A collegiate low round of 80 by freshman Laura Gay and her first top 20 finish and another solid performance from sophomore Claire O'Neil highlighted the performances at the Martin/Wallace Invitational at Cortland for the St. Lawrence University's women's golf team.
Gay shot seven-over par 80 on the par-73 5822 yard Elm Tree Golf Course to improve her collegiate best by five strokes. She finished 16th overall with a two-round total of 190 for her first top 20 finish. O'Neil finished 11th in the field, shooting 82 on Saturday and coming back with a 79 in Sunday's round at the Cortland Country Club for a 161 total.
The Saints were fourth as a team in the 11-team event. Perennial national power Methodist ran away from the field to win with rounds of 304 and 307 for a 611 total with Ithaca second at 630, Cortland third at 677 and the Saints fourth at 684. SLU shot best-four-of-five rounds of 340 and 344. LeMoyne was fifth at 719.
Joining O'Neil and Gay for the Saints were Augusta Mayer, who also had her first collegiate top 20 finish with rounds of 89 and 87 for 176 and 20th place, Kelly Hale, who was 21st with rounds of 89 and 88 for a 177 total and Lexie Haehl, who shot 92 and 80 and finished 26th in a 57-golfer field at 182. Gwen Maurice competed as an individual for the Saints and shot 223.
The Saints will conclude the 2013 fall season at the Williams Invitational Oct. 5-6.