Men's Golf Finishes Eighth at Temple Invite

Temple Invitational final results (

HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa. - The University of Pennsylvania men's golf team finished eighth out of 17 teams at the Temple Invitational this weekend. The 36-hole tournament was played Saturday and Sunday at the Philmont Country Club.

The Quakers shot 291 as a team on Saturday and followed that up with 298 on Sunday, giving them 589 for the tournament. Hartford easily won the team title, shooting 282-280--562 to finish 15 strokes ahead of second-place St. John's. Among the other Ivy League teams in the field, Harvard tied for fourth (582); Princeton was 10th (593); Cornell was 13th (609); Dartmouth tied for 14th (612); and Brown tied for 16th (616).

Junior Ben Cooley was Penn's low scorer for the tournament, he shot 71-75--146 to tie for 16th in a field of 93 golfers. Freshman Dane Walton was one stroke behind him (73-74--147) and tied for 24th, while junior Austin Powell (73-75--148) tied for 34th. Freshman Matt Kern (74-78--152) tied for 55th in the field, while sophomore Patrick O'Leary (79-74--153) scored for the Quakers on Sunday and tied for 62nd overall.

Hartford's Evan Russell ran away with the individual title, carding what is believed to be a course-record 62 on Saturday and following that up with a 68 on Sunday to finish at 10-under-par 130. He was eight strokes ahead of teammate Anthony Vecchiarelli, who was second.

Penn will conclude the fall portion of its season next weekend with the Ivy Match Play event in Bedminster, N.J.