ITHACA, N.Y. – Fresh off a first-place finish at last week’s Bucknell Invitational, the Dartmouth men’s golf team opened the Cornell Invitational with a team total of 305 on Saturday to sit in a four-way tie for third after the first round.
The two-day, 54-hole event boasts a field of 15 teams and is being contested at the par-71, 6,904 yard Robert Trent Jones Golf Course. Day one was cut short midway through the second round as inclement weather forced the teams to enter the clubhouse early. Competitors were about 12 holes into the second round before the horns sounded and play was stopped.
Binghamton carded an aggregate total of 300 during the opening round to hold a two-stroke edge over second place Drexel. Towson, Dartmouth, Canisius and Cornell are all five shots off the pace in third place.
Bryce Edmister of Binghamton was the only player to shoot under par, carding a 69 for a two shot lead.
The low scorer for Dartmouth was Sean Fahey with a two-over par 73 to earn a share of seventh place. Jeffrey Lang was one shot back of Fahey with a three-over par 74. Lang is tied for 10th after the opening 18.
The Dartmouth golfers will resume play where they left off on the course at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22. After the completion of the second round, the grounds crew will change pin locations and prepare the course for the final 18.