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Nittany Lions Take on Ireland: Day 5

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Today, we were fortunate enough to play Dooks golf links. The course was absolutely beautiful and right by the water. There was a spectacular view at every hole. We were able to see the water and the giant green mountains in the back, which were partially covered by thick fog. Throughout the golf course there was also lavender that lined the rough/fescue, which was a very pretty site to see and smelled amazing!

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We played in the traditional Irish weather, 65 degrees with light rain and 15 mph winds. Our team was again divided into two teams, pink and black. Today we played a match play format. Coach St. Pierre paired us all up with a member of the opposite color team to compete. I was a member of the black team and I got to play with Ariana Coyle-Diez and I am happy to say, that today the black team won!

 

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After our rounds, we stopped at a local museum called the Kerry Bog Village. At the museum there were Kerry Bog Ponies and Irish Wolfhounds that we could all pet. The Irish Wolfhounds came right up to Coach St. Pierre and seemed extremely excited to see her!

 

Also, there were many 18th and 19th century homes still intact. We learned a lot about Irish daily activities, which consisted of growing vegetables, mainly potatoes, and tending to the farm animals. For dinner, we went to the town of Killarney and ate at Robertino's, which was a very good Italian place!

 

The Penn State women's golf team had a very good day! 

 

- Megan McLean, sophomore

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