Men's Golf Hosts Quaker Invitational Monday

PHILADELPHIA -The Penn men's golf team will host the Quaker Invitational on Monday, a 36-hole event that will take place on the Wissahickon Course at the Philadelphia Cricket Club in Flourtown, Pa.

The par-71, 6,867-yard Wissahickon Course opened in 1922 and was designed by legendary golf course architect A.W. Tillinghast, a native Philadelphian who designed more than 200 courses including Winged Foot, Newport Country Club, Bethpage Black, and Baltusrol. The Philadelphia Cricket Club is the oldest country club in the United States, dating back to 1854. The other course at the Cricket Club -- St. Martin's, now a nine-hole layout -- hosted the U.S. Open in 1907 and 1910.

The 14-team field will begin with a shotgun start at 8:15 Monday morning, with the second round beginning immediately after the completion of the first round so as to complete the 36-hole tournament before dark.

As the tournament host, Penn will field two five-player teams. The other teams in the field are Army, Fordham, George Washington, La Salle, Lafayette, Maryland, Monmouth, Mount St. Mary's, Rutgers, St. Francis (Pa.), Washington & Lee, and Wilmington College.

"I am really excited to host the first Quaker Invitational at the Philadelphia Cricket Club," said Head Coach Scott Allen. "It is an honor to show off this wonderful facility to the teams we are hosting. The staff at the Cricket Club has made this event a breeze to host, and I'm looking forward to some great play on Monday.

"I expect us to make a strong showing on Monday," he continued. "We played real well last week at the GW Invitational, and we have a lot of confidence at the Wissahickon Course at the Cricket Club."