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PRINCETON, N.J. -- Seven of the eight Ivy League men's golf teams look to close out their fall slates this weekend with the Ivy League Matchplay Tournament. Columbia is the only squad that has closed out the fall schedule, having finished ninth at the Big 5 Invitational last weekend.
With seven of the eight Ivies playing at the Big 5 Invitational, Princeton took top honors among League schools. The Tigers finished fourth behind Greg Jarmas' second-place finish individually. Jarmas carded rounds of 71 and 75 to tie for second, one shot behind medalist Brandon Matthews of Temple.
Yale, which was tied for the lead after the opening round, finished seventh, followed by Columbia's ninth-place finish in the 19-team event. Brown was 14th, followed by Dartmouth (15th), Penn (16th) and Cornell (18th).
The Bulldogs did come away victorious on their home course at the Macdonald Cup on September 30. Beginning the day in third-place, Yale charged back with a final-round 282 to win the tournament for the second consecutive year and become the event's first ever back-to-back winner. Bradley Kushner and Will Davenport both tied for second in the individual standings to pace the victors.
Harvard, which returns to action this weekend after a three-week hiatus, was next among the Ancient Eight at the Macdonald Cup, placing fifth. Columbia tied for 11th, while Brown was 13th.
The same weekend, Penn was logging a second-place finish at the CHAMPS/Patriot Intercollegiate in Lorton, Va. While Missouri was an impressive wire-to-wire winner of the event, the Quakers recorded rounds of 297, 291 and 285 to grab the runner-up trophy. Max Marsico tied for low score honors in the final round with a 67 to help him to a fourth-place finish.
Princeton got a stellar performance from freshman Quinn Prchal at the Brickyard Collegiate in Macon, Ga. Playing in an impressive field that featured five Top 50 and 11 Top 100 teams, Prchal carded consecutive rounds of 69 on his way to a three-under-par 213 that placed him a tie for eighth individually. The Tigers finished the event 11th.
Cornell turned up for this weekend's event with an eighth-place showing at the Binghamton Invitational as Carl Schimenti carded the low score of the final round with a 3-under-par 69.
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