NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A day after shooting a program record-low six over 290 to take the lead at the Yale Women’s Intercollegiate, the Dartmouth women’s golf team fell back into fifth place with a 15-over 299, ending the day eight strokes behind Columbia (581, +13). Boston College will enter the final round tomorrow on the 6,016-yard, par-71 Course at Yale just one stroke back, while Yale and Harvard sit four and seven strokes off the pace, respectively.
Yale’s Jennifer Peng carded the low round of the day with a five-under 66 thanks to seven birdies. That allowed her to climb into a tie atop the leaderboard with Cincinnati’s Tara Liebert, who matched her 68 from the first round to finish the day six-under par (136). The first-round leader, Anna Zhou from Harvard, fell to third (138, -4) despite five birdies that were nearly negated by four bogeys.
One of the two low scorers for the Big Green on Friday, freshman Maddie Nelson, continued her solid play with 14 pars to shoot a three-over 74. She ended the round in a tie for 10th overall with a two-over 144, one stroke ahead of sophomore teammate Julia Calbi in 14th, who completed her round Saturday with a 75 (+4). Both had one birdie to their name, but Calbi double-bogeyed the final hole to surrender the team lead to Nelson.
Junior Isabelle Kane remained consistent over the two days, matching not only Nelson today with a 74 (+3), but also herself from the first round to wind up with a 148 (+6) in a tie for 23rd. She started the day strong with a birdie on her first hole but, like Calbi, was stuck with a double-bogey on her final hole. Senior Jamie Susanin was disqualified in the opening round, but bounced back to provide a five-over 76 with seven straight pars in one stretch and a birdie. Completing Dartmouth’s team was sophomore Hana Bradshaw at 17-over par through two rounds.The final day of the tournament will begin tomorrow at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start.