Men's Golf Tied For Third After One Day at Princeton

Day 1 Results (

PRINCETON, N.J. - The University of Pennsylvania men's golf team is tied for third out of 14 teams after the first day of competition at the Princeton Invitational, which is being held on the par-71 Springdale Golf Club just off the Princeton campus. In addition, all five players in the Quaker lineup are in the top half of the field as they head into Sunday's final round.

The Quakers carded 284 in Saturday's first round, then came back with a 293 in the second round for a two-round total of 577. That has them tied with Temple for third place, behind host Princeton (281-289--570) and second-place Yale (294-279--573). Columbia is in fifth place at 589, 12 strokes behind Penn and Temple.

Individually, senior Colin St. Maxens broke out of the gates strongly on Saturday for Penn; he shot a first-round 68 -- the second-best round of the morning --then followed that up with a 74 for a two-round 142 that has him tied for fourth in a 75-player field.

Junior Max Marsico shot 70-73--143 on Saturday and is tied for ninth overall, while sophomore Ben Cooley carded a pair of 73s that left him alone in 18th place. Austin Powell shot 73-75--148, scoring for Penn in the morning, while senior P.J. Fielding scored in the afternoon with his 76-73--149). Powell and Fielding are tied for 27th and 31st, respectively.

Yale's Brad Kushner is in the lead after Saturday's action; he shot 72-67--139 and is one shot ahead of a pair of Temple players, Brandon Matthews and Matthew Teesdale.