ATLANTA, Ga. — Dartmouth junior Catharine Roddy and senior Jessica Kittelberger finished the second round of the Atlanta Athletic Club Highlands Ladies Fall Intercollegiate Invitational as the low scorers for the Big Green, carding a six-over 76 to improve upon their first-round totals by at least five strokes. As a team, Dartmouth shaved 23 strokes off its first round with a 316 (
+28), but remains 13th overall with a 655 (+79), just four strokes behind Georgia State.
All but two of the 13 teams posted lower scores today, but first-round leader Georgia was not one of them, falling back to fourth. The Bulldogs are nine strokes behind the new co-leaders, Kennesaw State, which shot even par on the par-72, 6,210-yard course, and 33rd-ranked Louisville at 20-over par overall (596), while 15th-ranked Illinois is five strokes back in third.
Roddy, who shot a nine-over 81 on Friday, managed to make 12 pars and a birdie on the fourth hole to produce her 76 today and now sits in a tie for 32nd with a 13-over 157. Kittelberger, meanwhile, sank the team’s other three birdies on the day, including back-to-back holes on 16 and 17, to shave off 10 strokes from her first-round tally to finish the day in a tie for 50th with a 162 (+18).
All of the Big Green women successfully bested their performances from the opening round. Senior Isabelle Kane improved three strokes with an 81(+9) today, thanks in part to seven pars on the front nine, leaving her three strokes behind Kittelberger in a tie for 56th.
Moon Cheong and Maddie Nelson both improved by five strokes and are currently ranked 66th and 70th, respectively.
Atop the leaderboard going into tomorrow’s final round is Malene Krolboll Hansen of Coastal Carolina, who matched her score of even par from yesterday. Henriette Wilson of Kennesaw State sunk seven birdies to finish the day with a three-under 69, leaving her two strokes behind Hansen overall. Only one other golfer matched Wilson’s 69 today, that being Lisa Pettersson of East Carolina who birdied three holes and made par on the other 15.
On Sunday, the women will complete the third and final round with the Big Green teeing off on the 10th hole at 10:10 a.m.