Men's Golf Ties for Third at Pinehurst for Second Consecutive Year
March 13, 2011
PINEHURST, North Carolina - The Penn State men's golf team tied for third place for the second consecutive year at the Pinehurst Intercollegiate on Sunday. After shooting a weekend low of 288 in the final round the Nittany Lions tied with VCU carding a tournament total of 882 (293-301-288) and finishing nine strokes behind first place UNC Wilmington.
Senior T.J. Howe (Osceola, Pa.) led Penn State, shooting his tournament low of 68 in the final round. Howe improved on the individual leader board, climbing five positions to set him one stroke behind the shared first place position. Howe concluded play with rounds of 70-75-68 (213), tying him for third.
The sophomore trio of Jay Woodward (Bridgeport, WVa.), Ernesto Marin (Miami, Fla.) and Anthony DeGol (Hollidaysburg, Pa.) all improved on the Individual leader board as well. Woodward climbed five places to conclude the tournament tied for 30 with a three-round total of 224 (77-73-74). DeGol and Marin tied for 34 with a 12-over par total of 225. DeGol carded rounds of 72-80-73 while Marin posted rounds of 74-78-73. Senior Tommy McDonagh (East Norwalk, Conn.) shot 19-over par with a three round total of 232 (79-75-78) to tie for 57.
Sophomore Matthew Porter (Cortland, N.Y.), who played as an individual, climbed one spot on the individual leader board, tying for 84 with a total of 246 (77-86-83).
The golf team will be back in action April 2-3 when they travel to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to compete at the LSU Intercollegiate.