Wassarman leads women's golf to second place in state championship

Kelly Wassarman finished fourth overall to lead Bates women's golf to second place out of three teams at the Maine State Women's Championship on Sept. 18, 2016. (File photo by Josh Kuckens/Bates College)

LEEDS, Maine -- Junior Kelly Wassarman led the Bates women's golf team with a fourth-place finish among 14 individuals at the two-day Maine State Women's Championship, which concluded Sunday at Springbrook Golf Club.

Bates finished second out of the three competing teams, with a two-day, four-player aggregate score of 764. Bowdoin won the team title at 680, while Husson was third at 870.

Wassarman (Middleton, Wis.) shot a 94 on Saturday to lead the Bobcats, and bettered that score by seven strokes on Sunday with an 87, finishing at 181 overall, one shot behind Bowdoin's Meredith Sullivan. Bowdoin swept the first three spots, led by Caroline Farber's 148.

Senior captain Sarah Centanni (Hingham, Mass.) placed eighth with a two-day total of 189 on a 96 and 93, a stroke behind Husson leader Haley Friesch. 

Bates sophomore Chelsea Anglin (Dayton, N.J.) took ninth place at 196, and senior captain Emily Plotnikov (Brooklyn, N.Y.) finished 10th overall at 198 to round out Bates' scoring.

Bates will next compete Sept. 24-25 at the Mount Holyoke Invitational at The Orchards Golf Club in South Hadley, Massachusetts.