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Hughes, Huntzinger Claim Two of Top Three Spots in Nittany Lions’ Nine-Stroke Victory
Huntzinger Positions Himself to Defend Individual Title with 7-under in Round Two
Hughes is low-man and individual leader after firing opening round 6-under
Huntzinger is ready to defend his individual title at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate
All five Nittany Lions finish in the top-30 to secure first title of 2017-18
Junior Year (2016-17): Competed in all 12 events...Averaged a 71.5 in 32 rounds of play…Was low-man in five events, winning two tournaments including the 2017 NCAA Washington Regional...Selected All-Big Ten Second Team...Posted team’s best scoring average…Recognized with honorable mention PING! All-America honors…Competed in the British and U.S. Amatuer.
Sophomore Year (2015-16): Competed in all 11 events and averaged a 72.8 (28 rounds)…Posted best finish of fifth at Mountaineer Intercollegiate 141 (72-71)…Never finished outside of top-35 in all 10 tournaments including Big Ten Championships and NCAA Regionals…Won 2016 Pennsylvania Amateur at Moselem Springs.
Freshman Year (2014-15): Played 32 rounds in 11 events for a 73.2 average…Shot low round of 66 twice…Finished in top 10 twice and top-20 five times…Took third place at the Primland Invitational 205 (70-69-66) for best finish of rookie season…Competed in both postseason events (Big Ten Championships and NCAA Regionals.
Before Penn State: Three-time conference and district champion…Two-time PIAA State Championship runner-up… Four-year letter winner in golf…Tied first in 2015 Amateur Qualifying…Finished seventh in U.S. Open Sectional qualifying.
Personal: Born July 28th, 1995…Resides in New Tripoli, Pennsylvania…Parents are Carl and Jenny…Has one brother, Travis, and one sister, Kayla…Majoring in marketing.