Lords claim top-three spot at Mason-Dixon Classic

Paced by senior Jake Fait, the Kenyon College golf team recorded rounds of 306 and 297 during the two-day Mason-Dixon Classic at The Bridges Golf Club. The Lords’ total of 603 was good for third place in the field of 15 teams.

Fait shot identical rounds of 75 on the par-72, 6,713-yard course. His six-over-par score of 150 was good enough to put him in a five-player tie for tenth place among the Classic’s 77 participants.

Sophomore Ryan Muthiora was just one stroke off that total for the Lords. He carded a 79 on Saturday and then improved by seven strokes to post a par-72 Sunday. His final, two-round total of 151 put him in a four-player tie for 15th place.

The crowded leaderboard continued with a sixth-player tie for 19th place. Among that group was Kenyon freshman Robert Williams, who fired a 77 Saturday and returned Sunday for 75 and final total of 152.

The Lords’ other two golfers, senior Jordan Harlacher and junior Mason McCool, split scoring rounds. McCool figured into Saturday’s scoring, as he carded a 75, while Harlacher stepped up Saturday with another 75 for Kenyon. Harlacher shot an 80 Saturday for a total of 155 and a tie for 37th place. McCool scored an 82 Sunday and finished with a total of 157 to tie for an individual 46th-place finish.

Allegheny College ended up winning the Classic with a final team total of 591 strokes. Host McDaniel College was second with a 600, just three stroke better than Kenyon. Franklin & Marshall College, the No. 22-ranked team in the nation, finished one stroke back of Kenyon and Stevens Institute of Technology rounded out the top five with a 605.

The individual medalist was Jesse Clemente of Allegheny. He shot a 74 Saturday and a 69 Sunday for a one-under-par total of 143.