ATLANTA, Ga. — Dartmouth junior Catharine Roddy finished the first day of the Atlanta Athletic Club Highlands Ladies Fall Intercollegiate Invitational with a nine-over 81, the low score for the Big Green, which ended the day in 13th place with a 339 (+51). Georgia State edged out Dartmouth for 12th place by a single stroke, while Georgia leads a field with three top-50 teams, including host Louisville, with an 11-over 299.
Roddy provided two of the three Big Green birdies on the day, finishing the round tied for 38th. Senior Isabelle Kane was the only Dartmouth golfer without a score worse than bogey on any hole, carding an 84 (+12) to tie for 54th, while classmate Jessica Kittelberger was just two strokes behind Kane with an 86 (+14), tying her for 62nd.
Freshman Moon Cheong and Maddie Nelson also competed for Dartmouth, tying for 66th and 68th, respectively.
Only two women managed to shoot par on the par-72, 6,210-yard course — Rinko Mitsunaga of Georgia and Malene Korlboll Hansen of Coastal Carolina. Mitsunaga played a consistent round with 14 pars and a pair of birdies, while Hansen sank four of the Chanticleers’ nine birdies on the day. Led by Mitsunaga, Georgia was the only one of the 13 teams to break 300 in the opening round, but the Bulldogs have just a three-stroke lead over host Louisville.
The second round of the three-day tournament will tee off on Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m. with the Big Green starting on the 10th hole.