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Williamson & Maziar Lead Big Green to Big 5 Invitational Title

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Peter Williamson took second with a two-round score of 1-under-par (139).     By John and Matt Risley
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PHILADELPHIA, PA. — For the first time since October of 1999, the Dartmouth men's golf team won a tournament away from their home course. The Big Green took the 22-team Big 5 Invitational on Sunday with a team score of 578 (+18). Campbell finished second with a 584 (+24), Furman took third at 586 (+26) and St. John's placed fourth with a 587 (+27).

At the Plymouth Country Club, senior Peter Williamson (Hanover, N.H.) and sophomore Joey Maziar (Atlanta, Ga.) propelled the team to victory. Williamson took second with a two-round score of 1-under-par (139). He finished Sunday with an even-par 70 after carding a birdie on the last two holes.

Maziar placed fourth at 2-over-par (142). The sophomore carded a 72 on day two after shooting a 70 in the opening round. Junior James Pleat (Nashua, N.H.) finished in a tie for 14th with a 146 (+6), freshman Charlie Edler (Fair Haven, N.J.) tied for 48th at 151 (+11) and junior Owen Lynch (Rumford, R.I.) tied for 97th with a 161 (+21).

The Big Green led the event after the first round at 286. The team not only earned a victory, but bested the six other Ivy League teams (Penn, Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Cornell and Brown) in the tournament.

The win marked the first victory for Dartmouth since it claimed the Dartmouth Invitational in the fall of 2009 at the Hanover Country Club. The Big Green also won the Dartmouth Invite in 2007, but had not won away from their home course since they won the Toski Invitational at Amherst, Mass. in 1999.

Dartmouth competes in its final tournament of the fall season next weekend, Oct. 15-16, at The Classic.