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Men's Golf Finishes Fifth at McLaughlin

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By Beverly Schaefer
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FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — The Dartmouth men's golf team finished fifth as action at the McLaughlin concluded Sunday. The tournament, held at the Bethpage Red Course in Farmingdale, N.Y., featured 16 teams and three rounds. Dartmouth shot 292, 283 and 287 for a combined score of 862 (+22), landing four spots behind team champion Auburn (830).

Rookie Charlie Cai led the Big Green with a final score of 209, in a three-way tie for fourth place. Cai shot 71, 68 and 70, ending seven strokes back of individual champion Jake Mondy of Auburn.

Senior James Pleat was the next-best finisher for Dartmouth, ending in a tie for 15th place with a three-round score of 214. Sophomore Charlie Edler tied for 36th with 218 strokes.

Sitting in a tie for 10th place after the first round of action, the Big Green picked up momentum during the next two rounds to move into the top-five at the finale.

Auburn was the team champion, shooting 830 (-10) and drowning out the competition. Louisville (841), Johnson & Wales (858) and St. John's University (861) also finished ahead of Dartmouth.

The Big Green returns to action Sept. 23-25, traveling to Birmingham, Ala. for the Shoal Creek Invitational.

Note: Due to discrepancies in the third round scores, results were recalculated Monday morning and are available via the PDF on this page. While Dartmouth was originally tied for fifth place, the updated results reveal that the Big Green actually hold fifth place outright.