Men's Golf Opens 2010-11 Season This Weekend

PHILADELPHIA - The Penn men's golf team tees off its 2010-11 season this weekend, participating in the Navy Fall Classic in Annapolis, Md.A total of 16 teams representing 14 schoolsare scheduled toplay 18 holes Saturday and another 18 Sunday at the Naval Academy Golf Course.

Penn returns a good cast of players, led by last year's Ivy League Championships medalist in junior Scotty Williams and the 2009-10 Ivy League Rookie of the Year in sophomore Colin St. Maxens. Seniors Kevin Huntington and Ross Merrill also competed at last year's Ivy Championships. Williams is studying abroad this fall, but the other three will be joined by junior Dillon Hakes and freshman Max Marsico in the lineup at Navy. In addition, senior Sam Williams, sophomore Geoff Locher and freshman Marco Fortades will compete as individuals.

"This has been a short week for the guys, and the trainers and NCAA Compliance Staff did a great job getting everyone cleared in time to leave on Friday," said Scott Allen, who enters his third season as Penn's Director of Golf. "I am excited that we can get some extra guys into the field at Navy. It's a strong field, but I think we have an excellent chance to finish near the top. Scotty Williams is studying abroad in the fall, but we'll still have four guys in the lineup that have played in one of the last two Ivy Championships including Colin, the 2010 Ivy Rookie of the year. I'm also looking forward to seeing how Max and Marco play in their first collegiate competition."