JACKSON TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Both senior Jessica Kittelberger and junior Catharine Roddy wrapped up the Ivy League Championship tied for 10th with a 231 (+15) to earn spots on the all-conference second team for Dartmouth, which finished fifth overall at 71-over par with a three-round total of 317-306-312—935. The Big Green had not had two players earn All-Ivy League honors since the first year the team was awarded in 1997.
Princeton and Harvard tied atop the leaderboard with a 911 (+47) before the Tigers won a two-hole playoff, though Michelle Xie grabbed medalist honors for the Crimson with a 4-over 220, four strokes ahead of Princeton’s Annabelle Chang.
While Kittelberger and Roddy were the top finishers for Dartmouth, it was sophomore Maddie Nelson who provided the low score on Sunday with a 75 (+3). Nelson played the front nine at even par with a birdie on two, then added another birdie on 12 to highlight her round. But she finished a single stroke behind her two teammates for the tournament, falling just short of being the third Big Green golfer on an all-league team.
Kittelberger, meanwhile, got off to a hot start with birdies on the fourth and sixth holes to reach the turn at 1-under par. The back nine proved to be a bit problematic, but she maintained her composure throughout with four pars mixed in as she carded a 77 (+5).
Roddy began the day two strokes off the lead but struggled out of the gate, playing the front nine at 8-over par even with a birdie on five. She found her form on the return to the clubhouse with six pars before finishing with a birdie on 18 for an 81 (+9), keeping her place among the top 10 for the tournament.
Freshman Moon Cheong posted her best round of the three days, dropping 11 pars while shooting a 7-over 79, and senior Isabelle Kane played a solid round save for one hole that left her with an 85 (+13).
“We had stretches of some really good play today with Maddie rock solid all day as she was the entire spring,” said Alex Kirk, the Carolyn A. Pelzel 1954a Head Coach of Women’s Golf. “Jessica was terrific on the front nine and Cat settled in on the back after a slow start while Moon showed some mental toughness to put up her best round of the weekend. I am very pleased with the way this team played this year, and the seniors — good student-athletes and great people — helped to build the foundation for future successes.”
Brown, which began the day with a three-stroke lead, finished third overall at 53-over par, six strokes off the pace, with Columbia fourth (+61). Yale (+90) and Penn (+92) rounded out the seven-team field.