PHILADELPHIA - Coming off a win at the George Washington Invitational to open the spring season, the Penn men's golf team begins its run-up to the Ivy League Championships in earnest this Monday when it hosts the Quaker Invitational. The teams will play 18 holes on Monday morning, and a second round that afternoon.
This year's event has moved from the team's home course at the Philadelphia Cricket Club, and will instead be hosted at the Trump National Philadelphia located in Pine Hill, N.J. The course, a Tom Fazio design, plays at par-71 with a distance of 7,370 yards from the championship tees.
Penn will be joined by one other Ivy League team in the field, Princeton. The other teams include Fordham, Franklin & Marshall, George Washington, Hofstra, IUPUI, Iona, Lehigh, Monmouth, Rider, Rutgers, St. Francis (N.Y.), Saint Francis (Pa.), and Saint Peter's.
Penn will employ the same lineup that won the GW Invitational two weeks ago, and why wouldn't they? The leaders are sophomore Max Marsico -- medalist at GW -- and senior Scotty Williams, who tied for second in the spring's opening event. Juniors Colin St. Maxens and P.J. Fielding and freshman Austin Powell round out the lineup. Four others players will compete in the tournament as individuals: junior Geoff Locher, sophomore Marco Fortades, and freshmen Ben Cooley and Tomas Agrest.
We are really excited to be hosting the Quaker Invitational at Trump National Philadelphia," said Head Coach Scott Allen. "I think the course will be quite a test for the teams in the field."