PURCHASE, N.Y. — Sophomore Dylan Rusk (Edina, Minn.) carded a pair of 79s on Saturday at the Met Intercollegiate to lead Dartmouth to a sixth-place finish in the eight-team field. The Big Green shot a 31-over 315 in the first round before completing the tournament with a 323 in the second round.
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.