PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — The Dartmouth women’s golf team and the rest of the 20-team field at the Otter Invitational hosted by Cal State Monterey Bay did all they could to complete the second and final round at the Poppy Hills Golf Club, even with a light, continuous rain falling throughout the day and temperatures that never got above 50 degrees. But Mother Nature won out, ending the round prematurely and forcing the teams to rely solely on the results from the first round with Dartmouth tying for eighth with a 312 (+26).
Dallas Baptist, which had a 17-stroke lead with six holes remaining when play was called, won the team title on the strength of its 291 (+7) on Monday. Medalist honors were affected by the rain as DBU’s Hanna Harrison won the event with her three-under 68, even though Yale’s Jennifer Peng had made up six strokes on the day to pull ahead when everything came to a halt.
The Big Green were led by senior Jessica Kittelberger and sophomore Maddie Nelson, both of whom shot a six-over 77 on Monday to tie for 32nd in the 114-player field. Sophomore Kristen Soh was one stroke back with a 78 (+7) in a tie for 41st, while freshman Moon Cheong chipped in a nine-over 80 (tied for 65th) toward the team score.
Freshman Julianne Strauch (76, tied for 24th) and sophomore Bethany Burns (83, tied for 89th) played as individuals for Dartmouth, while junior Catharine Roddy (82, tied for 83rd) rounded out the team.
Dartmouth will be back in action on March 31-April 1 for the FDU Checkmate Challenge at the Seaview Golf Resort in Galloway, N.J.