LORTON, Va. - The University of Pennsylvania shot the low team round in Sunday's final round at the season-opening Patriot Intercollegiate. As a result, the Quakers finished fourth out of 11 teams in the field. The tournament took place at the par-71 Laurel Hills Golf Course.
After shooting 298-291 on Saturday, Penn shot 288 on Sunday which was the best team score by two strokes. The Quakers' 877 was good for fourth place, just behind Christopher Newport (876) and well ahead of fifth-place Hofstra (888). Marshall won the team title, shooting 287-284-290--861 to finish 11 strokes ahead of second-place Columbia (298-284-290--872).
Individually, junior Austin Powell was Penn's low scorer for the tournament. He fired 73-68-72--213 to finish the tournament at even par and tie for fourth among 64 golfers.
Freshman Dane Walton made an impression in his collegiate debut, carding 71-77-70--218 and tying for 11th overall. Junior Ben Cooley (75-71-73--219 tied for 14th, while freshman Matt Kern (79-75-73--227) tied for 33rd. The final player in Penn's lineup was Tomas Agrest (86-78-79--243). Sophomore Patrick O'Leary was in the field playing as an individual and ended up tied for 38th (79-71-79--229).
Marshall Clarke Robinson won medalist honors, firing a final-round 66 to finish the event at 3-under-par 210. That put him one stroke ahead of George Mason's Mark Folkwein and two strokes ahead of Columbia's Harrison Shih.
Penn returns to tournament action this weekend, traveling to Yale to participate in the annual Macdonald Cup Friday through Sunday.
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