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Wassarman leads women's golf to second place at Bowdoin Invitational

Kelly Wassarman led the Bates women's golf team with a 27-hole score of 129 at the Bowdoin Invitational Sept. 9-10 in Brunswick, Maine. (File photo by Sarah Crosby/Bates College) 

BRUNSWICK, Maine -- The Bates women's golf team shot a combined 574 over 27 holes to finish second out of three teams at the Bowdoin Invitational, held Saturday and Sunday at Brunswick Golf Club.

Led by Caroline Farber's first-place score of 121, host Bowdoin won the tournament with a four-player combined score of 504; Bates was second at 574 and Husson placed third at 668.

Senior Kelly Wassarman (Middleton, Wis.) tied for the fifth-best score out of 14 players to lead the Bobcats. Wassarman shot an 88 over 18 holes on Saturday and a 41 on Sunday to card a 129 for the tournament, tying her with Husson's Katie Goulet for fifth place and putting her only two strokes out of second place.

First-years Brittany Seipp (Glen Head, N.Y.) and Andrea Hepfinger (Madison, Wis.) took seventh and eighth places, respectively. Seipp carded a second-day 41 to finish at 141 while a first-day 97 led Hepfinger to a 142 score. Junior Chelsea Anglin (Dayton, N.J.) rounded out Bates' team scoring at 162 for the tournament.

Bates will next host the Maine State Championships Sept. 16-17 at Martindale Country Club in Auburn.