The William Smith College golf team competed in the 36-hole Vassar College Invitational this weekend. Senior Kara Capstraw and sophomore Madeline Dietz led the Herons at the par 72 Casperkill Golf Club.
Dietz led the squad in Saturday’s opening round, shooting a 94. She lowered her score by two strokes in Sunday’s final round to finish with a 186. Capstraw improved 10 strokes from Saturday to Sunday, closing with a round of 88 to match Dietz’s weekend total. They tied for 53rd place in a field of 67 golfers. First-year Natalie Powers also made a 10 stroke improvement from the first round to the second, finishing with a 94 and tying for 60th place.
No. 4 Williams College won the tournament behind individual medalist Shelby Shote (73-75-148). Unranked NYU was second, 15 strokes behind the Ephs. No. 7 Ithaca finished third followed by Middlebury, Mount Holyoke, Amherst, St. Lawrence, Vassar, Cortland, Wellesley, Union and William Smith.
The Herons will be back in action on April 18-19 when they compete in the Jack Leaman Invitational hosted by Amherst College.