The University of Georgia cruised to victory by placing all five of its golfers among the top six, including the medalist in Lee McCoy who blistered the course with a seven-under 64 before simply shooting par in the second round for a 135. His teammate Nicholas Reach and Yale’s Sam Bernstein tied for second, 11 strokes back.
The Bulldogs from Athens, Ga., were merely three-over par as a team in the first round and nine-over on the second 18 holes to finish 33 strokes ahead of Yale with a 580 (+12).
With his 16-over 158 on the day, Rusk finished in a tie for 18th with three other golfers. Freshman Jeffrey Lang (Lexington, Mass.) posted the lowest round of the day for Dartmouth with an opening-round 77 (+6), but dropped a stroke behind Rusk at the conclusion of the event with a 159 to tie for 22nd.
Another freshman in Sean Fahey (Villanova, Pa.) provided the Big Green’s third-best total with an 81 followed by an 80 to finish in a tie for 29th at 19-over par. Senior Joey Maziar (Atlanta, Ga.) and freshman Scott Jaster (Bryn Mawr, Pa.) were one stroke behind Fahey to tie for 34th at 162 (+20).
Dartmouth returns to the links next weekend for the two-day Princeton Invitational on April 12-13.