PRINCETON, N.J. - The Penn men's golf team is in seventh place after the first day at the Princeton Invitational, which is being held this weekend at Springlake Golf Club just off the Princeton campus.
The Quakers shot 289-298--587 Saturday to place itself in the middle of the pack in the 15-team field. The teams are scheduled to complete the tournament with one final round Sunday.
St. John's leads the event after shooting a two-round 565, with George Mason second (572) and host Princeton third (576). Among Ivy schools in the tournament, Cornell is eighth (591) and Columbia is 11th (595).
For Penn, Michael Blodgett led the way on Saturday; he shot 69-73--142 and is tied for eighth overall. Dean Merrill fired 74-73--147, and is tied for 26th, while Brett Rendina (72-77) and Kevin Huntington (74-75) each shot 149 for their two rounds and are tied for 30th. Bryant Williams (75-77--152) is tied for 52nd.
Keegan Bradley of St. John's leads the individual race, after shooting 70-66--136 Saturday. He is two shots ahead of teammate Evan Beirne and Princeton's Max Schlechter.