ORLANDO, Fla. – The sun seemed to be shining for the Dartmouth women’s golf team as they concluded their 2016-17 season this weekend at the Ivy League Championship at the Orange Tree Golf Club in a tie for fifth with Brown turning in a scorecard of 323-323-303—949 (+85). Dropping 20 strokes in the final round of play, the team saw strong play from several of its key members.
Going into the third round after two previous days of play on the 6,243-yard course, each member of the Big Green’s scoring quartet picked up their play, all scoring in the 70s with at least one birdie. Leading the team and taking home her highest career finish was sophomore Catharine Roddy who ended the tournament seven-over in a tie for third. She posted four birdies on holes one, two, seven and 10 adding to her total of 10 for the weekend, the most of any Dartmouth player.
Matching Roddy’s third round score was freshman Kristin Soh for her best round of the tournament at two-over 74. The freshman played even the entire day snagging 14 pars and one birdie to complete her tournament in tie for 16th. Soh finished 14 strokes behind teammate Jamie Susanin, who improved by one stroke from yesterday’s round to post a 82-88-76—246 (+30). Susanin found her stride towards the end of the day picking up two birdies on the back nine finishing in a tie for 27th.
Junior Jessica Kittelberger bounced back from her second round withdrawal by dropping 13 strokes between her first and final round as she wrapped at the quartet with a 79 (+7). As she wrapped up her 20th career tournament, the junior battled off the flu to manage a heroic two birdies on the day on holes six and 13. The final member of Dartmouth’s five-member team, senior Tara Simmons, finished her Big Green career with two birdies on the back nine.
Among the other Ivy League schools, the conference title was claimed by Princeton who secured first after having the low round of the day and the best round of the tournament, 293 (+5). Going into the championship, the Tigers were first in the conference with an average score of 301.53 and the team came out on top holding onto first the entire weekend. Their closest competitor was Harvard who fell 31 strokes behind while Columbia snatched third with their low round of 301 (+13) closing the tournament with an overall 62-over 926.
Princeton was aided due to three of their players taking first, second, and a piece of third on the individual leaderboard. Amber Wang, held onto a three-day first place streak carding a 218 (+2). Wang beat up the course this weekend taking home the most birdies of the individual competitors posting 12, including her seven from today. A rough 18th however brought her back to one-under 71 on the day. Teammate Allison Chang took second matching Wang for her low score of the day finishing two strokes up the pace from Tiger Hana Ku and Big Green contender Catharine Roddy.