PRINCETON, N.J. -- All eight Ivy men's golf teams played in either Yale's MacDonald Cup and/or the Big 5 Invitational over the past 10 days, with the Bulldogs capturing the team title at its home tournament and Dartmouth winning the Big 5 Invitational.
On Oct. 1 and 2, Columbia, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton and Yale all teed it up at The Golf Course at Yale as part of the 35th annual MacDonald Cup. Yale finished with an overall score of five-over par (565), five shots clear of second place Princeton, which finished at ten-over par (570). At thirteen-over par (573), Dartmouth finished third.
Peter Williamson, the 2010-11 Ivy League Player of the Year, won medalist honors at the MacDonald Cup, besting Yale's Sam Berstein, the 2010-11 Ivy League Rookie of the Year, by one shot. Williamson fired a first round 65 and followed up with a second round 71 to finish at four-under par (136). Bernstein shot an opening round 69 and a second round 68 to finish in sole possession of second place at three-under par (137).
For complete MacDonald Cup results click here.
Then on Oct. 8 and 9, Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton and Yale squared off at the 36-hole event hosted by Temple at the Plymouth Country Club in Plymouth Meeting, Pa. The Big Green finished atop a field of 22 teams. Williamson placed second (69-70--139) and Joe Maziar (70-72--142) placed fourth to lead Dartmouth to its first win away from Hanover, N.H., since October of 1999. Penn tied for fourth for the next best finish among the Ivies and the Quakers also finished tops amongst its Big 5 rivals. Max Marsico (76-69--145) tied for ninth to lead Penn. Princeton's Rob Owen (73-72--145) and Cornell's Carl Schimenti (70-75--145) joined Marsico in cracking the top-10 as part of a five-way tie for ninth.
For complete Big 5 Invitational results click here.
Williamson ranks 23rd in the country (17th among Div. I players) in the latest set of Golfstat individual rankings, which were released on Oct. 11. The Big Green senior carries a 69.20 scoring average in 10 rounds of play. Yale's Bernstein also cracks the top-100, as he ranks 87th. In Golfstat's latest team rankings, released on Oct. 5, Yale ranks 38th.