QUECHEE, Vt. - The University of Pennsylvania men's golf team finished 11th out of 13 teams at the Quechee Club Collegiate Classic, a 36-hole event hosted over the weekend by Dartmouth College.
Penn shot 308-312--620 as a team, finishing at 44 over par. The host Big Green took the team title, shooting a two-round 578 to defeat the University of Rhode Island by four strokes. Among the Ivy schools in the field, Harvard was third at 583; Cornell was ninth at 612; and Brown was 12th at 621.
Patrick O'Leary was Penn's low scorer on the weekend; the senior shot 74-76--150 to finish tied for 17th in a field of 75 golfers at 6 over par. Carter Thompson tied for 25th overall at 73-79--152, while Dane Walton carded 77-79--156 and tied for 42nd.
Three newcomers to the program made their debuts this weekend. Zareh Kaloustian and KJ Smith were in the lineup; Kaloustian shot 84-78--162 and tied for 61st, while Smith carded 86-81--167 and placed 72nd. The third, Cody Dazen, played the tournament as an individual. He shot a pair of 83s to finish at 166, tied for 67th.
URI'S Billy Walthouse took medalist honors, overcoming a one-stroke deficit after the first round to finish at 68-70--138 (-6) and beat Dartmouth's John Lazor by two strokes.
Penn will play for the third-straight weekend this Saturday and Sunday, taking part in Yale's annual Macdonald Cup.