NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Freshman James Turner concluded the Macdonald Cup with Dartmouth’s low score in the third and final round, successfully sinking three birdies to card a 5-over 75 as the Big Green placed ninth overall with a 308 (+28). Host Yale won the team title by a single stroke, besting Sitrling University from the United Kingdom with a 12-over 852 on the 6,825-yard, par-70 Course at Yale.
Stirling had the top three individuals on the leaderboard, led by Robert Foley with a 72-66-69—207 (-3). He played a consistent round, suffering only one bogey that was offset by a birdie on the eighth and another on the 11th to card his one-under 69. Laird Shepherd and Jordan Sundborg tied for second at even par (210) for the Scottish team.
Dartmouth’s top golfer over the first two rounds, freshman Jason Liu, entered the day in a tie for fourth at even par. While he managed to birdie a pair of holes, six bogeys and a double left him with a six-over 76 for the round, which allowed him to remain among the top 10 in a tie for 9th with a 216 (+6). Turner wrapped up the two-day tournament with a 12-over 222 to tie for 29th.
Senior captain Ian Kelsey, like Liu, recorded a pair of birdies, but had one more bogey to card a seven-over 77, falling 19 spots into a tie for 38th overall with a 13-over 223. Freshman Sam Ohno made par on 13 holes, but found trouble on the third and eighth holes that left him with a 10-over 80. Sophomore William Bednarz was one stroke behind Ohno in the round, but finished three strokes ahead of him for the tournament with a 230 (+20) to tie for 55th with Ohno five places back.
John Lazor was the only golfer playing individually for the Big Green and carded a six-over 76 and tied for 66th overall.
In two weeks, The Big Green will travel down the coast to Camden, South Carolina, to conclude its fall season with the Camden Collegiate Invitational on Oct. 22-23.