Men's Golf Finishes 11th at Navy

Final Results (PDF)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Penn men's golf team kicked off the 2010-11 season by competing at the Navy Fall Classic this weekend. The Quakers finished 11th out of 16 teams in the event.

Penn shot a first-round 300 on Saturday, then followed that up with a 303 in rainy conditions Sunday on the Naval Academy Golf Course. The Red and Blue were one shot behind 10th-place George Washington and four strokes behind ninth-place Rollins College.

From the five-player lineup, freshman Max Marsico led the way for Penn. He shot 75-72--147 to finish tied for 16th overall. Junior Dillon Hakes (76-74--150) tied for 31st, while senior Kevin Huntington (72-79--151) was right behind him and tied for 37th. Sophomore Colin St. Maxens (77-78--155) and senior Ross Merrill (77-79--156) tied for 55th and 57th, respectively, in the field.

Penn also had three players compete as individuals. Freshman Marco Fortades actually had the program's best overall finish, as he shot 74-70--144, just two over par, and tied for ninth overall. Sophomore Geoff Locher (80-79--159) tied for 70th overall, while senior Sam Williams (79-83--162) tied for 80th.

Delaware won the team title, carding 274-295--569 to defeat Towson by eight strokes. However, the Tigers took home some hardware as their John Duthie won medalist honors with a 9-under-par 133. That was enough to win the individual title by two strokes over Delaware's Justin Martinson.

Penn is back in action this weekend, competing in the Maryland Intercollegiate which will be hosted by the University of Maryland. The event will take place Saturday and Sunday in Cambridge, Md.

Download: 1 - Navy Fall Classic.pdf