ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Penn men's golf team finished in a tie for eighth out of 17 teams at the Navy Fall Invitational, which took place Friday and Saturday. The Quakers shot 299-301--600 in the two-round event and tied Navy's White team. Penn was second out of three Ivy League teams that played the weekend (Cornell shot 300-296--596, while Brown shot 318-309--627).
Playing their first match under new head coach Scott Allen, the Quakers were led by a familiar face on the course. Senior Michael Blodgett, who won the Ivy League's individual championship last year, carded 73-69--142 which tied him for fourth with Cornell's Dan Bosse and George Washington's Cole Turner.
Brett Rendina shot 74-76--150 and tied for 33rd overall, while Kevin Huntington was one stroke behind him (75-76--151) and tied for 37th. Ben Cohen (77-83--160) and Bill McCrossan (81-80--161) also competed for the Quakers, while Ross Merrill (76-77--153) competed as an individual.
George Washington -- Allen's former team -- won the team title, carding 282-290--572 to defeat second-place Delaware by nine strokes. The Colonials' Lewis Sturdy collected medalist honors, shooting a 3-under par 138 (68-70) to down the Blue Hens' Colin Smith by a stroke.
Penn remains south of campus for a Monday tournament at Rehoboth Beach, Del.
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