JACKSON, N.J. – The University of Pennsylvania men’s golf team is in seventh place after Day 1 at the Ivy League Men’s Golf Championship, which is taking place this weekend at Metedeconk National Golf Club.
The Quakers shot 319 as a team on Friday. Harvard -- which has three of the top five individual golfers in the field -- is in first place at 4-over-par 292. Dartmouth is second at 301, while Cornell shot 305 and Yale carded 306.
Individually, sophomore Carter Thompson was Penn’s low scorer on Friday as he carded a 77. That left him tied for 15th in the field of 40 golfers. Freshman Josh Goldenberg and junior Matt Kern both shot 78, and are tied for 21st. Senior Patrick O'Leary shot an 86 and freshman KJ Smith carded an 87, which left them in 37th and 38th place, respectively.
Dartmouth’s Ian Kelsey and Harvard’s Greg Royston are the individual co-leaders after Friday’s first round; both shot even-par 72 and are a shot ahead of three other golfers (Cornell’s Luke Graboyes, Harvard’s Daniel De La Garza, Harvard’s Aurian Capart).
Action continues tomorrow and Sunday at 7:45 a.m., as the teams are schedule to play a second round tomorrow and a final round on Sunday.