Men's Golf Falls to Michigan State in Final Match
Feb. 12, 2011
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - The Penn State men's golf team ended play at the Big Ten Match Play Championship at the PGA National Resort Saturday. The Nittany Lions fell to Michigan State in the final match up with a score of 3-2-1 to conclude the event 1-2.
Sophomores Matthew Porter (Cortland, NY) and Ernesto Marin (Miami, Fla.) captured the two wins for Penn State. Porter matched up against Michigan State junior Dave Ellis. The two stood all square at the seventh hole when Porter took control and led for the next eight holes, finishing play at 4 and 3. Marin took control early in play after standing all square with sophomore Matthew Moseley at the first two holes. Marin concluded play 3 and 3.
Sophomore Anthony DeGol (Hollidaysburg, PA) halved the match against Michigan State's Chris Mory. The match remained all square for the final five holes.
For seniors T.J. Howe (Osceola, Pa.) and Tommy McDonagh (East Norwalk, Conn.) and sophomore Jay Woodward (Bridgeport, W.Va.) the match ended in disappointment. The three Nittany Lions ended with scores of 3 and 3, 6 and 5 and 5 and 4, respectively.
Penn State will be in action again on March 11 when the team will travel to Pinehurst, NC to compete in the three day Pinehurst Intercollegiate.