Princeton, New Jersey - Playing its final competition of the fall season, the Brown men's golf team defeated both Harvard and Yale in head-to-head matches to place third at the Ivy League match play tournament played at the par 72, 7098 yard TPC at Jasna Polana. Host Princeton captured the championship with a 3-1-1 win over Dartmouth.
Coach Mike Hughes' team defeated Harvard, 3-2, in first round matches on Saturday, before falling to Princeton, 3-0-2, in second round competition. The Bears earned a hard-fought 3-2 win over Yale to place third overall.
In Brown's opening win over Harvard, sophomore Justin Miller earned a decisive 6 & 5 win to give the Bears a 1-0 lead. Junior Peter Callas was a 5 & 4 winner, while senior Nelson Hargrove captured a 1-up victory to clinch the match.
The Bears struggled against Princeton, falling 3-0-2, in a match that started on Saturday, was suspended due to darkness, and completed Sunday morning.
Brown's 3-2 win over Yale came behind the strong play of Miller, who came away with a 6 & 5 win over the Elis. Freshman Jack Wilson was a 1-up winner over Yale and Hargrove came through once again with a 1-up victory to give Brown the overall win over Yale.
Brown def. Harvard, 3-2
Justin Miller (Brown) def. Lai (Harvard), 6&5
Cho (Harvard) def. J.D. Ardell (Brown), 3&2
Ramnath (Harvard) def. Jack Wilson (Brown), 4&3
Peter Callas (Brown) def. Marchandani (Harvard), 5&4
Nelson Hargrove (Brown) def. Lederhausen (Harvard), 1 up
Princeton def. Brown 3-0-2 (completion of Saturday's suspended match)
Greg Jarmas (Prin) def. Peter Callas (Brown), 7&6
Nicholas Ricci (Prin) def. J.D. Ardell (Brown), 5&4
Joseph D'Amato (Prin) def. Justin Miller (Brown), 3&2
Quinn Prchal (Prin) tied Jack Wilson (Brown)*
Bernie D'Amato (Prin) tied Nelson Hargrove (Brown)*
*matches halted once J. D'Amato had clinched the match for Princeton
Brown def. Yale 3-2
Justin Miller (Brown) def. Michael Lewis-Goldman (Yale), 6&5
Joe Willis (Yale) def. J.D. Ardell (Brown), 1up
Jack Wilson (Brown) def. William Davenport (Yale), 1up
Sam Bernstein (Yale) def. Peter Callas (Brown), 4&3
Nelson Hargrove (Brown) def. Bradley Kushner (Yale), 1up