Men's Golf Finishes Sixth at Princeton Invite

ARDMORE, Pa. - The University of Pennsylvania men's golf team shot 303 in Sunday's final round at the famed Merion Golf Club to finish sixth out of 13 teams at the Princeton Invitational.

Yale won the event, carding 280 as a team on Sunday to finish at 571 overall. That was 15 strokes ahead of Temple and Seton Hall, who tied for second. Among the other Ivy League teams in the field, Princeton shot 289 on Sunday and finished fifth at 593; Cornell and Dartmouth tied for 10th, at 605; and Brown was 12th at 619.

Senior Ben Cooley was Penn's low scorer for the tournament; he tied for 14th in a field of 72 golfers with a two-round 145 after his 75 on Sunday. Freshman Amay Poria shot a 76 on Sunday and finished tied for 20th at 147. Junior Patrick O'Leary had Penn's low round on Sunday, a 74, and ended the tourney tied for 27th at 151.

Senior Austin Powell shot a 78 on Sunday and ended the tournament t-46th at 156, while Matt Kern shot an 81 and ended the event t-53rd at 159.

Temple's Brandon Matthews shot 68-71--139 for the weekend and took medalist honors with his 1-under-par score. Obe Ayton (St. John's) and Thomas Greenhalgh (Yale) tied for second, two shots behind Matthews.

Penn will be back in action next weekend at N.C. State's Wolfpack Open, which will be the Quakers' final tuneup before the Ivy League Championships in two weeks.