GREENWICH, C.T. – The Dartmouth men’s golf team concluded their Spring slate this weekend at the Ivy League Championship at the Stanwich Club in Greenwich, Connecticut. The Big Green are currently ranked sixth in the conference and are tied for fourth (302 (+14) after Day 1 at the the 7,133-yard course.
Competing against the seven other Ivy League schools, Dartmouth sits behind Harvard, who holds the lead at five-over. The Crimson’s closet competitor is Cornell, who is four strokes behind while Yale is in third with 298 (+10).
The Big Green are led by freshman Will Bednarz, who had an even day posting 16 pars, the most of any player on the par-72 course, to card a two-over 74 leaving him in a tie for seventh. Falling a stroke behind him is his teammate, sophomore John Lazor, who had an even start however a late birdie in the front nine helped him early in the day allowing him to tie for 14th.
Also playing for Dartmouth in his final career match is senior Sean Fahey, who carded three birdies starting strong with a birdie on the first hole. While some late bogeys threatened to ruin his day, Fahey bounced back with two more birdies to tie for 19 with scoring 76 (+4). Classmate, Jeff Lang completed the five-man team as he tied with junior Ian Kelsey each turning in a scorecard of 77 (+5) for the first round of the three-day tournament in a tie for 22nd.
Atop the individual leaderboard is the Big Red’s Mike Graboyes who holds first with the low score of the day, three-under par, taking home six birdies. In second is the Bulldogs’ Jonathan Lai, as Yale sits one stroke up from Penn’s Amay Poria at 70 (-2).
The second day of the tournament begins tomorrow with a staggered start beginning at 11 a.m.