Men's Golf in Third, Michael Blodgett Tied for First After Ivy League Championships Day 1

GALLOWAY, N.J.—After the first day of the Ivy League Championships, the Penn men’s golf team finds itself in third place, with juniorMichael Blodgetttied for first place individually.

The Penn squad just seven strokes from the lead, with Yale leading the tournament at 27 over par with a total of 595.

Blodgett shot for par on the day with a 75 in Round 1 and a 67 in Round 2 for a Day 1-best total of 142.

Blodgett is tied with Larry Haertel of Brown, who shot a 67 in Round 1 and a 75 in Round 2.

Michael Kornheiser was the Quakers’ next best finisher after the first day. The senior shot a 151 over the two rounds to tie for 12th place.

Freshman Kevin Huntington is currently in 22nd place after carding a 154 with senior captain Dean Merrill not far behind in a tie for 23rd place with a 155.

Junior Brett Rendina shot a 161 for Penn and is currently in 33rd place.

The second place Columbia squad has shot a collective 596, while the Quakers have a Day 1 tally of 602.

Harvard sits in fourth place, behind Penn by four strokes. Princeton is currently in sixth, while Dartmouth and Brown are tied at seventh.

Rendina is the first of the Quakers to tee off tomorrow for the third and final round of the tournament. The action tees off at 7:30 am.