Women Claim Ninth at Princeton Invitational

Sun Oct 1, 2017

PRINCETON, N.J. — A trio of Dartmouth women’s golfers carded a seven-over 79 in the third and final round of the Princeton Invitational to help the Big Green pull ahead of Yale to place ninth in the 10-team tournament, finishing with a 951 (+87). Georgetown won the team title at 41-over par (905), 14 strokes ahead of Harvard and 15 better than Rollins.

Junior Catharine Roddy along with freshmen Julianne Strauch and Moon Cheong produced a 79 on Sunday, but in different fashion with each starting the round from the 10th hole. Roddy nearly birdied as many holes (four) as those on which she made par (five). Strauch posted 11 pars and seven bogeys in a consistent round, while Cheong ran into trouble on her first hole of the day before recovering with 13 pars and a birdie.

Dartmouth’s top individual from the first two rounds, senior Jessica Kittelberger, dropped back into a tie for 34th at 20-over par (236), leading the Big Green team overall. Roddy was just a stroke behind in a tie for 37th, Cheong carded a 241 (+25) to tied for 46th, and Strauch four behind Cheong in a tie for 51st.

Sophomore Maddie Nelson improved in all three rounds, carding a nine-over 81 in the final round. One Big Green golfer, senior Isabelle Kane, competed as an individual at the 6,100-yard, par-72 Springdale Golf Club and represented them well the fourth-lowest score of the day (75, +3) and the lowest Dartmouth total (231, +15) to tie for 16th overall.

Georgetown’s Jacquelyn Eleey and Seton Hall’s Sammie Staudt both carded a one-under 71 on Sunday, the only two under par. Eleey cruised to medalist honors by eight strokes over Yale’s Jennifer Peng — who shot par today — at three-under (213) for the three rounds.

The Big Green has one more tournament this fall at the Louisville Invitational that will be played on Oct. 27-29 in Duluth, Georgia.