SUFFERN, N.Y. — After the opening round at the Roar-ee Invitational hosted by Columbia on Friday, the Dartmouth women's golf team is in sixth out of 18 teams. At the Spook Rock Golf Course, the Big Green shot a 316 (+28), and are 10 strokes behind Harvard, who leads the tournament with a 306 (+18). Columbia is in second with a 309 (+21), Seton Hall sits in third at 312 (+24) and St. John's is in fourth with a 313 (+25).
Freshman Jane Lee (North Shore City, New Zealand) shot a four-over-par 76 at the par-72 course, and is tied for ninth with one other golfer. She is three strokes off the lead behind Mariana Juaristi of Fairleigh Dickinson and Harin Lee of St. John's. The duo lead the tournament with one-over-par 73 after the opening round.
Dartmouth has two other players in the top 20. Senior Marietta Smith (Mount Prospect, Ill.) is tied for 17th with a 78 (+6), and sophomore Sarah Knapp (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.) sits in 20th after a 79 (+7). Coming in fourth for the Big Green is sophomore Katherine Kennedy (Medina, Minn.). She is tied for 37th after posting an 83 (+11). Freshman Savannah Grice (Atlanta, Ga.) rounds out the scoring for Dartmouth with an 88 (+16). She is tied for 46th.
The Big Green's second round starts at 12:15 p.m. on Saturday with Grice hitting the course first. The other four Dartmouth golfers will immediately follow Grice at nine-minute intervals. Lee will be the last on the course for the Big Green with a 12:51 p.m. tee time.