HANOVER, N.H. — Sophomore Maddie Nelson and freshman Moon Cheong each carded a two-over 74 on Sunday at Hanover Country Club, helping the Big Green secure third place to conclude the Dartmouth Invitational one stroke ahead of Boston University. Quinnipiac took the team title on the strength of its first round yesterday with a 290-298—588 (+12), although Albany posted the low round on Sunday with a seven-over 295 to claim second, six strokes back and 10 ahead of Dartmouth.
Senior Jessica Kittelberger helped the Big Green maintain its spot in third by tying for seventh overall with a 71-76—147 (+3) on the 5,975-yard, par-72 course. Unfortunately for Dartmouth, junior Catharine Roddy was competing as an individual as she was the Green’s top finisher, one stroke ahead of Kittelberger in a tie for fifth. Her even-par 72 was the low round on Sunday of any of the eight Dartmouth golfers competing.
Nelson moved up eight places in the standings with her 74 today to tied for 13th with a 150 (+6), while Cheong vaulted seven spots into a tie for 17th, one stroke behind Nelson.
Freshman Juliann Strauch, also competing as an individual for the Big Green, finished close behind Roddy and Kittelberger with a three-over 75 on Sunday to tie for 11th overall with a 149 (+5).
While Quinnipiac won the team title, medalist honors went to Siena’s Sara Riso who overcame a five-stroke deficit entering the day by producing the only round under par today with a 69 (-3). Coupled with her two-under 70 from Saturday, she surpassed Quinnipiac’s Luciana Tobia, who responded with a mere four-over 76 to come up two strokes shy of the top of the leaderboard.
Albany had enough women in the top 10 to secure second place with Annie Lee’s two-over 74 and Helga Einarsdottir’s one-over 73 in the second round. Boston University put up a good fight in trying to catch Dartmouth in third, but could only make up four strokes when trailing by five to start the round.
The women will be traveling to New Jersey for the Princeton Invitational next Saturday and Sunday.