JUPITER, Fla. — Senior Ian Kelsey matched his first-round total with a two-under 70 to win the Cornell Spring Invitational by three strokes while helping Dartmouth tie the host Big Red for the team title with a 24-over 600. Temple rounded out the three-team field with a 639.
Kelsey essentially matched his first round in every way, sinking three birdies while suffering just a single bogey to post the best score in the field once again. On the front nine, he made par on every hole, then started the back with a birdie on the par-5, 552-yard 10th. He repeated his birdie on 12 from the first round, and added another one on the par-5, 568-yard 15th hole. The lone blemish on his card came on the final hole, but it could not dampen his victory.
Freshman Jason Liu was working on another solid round, sitting at two-over with two holes to play thanks to a trio of birdies. But as on Friday, the 17th hole gave him fits and he finished up with a five-over 77 to tie for fourth with a 150 (+6).
Another freshman, James Turner, had a pair of birdies in his round and finished up with a 78 (+6), tying for seventh at 10-over par. Junior Reed Russ contributed a 79 (+7) to the Big Green effort on this day, thanks to three birdies in a five-hole stretch.
Aside from Kelsey, the Dartmouth golfer who enjoyed the best tournament was sophomore Sam Ohno, who played as an individual. In the second and final round, he carded a 75 (+3), wrapping up his trip to the 7,301-yard, par-72 Dye Preserve Golf Club with a five-over 149, good for third place.
Cornell began the day 13 strokes behind the Big Green, then proceeded to shoot three-over as a team to catch Dartmouth atop the standings.
The men have one last tune-up before the Ivy League Championship on April 20-22, playing in the Irish Creek Intercollegiate in Kannapolis, North Carolina next Saturday and Sunday.