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Nittany Lions Take on Ireland: Day 7

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Friday marked our last day together in my home country Ireland. We were able to sleep in until 8 a.m., which was fantastic. It was our final day having breakfast at the hotel so I took full advantage of the amazing selection of breakfast food they had. The Irish pudding was so good! 

Then we set out to play at Tralee Golf Club. When we got there, we noticed how windy it was. Despite it being 40 mph winds all day, it was an unbelievable experience. I don't think anyone had experienced such extreme weather. The weather was something we will never forget. 

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It would rain for one hole and then next hole it would be down pouring. I remember on the seventh hole, we were discussing where to aim since the wind was coming very strong to the right. The only way to get the ball on the fairway was to aim out of bounds and let the wind bring it in. Some holes we would have to hit four to five clubs extra to reach the hole. Despite the very tricky conditions, we all fought on.

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It was also our final day of competition between the black and pink team. We played match play format. The points were tight all day, but the black team came out as the champions.

After we finished our last golf round in Ireland, we headed back to the hotel to have our farewell dinner at the hotel. My parents joined us from Dublin for dinner and it was lovely having them there beside me before I leave for college.

My mum surprised us with an amazing leprechaun cake. However, they made a funny typo and wrote "Pen State" instead of "Penn State."

We are all sad that this amazing trip has come to an end. We have made some memorable memories together and really got to know each other better. 

- Ariana Coyle Diez

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