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Men's Golf Tied for Sixth After Day One of Princeton Invitational

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By Beverly Schaefer
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PRINCETON, N.J. — The Dartmouth men's golf team is tied for sixth after two rounds at the Princeton Invitational on Saturday. Georgetown and Yale lead the 14-team field after each team shot a two-round total of 575 (+7) at the 6,390-yard par-71 Springdale Golf Club. Columbia is in third at 576 (+8), Harvard is in sixth with a 577 (+9) and Princeton sits in fifth at 578 (+10).

The Big Green are tied with Penn for sixth place, seven shots off the lead, with a 582 (+14). Dartmouth struggled in the first round with a 296 (+12), but had a tournament-best 286 (+2) in the second. Senior Peter Williamson (Hanover, N.H.) led the team, and is in fourth place after day one. He shot an even-par 71 in the morning session and shot a one-under-par 70 in the second to sit in a four-way tie for fourth with a 141. Tony Grillo of Harvard leads the tournament at four-under-par (138).

Dartmouth has two other players in the top 15. Junior James Pleat (Nashua, N.H.) is in 10th with a one-over-par 143. He shot a 72 in the first round and a 71 in the second. Freshman Charlie Edler (Fair Haven, N.J.) is tied for 15th at three-over-par (145). Edler finished the opening round with a 76 (+5), but bounced back with a two-under-par 69 in the second round.

Sophomore Joey Maziar (Atlanta, Ga.) is tied for 49th with a 153 (+11), and freshman Dan Slavin (Waban, Mass.) is tied for 64th at 158 (+16).

The tournament concludes on Sunday with the Big Green starting play at 9:10 a.m. off the 10th tee. Williamson will be the last Dartmouth player on the course with a tee time of 9:46 a.m. off the 10th tee.