PRINCETON, N.J. - The University of Pennsylvania men's golf team finished 10th out of 15 teams at the Princeton Invitational. The tournament, which was shortened from 54 holes to 36 due to inclement weather on Saturday, concluded with a final round on Sunday.
The Quakers shot 297 for the second-straight round on the par-71 Springdale Golf Club to finish the weekend at 594 (26 over par). Duke was the team champion by a wide margin, shooting 543 as a team to finish 34 strokes ahead of second-place Harvard (577). Among the other Ivy League teams in the field, Yale and host Princeton tied for third (578), Columbia was sixth (579), Cornell was 13th (603), and Brown was 14th (613).
Carter Thompson was Penn's low scorer on Sunday and in the tournament; he carded a final-round 71 to finish at 145 which was tied for 20th in the field of 81 golfers. Sophomore Amay Poria shot a 74 on Sunday and finished tied for 41st at 149, while Patrick O'Leary (75) and Josh Goldenberg (77) both finished the tournament tied for 46th at 150. Zareh Kaloustian had a final-round 79 and finished tied for 69th at 156.
Duke golfers finished in the top three spots on the leaderboard en route to their emphatic win. Alex Smalley took medalist honors, blitzing the Springdale course with an 8-under-par 134 (66 on Sunday). That left him one shot ahead of teammates Max Greyserman (67 on Sunday) and Jake Shuman (70).
Penn has one final tuneup before the Ivy League Championships, which will take place April 22-24 in Jackson, N.J. The Quakers will be at the 54-hole Wolfpack Spring Intercollegiate, hosted by N.C. State, next Saturday and Sunday.
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