led the Saints with rounds of 79 and 80 for a 159 total which placed her tied for 13th overall. Aimee Caligiore, who finished 15th, matched Snizek's 79 on Saturday while Kristin Beretta shot 80 and Alair Muzzatti 81 for a four-player score of 319 on day one. Caligiore shot 83 on Sunday to finish at 162 while Muzzatti shot 82 and Berretta 83, tying for 16th with 163 totals.
Kerrin Elsenbeck was the fifth Saint golfer in the tournament and shot 84-89 for a 173 total, finishing tied for 36th while senior Cait Cunningham, playing as an individual, shot 82-88 for 170 and was tied for 30th.
The Saints will now await word on their third straight NCAA Division III Tournament appearance. The championship will be played May 11-19 at the Mission Inn Resort at Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida. The field for the tournament will be announced May 3.