Women’s Golf is Tee-rific


This past weekend, the women’s golf team competed in the Williams Fall Classic, gearing up for the NESCAC Championships on Sept. 6-7. The last tournament before the championships, this was Middlebury’s last chance to show their opponents their competitiveness in chasing the NESCAC title. The Panthers finished in the top 10 at fifth place amongst 15 teams. NYU took home the title with a 622, while Middlebury carded a two-day total of 651. 

For the third straight week, the players saw significant improvement. Leading Middlebury after carding a season high of 70 on Saturday, Chloe Levins ’20 earned medalist honors at the event. besting the field by five strokes. Maddy Cordeiro ’22 reduced her first round score by seven strokes to shoot an 85 on Sunday, carding a total 177. Erika Nakagawa ’21 followed suit and decreased her score from the first round to the second, teeing a 95 and then a 94. 

Blake Yaccino ’20, consistent with her strong showings, shot a 76 on day one, and a 83 on day two, finishing with a 161 overall. She tied for 17th place. Helen Dailey ’19 was next for the Panthers, carding an score of 167 (82-85), while a couple strokes back was Anna Zumwinkle ’20, coming in with a score of 185 (91-94).

“[The team] is in a good place,” said Coach Mandigo, in reference to its preparations for next week. “They have started the season on a positive note and they are working hard to improve.” 

While they are definitely in the running for a NESCAC title, Coach Mandigo doesn’t want to let up. “I expect this team to work hard to improve on a daily basis,” he said. “I hope they will continue to support on another and push each other to get better.”

Next weekend, the Panthers will be returning to their homefield on the Ralph Myhre Golf Course, where they hope to continue shaving off strokes in preparation for the NESCAC Championships that follow on October 6-7. Come out and support your fellow Panthers as they attempt to bring home a title!