Photo courtesy of Dartmouth Athletics Communications
PRINCETON, N.J. -- All eight Ivy League men’s golf teams closed out their fall seasons last weekend at The Classic at Shelter Harbor, a tournament that included 16 teams and completed play on Oct. 17 at the Shelter Harbor Country Club in Westerly, R.I.
Columbia helped lead the Ivies to a sweep of first, second and third place in the team standings as the Lions fired a 20-over par 588 to take the championship. Harvard (300-297--597) and Penn (302-296--598) rounded out the top-three.
At 35-over par, Dartmouth tied for fifth (308-295--603). Princeton finished two strokes behind the Big Green to tie for seventh (310-295--605). Cornell turned in a 45-over par to finish tenth (310-303--613). Yale tied for 11th (308-306--614) and Brown finished 13th (309-307--616) to round out the Ivy contingent.
The top-10 finishers in the 82-player field included six Ivy Leaguers, led by Dartmouth sophomore James Pleat, who finished tied for first after the 36-holes of play (73-70--143). Pleat had trailed by three strokes entering the final round of play, but his one-under par 70 in the final round forced a playoff that Hartford’s Matt Smith ultimately won.
Harvard junior Tony Grillo tied for third at two-over par (71-73--144), followed closely by Yale senior Thomas McCarthy, who finished in sixth at three-over par (76-69-145). Columbia freshman Andrew Kim was the Lions’ top finisher, tying for seventh at four-over par (70-76--146). Also finishing at four-over par was Harvard freshman Theodore Lederhausen (74-72--146). The final Ivy League player to crack the top-10 was freshman Jordan Lee of Columbia, who finished tenth (74-73--147).
With the 2010 fall slate wrapped up, the teams will return to the course in the spring as they work towards the 2011 Ivy League Men’s Golf Championship on April 22-24 at the Galloway National Golf Course in Galloway, N.J.