FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - The University of Pennsylvania men's golf team finished 11th out of 16 teams at The McLaughlin, which was hosted Friday and Saturday by St. John's on the Bethpage Red Course.
The Quakers had a three-round total of873 (292-296-285)on the par-70 course and finished just one stroke out of ninth place(Columbia and Hofstra shared that spot at 872). The University of Akron finished first with a three-round total of 835, finishing two strokes ahead of the host school, St. John's. Marquette was third at 847.
In addition to Columbia and Penn, Harvard was 12th (884) and Princeton was 14th (889) to round out the Ivy League's participation in the event.
"The guys are pretty fired up," said head coach Rob Powelson, who noted that the Quakers cut 11 shots off their total from the second round to the third round. "We really came back well today and had some good scores. There is a lot to build on from this."
Sean Barrett was Penn's low scorer this weekend. The senior All-Ivy fired an even-par 70 in his final round to finish at 72-75-70--217 (+7) and tie for 28th overall. Two teammates were right on his heels and tied for 31st,Dean Merrill (71-75-72--218, +8) and Chance Pipitone (74-71-73--218, +8).
Michael Blodgett matched Barrett in shooting par in the final round, and carded 77-75-70--222 (+12) to finish tied for 50th. Nick Ryder rounded out the Quakers' contingent by tying for 68th with a score of 75-78-73--226 (+16).
Akron's Blake Sattler (65-71-68--204, -6) finished two strokes ahead of the field to earn medalist honors.
The Quakers are next in action Oct. 7-8 when they head to Yale to defend the Macdonald Cup title that they won a year ago.
Download: McLaughlin Results.pdf