CAMDEN, S.C.– The Dartmouth men’s golf team concluded the Camden Collegiate Invitational with its lowest round of the weekend with a 17-over 297, slipping past Francis Marion in the process to place 10th in their final tournament of the season with an overall score of 899 (+59).
The Big Green were led by senior Sean Fahey and junior Ian Kelsey, each of whom finished tied for 25th. In his third and final tour, Fahey finished at even par with a 70 — a score topped by just four others today — while Kelsey sank three birdies over his final nine holes to card a three-over 73 as the pair ended the tournament with a 223 (+13).
Senior Jeff Lang also competed this weekend, ending strong by matching his five-over 75 from the previous round to place 50th with a 230 (+20). Freshman Will Bednarz fell two strokes behind in a tie for 59th, while sophomore Reed Russ completed the squad by wrapping up his fall season with a 77-78-79—234 (+24).
James Madison walked away with the team trophy after the Dukes finished with the lowest score of the day at even par (280). Host South Carolina took second, nine strokes off the pace. Holding onto their third-place seat was Wofford with a score of 869 (+29) for the two-day contest.
The Dukes were carried by Ryan Cole thanks in part to his seven birdies, the most by any golfer on the course, in his low round at four-under 66. Cole made up six strokes in the round to tie South Carolina’s Keenan Huskey atop the leaderboard, then went on to win a one-hole playoff to garner medalist honors. Alex Henderson, also of James Madison, finished four paces behind the two with Furman’s Bryce Howell finishing fourth at 211 (+1) and Wofford’s Jeremy Grab — who matched Cole’s 66 today — took fifth with a 212 (+2).