Men's Golf Holds Place, Finishes 15th in Carolina

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RALEIGH, N.C. – In its final tune-up before next weekend’s Ivy League Championships, the University of Pennsylvania men’s golf team held its place on Sunday and finished 15th out of 17 teams at North Carolina State’s Wolfpack Spring Intercollegiate.

The Quakers shot 307 in Sunday’s final round to finish at 902 for the 54-hole event. The other Ivy League team in the field, Columbia, shot a three-round 900 and was 13th. N.C. State was the team champion on its home course, the par-71 Lonnie Poole Golf Club, finishing at 21-under-par 831 which was eight strokes ahead of second-place South Florida (839). Virginia was third, at 851.

Carter Thompson finished as Penn’s low scorer for the weekend; his final-round 75 left him at 227 for the weekend which tied him for 56th among 92 golfers. Freshman KJ Smith was the Quakers’ low scorer on Sunday, as he shot a final-round 73 to finish at 232 which was tied for 73rd with teammate Josh Goldenberg (final-round 79).

Sophomore Amay Poria scored an 80 on Sunday and was right behind Smith and Goldenberg in the standings at 75th. Zareh Kaloustian also had an 80 on Sunday and finished tied for 87th at 241 for the weekend.

NCSU’s David Cooke was the wire-to-wire leader this weekend; he shot a final-round 69 which left him at 15-under-par 198 for the tournament. That was two strokes better than Adrian Meronk of East Tennessee State.

The men now prepare for the Ivy League Championships, which will take place this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Metedeconk National Golf Club in Jackson, N.J.

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