PRINCETON, N.J. -- The Ivy League men's golf teams did not wait long to make their mark on the 2012-13 season.
Columbia, Dartmouth, Harvard and Princeton competed in The McLaughlin Invitational hosted by St. Johns at Bethpage, N.Y., on Sept. 15 and 16. Dartmouth tied for fifth out of 16 with an overall score of 862, followed closely by Princeton, which carded an 866 to finish in eighth. Harvard placed 11th with an overall score of 872, while Columbia finished in 15th with an overall score of 15.
Dartmouth shot 292-283-287--862 to finish 22-over, four spots behind team champion Auburn (830). Freshman Charlie Cai led the Big Green with a final score of 209 (71-68-70), finishing in a three-way tie for fourth-place. Cai was seven strokes back of individual champion Jake Mondy of Auburn.
Junior Greg Jarmas of Princeton was the top Tiger on Long Island shooting a 215 (74-70-71).
Junior Theo Lederhausen led Harvard with a total score on 216. Columbia was led by junior Jordan Lee, who carded a three-round score of 217 to tie for 31st. Lions Freshman Harrison Shih tied for 36th with a total score of 218. Columbia finished two strokes back of last season's tournament champion, West Florida.
Yale and Penn competed in the Adams Cup of Newport in Newport, R.I., on Sept. 17 and 18. Yale placed second out of 12 teams with an overall score of 867. Junior Sam Bernstein, who received the Ivy League Rookie of the Year award in 2011, was the individual champion with a total score of 69-71-71--211. Freshman Joe Willis placed second overall out of 68 golfers with a final score of 214.
With a team score of 289 in the opening round, the Quakers were in third-place, just three strokes behind the co-leaders UCF and Yale. Unfortunately, Penn was unable to maintain its early pace and ended up in eighth-place. Sophomore Ben Cooley had Penn's best finish with a 219, putting him in a tie for seventh. Junior Max Marsico was Penn's low scorer in the lineup with a 221 (67-78-76) that tied him for 11th in the field.
Brown and Cornell were the last to hit the links, competing in the Cornell Invitational on Sept. 22 and 23 in Ithaca N.Y. The host team placed third to give the program its highest finish in a tournament since 2007. Junior Zak Bosse led Cornell's "A" squad to a second-place finish in the individual portion of the event. Bosse shot a 1-over- 73 on Sunday, carding birdies on the fourth and eighth holes to go out in 34. His Saturday score of 70 was the best round of the tournament.
In its first-ever appearance in the Cornell Invitational, Brown placed 11th overall with a final score of 628 (309-319). The Bears were led by sophomore Justin Miller and senior JD Ardell, who each shot a 157.
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