Baltusrol to Host Ivy League Golf Championships This Weekend
The Ivy League men's and women's golf titles will be decided over three rounds this weekend at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J. beginning Friday.
Play will begin at 8 a.m. in both the men's and women's tournaments for the first and final rounds Friday and Sunday, and at 11:30 a.m. for the second round Saturday.
Live results and tee times via Golfstat: Men's Results | Women's Results
Princeton's men enter as defending champions and the women were runners up a year ago by a single shot, while both teams had a junior win the individual title.
For the Tiger men, this weekend brings the chance to win back-to-back Ivy League titles for the first time since 2005 and 2006, which was the last time prior to a year ago that Princeton's men won the league. For senior Greg Jarmas, who was Princeton's first individual Ivy League champion since 2005, it's the chance to be the first Tiger to repeat since Steve Dana '94 in 1993 and 1994. It'd also be two straight sets of back-to-back individual champions for the Ivy League, with Dartmouth's Peter Williamson winning in 2011 and 2012.
For the Tiger women, the encore to their close call from a year ago brings the chance to reach the top spot for the first time since 2005. Senior Kelly Shon, the individual champion a year ago, is vying to become the first Tiger to win back-to-back Ivy individual titles since Susannah Aboff '09 in 2008 and 2009.
These pursuits of program history will take place at a club that has hosted major tournaments won by Jack Nicklaus and Phil Mickelson. The men's tournament will take place on the lower course, which has a par of 72 and a distance of 7,400 yards from the championship tees. The course, which hosted the U.S. Open most recently in 1993 and the PGA Championship in 2005, will again host the PGA Championship in 2016.
The women's tournament will be held on the upper course, which hosted the U.S. Women's Open in 1985 and hosted the match-play portion of the 2000 U.S. Amateur. The championship tees on that course total a distance of 7,348 yards and also has a 72 par.
Both teams will return three players from last year's event. Along with Jarmas, Matt Gerber and Nick Ricci were part of the fivesome that helped the Tiger men to the Ivy title, and for the women's team, Alexandra Wong and Sydney Kersten will be back alongside Shon as they aim to move up one spot from a year ago.