Princeton just held off Boston University for the team title with an 894 (+30), two strokes ahead of the Terriers. The Tigers were the only team to break 300 in each round, but BU posted the best round of the tournament with a 294 (+6) today.
Among the Big Green golfers, sophomore Catharine Roddy continued to improve her play with a two-over 74 today to finish up in a tie for 13th with a 229 (+13). Starting on the 11th hole, an early double bogey threatened to ruin her day. She bounced back, however, with three birdies, giving her eight in the tournament, a total bested by just one entrant.
Matching her 74 on the day was freshman Kristin Soh who scored a birdie on the 12th to start her day and proceeded to make par on 11 of the next 12 holes. Another birdie on seven and a par on eight had her one-under with three to play before falling back a bit, ending the tournament at 81-75-74—231 (+15), tied for 18th. The rookie completed the three rounds with 31 pars, matching junior teammate Jessica Kittelberger in leading the Big Green.
Kittelberger wrapped up her weekend with a 239 (+23) in a tie for 33rd, while her classmate Isabelle Kane played her best round with a four-over 76 thanks to three birdies on the day. Kane walked away with a 25-over 241 while freshman Maddie Nelson completed the team, shaving nine strokes off her second round score to post an 82-88-79—249 (+33).
Receiving medalist honors was Michelle Xie of Harvard who overcame a two-stroke deficit at the start of the day to beat out Princeton’s Amber Wang by five shots. Xie posted five birdies today, completing the weekend with a 76-71-68—215 (-1). Wang could only muster a three-over 75 on Sunday in producing a four-over 220 while Boston University teammates Phyllis Tang and Megan Carter shared third at 222 (+6).
Dartmouth continues its spring slate next weekend at the Hartford Invitational at the Tumble Brook Country Club in Bloomfield, Connecticut.