Men's Golf Opens Fall With Seventh-Place Finish at Cornell


ITHACA, N.Y. - The University of Pennsylvania men's golf team finished in the middle of the pack at the season-opening Cornell Invitational, taking seventh place out of 14 teams. The 54-hole event ended on Sunday.

The Quakers were in second place as a team after shooting 298-296 in Saturday's first two rounds, but then they shot 306 on Sunday to finish at 900 overall. Host Cornell won the team title, shooting 879 over the three rounds to defeat Colgate by four strokes. Among the other Ivies, Yale tied for third (884), Columbia was fifth (890), Dartmouth was tied for eighth (295), and Brown was 12th (918).

Sophomore Josh Goldenberg was Penn's low scorer over the weekend; he shot 72-69-76 to finish at 4-over-par 217 and tied for fifth in a field of 80 golfers who completed the tournament. Carter Thompson shot 71-75-74--220 and tied for eighth, while Amay Poria carded 72-76-75--223 and tied for 17th.

KJ Smith shot 83-77-82--242, while freshman Sergio Roman carded 87-76-81--244 in his collegiate debut. Another freshman, Daniel Furman, played in the event as an individual and ended up tying for 54th in the field with a score of 77-82-74--233.

Overall, Colgate's Ryan Skae was simply scintillating all weekend. He shot a 6-under-par 207 for the weekend, including a second-round 67, and won medalist honors by six shots over Cornell's Luke Graboyes.

The men return to action again next Saturday and Sunday, making the trip to Dartmouth to participate in the Big Green's Quechee Club Intercollegiate in Quechee, Vt.

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