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Dylan Rusk was one of two Big Green golfers to improve their score in the second round.

Men's Golf Falls Back to Sixth on Second Day of Ivy Championship

Courtesy: Dartmouth
Release: 04/26/2014
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SPRINGFIELD, N.J. — After starting the second round of the Ivy League Men’s Golf Championship in a tie for first, Dartmouth fell back into a sixth place despite adding on just nine strokes from its first-round tally. Columbia scorched the course with a four-under 276 to move up from fourth place into the lead by 11 strokes over Yale.

Once again, freshman Scott Jaster (Bryn Mawr, Pa.) provided the low round of the day for the Big Green, carding a 75 (+5). He began the day in a tie atop the leaderboard at even par, but dropped back into a tie for sixth, just three strokes off the pace behind Brown’s Nelson Hargrove and Cornell’s Carl Schimenti.

As in his first round, Jaster got off to a bit of a shaky start with bogeys on two of the first three holes. But he was able to settle in to par the next two holes before dropping his lone birdie of the day on the 465-yard, par-4 sixth. Over the final 12 holes, he made par on eight of them and bogeyed the other four, leaving him at five-over par for the tournament.

Fellow freshman Jeff Lang (Lexington, Mass.) nearly matched Jaster’s second-round score with a six-over 76. Aside from a stretch of four straight holes with a bogey and a double-bogey on the 400-yard, par-4 13th, Lang was very consistent throughout the day, making par on the other 13 holes on the Lower Course at Baltusrol. Combined with his 78 on Friday, Lang is tied for 26th at 14-over par.

Another rookie in Sean Fahey (Villanova, Pa.) is one stroke ahead of Lang for the tournament as he carded a 79 (+9) on Saturday to finish the two rounds at 13-over par. Fahey struggled through the front nine, playing it at eight-over, before righting his ship and making par on six of the back nine along with a birdie on the 200-yard par-3 12th.

Sophomore Dylan Rusk (Edina, Minn.) provided the other round toward the team score today with an eight-over 78 with pars on 12 of the 18 holes. Meanwhile, junior Charlie Edler (Fair Haven, N.J.) made par or bogeyed every hole to record an 80 (+10). The two are in a tie for 32nd after two rounds at 157 (+17).

The final round will begin on Sunday morning at 8 a.m. Dartmouth will be paired with Brown with Rusk teeing off at 8:40 a.m. Jaster will play with one of the co-leaders in Hargrove with a scheduled tee time of 9:12 a.m.
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