PHILADELPHIA – Fresh off a seventh-place finish at the season-opening Cornell Invitational last weekend, the University of Pennsylvania men’s golf team heads North again this weekend to participate in Dartmouth’s Quechee Club (Vt.) Collegiate Challenge. The 36-hole event will feature one round on Saturday, and a final 18 on Sunday.
Penn’s lineup includes a pair of new faces from last weekend, as KJ Smith and Zareh Kaloustian join Carter Thompson, Patrick O’Leary and Dane Walton. Another newcomer, Cody Dazen, will play the tournament as an individual.
“We are sticking with last year’s plan to get all team members involved in tournament play during the fall events, so we have some new faces seeing action this weekend in Vermont,” said head coach Bob Heintz. “Our top three scorers from Cornell will lead the way, followed by freshman Zareh Kaloustian and walk-ons KJ Smith and Cody Dazen.
“Dartmouth Coach Richie Parker works hard to make this a classy but relaxed event, so this is a perfect setting for our new guys to get some tournament exposure,” he said. “The guys really enjoyed the Quechee Club course last year, so we return with a positive outlook. I would enjoy seeing an individual or team victory this weekend to ‘defend’ Austin Powell’s individual victory last September. Between the excellent weather forecast and the sights of fall in New England, this promises to be a great experience for the team.”