SPRINGFIELD, N.J. – The University of Pennsylvania men’s golf team is tied for fourth place, but in a tight race at the top of the leaderboard the Quakers are just three shots off the pace being set by the leaders after the first day of action at the Ivy League Championships.
The Quakers shot 302 as a team on Baltusrol’s lower course, which is playing to par-70 this weekend. Harvard and Dartmouth are tied for first place, both shooting 299 on Friday. Yale is second, at 300, while Penn is tied with Columbia for fourth. Cornell is sixth, at 306.
Ben Cooley was Penn’s low scorer on Friday, carding a 3-over-par 73 which has him tied for fifth in the 40-player field. Freshman Dane Walton and sophomore Patrick O'Leary both carded 75, while Austin Powell shot a 79 and Tomas Agrest fired an 83.
Dartmouth’s Scott Jaster and Brown’s Nelson Hargrove are atop the individual leaderboard; both players shot even-par 70 on Friday.
The teams will tee off Saturday beginning at 11:30 a.m.,with the final round taking place Sunday beginning at 8 a.m. For Penn on Saturday, Agrest will tee off at 12:50 p.m.; Powell at 12:58; O'Leary at 1:06; Walton at 1:14; and Cooley at 1:22. The Quakers are paired with Yale for Saturday's rounds.