PHILADELPHIA - The Penn men's golf team will play its final tune-up before the Ivy League Championships this Saturday and Sunday, competing at the Navy Spring Classic. The 36-hole event will take place on the par-71, 6,611-yard U.S. Naval Academy Golf Club course.
Penn played in the Princeton Invitational last weekend, along with every other Ivy program. If the results from that event showed anything, it is that the Ivies will be wide open as six schools were within 16 strokes of each other after the 54-hole tournament was completed.
Penn is the only Ivy League team in the field and will be joined by three teams from host Navy as well as Bucknell, Colgate, George Washington, Georgetown, Iona, Lafayette, La Salle, Lehigh, Long Island, Mount St. Mary's, Saint Francis (N.Y.), Saint Joseph's, Siena, and Villanova. The teams are slated to tee off at 8:30 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.
Penn's lineup will remain the same as it was last weekend, with senior Scotty Williams, juniors P.J. Fielding and Colin St. Maxens, sophomore Max Marsico, and freshman Austin Powell. Two other Quakers, Geoff Locher and Ben Cooley, are in the field as individuals.
"This is our final tune-up before the Ivy Championship and we are expecting a strong showing," said Head Coach Scott Allen. "In the past few weeks we've had different players step up and finish as our low scorer each day. Max won at GW, Austin won at Trump, and P.J. was our low finisher at Princeton. Hopefully we can get all five guys firing on all cylinders this weekend."
The Ivy League Championships will take place next Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Galloway (N.J.) National Golf Course.