|Mimi Neal '12 led all players at the Bowdoin Blast with a score of 90.|
BRUNSWICK, Maine -- The Bates College women's golf team opened the 2009 season Saturday with a win over Bowdoin at the Bowdoin Blast, held at Brunswick Golf Club. Sophomore Mimi Neal (Danvers, Mass.) continued where she left off in her impressive first year as a Bobcat, earning medalist honors by carding a 90.
Senior captain Whitney Roller (Haverford, Pa.) shot a 92 to claim second place in her return to the team after spending her junior fall semester abroad, and sophomore newcomer Tessa Pals (Wilmette, Ill.) shot a 94 to place third. Sophomore newcomer Monica Berube (Plaistow, N.H.) finished ninth by shooting a 108.
Individual competitors from Bates, Bowdoin, UMaine-Farmington and Saint Anselm battled through damp afternoon conditions. In a dual-match between Bowdoin and Bates, the Bobcats also came away victorious by a cumulative score of 384-414.
Individual results (top ten):
1. Mimi Neal (90) - Bates
2. Whitney Roller (92) - Bates
3. Tessa Pals (94) - Bates
4. Chelsea Gross (95) - Bowdoin
5. Mo Beaulieu (96) - UMF
6. Patricia Camp (98) - UMF
7. Chelsea Young (102) - Bowdoin
8. Libby Spalding (108) - Bowdoin
8. Monica Berube (108) - Bates
10. Lindsay Luke (109) - Bowdoin
Team Results (top four scorers):
Bates = 384
Bowdoin = 414