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Dartmouth Finishes Fourth at Cornell Invitational

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By John and Matt Risley

ITHACA, N.Y. – The Dartmouth men’s golf team shot a team total of 301 on Sunday in the final round of the Cornell Invitational to finish in fourth place. The Big Green shot an opening round 305 and a 297 in the second round for a 54-hole total of 903, just one stroke behind the third place Big Red.

The two-day, 54-hole event boasted a field of 15 teams and was contested at the par-71, 6,904 yard Robert Trent Jones Golf Course. Inclement weather forced the players to end day one early as competitors concluded round two and played round three on Sunday.

Towson carded a tournament total of 895 (305-292-298) to score a five-stroke victory over Drexel. Cornell finished in third with the Big Green in fourth while Binghamton and Colgate tied for fifth.

In the second tournament of the fall, Dartmouth impressed as team leading the field in birdies with 37 while finishing second in par-3 scoring.

After posting an opening round score of 74, Dartmouth’s Jeffrey Lang shot a one-over par 72 in round two before closing with a one-under par 70 to end in sole possession of second. Drexel’s Christopher Crawford earned individual medalist honors shooting par or lower in each of the rounds.

Lang had his best tournament as a member of the Big Green, carding an event-best 13 birdies. The Lexington, Mass., native was also one of only eight players with an eagle. The freshman took advantage of the par-5’s playing them at three-under par.

Sean Fahey ended his second tournament with Dartmouth by firing a final round 76 to earn a share of 17th place.  Fahey was fifth in the field in par-4 scoring, playing the holes at five-over par. The Villanova, Pa., native led the Big Green with 34 pars.

Charlie Edler sandwiched a one-under par 70 around an opening round 81 and final round 80 to enter the clubhouse tied for 30th. Joey Maziar and Scott Jaster rounded out the field for the Big Green. Maziar shot a final round 75 to end tied for 40th while Jaster carded an 81 in the third round to earn a share of 46th.

Dartmouth returns to the links during the first weekend of October, traveling to Connecticut to take part in the MacDonald Cup Oct. 5-6.