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Bates women's golf takes 13th at Williams Fall Invitational

Kelly Wassarman led the Bates women's golf team with a two-day score of 185 at the Williams Fall Invitational and NESCAC Championships on Oct. 10-11. (File photo by Sarah Crosby/Bates College) 

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. - Sophomore Kelly Wassarman paced the Bobcats women's golf team at the Williams Fall Invitational over the weekend as she finished tied for 54th in the 88-player field. The Bobcats finished in 13th place out of 15 teams. 

Host Williams College won the event easily as they shot +49 as a team, beating second-place New York University by 26 strokes. 

The Bobcats finished eight strokes back of rival Bowdoin College in the event. 

Cordelia Chan of Williams College finished first overall with a score of +9 over the two days. Her scores of 74 and 77 were good enough to win the individual title. 

For the Bobcats, Wassarman shot a 94 in the first round on Saturday and a team-best 91 in the second round on Sunday. 

Team co-captain Elizabeth LaVerghetta finished in 69th place and Emily Plotnikov came in tied for 75th as she moved up six spots on the leaderboard thanks to a 92 on Sunday. 

The Williams Invitational was played in conjuction with the first-ever NESCAC Women's Golf Championship. Of the 30 players competing in the NESCAC Championship, Wassarman finished 21st.