Led by rookies, women's golf takes second place at Polar Bear shootout

Junior Ellie Murphy finished tied for ninth out of 20 players, helping Bates women's golf take second place out of four teams at the Polar Bear Shootout on Sept. 8, 2019. (File photo by Theophil Syslo/Bates College)

BRUNSWICK, Maine -- First-year student-athletes Amisha Kalra and Chloe Baylor placed third and tied for fifth, respectively, out of 20 players to lead the Bates women's golf team to second place out of four teams at the Polar Bear Shootout on Sunday.

Bates' team score of 357 trailed Bowdoin (345) but easily beat out Husson (377) and Trinity (410).

Kalra (Short Hills, N.J.) fired an 86 on Sunday on to pace the Bobcats. And Baylor (Lincoln, Neb.) made par on six holes and shot nine bogeys and three double-bogeys en route to a score of 88.

First-year Sora Park (Hopewell Junction, N.Y.) shot a 91 on Sunday, including birdies on the par-3 fifth hole and the par-5 16th.

Junior Ellie Murphy (Schwenksville, Pa.) and junior captain Brittany Seipp (Glen Head, N.Y.) finished tied for ninth, both shooting a 92 on the day.

The Bates men's and women's golf teams will host the Bates Invitational Sept. 14-15 at Martindale Country Club in Auburn, teeing off at 11am on Saturday.