NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. - The University of Pennsylvania men's golf team is in third place out of 13 teams after Saturday's first day of action at the Princeton Invitational. The tournament was played at the par-70 Aronimink Golf Club today; tomorrow's final round will take place at par-70 Merion GC.
Penn shot 296 as a team, and is five shots behind leader Yale (291) and second-place Temple (295). Among the other Ivy League teams in the field, Dartmouth is sixth (299), Cornell is ninth (302), Princeton is 10th (304), and Brown is 12th (310).
Senior Ben Cooley was Penn's low scorer on Saturday; he carded an even-par 70 which has him tied for third among 72 golfers in the field. Freshman Amay Poria carded 71 on Saturday and is tied for fifth.
Patrick O'Leary shot a 77 on Saturday and is tied for 33rd, while Austin Powell and Matt Kern both carded 78 and are in a group tied for 40th.
Temple's Brandon Matthews is the first-round leader; his 2-under-par 68 left him one shot ahead of Cornell's Mike Graboyes.
Download: Team Leaderboard.pdf