PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania men’s golf team is in action for the third-straight weekend, competing at the Macdonald Cup hosted by Yale University. The 54-hole event will be played on the famed Golf Club at Yale in New Haven, Conn.
With the forecast calling for inclement weather over the weekend, the schedule has been pushed up for this event. The first round will tee off on Friday, followed by second and possibly third rounds on Saturday.
Penn’s lineup this weekend features juniors Dane Walton and Matt Kern; sophomores Amay Poria and Carter Thompson; and freshman Josh Goldenberg. Another freshman, Zareh Kaloustian, will be in the field and play as an individual.
“Despite the dismal forecast for this weekend with the approach of an Atlantic storm, we will soldier on at the Course at Yale where we will compete against the entire Ivy League except for Columbia,” said head coach Bob Heintz, a Yale alum. “We have done some shuffling of our lineup during the first two events this fall, and I believe our chosen squad for this event is our strongest five at the moment.
“Both Yale and Princeton have had strong starts to their seasons, so I look forward to seeing how we measure up at this early stage of the school year,” he continued. “We are not the favorites to win the Ivy Championship this year due to the loss of our aces, Austin Powell and Ben Cooley, but we are still dangerous and considered among the most talented teams in the league.
“As a Yale grad, I always look forward to being back at the course that helped shape my golf career, and I enjoy sharing my knowledge of the course with my Penn team. The Course at Yale is rugged and sometimes penal, but it is also fun and interesting and has inspired golf course architects for decades.”