Lake Placid native Aimee Caligiore, a junior at St. Lawrence University, is off to a strong start to the spring golf season.
After opening with a victory in the Tucson International Games golf tournament in Arizona over spring break, Caligiore finished fifth in the McDaniel Spring Invitational in Gettysburg, Pa. on April 1.
In Arizona, Caligiore shot rounds of 78 and 79 to capture medalist honors. Her 157 total was 11 strokes better than runner-up Ashley Hinrich of Valley City State University. Teammate Kelly Hales carded a 186 and Maddie Moore turned in a 177 total.
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St. Lawrence University junior Aimee Caligiore of Lake Placid has picked up right where she left off in the fall with a victory in the spring opener in Arizona.
The Saints finished fourth out of 11 teams in the McDaniel Invitational in Pennsylvania.
Caligiore shot rounds of 83 and 82 on the rolling 5,824-yard par-72 Bridges Golf Club for a 165 total, nine shots off the lead of Liz Blyth of Allegheny, who was medalist with a 156 total.
St. Lawrence's Melissa Snizek of Vernon shot 83 and 85 for a 168 total and ninth place. It was her first top 10 finish of the year.
There were only four rounds below 80 in the field of 60 as the players were welcomed back to competitive golf with hard and fast greens, damp conditions and temperatures in the 40s in south central Pennsylvania.
Caligiore has been in the top five in all six tournaments she has played thus far this season. The former Lake Placid Blue Bomber ranks sixth nationally in NCAA Division III with a 78.0 scoring average in 11 rounds (including spring and fall).
SLU had a two-round total of 684 as a team, eight strokes off the lead of champion Allegheny, which shot a team score of 676. NYU was second at 679 with Cortland third at 680. Host Gettysburg finished fifth with a 697 total.
Hale, of Madison, N.J., shot rounds of 84 and 89, career bests for finish (12th), single round low score and two-round low score with her 173. Maddie Moore of Wayland, Mass. shot 90-88-178 and finished tied for 21st to complete the Saints scoring.
St. Lawrence will return to action at the Vassar Invitational April 14-15 in Poughkeepsie.
Caligiore finished in the top five in her final four fall tournaments. She finished second twice and fifth in two other tournaments.