Sichol ’26 leads women’s golf at Middlebury Phinney Classic

Hamilton College Peyton Sichol ’26 won individual medalist honors and the Continentals finished fourth out of 12 teams at Middlebury College’s George Phinney Women’s Golf Classic, held at Ralph Myhre Golf Course on October 1-2.

Sichol topped the 73-man field with a 36-hole tournament score of 158 after a pair of 79. Her eight rounds in Hamilton so far have been sub-80. She entered the weekend with a team-best stroke average of 75.83 for 18 holes.

maddie hong ’23 tied for fifth at 161. Hong’s 76 on Saturday was the tournament’s fastest round. Sofia Weinstein ’24 tied for 30e place at 171 after the rounds of 86 and 85. Olivia Strigh ’25 tied for 36e up at 175. Strigh carded an 84 in the first round.

Alaina McKeen ’24 tied for ninth with a career-best 163 for 36 holes while playing as an individual. McKeen recorded an 82 on Saturday and an 81 on Sunday.

The nationally ranked No. 24 continentals were tied for first place after the first round with a total of 325 four-man teams. Hamilton slipped to 340 for the final round and finished at 665. No. 12 Williams College won the team title at 648 and No. 14 New York University took second place at 650. No. 9 Amherst College finished third at 662 and on 24e-ranked hosts landed in fifth place with 668.

Hamilton is competing in the NESCAC Championship Qualifier at Cold Spring Country Club in Belchertown, Mass., Oct. 8-9.

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