TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The University of Pennsylvania men's golf team finished tied for 12th out of 14 teams in Florida State's Seminole Intercollegiate, which concluded with 36 holes on the par-72 Southwood Golf Club Saturday due to the fear of impending bad weather on Sunday.
Penn shot 297-299 on Saturday to finish the 54-hole tournament at 891 (+27) which tied the Quakers with Mercer University. Auburn was the tournament team champion; the Tigers finished at 14-under-par 850 which was two strokes ahead of host FSU and for shots ahead of James Madison. Troy, which was the second-round leader, finished in sixth place.
Carter Thompson -- who played for Florida State last year, before transferring to Penn over the summer -- finished as the Quakers' low scorer in the tournament. The sophomore shot 73-70 on Saturday and finished at 216, tying for 25th in a field of 78 golfers. Freshman Josh Goldenberg was Penn's second-place finisher, shooting 72-78 on Saturday and tying for 56th in the field at 224, while Patrick O'Leary shot 81-73 and tied for 58th at 225.
Sophomore Amay Poria carded 74-78 on Saturday, scoring in both rounds and tying for 73rd overall at 233, while KJ Smith scored in Saturday's opening round for the Quakers and finished tied for 77th overall at 239.
FSU's Hank Lebioda was the individual medalist, carding a 69-68 on Saturday and finishing the tournament at 8-under-par 208. Thta was one shot ahead of East Tennessee State's Adrian Meronk, and two shots ahead of Troy's Calum Masters.
Penn returns to campus from spring break, and is off until April 9-10 when the Quakers take part in the Princeton Invitational.