PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania men’s golf team will play in the Ivy League Championship this weekend. This year’s 54-hole event, which begins Friday and continues through Sunday, will take place at The Stanwich Club in Greenwich, Conn. The Stanwich Club will play at par 72 and measure 7,133 yards.
Penn’s lineup this weekend is the same as it has been the last two weekends at Princeton and Yale: senior Matt Kern; juniors Carter Thompson and Amay Poria; and sophomores Josh Goldenberg and Zareh Kaloustian.
Penn has won the team title at this Championship four times, the most recent coming in 2015 after the Quakers had finished in last place in 2014. It marked the first time a team had gone from worst to first over the course of a year. Last year, Penn finished in seventh place.
“While the Ivy League Championship is the date everyone circles at the beginning of the year, the reality is this weekend is just like any other golf tournament,” said interim head coach Michael Blodgett, who was the first Penn player to win medalist honors at this Championship in 2008. “For players and coaches alike, this tournament makes or breaks a season. But for the competitor, the goals for the weekend remain the same: prepare well, overcome any obstacle or influences that detract from being successful, and find a way to get the ball in the hole in as few strokes as possible. I believe the team I've selected to represent Penn this weekend will stay committed to achieving these goals. It is a team the university can be proud of.”
*22 tournament rounds in 2016-17, 74.9 stroke average
*Low round 69 (1st round Quechee Club Intercollegiate)
*22 tournament rounds in 2016-17, 76.0 stroke average
*Low round 70 (City Six Shootout, medalist at the event)
*5 tournament rounds in 2016-17, 74.6 stroke average
*Low round 72 (1st round Yale Spring Invitational)
*18 tournament rounds in 2016-17, 77.6 stroke average
*Low round 71 (2nd round Quechee Club Intercollegiate)
*22 tournament rounds in 2016-17, 75.1 stroke average
*Low round 66 (1st round David Toms Intercollegiate)