NEW HAVEN, Conn. — After completing the first round of the Yale Spring Invitational with the second-lowest team score, the Dartmouth men’s golf team fell back into fourth place with a 610 (+50) on the par-70, 6,734-yard Yale Golf Course. Freshman Jeff Lang (Lexington, Mass.) was the low scorer for the Big Green at 10-over par (150), tying for 17th.
Harvard won the 36-hole event, carding a 281-292—573 (+13), 13 strokes ahead of the host Bulldogs and 24 ahead of Hartford. Six of the top eight were Crimson golfers, including medalist Rohan Ramnath, who tore up the course the second time around with a six-under 64 to win by three strokes. His score did not count toward Harvard’s team score as he was participating as an individual.
While Lang was Dartmouth’s top finisher, fellow freshman Sean Fahey (Villanova, Pa.) enjoyed a strong opening round with a one-over 71, just two strokes off the lead after 18 holes and the lowest round for a Big Green golfer all day. But he followed that up with a 10-over 80 to finish a stroke behind Lang in a tie for 21st.
Sophomore Dylan Rusk (Edina, Minn.) matched Lang in the first round with a 74 (+4), but joined Fahey with an 80 the second time around to score a 154 (+14). One stroke behind Rusk was junior Charlie Edler (Fair Haven, N.J.) with a 77-78—155 (+15), and senior Joe Maziar (Atlanta, Ga.) rounded out the Dartmouth group with a 79-84—163 (+23).
This was the final tune-up for Dartmouth before the Ivy Championship next weekend at Baltusrol.