Penn men’s golf posted a fifth-place finish at the Ivy League Championship this weekend. Meanwhile, the women finished last, a total of 45 strokes off the lead.
The men finished the tournament at +66 and were led by freshman Mitchell Cornell. Cornell, who finished tied for 10th and earned Second-Team All-Ivy honors, shot +15 for the event. He also led the field in birdies with 10.
After the first round, the men found themselves in second place. Mitchell Cornell’s 72 and junior Josh Goldenberg’s 74 paced the Red and Blue and put both of them in the top-5 at the end of the day.
The second round did not go as smoothly. The Quakers posted a score of 310, which dropped them to fourth behind first-place Yale and Harvard, and third-place Cornell. Junior Zareh Kaloustian was the lone bright spot with a round of 74.
Even though the Quakers posted their best round of the tournament in the final, it was not enough to gain on the leaders. The senior duo of Carter Thompson — who is an associate sports editor at the DP — and Amay Poria led the Red and Blue on the final day with scores of 71 and 74, respectively. The men's final score of +66 put them only four strokes out of second place.
The women did not fare as well, finishing in last place out of the seven teams in each of the three rounds. Like the men, the women saved their best round for last, finishing the event with a total of 307, 17 strokes better than their score in the first round.
Freshman Rina Jung was the lone Penn golfer to finish in the top 25 individually. Jung's second round 75 was the best finish on her team all weekend and was enough to tie for the seventh-best second-round score in the event.
The Quakers finished +92 as a team, only two strokes behind sixth-place Yale. Princeton and Harvard eventually tied for the women's title with 911.
With the core of their roster returning for next season, the Quakers look to be in great position to build upon their improved 2017-2018 campaign.
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