NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Dartmouth men’s golf completed their final day at the Macdonald Cup at the Yale University Golf Club on Sunday after play was stopped the day prior in the middle of round two due to weather conditions. In today’s tour, the Big Green finished with a 292 (+12) for an overall 40-over 880, good for 12th place out of the 17 teams.
Junior Ian Kelsey led the Big Green on the par-70 course today after he carded a 71 (+1), securing a tie for 27th with a six-over 216. Matching Kelsey’s daily score was sophomore John Lazor, who tied for 44th having posted a 77-72-71—220 (+10). Freshman Riley Griffin and senior Sean Fahey trailed Lazor by three strokes with a 223, and freshman Will Bednarz rounded out the team by carding an 80 (+10) for round three.
Atop the overall individual leaderboard was Boston College’s Matt Naumec, who won the individual title with a 67 (-3) in the closing round — the lowest score of the round — to end with a 200 (-10). Both Yale’s Li Wang and Toledo’s Stephen Watts entered the final round tied with Naumec, but Wang dropped to second when he scored even posting a 203 (-7) with Watts falling one stroke behind in third.
Harvard claimed the team title for the overall tournament finishing even par. Coming in second two strokes behind the Crimson was Stirling University, which fell to second once they carded a one-over 281 in the final round. The host school launched itself into third place seven strokes off the pace by scoring the lowest round of the day with a six-under par (274).
The Big Green will be back in action in two weeks at the South Carolina Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 23.