PHILADELPHIA - The University of Pennsylvania men's golf team is ready to tee it up for the 2016 spring, opening play this weekend at Florida State's Seminole Intercollegiate. The 54-hole tournament will begin Friday and continue through Sunday, with the teams playing 18 holes each day on the par-72 Southwood Golf Club. Southwood will play at 7,172 yards for the event.
Penn's lineup will feature senior Patrick O'Leary, sophomores Amay Poria and Carter Thompson -- who played at Florida State last year -- and freshmen Josh Goldenberg and KJ Smith.
The field includes the fourth-ranked Seminoles, as host, along with No. 3 Auburn, No. 23 Penn State and No. 48 Louisville. Six other teams rank from 51-100 nationally (Troy, Jacksonville, East Tennessee State, James Madison, Ole Miss, VCU), and also includes the Quakers, Mercer, West Virginia and Illinois State.
"This weekend's tournament has a very strong field, with a lot of the Southern schools who are well into their tournament season," said Penn's head coach, Bob Heintz. "There are some scorable holes at Southwood, and the weather is perfect, so we will do our best to keep up with some of these other schools as we make our spring debut. This is a great way to start our spring season."