Men's Golf Finishes Third at Navy Invitational

Final Results in PDF Format

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Penn men's golf team finished third out of 25 teams in a shortened Navy Spring Invitational, held Friday at the USNA Golf Course. Saturday's second round was cancelled after snow showers fell overnight on the Annapolis course.

The Quakers scored 303 as a team on the par-71 course, finishing just three strokes shy of team champion St. Bonaventure. Longwood University was second at 301. Penn finished a stroke ahead of Loyola (Md.) and Seton Hall, who tied for fourth, and two strokes ahead of sixth-place Delaware.

Individually, Penn was led by Dean Merrill and Nick Ryder, both of whom shot a 3-over par 74 in Friday's only round. That was good enough to tie both of them for sixth place overall along with six other golfers.

Senior captain Sean Barrett tied for 31st overall, carding a 77, while Michael Blodgett tied for 45th overall with a 78. Freshman Chance Pipitone rounded out Penn's golfers in the tournament, carding an 81 and tying for 80th overall. A total of 130 golfers took part in the tournament.

Seton Hall's Kyle Morris took medalist honors, scoring a 2-under par 69 in Friday's round to finish three strokes ahead of Longwood's Scooter Buhrman and St. Bonaventure's Ryan Swanson. Morris was the only golfer to finish at par or better.

Penn is back in action next weekend, taking part in the Princeton Invitational as part of its final tuneup before the Ivy League Championships.

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