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Men's Golf: March Recap

Princeton's Patrick Wasserman
Princeton's Patrick Wasserman

Photo Courtesy of Princeton Athletic Communications

PRINCETON, N.J. -- The Ivy League men's golf teams have had a busy month of March and their seasons will continue to ramp up as the teams play several more tournaments prior to the 2011 Ivy League Men's Golf Championship. The Ivy Championship will take place on April 22-24 at the Galloway National Golf Course in Galloway, N.J.

Brown
The Bears' spring slate began at the UCSB Ogio Invitational at the Sandpiper Country Club in Santa Barbara, Calif., on March 28 and 29. Brown turned in a three-round 937 to finish 16th. Senior captain Michael Amato shot a 227 (75-78-74) to finish 29th individually in the 87-player field.

Before the 2011 Ivy Championship, Brown will play a dual match versus Arizona and also take part in the New England Division I Championship at the Newport National Golf Club in Middletown, R.I. and the Yale Invitational at the Century Club in Purchase, N.Y.

Columbia
The Lions played in a pair of tournaments in March, including the University of San Francisco Triumph at Pauma Valley Tournament and the Towson Invitational. Columbia finished fifth out of 11 teams at Pauma Valley and followed up with a 10th-place showing at the Towson Invitational, in which 17 teams competed. At the Towson Invitational, senior Clark Granum shot a final-round 74 and tied for 12th.

The Lions will play in both the Princeton Invitational and the Navy Spring Invitational before the 2011 Ivy League Championship. The Princeton Invitational is slated to take place on April 9 and 10 at Princeton's Springdale Golf Club.

Cornell
The Big Red returned from its winter layoff by also playing in the Towson Invitational on March 26 and 27 in Towson, Md. Cornell finished 13th out of 17 teams and was led by Dan Bosse, who tied for 13th with a 230 (73-81-76). Ben Myer also cracked the top-50 with a 235 (75-82-78).

Cornell next tees it up at the Princeton Invitational on April 9 and 10 at Princeton's Springdale Golf Club. The Big Red then will then participate in the Yale Invitational before playing in the 2011 Ivy League Championship.

Dartmouth
The Big Green does not start its spring slate until April 2, when it plays in Yale's Spring Opener in New Haven, Conn. But Dartmouth went on an extensive spring break practice trip from March 16 through March 26 to West Palm Beach, Fla., to get ready for the spring season.

After the Yale Spring Opener, Dartmouth will play in the Princeton Invitational on April 9 and 10 at Princeton's Springdale Golf Club and in the Century Intercollegiate at the Century Country Club in Purchase, N.Y. Dartmouth will then head to the 2011 Ivy League Championship.

Harvard
The Crimson will also open its spring season at the Yale Spring Opener on April 2. Harvard will follow that event up by playing in the Princeton Invitational on April 9 and 10 at Princeton's Springdale Golf Club and the Century Intercollegiate at the Century Country Club in Purchase, N.Y., before heading to the 2011 Ivy League Championship.

The Crimson geared up for its forthcoming spring season by going on a spring break practice trip from March 12 through March 18.

Penn
The Quakers played in two tournaments in the month of March. First, Penn finished second out of nine teams at the OMNI Financial Intercollegiate in Savannah, Ga., in a 54-hole tournament that ended on March 12. Then the Quakers captured the George Washington Invitational, topping the nine-team field with an 880 – five shots better than the host Colonials and Ivy rival Yale. Individually, P.J. Fielding was the Quakers' low scorer for the tournament with a three-over par 219 (72-74-73), which tied for third in the 51-player field.

Penn will next play host to the Penn Quaker Classic on April 4. Before the Ivy League Championship, Penn will tee it up at the Princeton Invitational on April 9 and 10 at Princeton's Springdale Golf Club and at the Wolfpack Classic in Raleigh, N.C.

Princeton
The Tigers returned from their winter break with a 10th-place showing at the C&F Bank Intercollegiate in Williamsburg, Va. A total of 24 teams participated in the 36-hole tournament, which James Madison won by shooting a 572. The Tigers, who carded a 595, were led by Patrick Wasserman. Wasserman shot a 75 in the first round and then fired a 68 in the final round to tie for fourth.

Princeton will next play host to the Princeton Invitational on April 9 and 10 at its campus course, the Springdale Golf Club. The Tigers then play at the Century Intercollegiate in Purchase, N.Y., before taking part in the Ivy League Championship.

Yale
The Bulldogs returned from winter break with a dual match versus Notre Dame in which Yale edged the Irish, 606-607. Then the Bulldogs finished tied for second at the George Washington Invitational, which concluded on March 19. Sam Bernstein took second overall to lead Yale, aided by shooting a five-under par 67 on Friday morning. Tom McCarthy shot a three-over par to finish tied for third.

Yale's spring schedule mirrors that of Harvard and Dartmouth in that the Bulldogs will play host to the Yale Spring Opener and also play in the Princeton Invitational and the Century Intercollegiate before teeing it up at the 2011 Ivy League Championship.