PRINCETON, N.J. -- All eight Ivy League men’s golf teams closed out their fall seasons last weekend. Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Penn, Princeton and Yale all took part in the Northeast Classic, while Harvard played in the Windon Memorial.
The Northeast Classic took place on Oct. 15 and 16 at the Shelter Harbor GC in Westerly, R.I. and involved 15 teams. Dartmouth won the tournament in wire-to-wire fashion, shooting a low round of 291 on the first day and following with a second round 303 on the par-71 6,695-yard track. At 26-over par (594), the Big Green bested second place Connecticut by six strokes. The win by Dartmouth was its second in as many weeks, having previously claimed the Big 5 Invitational on Oct. 9. Columbia (302-301--603) turned in a third place performance and Princeton finished fourth (310-296--606).
A pair of Ivy League players dueled it out for medalist honors. After two rounds of play, Dartmouth’s Peter Williamson (72-71--143) and Princeton’s Bernie D'Amato (71-72--143) were tied for first at one-over par. D’Amato then claimed the first individual championship by a Tiger since April of 2007, besting Williamson on the first playoff hole.
The Columbia duo of Andrew Kim (73-74--147) and Michael Yiu (75-72--147) as well as Yale’s Sam Bernstein (73-74--147) all turned in strong showings to finish tied for fourth at five-over par.
Complete results from the 2011 Northeast Classic can be found here.
Harvard travelled to Skokie, Ill. to take part in Northwestern’s Windon Memorial Classic on Oct. 16 and 17, which was played at the Evanston Golf Club. After three rounds of play on the par-70, 6,793-yard course, the Crimson carded a 36-over par 876 to finish 11th in the challenging 17-team field. Tony Grillo led Harvard by shooting a six-over par 216 (73-72-71) to finish tied for 24th with eight other players. Arkansas won the team title by finishing at seven-over par (847), while Michigan’s Matt Thompson took medalist honors by firing a five-under par 205.
Complete results from the Windon Memorial can be found here.