AUBURN, Maine -- Sophomore Kelly Wassarman was the medalist with an 81, as she led the Bates women's golf team to a season-opening victory over Bowdoin in a head-to-head match featuring Maine's only two varsity women's golf teams Saturday at Martindale Country Club.
Bates' foursome of players scored a combined 351 at Martindale, while visiting Bowdoin carded an aggregate 379.
Wassarman (Middleton, Wis.) shot an 81 and senior captain Elizabeth LaVerghetta (Norton, Mass.) scored an 87 to pace Bates, outscoring Bowdoin's top two, Haley Friesch (84) and Diya Chopra (87).
The Bobcats separated themselves more with their third and fourth finishers. Junior Sarah Centanni (Hingham, Mass.) shot a 90 and junior Penelope Ganske (Chagrin Falls, Ohio) carded a 93, undercutting Bowdoin's Meredith Sullivan and Rachel Kaye by a total of 25 strokes.
Bates and Bowdoin will face each other again next Saturday, Sept. 19, at Brunswick Golf Club.
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October 11, 2015 Bates women's golf takes 13th at Williams Fall Invitational
October 11, 2015 Men's golf team's Saltzman and McLoughlin win Colby Classic
October 10, 2015 Men's golf wins second straight CBB tournament
October 6, 2015 Rutkin receives First Team All-NESCAC honors in men's golf
October 4, 2015 Women's golf takes 10th place at Middlebury Invitational
September 27, 2015 Rutkin places second out of 63 players at two-day Husson Invitational
September 27, 2015 LaVerghetta leads women's golf to 10th place at Mt. Holyoke Invitational
September 20, 2015 Women's golf defeats Bowdoin, Husson over two days at Brunswick
September 20, 2015 Rutkin all-state a third straight year for men's golf at state championships
September 13, 2015 Men's golf jumps up two places to seventh at Bowdoin Invitational
September 12, 2015 Wassarman leads women's golf past Bowdoin in opener
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