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ITHACA, N.Y. — Freshman James Turner turned in the best Dartmouth score in any of the three rounds at the Cornell Invitational, carding a three-under 68 in the final round to help the Big Green take fifth place overall at nine-over par (861) in the 16-team field. Turner and sophomore Riley Griffin finished the tournament in a tie for 10th place at one-over par (214).

Temple, which began the day in third two strokes back of Yale and one behind the Big Green, eked out a one-stroke victory over the Bulldogs with a three-over 855. But the title wasn’t clinched until the final Owl, John Barone, sank his par putt on the 18th hole of the par-71, 6,904-yard Robert Trent Jones Golf Course. But Barone was edged out by a single stroke for medalist honors by Yale’s James Nicholas, who posted a 67-73-69—209 (-4) thanks to his birdie putt on 18.

Host Cornell made a run at the top with the tournament’s best round with a 280 (-4) today, but fell two strokes shy of Temple to place third. St. Bonaventure also made a charge with a three-under 281 as a team to climb two spots into fourth, two strokes ahead of Dartmouth.

Turner rarely found trouble on the course in his final round, dropping four birdies and a single bogey on the day. Griffin was even more consistent with 14 pars, two birdies and a bogey going into the final hole, but suffered a double-bogey to fall back five spots on the leaderboard when all was said and done.

Sophomore Will Bednarz began the day in a tie for second, three strokes off the pace, struggled a bit early in the round at three-over par after seven holes. But he gathered himself and made par on 10 of the last 11 holes to right his ship and finish up with a four-over 75 to tie for 13th, one stroke behind Turner and Griffin with a two-over 215.

Adding to the Big Green total was senior captain Ian Kelsey who had a bit of a wild round with five birdies, six pars, six bogeys and a double for a 74 (+2), leaving him tied for 42nd overall with a 10-over 223.

Also competing for Dartmouth were freshman Jason Liu in a tie for 48th with a 224 (+11) and junior John Lazor, who played as an individual and tied for 51st, one stroke behind Liu.

Dartmouth returns for its home tournament next weekend when it hosts the Quechee Invitational at the Quechee Country Club next Saturday and Sunday.