PRINCETON, N.J. — Sophomore Charlie Edler (Fair Haven, N.J.) and freshman Jeffrey Lang (Lexington, Mass.) both finished under par in each of the first two rounds of the Princeton Invitational at Springdale Golf Club on Saturday, finishing the day in a tie for sixth with three others to help Dartmouth wrap up the day in third place at even par among the 15 teams on hand.
Even with the strong showing, the Big Green trail Harvard by 20 strokes as each of the top four Crimson golfers ended the day under par, including Akash Mirchandani who leads the field with at nine-under par. Four-time defending champion Yale is in second with one round to play, six strokes ahead of Dartmouth and 14 behind Harvard.
In the first round, Lang and sophomore Dylan Rusk (Edina, Minn.) led Dartmouth with a two-under 69, while Edler shot a one-under 70. Lang recorded six birdies in the round, Edler five and Rusk four, as the Big Green shot a four-under 280 as a team with freshman Sean Fahey (Villanova, Pa.) rounding out the scoring with a one-over 72.
The second time around, Edler came away with four birdies to match the two-under 69 registered by Lang and Rusk in the first round. Lang posted 13 pars and three birdies for a one-under 70 as Rusk carded a two-over 73. Both Fahey and sophomore Charles Cai (West Windsor, N.J.) shot 76 (+5) to complete Dartmouth’s five.
Lang and Edler matched each other with nine birdies apiece, and Dartmouth as a team recorded 31 on the day, second only to Harvard.
The tournament will conclude on Sunday with tee times starting at 8 a.m. The first Big Green golfer won’t begin until 9:25, while Lang will be in the final threesome to tee off at 9:59 with the leader Mirchandani.