GALLOWAY, N.J. - The Penn men's golf team remains in fourth place after the second day of action at the Ivy League Championships. The teams will play one final round tomorrow at the par-71 Galloway National Golf Club.
The Quakers shot 302 on Saturday, shaving 16 strokes from their Friday score as they are now at 620 for the tournament. On a far better day for scoring than the teams saw on Friday, that was tied for fourth among the eight teams.
Dartmouth shot the day's low score, a 294, and remains in first place at 604 overall. Columbia carded a 296 on Saturday and is four strokes behind the Big Green. Harvard matched Penn's 302 on Saturday and is one stroke ahead of the Quakers, at 619. Princeton shot a 300 on Saturday and is at 621 for the event, one behind Penn. Cornell (640 for the tournament), defending champion Yale (644) and Brown (666) are well off the pace.
Individually, Scotty Williams is tied for second place, but after shooting a 76 on Saturday he will be hard-pressed to catch Dartmouth senior Peter Williamson. The Big Green's two-time Ivy champion looks well on his way to a third title, as he shot a 69 on Saturday and is at even-par 142 through two rounds. That puts him seven shots ahead of Williams and Harvard's Akash Mirchandani.
After Williamson's 69, the second-lowest score on Saturday was a 72. Among the golfers who carded that score was Penn's P.J. Fielding, who shaved 11 strokes from Friday to Saturday and is now at 155 for the tournament. That ties him for 11th in the field along with, among others, teammate Colin St. Maxens who shot a 77 on Saturday.
Max Marsico shot an 80 on Saturday and is tied for 28th (164), while Austin Powell scored for the Quakers with his 77 on Saturday -- like Fielding, an 11-stroke improvement from Friday -- and is 32nd overall (165).