Stetson Finishes Second at Dartmouth Invitational

Stetson Finishes Second at Dartmouth Invitational

HANOVER, NH (gohatters.com) - Better weather conditions led to better scoring on Sunday in the second, and final, round of the Dartmouth Invitational at Hanover Country Club.
 
Stetson went into the final round of the event two shots behind tournament leading Harvard and, despite improving their score by six shots over the opening round, the Hatters were unable to close ground of the Crimson, finishing second in the 13-team field with a final round score of 292.
 
Harvard had the flat blades going in the final round, carding 18 birdies as part of an eight-under par round of 280 to pull away for the tournament title. The Crimson had a 16-shot improvement on Sunday over their first-round score.
 
Stetson was led by senior Justine Lauer, who got off to a hot start with birdies on four of the first seven holes of the day. She had bogeys on holes number eight and 11 before posting seven consecutive pars to finish with a two-under par total of 70.
 
Combined with her opening round 72, Lauer earned her first top five finish of the year, tying for third.
 
Harvard's Chloe Royston followed her opening round 70 with a 66 on Sunday to pull away for medalist honors with an eight-under par score of 136. Opening round leader Ami Gianchandani finished second, five shots off the lead, after a second round 74.
 
Lauer tied with Alexis Florio of Columbia and Harvard's Anina Ku for third.
 
Stetson junior Hanna Kiefer also had a solid second round performance. She opened her round with eight consecutive pars before picking up a birdie on the par four 11th hole. She had bogeys on holes 14 and 17 but, finishing the day on the two easy par 5s paid off with consecutive birdies.
 
Her 71 in the second round left her at four-over par 148, alone in 13th place in the tournament.
 
Junior Meghan McLean earned her second career top 15 finish, tying for 14th, thanks to a one-over par 73 in the second round. She had birdies on two of the three par 5s on the front to go with a bogey on 12 and a three-putt double-bogey on No. 7
 
Junior Sarah May struggled with her driver throughout the second round, but battled with her irons to overcome the woes. Her second round 81, following an opening 73, left her ties for 31st with a 10-over par score of 154.
 
Senior Erikah Neger had an up-and-down final round with three birdies, five bogeys and a pair of double-bogeys to finish with a six-over par 78. Her two-day total of 157 was good for a tie for 46th.
 
After competing in two events in eight days, with travel through seven states and a week away from campus for a hurricane, the Hatters have earned some time off to rest and catch up on classwork. The team will return to action in two weeks when they make the short drive up Interstate 95 for the Jacksonville Classic at Marsh Landing Golf Club.
 
That event is scheduled to be played on Monday, September 30, and Tuesday, October 1. The Hatters will follow up the next weekend with their home event, the Hatter Classic, at Alaqua Country Club in Longwood, on October 7-8. 

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