Men's Golf Ready for Ivy Championships

PHILADELPHIA - The time is now for the Penn men's golf team. The Quakers join their seven Ivy League brethren for the Ivy League Championships, which begin Friday and continue through Sunday at the famed Baltusrol course in northern New Jersey. The teams will play one round each day to determine individual and team champions.

Penn is looking for its third team title, and first since 2007. That year, Chance Pipitone was a freshman in the lineup, and he finished second overall. Can he go out on top this weekend? The senior has been at or below par in four of his last seven tournament rounds, and has not been above a 74 in that span.

Last year, the Quakers finished second, just one stroke behind Columbia.

Penn will put out a lineup of Pipitone, juniors Ross Merrill and Kevin Huntington, sophomore Scotty Williams, and freshman Colin St. Maxens. Pipitone and Williams went 1-2 last weekend at Caves Valley, which featured six of the eight Ivy squads, while two weeks ago at the Princeton Invitational Pipitone and St. Maxens both had top-10 finishes last weekend at the Princeton Invitational, another Ivy-heavy event.

"We are very excited about this year's event," said Penn's second-year head coach, Scott Allen. "The result last week showed that we are a favorite, if not THE favorite, for the title. We feel that we are the deepest team in the league, and Chance is among the best players in the league. Last year's loss was tough but the guys have moved past it. We are going up there to win. We will see what happens."