SARAOSTA, Fla. — During the first two rounds of play of the Harvard Invitational at the Osprey Club, senior Isabelle Kane posted Dartmouth’s finest 18-hole score with a 76 on her second loop to help the Big Green finish the day in ninth place with a 641 (+65). Princeton leads the 11-team tournament with a 29-over 606, four strokes ahead of Harvard entering the third and final round tomorrow morning.
Dartmouth got out of the blocks quite well to start the day as three of the team’s five golfers birdied their first hole — the 10th — while the other two made par. Although senior Jessica Kittelberger did not drop another birdie in the round, she did a solid job of staying out of big trouble to finish the first 18 with a 6-over 78 for the low Big Green score. Junior Catharine Roddy finished the first loop strong with a birdie and a par, but carded an 8-over 80.
The second round belonged to Kane who birdied two holes on the front nine before playing the back at 3-over for her 76 (+4) and end the day tied for 27th in the 59-player field with a 159 (+15). Sophomore Kristen Soh improved nearly as much from the first round to the second, shaving six strokes with a 6-over 78 as she parred 12 holes and bogeyed the other six, tying her teammate Roddy in 37th place at 18-over par. Kittelberger, meanwhile, finished between the trio at 17-over to tie for 32nd. Freshman Moon Cheong looked to have turned a corner on the second loop, playing the first 10 holes at even par with a pair of birdies before struggling down the stretch and ending the day at 20-over in a tie for 41st.
Princeton’s Maya Walton and Rollins College’s Seher Atwal found themselves tied atop the leaderboard when play concluded today at 4-over par (148) with two others — Delaware’s Ariane Klotz and Harvard’s Belinda Hu — just one stroke back.
Play will conclude on the par-72, 6,138-yard Heron Course at The Oaks Club on Sunday morning with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.