Men's Golf Leads at Ivy Championships

Ivy League Day 1 release/leaderboards

NORTHFIELD, N.J. - The Penn men's golf team finished the first day of the Ivy League Championships at the top of the leaderboard. The Quakers carded a 3-under par 285 as a team and lead second-place Columbia by six strokes heading into Saturday's second round.

Penn put some distance between itself and the field with Friday's first round, but a lot of golf is still to be played -- 18 holes Saturday, 18 more Sunday -- and the gap from second (Columbia at 291) to seventh (Cornell at 297) is minimal. Yale (292) is third, while Dartmouth (293) is fourth, Princeton (294) is fifth, and Harvard (296) is sixth. Brown (302) is in eighth place.

Playing their first round of Ivy LeagueChampionships play as collegians, apair of freshmen led the way for the Quakers -- Dillon Hakes shot an even-par 70, while Scotty Williams finished at 71. They are tied for fifth and seventh, respectively, on the individual leader board. Senior Brett Rendina and junor Bryant Williams carded ever par 72 and are tied for 10th overall. Kevin Huntington is also in the mix, tied for 15th after shooting a first-round 74.

Columbia's Clark Granum is the leader in the clubhouse after Friday's first round; he shot a 4-under par 68 to put himself one stroke ahead of Yale's Tom McCarthy, Princeton's Eric Salazar, and Dartmouth's Pete Williamson. Hakes is tied with Harvard's Greg Shuman.