Men's Golf 15th After First Day at NC State Event

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RALEIGH, N.C. - The University of Pennsylvania men's golf team is in 15th place out of 17 teams at the Wolfpack Spring Intercollegiate. The field played 36 holes on Saturday and will conclude the tournament with a final 18 on Sunday on the par-71 Lonnie Poole Golf Course.

Penn shot 299-312 as a team on Saturday, finishing the day at 611. The other Ivy League team in the field, Columbia, is tied for 12th at 595. Host North Carolina State is well ahead of the field; the Wolfpack shot a 24-under-par 544 for the day, and are nine shots ahead of second-place South Florida (553). Virginia is third, at 568.

Carter Thompson was Penn's low scorer on the day, shooting 77-75--152 which has him tied for 60th in a field of 92 golfers. Sophomore Amay Poria and freshman Josh Goldenberg are tied for 69th; Poria shot 76-77 to end the day at 153, while Goldenberg had the Quakers' low round of the day (72) and followed up with an 81.

Freshman KJ Smith shot 74-85--159 and is 84th heading into Sunday, while Zareh Kaloustian shot an 82 and then scored in the second round with a 79 to finish at 161. He is 88th.

N.C. State has three of the top five individuals in the field, headed by David Cooke who scorched the course on Saturday with a first-round 62 and a 13-under-par score of 129 through two rounds. That has him six shots ahead of ETSU's Adrian Meronk.

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