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Lizzie Kenter ’23 placed third overall for Middlebury this weekend (Courtesy Middlebury Athletics).

Review: Women’s golf

Lizzie Kenter ’23 placed third overall for Middlebury this weekend (Courtesy Middlebury Athletics).

The NESCAC Women’s Golf Championship commenced on April 24, with teams playing 18 holes in the first of two days of competition. After day one, Middlebury sits in fourth place out of five teams, though the top three teams are all within four strokes.

For most of the Middlebury team, this weekend was their first time playing at Ledges Golf Club in South Hadley, Mass., which provided a challenge and tested their course management skills. Despite characterizing the course as “quirky, with a lot of dog legs,” senior captain Erika Nakagawa ’21 said that the team is excited to make a return to the course this weekend. 

Katie Murphy ’23 particularly impressed this weekend, shooting a 78 which tied her for first place. Following Murphy are Kayla Li ’23 in 15th place with an 84 and Lizzie Kenter ’23 in 16th place with an 86. Hoping to build off of these strong performances, the team looks to surge up the leaderboard during the second round on Saturday, May 1, which entails another 18 holes.