PRINCETON, N.J. - The University of Pennsylvania men's golf team is in 12th place after the first day at the Princeton Invitational, which is being played on the par-71 Springdale Golf Club near the Princeton campus.
In ideal conditions, Penn improved 15 strokes from the first round (303) to the second round (288) and ended the day at 591. Harvard leads the event after shooting 271-277--548, while Yale is second (562) and Dartmouth is third (568). The teams will conclude the event with a final 18 holes on Sunday.
Austin Powell and Ben Cooley are tied for 33rd in the field of 78 golfers heading into Sunday's final round. Powell carded 75-72--147, while Cooley followed up a first-round 76 with a 71 -- Penn's low round in the afternoon -- to also finish the day at 147. Patrick O'Leary had the Quakers' low round on Saturday morning, a 72, but followed that up with a 79 in the afternoon. His 151 has him tied for 53rd.
Harvard's Akash Mirchandani is the individual leader after Saturday's two rounds; he shot 67-66--133 (-9) and is three shots ahead of teammate Robert Deng and Princeton's Greg Jarmas.