Penn men’s golf did not get off to the start that it wanted to, but spring break allowed the team to shake off the rust from the long break between competitive play, and the Quakers are optimistic coming into this weekend’s Towson Spring Invitational.
While most Penn students were making their way to exotic locations like Puerto Vallarta and Cabo for Spring Break, many Penn student-athletes were embarking on their annual spring training trips.
After a long winter of training and a surprise coaching change, this spring break, all the questions will finally be answered. Penn men’s golf will finally return to tournament play with a trip to South Carolina, while the women will fly down to Florida for practice.
Only three days after it was publicly revealed that former Penn men’s golf head coach Bob Heintz would be resigning to head to Duke, the University announced on Friday afternoon that his position would be filled by former Penn golfer and 2010 College graduate Michael Blodgett for at least the remainder of the 2016-17 season.
On Tuesday, it was revealed to the public that fifth-year head coach Bob Heintz would be resigning from his position, effective immediately. Heintz will be taking a role as an assistant coach at ACC powerhouse Duke, and will begin at the start of the Blue Devils’ spring season in February.
When it rains, it pours.
In the final action of the season for both of Penn’s golf teams, a bottom half finish was unavoidable for both squads.
Faced with the task of defending their 2015 Ivy crown, the men’s team found themselves in a similar situation to last year’s tournament.
Penn golf will hit the road this weekend and compete for the Ivy League championship, with the men's team looking to defend its title in Greenwich, Connecticut and the women looking to win their first league title since 2010 in Jackson, New Jersey.
The women's team comes in with momentum, having finished top-five in each of its first three tournaments this spring following a strong fall season.
When they first set foot in University City, many freshmen athletes learn to keep their heads down and work hard in the hopes of receiving just a smidge of playing time by the time they are an upperclassmen.
Both Penn golf teams traveled out of state to different tournaments this weekend, but only one team traveled far enough to avoid the wrath of Mother Nature.
While the spring season is just getting started for Penn women’s golf, it’s been a journey long in the making, dating back to last year.
The current academic year featured four fall tournaments — and they started with a bang.
Watch the throne.
Those three words will likely be echoing in the hearts and minds of the Penn men’s golf team as they embark on the defense of their 2015 Ivy League championship.
Unlike other Penn sports teams, the golf teams do not have a course that they can practice on located on or very near campus.
What’s a team to do when it’s already reached the pinnacle of a conference?
Reload, of course.
Penn men’s golf will rely heavily on new faces if it is to contend once again in 2016.
While many Penn sports saw their seasons end this past weekend, Penn men's golf will continue on to NCAA Regionals.
On the back nine in the final round of the Ivy League Men’s Golf Championships, Penn knew it was going to be close.
Penn golf is just three good rounds away from a championship. Unfortunately, so is the rest of the Ivy League.
Both the Quakers’ men's and women's teams will head to Bethlehem, Pa., on Friday to take part in the three-day Ivy Golf Championships.
Yankees legend Yogi Berra once said his sport was "90 percent mental, and the other half is physical."
While the statement now draws its notoriety from its mathematical absurdity, its message still rings clear, even if the reasoning is not quite sound.
As many of Penn's teams approach the midpoint of their spring seasons, the women's golf squad is still waiting to tee its 2015 campaign off.
When senior Austin Powell steps onto the golf course, approaches the first tee box and looks out on the fairway, he believes his potential is limitless.
Mickelson attempted to fight off the nightmare of Open’s past, but inevitably succumbed to the same fate, finishing tied for second place at 3-over after two double bogeys early and a few poor shots late.