'Statement' showing for men's golf
Quakers take second at Princeton Invitational
April 11, 2011, 4:11 am · Updated April 11, 2011, 12:00 am·
On the heels of a two-tournament win streak, Penn men’s golf finished second with an 854 (292-286-276) — right behind Yale, which carded an 848 — this weekend at the Princeton Invitational.
Penn and Yale were far and away better than the rest of the competition. So much so that Princeton coach Will Green said Penn and Yale separated themselves from the rest of the league, according to Penn coach Scott Allen.
“We made a statement,” Allen said.
The Quakers also set a team record in the final round with a 276, a collective eight under par.
But this was not the only record that fell — freshman Max Marsico shot a seven under par, 64, in his final round, breaking the previous Penn single-round record of 65 set by sophomore Colin St. Maxens and Chance Pipitone, who graduated last year.
But this was by no means a one-man show. The Red and Blue got contributions from all across the roster.
Allen said he was impressed with the play of sophomore P.J. Fielding.
Fielding was the overall low scorer for Penn with a 212 (72-70-70), fourth overall in the 68-man field. He also played in the final group for the final round.
“He didn’t look like a sophomore who had never been in that position before,” Allen said. “He looked like an upperclassman veteran who knows what it takes to play with the best guys in the league.”
Junior Dillon Hakes chipped in with a 217 and St. Maxens carded a 219.
The second-place finish bodes well with Ivy championships on the horizon, this weekend’s field contained seven Ancient Eight teams.
“We played with the best teams in the league,” Allen said. “And we made a statement that it is probably going to be us and Yale battling it out in two weeks.”