Men's Golf Second After Day 2 at Ivies

Tournament Results (golfstat.com)

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - The Penn men's golf team improved upon its score from Friday to Saturday at the Ivy League Championships, but an overwhelming round by Columbia put the Lions in first place ahead of the Quakers.

Just a year after defeating Penn by a stroke at this event, Columbia entersSunday's final round with a two-round 596 compared to the Quakers' 598.

Columbia shot 287 as a team on Saturday on the par-70 Baltusrol course, well ahead of the 309 the Lions put up Friday (which put them in sixth place out of the eight teams). Penn improved from 305 to 293 on Saturday, and moved ahead of Friday leader Harvard as well as Yale and Dartmouth.

Though Columbia and Penn are in front, there is plenty of company lurking closely in the rearview: Yale enters Sunday's final round in third, at 599, while Harvardis fourth (600) and Cornell is fifth (603). Dartmouth is also in the mix in sixth place (605).

Sophomore Scotty Williams remains atop the leaderboard after carding Saturday's best individual score (and the best round of the tournament so far), a 69. That puts him at 141 for the tournament, which is two strokes ahead of second-place Tony Grillo from Harvard. Cornell's Matthew Jaye is third, at 145.

For Penn, senior Chance Pipitone is tied for 10th in the 40-player field after his second-round 74 put him at 150 overall. Freshman Colin St. Maxens had a strong Saturday, shooting 72 to put him at 151 overall which is tied for 14th overall. Juniors Kevin Huntington (79 on Saturday, 157 overall) and Ross Merrill (78 on Saturday, 162 overall) are tied for 29th and alone in 35th, respectively.