HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. - The University of Pennsylvania men's golf team played two solid rounds in its first tournament of the spring season, shooting 299-298--597 to be tied for third through the first day of the Mission Inn Spring Spectacular.
After playing 36 holes on Saturday, the teams will conclude this tournament on Sunday with a final 18 holes.
Virginia Tech is in first place among 18 teams; the Hokies shot a two-round 577 which has them 10 strokes ahead of East Carolina. Penn is tied with N.C. State and VCU for third, another 10 strokes behind the Pirates. The other Ivy League team in the field, Columbia, shot a two-round 622 and is in 10th place.
Senior Austin Powell is second among 103 golfers; he shot 72-69--141, which is three-under-par and just one stroke behind ECU's George Kilgore (71-69--140). Freshman Amay Poria is tied for 11th after shooting 76-71--147, while senior Ben Cooley is tied for 49th (73-80--153). The other players in Penn's lineup, Patrick O'Leary (79-78--157) and Tomas Agrest (78-87--165), are tied for 56th and 88th respectively.
Three other Penn players are in the field playing as individuals: Sam Rosenberg (86-77) and Matt Kern (80-83) are tied for 84th, both at 163, while Colin Wang is tied for 95th (88-80--168).
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