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MGOLF Mounts Comeback to Finish Co-Champions

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Rutherford Intercollegiate
DATES April 15-16, 2017
LOCATION Penn State Blue Course; University Park, Pennsylvania (Par 71, 7,202 yards)
SCORING & INFO Leaderboard
FIELD Binghamton, Columbia, Eastern Michigan, Georgetown, Oakland, Ohio, Rutgers, Penn State, Seton Hall, Towson, VCU, West Virginia and Xavier.


April 16, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Penn State men’s golf team overcame a 12-stroke deficit to claim a co-championship with Georgetown at 16-over at the Rutherford Intercollegiate in University Park, Pa.

Sophomore Charles Huntzinger (Duluth, Ga.) led the way with a three under 68 to finish in a tie for fourth at 214 at 1-over. Huntzinger finished the tournament tied for second in par-4 scoring at -3 and third in overall birdies with 10.

Freshman Ryan Davis (Berkeley Heights, N.J.) ended his tournament in sixth place after a 4-over 75 totaled his score at 215 and 2-over overall. Davis used consistent play to place himself inside the top ten as he tied for second with 39 pars over the 54-hole contest.

Sophomore JD Hughes (Carlisle, Pa.) shot the second-best score of the final day for the Lions with a one-under 70. Hughes finished in a tie for 17th at 8-over par. Junior Cole Miller (New Tripoli, Pa.) shot a 74 on his round, finishing in a tie for 27th with 223.

Senior Christian Elliott (Port Perry, Ontario) shot a 77 to end in a tie for 45th. Freshman Alec Bard (New Hartford, N.Y.) playing as an individual finished tied with Hughes after his 1-over 72.  

Sophomore Connor Raeman (Canandaigua, N.Y.) led the tournament in par-5 scoring at -4 and finished in a tie for 40th at +13, while senior Cody Cox (Milford, Pa.) shot a closing score of 84 to finish in 72nd, both played as individuals.

Penn State shot their lowest round of the tournament (287), while Georgetown shot their worst (299) to result in co-champions. Oakland finished in third with eight strokes back with Eastern Michigan and Seton Hall tied for fourth.

Ohio’s Peyton White claimed the player title with a 4-under 209. Lloyd Jefferson Go from Seton Hall tied the Blue Course record with a 64, tying former Nittany Lion Robert Rohanna’s low-score.

The Lions return to action April 22-23, for the Kepler Intercollegiate hosted by Ohio State in Columbus, Ohio.

 Pos. Team/Player (seed) Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total + / -
 T1 Penn State 293 288 287 868 +16
 T4 Charles Huntzinger (2) 73 73 68 214 +1
 6 Ryan Davis (4) 71 69 75 215 +2
 T17 JD Hughes (3) 79 72 70 221 +8
 T27 Cole Miller (1) 73 76 74 223 +10
 T45 Christian Elliott (5) 76 74 77 227 +14
 T17 Alec Bard (Ind.) 73 76 72 221 +8
 T40 Connor Raeman (Ind.) 79 71 76 226 +13
72 Cody Cox (Ind.) 79 88 84 251 +38

 

 

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