PRINCETON, N.J. -- The 2015 fall Ivy League men's golf campaign included seven team first-place finishes and 24 top-ten individual finishers in an impressive start to the 2015-16 season.
The Bears took three 12th-place finishes and placed 11th once during the Fall campaign. Three different Brown golfers paced the Bears in their four outings, with junior Chad Carlson leading the way to end the Fall at the Georgetown Invitational. Carlson shot a 36-hole 152 and placed 26th overall.
Sophomore Kevin Li led the Bears twice, finishing a team-best 20th at the Cornell Invitational and taking 24th at the MacDonald's Cup.
The Lions won their home tournament and posted three top-10 finishes during a successful Fall season. Senior Harrison Shih was the top performer in all four tournaments for Columbia, and took second overall in the Tuxedo Autumn Invitational en route to the Lions tying Drexel for the crown. Shih finished sixth twice this fall, and also finished second and 11th during a great Fall campaign for the senior.
Columbia finished the Fall with a 10th-place posting at the Camden Collegiate Invitational after improving 11 strokes on the final day of competition.
The Big Red enjoyed two top-three finishes this Fall and seven top-10 individual finishers. Sophomore Mike Graboyes started the season on a winning note, taking the individual crown at the Colgate Invitational in a three-player playoff that included his brother, junior Luke Graboyes. The Graboyes followed up that effort by tying for third at the Cornell Invitational to lead the Big Red to a third-place finish.
Senior Brandon Eng finished 10th overall at the Quechee Club Collegiate Challenge and Mike Graboyes ended the Fall slate placing sixth at the MacDonald Cup.
The Big Green placed 12th, first, fifth and second in its four tournaments this Fall, including two second-place individual finishes. Freshman John Lazor led Dartmouth at the Quechee Club Collegiate Challenge with a four-under 140, good enough for second overall in the Big Green's first victory of the year.
In the win, sophomore Ian Kelsey tied for fifth at even par, junior Scott Jaster tied for eighth and senior Charles Cai shared 14th.
The Crimson's Fall slate included a team victory and a piece of history. The season started with senior Rohan Ramnath carding a 64 in the first round of the Fall, tying a program record en route to a 12th place finish. Then at the MacDonald Cup, junior Robert Deng finished at even par and second overall with the Crimson winning the tournament. Close behind were Daniel De La Garza who took third and Kendrick Vinar and Aurian Capart, who shared fourth.
Vinar and De La Garza tied for fifth at the Quechee Club Collegiate Challenge.
The Quakers finished the Fall slate strong, placing three golfers in the top three during the last two outings. Senior Patrick O'Leary shot a one over 71 to tie for the tournament low score, while Amay Poria tied for third with a 74, as Penn took third at the City Six Shootout.
Freshman Josh Goldenberg placed seventh at LSU's David Toms Intercollegiate to lead the Quakers to a seventh-place finish.
The Tigers posted victories in three of their five tournaments this Fall, the most of any Ancient Eight squad. Princeton started with a win at the Navy Fall Classic, led by top-ten finishers Marc Hedrick, Quinn Prchal and Alex Dombrowski. Then Prchal led the Tigers to the Cornell Invitational win, the first time in program history Princeton won its first two events. Prchal finished five under.
Prchal and Princeton then repeated their winning ways to end the Fall, both taking the Georgetown Hoya invitational.
The Bulldogs set the tone early in their strong Fall slate, taking the The Doc Gimmler to open the season by 13 strokes. Junior Jonathan Lai finished at six under to take the individual crown. Yale followed up the victory with an impressive fourth-place finish at the Iverness Intercollegiate and sixth place at the Primland Invitational.
The Bulldogs wrapped up the Fall with a 6-6 draw in a dual match against Army.