Men's Golf Finishes Fifth at Princeton Invitational

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PRINCETON, N.J. - The University of Pennsylvania men's golf team finished fifth out of 14 teams at the Princeton Invitational, a 54-hole event that ended Sunday at the par-71 Springdale Golf Club just off the Princeton campus.

The Quakers shot 301 as a team on Sunday and ended the tournament at 878. That was one shot behind Columbia, which charged back with a 288 Sunday to finish at 877 overall. Yale won the team title, shooting 295 on Sunday to finish at 868 overall. Temple (293 Sunday, 870 overall) was second, while host Princeton (301 Sunday, 871 overall) was third. Among the other Ivy League teams in the field, Harvard shot 885, Brown shot 894, Dartmouth carded 895, and Cornell shot 911.

Individually for Penn, junior Max Marsico was the low scorer on Sunday (73) and in the tournament (216); he tied for fifth in a field of 75 golfers. Senior Colin St. Maxens tied for 14th overall, he shot a 78 on Sunday and ended the tourney at 220.

Ben Cooley tied for 19th at 223 after shooting a Sunday 77. Senior P.J. Fielding and sophomore Austin Powell also scored on Sunday with 75 and 76, respectively; they tied for 24th in the field at 224.

Temple's duo of Brandon Matthews and Matthew Teesdale tied for medalist honors; both players shot 4-under-par 209 to finish two shots ahead of Yale's Brad Kushner.

Penn will play one more tournament before the Ivy League Championships in two weeks; that comes next Saturday and Sunday, when the Quakers are part of the Navy Spring Invitational in Annapolis, Md.