With only two weeks left before the Ivy League Championships, the 12-team Princeton Invitational field includes seven of the Ancient Eight teams, with only Brown missing the event. Georgetown, Rider, Rutgers, Saint Joseph's and Temple are also scheduled to compete.
Penn is slated to begin the tournament on the 10th tee at 8:18 a.m., playing with players from Harvard and Rutgers. The Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning tee times will be determined by team standings through the first and second rounds, respectively.
Penn will try to keep the good play rolling. The Quakers won the George Washington Invitational three weeks ago, and on Monday they earned a five-stroke victory at their own, 36-hole Quaker Invitational at the Philadelphia Cricket Club. After playing nine men at the Quaker Invitational, Head Coach Scott Allen is shortening the lineup for the remainder of the season as he preps the team for the Ivies. This weekend's lineup will feature juniors Scotty Williams and Dillon Hakes, sophomores Colin St. Maxens and P.J. Fielding, and freshman Max Marsico. Another junior, Philip Winter, will play the event as an individual.
"The guys are on a roll right now and I think we have a lot of confidence heading into this event," said Allen. "We have finished in the top 3 here the last two years but we haven't been able to pull out a victory. Hopefully we can get it done this weekend."