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Big Green in Fifth After Opening Round of the Macdonald Cup

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By John and Matt Risley

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Dartmouth men’s golf team opened the Macdonald Cup with an aggregate total of 284 in the first round on Saturday to sit in fifth place. The Big Green also completed their second round with a team score of 289, but two groups from Central Connecticut and Rhode Island didn’t finish their second round and scores will not be officially entered until they do so.

The teams will start on holes 17 and 18 tomorrow morning around 7:30 and complete the remaining hole(s) in time for the grounds crew to move the pins and tees and have results printed prior to play. Play will still proceed as scheduled with the 9:00am shotgun start for round three.

The 2013 Macdonald Cup boasts a field of 14 teams and is being played on the par-70, 6,789 yard Yale Golf Course.

Illinois fired a team total of 269 to hold a five-shot lead over the host Bulldogs and St. Edward’s after the opening 18 holes. Rhode Island and Dartmouth rounded out the top five.

Individually, Brian Campbell of Illinois fired a six-under par 64 to hold a stroke advantage over Dillon Van Essen from St. Edward’s.

The low scorer for Dartmouth in round one was Jeffrey Lang with a two-under par 68. Lang was the lone member of the Big Green in red figures to sit in a four-way logjam in fifth place.

Sean Fahey shot an even par 70 to enter the clubhouse tied for 14 while Charles Cai carded a one-over par 71 to earn a share of 24th.

Joey Maziar and Charlie Edler rounded out the field for the Big Green. Maziar shot a 74 and sits in a tie for 42nd while Edler’s 75 left him in a nine-way tie for 48th.

The Big Green look to jump up the leaderboard in round three on Oct. 6.