Men's Golf Finishes Fourth But Gains Big 5 Bragging Rights

Final Results (PDF)

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. -The Penn men's golf team finished in a tie for fourth at the Big 5 Invitational, played this weekend at the par-70 Plymouth Country Club. However, the Quakers were tops among the Big 5 schools as well as second among seven Ivy League teams in the 22-team field.

Penn shot 290-297--587 and tied with St. John's for fourth place. Dartmouth was the team champion, shooting 286-292--578 to defeat second-place Campbell by six strokes. Furman was third, at 586, one stroke ahead of the Quakers and the Red Storm.

Among the Big 5 schools in the field, host Temple tied for eighth at 596, Villanova was 11th at 599, La Salle was 20th (634) and Saint Joseph's was 21st (642). In addition, Drexel was in the field and finished 19th (624).

Among the other Ivy League teams in the field besides Dartmouth and Penn, Harvard was 12th (601), Princeton tied for 13th (602), Yale and Cornell tied for 15th (604), and Brown was 22nd (648).

Individually, Penn's lineup was led by sophomore Max Marsico who had the Quakers' low round on Sunday, a 69, and finished tied for ninth at 5-over-par 145. Freshman Ben Cooley was the individual leader after a 67 on Saturday, but he shot 79 on Sunday and finished in a tie for 14th at 146.

Scotty Williams carded 74-75--149 and tied for 32nd in the 114-player field, while Colin St. Maxens tied for 48th (73-78--151) and P.J. Fielding tied for 54th (77-75--152). Sophomore Marco Fortades played the event as an individual and tied for 75th with a 76-80--156).

The individual champion was Sebastian Backlund of Francis Marion College, who shot a 66 on Sunday to finish 72-66--138 (-2) and finish one stroke ahead of Dartmouth senior Peter Williamson (69-70--139).

Penn is back in action one more time this fall, competing in the University of Rhode Island's 36-hole The Classic at Shelter Harbor next Saturday and Sunday.

Download: Final Results.pdf