Men's Golf Finishes 10th at Navy

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Penn men’s golf team tied for 10th out of 15 teams at the Navy Fall Invitational, which took place Sept. 10-11 at the par-71 USNA Golf Course.

The Quakers went 298-312=610 in their two rounds, tying with Navy’s Gold team and Loyola College at 42 over par. George Mason easily took the team title, finishing at 10 over par to defeat George Washington and Towson by 17 strokes.

Derek Rogers was Penn’s top finisher in the event. The senior carded a 74 on the first day and a 75 on Sunday to finish at 149, just six strokes off the pace set by the leaders. Rogers tied for 18th with his total.

Sophomore Dean Merrill was right behind Rogers, carding a two-round total of 150 (73-77) to tie for 24th, while junior Sean Barrett totaled 153 (74-79) to tie for 37th. Freshman Billy McCrossan (77-81=158) was Penn’s other scorer, tying for 60th overall.

Colin Corrigan (St. Joe’s), Steve Alminas (Winthrop) and Bryan Bigley (Siena) tied for the individual title, each shooting a two-round 143, with Corrigan ultimately taking medalist honors when he won the playoff.

Penn is back in action next weekend, Sept. 24-25, competing in the Sea Trail/Elon Invitational in Sunset Beach, N.C.