PHILADELPHIA - The University of Pennsylvania men's golf team will compete in its fourth tournament in as many weekends, competing in the David Toms Intercollegiate hosted by LSU.
This is the second-straight year Penn has played in this event. Last year, the Quakers tied for seventh in a 14-team field. Again this year, the 54-hole tournament -- 36 on Saturday, 18 on Sunday -- will take place on the par-72 University Club GC in Baton Rouge, La. Teams are scheduled for 8:30 a.m. shotgun start both days.
The field is headlined by the host Tigers, who boast the No. 5 national ranking in the latest Golfweek poll. North Texas comes in ranked 34th, while UL-Monroe is ranked 46th. The other teams in the field are Central Arkansas, DePaul, UL-Lafayette, Louisiana Tech, McNeese State, Navy, South Alabama, Southeastern Louisiana, Southern Illinois, and Western Carolina.
For the second-straight weekend, Head Coach Bob Heintz will arm his lineup with his veteran players. Seniors Matt Kern and Dane Walton, juniors Amay Poria and Carter Thompson, and sophomore Josh Goldenberg will comprise the Quakers' lineup.
"LSU provided our team with an opportunity to bounce back from a lackluster performance at Yale last year, so I'm hoping for a repeat of that pattern," said Heintz. "The guys figure to be relaxed since it's fall break on campus, and we tend to play well in warm weather. We enjoyed this David Toms-designed track last year and I'm told it's in fantastic condition. This is a great chance to get things going in a positive direction again."