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Pleat Leads Men's Golf at Big Five Invitational

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By Beverly Schaefer
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HUNTINGTON VALLEY, Pa. — With a two-day score of 639, the Dartmouth men's golf team placed 15th of 19 teams at the Big Five Invitational over the weekend at the Philmont Country Club in Huntington Valley, Pa.

James Pleat led the Big Green, finishing in a tie for 30th individually. The senior from Nashua, N.H., shot a 78 on both days for a two-round tally of 158. Pleat was 13 strokes back of individual champion Brandon Matthews of Temple.

Just one stroke behind Pleat was Dartmouth's junior Joey Maziar, whose combined score of 157 placed him in a tie for 35th. Rookies Charles Cai and Harry Boling each shot 165 for the tournament, finishing in a tie for 71st. Classmate Dylan Rusk rounded out the Big Green scoring, shooting 169 overall with a day two score of 79.

Hartford was the team champion, shooting 603 for the tournament. Ivy League competitors Yale and Princeton finished fourth and fifth, respectively, while Columbia (T9th) and Brown (14th) also beat out the Big Green.

Dartmouth returns to the green this Friday, Oct. 19 for Ivy League Match Play, the final event of the fall. Hosted by Princeton, the tournament is scheduled to run through Sunday, Oct. 21.