A couple of All-Delco golfers had strong showings for the Dartmouth men’s and women’s teams at last weekend’s Ivy League tournaments held at Saucon Valley Country Club in Bethlehem.
Sophomore Scott Jaster, the three-time Haverford School All-Delco, always seems to save his best stuff for the Ivy tourney. Jaster had rounds of 78, 75 and 75 to finish in a tie for 14th at 228 and was the Big Green’s top finisher.
Senior Charlie Edler (80-77-72) was another shot back of Jaster in a tie for 16th at 229 for Dartmouth, which finished sixth in the team standings with rounds of 311, 306 and 304 for a 921 total.
With Austin Powell, a senior from Jupiter, Fla, firing a 5-under 67 over the challenging Grace Course at Saucon Valley in the final round, Penn surged to a one-shot victory over Princeton for the Quakers’ first Ivy team title since 2012.
Penn’s final-round 287 was a 20-shot improvement on its opening-round 307 and, combined with a second-round 291, gave the Quakers an 885 total. Penn will represent the Ivy League in the NCAA regionals.
Princeton was led by individual champion Quinn Prchal, a sophomore from Glenview, Ill., who had rounds of 75, 68 ad 67 for a 6-under 210 total that was three shots clear of Penn’s Powell, who opened with a 72 and added a second-round 74 before his sparkling final-round 67.
One of Jaster’s old Inter-Ac League rivals, former Malvern Prep standout Michael Davis, had a strong showing for Princeton. Davis, a freshman whose home course is Aronimink Golf Club, had rounds of 73, 75 and 75 to finish in a tie for fifth with teammate Marc Hedrick (75-75-73), a freshman from Eincinits, Calif., at 223.
On the women’s side, Jamie Susanin, the Radnor All-Delco who played a key role in the Raiders’s run to the 2012 PIAA Class AAA team title, was Dartmouth’s best finisher. The sophomore had an outstanding second-round 74 sandwiched by rounds of 85 and 82 for a 241 total that left her in a tie for 22nd.
Dartmouth struggled in the team race, finishing seventh with rounds of 344, 324 and 322 for a 990 total.
Brown’s Christine Kim, a freshman from San Jose, Calif., claimed the individual title after finishing in a tie for first with Yale’s Marika Liu, a senior from Beverly Hills, Calif., at 227. Kim, who had rounds of 75, 77 and 75 won the title with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff. Liu closed strong with a final-round 73 to catch Kim and force the playoff.
Liu and Yale fell a shot short of the individual title as Harvard, led by Anne Cheng, had rounds of 321, 299 and 303 for a 923 total. Cheng (81-75-74), a sophomore from Torrance, Calif., fnished in a tie for fourth at 230. Like Liu, Yale closed strong with a final-round 296, but fell a shot short.
Penn, led by Sophia Chen, finished fifth in the team chase with rounds of 329, 311 and 307 for a 947 total. Chen, a sophomore from Thousand Oaks, Calif., had rounds of 77, 78 and 73 to finish third at 228, just a shot out of the playoff between Kim and Liu.