Men's Golf Finishes Fourth at Quechee Club Challenge

QUECHEE, Vt. - The University of Pennsylvania men's golf team finished fourth out of 15 teams at the Quechee Club Collegiate Challenge, hosted by Dartmouth College. The 36-hole event concluded Sunday on the par-72 Lakeland Course at The Quechee Club.

Penn shot 286 as a team on Saturday, then followed that up with a 305 on Sunday to finish at 591 overall. The University of Rhode Island won the team title, shooting 578 over two rounds to beat second-place Harvard by two strokes. Cornell was third, at 588, three strokes ahead of Penn. Among the other Ivy teams in the field, Columbia was fifth (597), host Dartmouth was seventh (599), and Brown was 10th (615).

Sophomore Josh Goldenberg was Penn's low scorer over the weekend. He was tied for first in the field of 85 golfers after carding a 4-under-par 68 in Saturday's first round, but finished tied for seventh after shooting a 77 on Sunday to finish at 145 overall. Senior Matt Kern also tied for seventh overall, and shot Penn's low score on Sunday (71) after a first-round 74.

Carter Thompson shot a 69 on Saturday and followed that up with a 79 on Sunday to finish tied for 17th at 148, while Amay Poria carded 75-78--153 and tied for 30th. In his collegiate debut, freshman Eric Ganshaw shot 75-81--156 and tied for 49th. Another freshman, Sergio Roman, played the tournament as an individual and also tied for 49th as he carded 81-75--156.

A pair of URI players led the field. Chris Houston shot a pair of 2-under-par 70s to finish at 140 overall; that was enough to finish one stroke ahead of teammate Billy Walthouse.

The men return to action again next Saturday and Sunday, heading to New Haven, Conn., to compete in Yale's 54-hole Macdonald Cup.