Men's Golf Tied For Fourth After Day 1 at NC State

RALEIGH, N.C. - The University of Pennsylvania men's golf team is tied with fellow Ivy rival Columbia in fourth place out of 11 teams after Day 1 at the Wolfpack Spring Open. The 36-hole event, being hosted on the par-71 Lonnie Poole Golf Course by North Carolina State University, will conclude on Sunday.

Penn shot a 6-over-par 290 as a team on Saturday, which puts the Quakers 14 shots behind team leader N.C. State (276) and just six shots behind both Maryland and George Mason (284). The other Ivy team in the field, Dartmouth, is 11th after Saturday's action (304).

Individually, junior Patrick O'Leary was Penn's low scorer on Saturday; he carded a 1-under-par 70 and is tied for eighth overall in a field of 77 golfers. Senior Ben Cooley shot a 72 on Saturday and is tied for 16th, while freshman Amay Poria carded a 73 and is tied for 23rd. Austin Powell (75) and Dane Walton (76) are tied for 38th and 40th, respectively. Matt Kern is playing the tourney as an individual; he shot 76 and is tied for 40th.

N.C. State has a firm grip on the individual chase, holding all of the top three spots. James Chapman (65 on Saturday) is one stroke ahead of teammate Carter Simon (66) and two ahead of David Cooke (67).

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