PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania men’s golf team will conclude the fall portion of its 2014-15 schedule this Saturday with the inaugural City Six Championship, which will be played at the Philadephia Cricket Club's Militia Hill course (which doubles as the Quakes’ home course).
Penn will be joined by four of the five other local teams in this shootout event: Drexel, La Salle, Saint Joseph's, and Villanova. The format is six players, with the top four scores counting.
Penn will roll out a lineup of players who have seen plenty of tournament action already this fall: seniors Austin Powell, Ben Cooley, and Tomas Agrest; junior Patrick O'Leary; sophomore Dane Walton; and freshman Amay Poria.
“We are looking to wrap up a solid fall season with a win against our Philly rivals,” said head coach Bob Heintz. “We have the advantage of playing our home course, so we are very optimistic that we will post a strong team score. The Philadelphia Cricket Club's Militia Hill Course is in pristine condition, although a little wet from recent rain, so the competitors are in for a great day.
“We hope this is the beginning of a tradition, having all City Six teams participate at various area golf courses for years to come,” Heintz continue. “We will miss Temple this year since they did not have a date available on their schedule, but it should be a hard-fought contest among the five teams. We are excited to play, and we have the goal of posting multiple individual under-par scores on our home track.”