PRINCETON, N.J. - The Penn men's golf team is tied for sixth place after one day at the Princeton Invitational, which is being held on the par-71 Springdale Golf Club. After playing two rounds on Saturday, the 13-team field will play a final round on Sunday.
As a sign of how tight the field is, Penn is in sixth place but only seven shots out of the lead. The Quakers shot 292 in Saturday's first round and followed up with a 290, so they are at 582 which ties them with Dartmouth (296-286). Georgetown and Yale are tied for first, both shot 286 in the first round and 289 in the second round to finish the day at 275. Columbia is third (288-288--576), Harvard is fourth (289-288--577), and host Princeton is fifth (288-290--578). Among the other Ivies, Cornell is eighth (289-313--602) and Brown is 10th (302-302--604).
P.J. Fielding is Penn's low scorer after Saturday; the junior shot a 69 in the morning and followed up with a 72 to end the day at 141 which had him tied for fourth place. Sophomore Max Marsico is tied for 20th (74-73--147), while senior Scotty Williams is tied for 28th (74-74--148).
Junior Colin St. Maxens shot Penn's low round in the afternoon, a 71, and is tied for 34th overall (149), while freshman Austin Powell shot 75-76--151 and is tied for 37th. Among the golfers he is tied with is teammate Marco Fortades (76-75--151), who is playing in tournament as an individual.
Harvard's Tony Grillo leads the 74-player field after Saturday's action, at 138. He is one shot up.