PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania men’s golf team is gearing up to play its final tune-up before next weekend’s Ivy League Championships, as the Quakers compete in North Carolina State’s Wolfpack Spring Intercollegiate this Saturday and Sunday.
This event, slated for 54 holes – 36 on Saturday, 18 on Sunday – will take place on N.C. State’s Lonnie Poole Golf Course, which will play at par-71 and 7,358yards. The teams will have a shotgun start at 8:45 a.m. on Saturday, and an 8 a.m. shotgun start on Sunday.
Penn is one of two Ivy League teams in the field, along with Columbia. The rest of the field includes the host Wolfpack as well as Chattanooga, Davidson, East Tennessee State, Elon, Francis Marion, George Mason, Loyola-Maryland, Manhattan, Middle Tennessee State, Richmond, South Florida, VCU, and Virginia.
Penn’s lineup has a youthful flair this weekend with two sophomores (Carter Thompson, Amay Poria) and three freshmen (Josh Goldenberg, Zareh Kaloustian, KJ Smith).
“We will continue to get playing time for our underclassmen this weekend as we determine who will best represent Penn at the Ivy Championship the following week,” said head coach Bob Heintz. “With Captain Patrick O’Leary staying home and treating a sore right shoulder, we have a chance to play three freshmen at N.C. State. Josh Goldenberg has had a solid freshman campaign for us, and I’m hopeful that both Zareh and KJ will take advantage of this opportunity and play to their potential as well. I’m sure Carter and Amay will enjoy taking leadership roles, which should help them mature for upcoming seasons.
“The weatherman is predicting excellent spring weather in Raleigh this weekend, so we couldn’t ask for a better situation as we prepare for next week’s Ivy Championships.”