PURCHASE, N.Y. - The University of Pennsylvania men's golf team took sixth place out of nine teams at the Met Intercollegiate. The one-day, 36-hole event was hosted by Yale at the Century Country Club (morning round) and Old Oaks Country Club (afternoon).
Penn shot 317 at Century in the morning, then 326 at Old Oaks in the afternoon for a two-round score of 643. Temple won the team title, shooting 311-305--616 to best second-place Army by nine strokes. Out of the Ivy League teams in the field, Harvard was third (635); Yale was fourth (637); Cornell was fifth, one stroke ahead of the Quakers (642); and Brown was eighth (659).
For Penn -- which played without its No. 1 player, Austin Powell -- senior Ben Cooley led the way on Saturday. The senior carded an 80 in the morning, then followed up with a 75 in the afternoon which was the low Quakers score all day. His two-round 155 left him tied for eighth in a field of 54 golfers.
Sophomore Matt Kern ended up tied for 21st with a pair of 80s on Saturday, while junior Patrick O'Leary tied for 35th after shooting 77-89--166. Freshman Amay Poria (85-82--167) tied for 38th in the field, while senior Tomas Agrest (80-90--170) tied for 41st. Sophomore Dane Walton also played the event as an individual; he shot 94-83--177 and tied for 50th.
Temple's Brandon Matthews was individual medalist; he shot 74-73--147 (+6) to finish three strokes ahead of Harvard's Kendrick Vanar.
Penn returns to action next weekend at the Princeton Invitational, a 54-hole event.