Men's Golf Atop Leaderboard After Friday's Round

First Round Results (PDF)

Saturday's Tee Times (PDF)

Coach Heintz (Youtube.com) /Marsico and Fielding (Youtube.com)

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - The University of Pennsylvania men's golf team got off to a hot start in Friday's first round at the Ivy League Championships, and as a result the Quakers are six strokes up on the field.

Penn shot 292 as a team on Friday, putting the Quakers six strokes ahead of second-place Princeton (298). Columbia and Yale are tied for third, at 301, while Harvard and Dartmouth are tied for fifth at 303.

"We got off to a great start today, almost meeting one of our goals which was to shoot 290 or better," said head coach Bob Heintz. "I was pleased by the effort today because a couple of our players started slowly but hung tough to post a decent score.

"With the lead that we have, we need to continue to focus on our own games and let the results take care of themselves."

Junior Max Marsico led the charge for Penn on Friday morning. Hewas the only player in the 40-man fieldto finish under par, his68 putting him two below. He holds a three-stroke lead over three players --senior teammate P.J. Fielding,Princeton Greg Jarmas and Yale's Sam Bernstein.

"Max was on fire early, getting to 5-under through 13 holes," said Heintz. "His extraordinary length and relative comfort on fast greens combine to make him a real threat on this course. P.J. started with a bogey, but played even-par the rest of the way which was great to see."

Sophomore Ben Cooley shot a 76 and is tied for 15th overall. Senior Colin St. Maxens was one shot behind him, tied for 22nd at 77, while sophomore Austin Powell was one shot behind that (78) and is tied for 26th.

Penn's players will tee off Saturday from 1:15 to 1:51 as the 54-hole event continues.

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