Foley Finishes Seventh, Nittany Lions Finish 12th
Oct. 20, 2009
October 20, 2009
MEMPHIS, Tenn.--- New Jersey native, Kevin Foley (Somerville, N.J.) played atop the Nittany Lion line-up placing seventh with a 4-over par at the Memphis Intercollegiate. Foley carded rounds of 75-70-75 (220). The senior standout's top-ten performance marks the 13th of his Nittany Lion career and third consecutive of the season. Foley, who currently is ranked 88th in the country finished 12 shots back from tournament champion, Marc-Ettienne Bussieres of Southern Alabama. Bussieres shot at 9-under par, leaving a 10-stroke gap between first and second place scores.
The Penn State men's golf team concluded in Memphis today in 12th place at 19-over par. The Nittany Lions carded rounds of 314-290-307 (991). The University of Alabama became the sixth team to take home the trophy with rounds of 296-293-293 (882).
Senior T.J. Howe (Osceola, Pa.) registered rounds of 79-74-77 (230), concluding tied for 44th place among five other individuals including No. 34 Philipp Fendt of Louisiana-Lafayette. Fellow senior Jim Markovitz (Bridgeville, Pa.) carded rounds of 79-71-79 (229) to conclude tied for 39th place. Miami native, Ernesto Marin (Miami, Fla.) finished at 19-over par, carding rounds of 81-75-79 (235). Freshman, Matthew Porter (Cortland, N.Y.) finished off his final round with a 76, recording a tournament total, 82-78-76, (236).
Halloween marks the beginning of the last fall tournament for the Nittany Lions as they travel to Ft. Myers, Fla., for the Renaissance Intercollegiate. The tournament will take place on Oct. 31- Nov. 1. Continue to follow the men's golf team on Twitter and at GoPSUSports.