CAMDEN, S.C. — Freshman James Turner carded the low score for Dartmouth in the third and final round of the Camden Collegiate Invitational with a two-over 72 as the Big Green tied for ninth overall in the 17-team field. Host South Carolina cruised to the team title by a dozen strokes ahead of James Madison, finishing the tournament at one-over par.
Scores across the board were higher for the third round with just three players breaking par on the 6,455-yard, par-70 Camden Country Club course, compared to 25 over the first two rounds, due to much tougher pin placements. But Turner was able to drop a trio of birdies in carding the low round of the day for Dartmouth to finish up in a tie for 31st.
Senior Ian Kelsey entered the day in a tie for ninth, and with his six-over 76 was able to maintain a spot in the top 20, tied for 17th with a 215 (+5) as the Dartmouth’s low scorer overall.
Although the Big Green were 22-over par as a team today after shooting 20-over spanning two rounds yesterday, they were in good company as 11 of the 17 teams also scored higher in today’s round than the the first two. Tying Dartmouth with an 882 (+42) was USC Upstate with Lamar six strokes ahead of the two in eighth.
Freshman Sam Ohno completed day three with a solid five-over 75, the second-lowest Big Green round today. He found the front nine a bit difficult, then was more consistent on the back with seven pars and a birdie, tying for 72nd. Senior Edric Wung and freshman Jason Liu rounded out the Big Green group with a 79 (+9) to tie for 51st and an 82 (+12) to tie for 80th, respectively.
August Vindall of USC Aiken played the best round of the day with a sizzling four-under 66 to finish the competition. But he could not quite catch George Washington’s Logan Lowe, who took medalist honors by carding a 68-70-68—206 (-4), besting Vindall by a single stroke thanks to a birdie on 18.