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Big Green in 10th at Yale Intercollegiate

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By John and Matt Risley

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – In the second round of the Yale Intercollegiate on Saturday, the Dartmouth women’s golf team shaved 15 strokes off its opening round 317 to jump into 10th place.

The 15 shot improvement for the Big Green was the second best in the field as Seton Hall knocked 21 shots off its first round total to move up four spots into fifth place.

The host Bulldogs carded a team total of 292 for the second straight day to hold a five-shot advantage over second place Xavier. Penn and Boston University are tied for third while the Pirates rounded out the top five.

Through 36 holes, Dartmouth (317-302=619) is 35 strokes off the pace set by Yale.

The low scorer for the Big Green was freshman Tara Simmons with a one-over par 72 in round two. Heading into the final round, Simmons is in a four-way tie for 12th.

Sarah Knapp went from tied for 47th after the first round to being in sole possession of 30th with a two-over par 73 on Saturday. The Ponte Vedra Beach, Flan, native improved on her opening round score by seven strokes.

Jane Lee fired a four-over 75 to move into a tie for 36th. Freshman Jamie Susanin and sophomore Lily Morrison rounded out the field for the Big Green. Susanin shot an 81 to earn a share of 56th while Morrison entered the clubhouse tied for 63rd with a second round 82.

Dartmouth wraps up the 2013 Yale Intercollegiate on Sunday, Sept. 22 with the closing 18 holes.