PRINCETON, N.J. – The Ivy League men’s golf season is in full swing and by the end of the upcoming weekend, all eight teams will have played in at least one event. Dartmouth and Cornell open their seasons in the coming days, while the six other Ivy teams continue their 2010 fall schedule.
Dartmouth will begin its 2010 slate on Sept. 17 at The McLaughlin Invitational in Farmingdale, N.Y. While the Big Green are teeing it up for the first time at the two-day tournament, it will be joined by Harvard and Princeton, each of whom will be playing for the second time this season. The St. John’s hosted event will be played on the Red course at historic Bethpage State Park, where, on the Black Course, the 2002 and 2009 U.S. Open Championships were contested.
Cornell will open its season when it heads to the 22nd Leo J. Keenan Invitational hosted by St. Bonaventure on Sept. 19 and 20. The Big Red will play in the 36-hole event at Bartlett Country Club in Olean, N.Y.
Penn is back in action this weekend, competing in the Maryland Intercollegiate. The University of Maryland is playing host to the tournament on Sept. 18 and 19 in Cambridge, Md.
Brown and Yale return to the course on Sept. 20 and 21 as two of the 17 teams vying for the Adams Cup at the Newport National Golf Club in Middletown, R.I. The University of Rhode Island is playing host to the 17th annual event.
A LOOK BACK
On Sept. 12, Harvard, Yale and Princeton played against each other in a HYP tri-meet at Sebonack Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y. Each team put forth five players in groups of three, with each group member playing a head-to-head match against the other two in his group. Yale finished first overall by winning eight of the 15 matches, Harvard picked up four victories and Princeton recorded two wins.
A Yale quartet earned a pair of wins each, led by reigning Ivy League Player of the Year Tom McCarthy, who played at the No. 1 position and earned wins over Princeton's Evan Harmeling (6 & 4) and Harvard's Antonio Grillo (4 & 3). Bradley Kushner, Sam Bernstein and Jeff Hatten also went 2-0 for Yale on the day. Seiji Liu led Harvard with two victories, while Eric Salazar and Chase Lovett-Woodsum picked up Princeton’s wins.
Penn and Brown opened their seasons on Sept. 11th and 12th at the 16-team U.S. Naval Academy Invitational. Penn finished 11th (603) and Brown placed 12th (613). Max Marsico led the Quakers five-member lineup by finishing tied for 16th (75-72—147). Marco Fortades actually had Penn’s best overall finish, as he shot a two-over par 144 (74-70) to tie for ninth. J.D. Ardell turned in the top individual finish for the Bears, finishing tied for 43rd at 11-over par (76-77-153).
Columbia opened its season with a third place showing at the Rutgers Invitational, which wrapped up on Sept. 11. Clark Granum (73-79-67-219) and Jordan Lee (68-74-77-219) led the Lions by finishing tied for 15th.