GALLOWAY, N.J. - The Penn men's golf team is fourth after the first day of the Ivy League Championships. The three-day, 54-hole event began Friday at the par-71 Galloway National Golf Club.
Penn shot 318 on Friday. Dartmouth holds the first-round lead, shooting a 26-over-par 310, with Columbia in second (312) and Harvard in third (317) just ahead of the Quakers. Princeton is fifth, at 321, with defending champion Yale and Cornell tied for sixth at 329. Brown is in eighth place, shooting 337.
Senior Scotty Williams has been Penn's low scorer at this event each of the last two years, and won medalist honors two years ago. He is in the mix after the first day at Galloway National, shooting a 2-over-par 73 which ties him with Dartmouth's Peter Williamson (the individual champion in 2009 and 2011). They are three shots ahead of third-place Michael Yiu (Columbia).
Junior Colin St. Maxens shot a 78 on Friday and is tied for seventh right now, while P.J. Fielding shot an 83 and is tied for 25th. Sophomore Max Marsico shot an 84 and is tied for 27th, while freshman Austin Powell carded an 88 and is 37th.
The teams will tee off for the second round on Saturday morning; the final round is Sunday.