Middlebury

Women's Golf Finishes 14th At NCAA's

May 16, 2008

The Middlebury women's golf team finished the 2008 NCAA Championship in 14th place, with a 1,315, at +163. The Panthers improved their score for the first three days, while shooting a 329 on the final day of the tournament. Methodist continued its domination of D3 women's golf, winning the title with a 1,219.

Leading the Panthers on day one (337) was Karen Levin, who came in with a +10 82 on the day, including a pair of birdies on par 3's. Courtney Mazzei and Jesse Blustein each shot 84 for Middlebury, with Bluestein earning a pair of birds on the front 9. Julie Ellengerger was next for the Panthers with an 87, followed by Liz Hirsch with a 95. 

Ellenberger and Mazzei led Middlebury on day two (328), each shooting an 81, with both players birdying the third hole. Levin came in with an 82 with just one double-bogey on the day. Bluestein wasn't far behind with an 84 with one double, followed by Hirsch with a 95.

The scores continued to decrease on day three (321) as Ellenberger shot a six-over-par 78 with two birdies on par 3 holes. One stroke behind her was Mazzei, who also had a pair of par 3 birdies with a 79 on the day. Levin and Bluestein each shot an 82 on day three, followed by Hirsch with a 93.

The final day of the tourney saw Bluestein pace the squad with a +6, 78 on the day. Levin followed with an 82, followed by an 84 for Ellenberger, Mazzei, who shot an 85, and Hirsch with a 92.

Levin and Bluestein each ended the tournament at +40, followed by Mazzei (+41), Ellenberger (+42) and Hirsch at +87.