PINEHURST, N.C. – The Dartmouth women’s golf team wrapped up the 54-hole Pinehurst Challenge on Tuesday afternoon, firing an aggregate score of 332 to finish in 18th.
The 2013 Pinehurst Challenge was hosted by the College of Charleston and contested at the par-72, 5,993-yard No. 6 Course at Pinehurst Resort. The 19-team field opened the tournament on Monday with 36 holes.
Dartmouth shot a team total of 970 for the two-day event shooting 324 for the first 18 holes and 314 in the second round. Richmond topped the host Cougars by four strokes to win the event, while Penn State, Samford and Morehead rounded out the top-five.
Caroline Lovete of Richmond earned individual honors, shooting a final-round 72.
The top finisher for the Big Green was Jane Lee. Lee carded a three-round total of 234 to end in a tie for 39th. The North Shore City, New Zealand, native opened with three-over par 75 and followed that with a 79 and 80.
Coming in eight shots behind Lee’s pace was Sarah Knapp. Knapp fired an 11-over par 83 to open the tournament and close with a three-over 75 and an 84 to enter the clubhouse in a tie for 72nd.
Senior Emily Hyman ended the tournament two shots back of Knapp in a tie for 77th. Hyman was consistent over the course of the event firing 81, 82 and 81 in her three rounds.
Savannah Grice and Lily Morrison rounded out the field of scorers for the Big Green. Grice finished in tie for 90th with a three-round total of 253 (88-78-87), while Morrison carded a 260 (85-82-92) to end in sole possession of 95th.
Dartmouth returns to the links in two weeks, traveling to Suffern, N.Y., to compete in the one-day Roar-EE Invitational on April 12.