The Middlebury women's golf team opened up its season by taking part in the 11-team St. Lawrence Invitational. The Panthers placed second overall with a two-day total of 625, including a 308 on Sunday. New York University won the event with a 592, while Hamilton was third (631). Action took place at the Oliver D. Appleton Golf Course in Canton, New York. The Panthers return to action next weekend at the Ann S. Batchelder Invitational hosted by Wellesley.
Leading the team on the opening weekend was Blake Yaccino, who finished in a tie for fourth place with a pair of 75s, for a total of 150. Tying for seventh and one stroke back was Chloe Levins, who came in with a 151 (75-76). Helen Dailey was next for the Panthers with a 154 (78-76), good for a ninth-place tie. Anna Zumwinkle shot a 170 (89-81) in her first collegiate tournament, while Erika Nakagawa shot a 91 on Saturday.