BETHANY BEACH, Del. - The Penn men's golf team is comfortably atop the leader board after the first day of the George Washington Invitational, and two of the Quaker players are at the top of the individual board. After having two rounds played today, the tournament will conclude Saturday with a final 18 holes.
Penn shot 290-289--579 on Friday, scoring the low team score in both rounds. As a result, the Quakers are 10 shots ahead of second-place Boston College and 12 shots ahead of third-place Delaware. Those three are the only schools in the 12-team field to be below 600 for the day.
Individually, sophomore Max Marsico followed up a first-round 72 with a second-round 70 -- tied for the low round -- to take over first place among 69 golfers in the field at 142. Senior Scotty Williams shot a pair of 72s, meanwhile, and is tied with Delaware's Dan Costenbader in second place at 144.
Junior Colin St. Maxens is tied for eighth after Friday's action, carding 71-76--147, while P.J. Fielding shot 77-72--149 and is tied for 11th. The fifth player in Penn's lineup, Austin Powell, scored in both rounds for the Quakers and shot 75-75--150. He is tied for 17th overall.
Three Penn players are in the tournament as individuals. Geoff Locher shot 74-76--150 and is tied with Powell and others in 17th place. Tomas Agrest shot a pair of 76s and is tied for 26th, while Ben Cooley shot 79-81--160 and is tied for 53rd.