TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The University of Pennsylvania men's golf team is in 11th place out of 14 teams after the first day of action at the Seminole Intercollegiate, which is being hosted this weekend by Florida State University.
The Quakers shot 295 as a team, just seven over par, and are four shots behind Mississippi and five behind No. 3 Auburn after one round. James Madison is the team leader after shooting 6-under-par 282 on Friday; the Dukes are two shots ahead of Jacksonville and three ahead of host FSU, East Tennessee State and Troy.
Patrick O'Leary was Penn's low scorer on Friday; the senior is tied for 12th in a field of 78 golfers after carding a 1-under-par 71 on the Southwood Golf Club course. Sophomore Carter Thompson -- who played for the Seminoles last year, before transferring to Penn -- shot a 73 on Friday and is tied for 33rd overall. Freshman Josh Goldenberg shot a 74 and is tied for 39th, while classmate KJ Smith carded a 77 and is tied for 66th. Sophomore Amay Poria is tied for 75th after shooting an 81.
VCU's Adam Ball and ETSU's Adrian Meronk are tied atop the individual leaderboard; both shot 5-under-par 67 on Friday. they are one shot ahead of Jacksonville's Franck Medale.
Due to the threat of impending bad weather on Sunday has forced the teams to play 36 holes on Saturday to complete the tournament.