Men's Golf to Play in Maryland Intercollegiate

PHILADELPHIA - The Penn men's golf team is back in action for the second weekend in a row, participating in the 54-hole Maryland Intercollegiate at the River Marsh Golf Club in Cambridge, Md. This will be the second year in a row the Quakers have participated in the event.

A total of 15 teams will compete, but Penn is the only one from the Ivy League. The teams will play 36 holes on Saturday, and complete the tournament with 18 holes on Sunday. River Marsh Golf Club will play at 6,801 yards as a par-71 for the weekend.

Penn will be looking to improve its individual scores from last weekend's season-opening tournament at Navy. The Quakers finished 10th as a team, with just one player from the lineup earning a top-20 finish individually.

This weekend's lineup is highlighted by freshmen Max Marsico and Marco Fortades. Playing as an individual last weekend, Fortades shot the best score by a Penn player and tied for ninth overall. Marsico, meanwhile, was low man in the Quaker lineup and tied for 16th. Three others from last weekend's lineup are back in the fold this weekend in senior Kevin Huntington, junior Dillon Hakes, and sophomore Colin St. Maxens.

"The field at Maryland should be a strong one including Maryland, Penn State and UNC-Wilmington" said head coach Scott Allen. "I think we have a strong line-up this week. With our two freshmen coming off of solid showings in their first collegiate event, and three experienced veterans, we should be able to post a strong finish and bounce back from a disappointing start at Navy. The field here will be stronger than the one at Navy, but I still expect a strong result."