FLOURTOWN, Pa. - The Penn men's golf team finished with a combined 612 at the Big Five Classic, good for eighth place overall. Cornell, which shot a 595 for the weekend, won the event. Penn's score was the lowest of any of the Philadelphia-area Big Five team, earning it the Big Five City Championship trophy.
Junior Brett Rendina topped the Quakers individually with a score of 147, good for a fifth place tie overall. He carded a 72 today to post the score. Junior Bill McCrossan tied for 16th with a combined 151, while junior Michael Blodgett was next for Penn, shooting a combined 153.
"Brett played fantastic," said assistant coach Chad Perman. "He played solid golf all around. I'm proud of him."
Senior Michael Kornheiser improved on Saturday's round of 80 by four strokes, giving him a combined 156 that put him in a 38th-place tie overall. Senior Dean Merrill, who shot a 157, tied for 46th place.
"It was a great event," said head coach Francis Vaughn, who helped coordinate the event."The weather was perfect."
"We will learn from this tournament,"Perman said."The fall is about gettingthe team ready forthe spring. We will improve on this, and hopefully we can have a good finish to the fall. We have a good group of guys, and they are going to take this to heart and be ready for the rest ofthe year."
The Quakers are next in action next weekend when they travel to Bethlehem, Pa., to participate in the Lehigh Invitational.