Scotty Williams Wins Medalist Honors at Ivy Championships

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SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Sophomore Scotty Williams tied Columbia's Clark Granum for low score at the Ivy League Championships this weekend, then defeated the Lion on the first playoff hole Sunday evening to claim medalist honors. Williams hit a terrific approach shot to within five feet of the pin on No. 18, the first playoff hole, to gain the title.

Williams is the second Penn player to earn medalist honors since the Ivy League Championships began in 1975; the other came in 2008, when Michael Blodgett captured the crown.

As a team, Penn finished third overall, behind Columbia and Yale. On a brutal weather day Sunday, the Quakers shot 300 on the famed Baltusrol course, which played at par-70 for the men all weekend. That put the Red and Blue at 898 for the tournament, ahead of fourth-place Dartmouth (902) and fifth-place Harvard (903).

After its scorching 287 on Saturday -- easily the lowest team round of the weekend -- Columbia came backwith a294 on Sunday to finish at 890 overall for its second straight team title. Yale could only match the Lions' round on Sunday, and finished second at 893 overall.

Individually for Penn, Chance Pipitone tied for seventhin the 40-player fieldin his final Championships tournament; the senior shot 75 on Sunday and finished at 225 overall. Junior Kevin Huntington scored the Quakers' low round on Sunday, a 71 which matched his season best. Huntington finished at 228 overall and tied for 16th. Freshman Colin St. Maxens and junior Ross Merrill both shot 81 on Sunday; St. Maxens finished 22nd overall with a tournament score of 232, while Merrill was tied for 36th at 243.