"Bowdoin has never seen a women's golf season like this year."

Chelsea Gross '13, herself an integral part of the team's success, expressed the significant steps that women's golf has taken during the 2010 season under new head coach Gerry Caron.

At the Martindale Golf Club, the women's team was victorious for the third time in as many chances.

Co-medalists Gross and Chelsea Young '11 each carded a tournament-best 86. Taylor Guiffre '14 posted a solid round of 89—good for fifth place overall—while Sammy Shane '13 (99), Emily Quirk '14 (101) and Molly Nestor '11 (118) rounded out the Bowdoin squad.

Young's performance marked a significant personal-best.

"This was her first medalist performance and it is certainly a testament to her unmatched work ethic and off-season preparation," said Nestor.

Gross, who has been a medalist in every one of her matches this year, said that "with varying weather conditions and challenge of courses, I thought it best to spend my energy trying to stay ahead of the players that were there."

She added "the freshmen, in addition to Sammy Shane [who was injured last year], have made a great impact to this team."

Instead of participating in the Middlebury Invitational next weekend, the team has opted to have a 9-hole scramble with Bates on Sunday in preparation for the Williams Classic over Fall Break.

"This will be the first time that we travel as a team to Williams," said Gross. "We hope to put ourselves officially on the map that weekend."

The men's golf team traveled to Williams last weekend to take part in the Williams Invitational, its most competitive tournament of the season. The women's team, meanwhile, took first place at the Bates Invitational, maintaining their undefeated record.

The men's team finished a grinding weekend at the Taconic Golf Club in 13th place amid a field of 18.

Senior captain Turner Kufe turned in a solid round on Sunday by carding a 75, but a tough Saturday led him to a 159 for the weekend overall. Bobby Kaminski '14 also had a strong second round, posting a 78 en route to a 57th place (164) finish for the tournament. Max Bridges '11 (165), Eric D'Elia '11 (169) and Bobby Campbell '11 (174) were all close behind.

The men's team plays in the NESCAC Qualifier at Shuttle Meadow Golf Club in Connecticut next weekend. The Polar Bears will need solid contributions from all five traveling team members in order to earn a trip to the NESCAC Championship later in October.