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Kissimmee, Fla. -
The Penn State Men’s golf team shot a total of 3-over 363 to defeat West Virginia by 15 strokes on Sunday at the Reunion Resort Watson Course to win the Athletic Director’s Trophy for the second consecutive year.
The Nittany Lions were led by junior Charles Huntzinger (Duluth, Ga.) who fired a match-low 3-under 69.
“Led by Charles, we played very well today on the Watson Course,” said Penn State coach Greg Nye. “We really did excellent work on managing our early season expectations and emotions on a challenging golf course design with strong winds today.”
Senior Cole Miller (New Tripoli, Pa.) and freshman Daniel Martinez (Austin, Texas) followed in a tie for second place with rounds of 1-over 73.
Junior Ryan Dornes (Lancaster, Pa.) and sophomore Ryan Davis (Berkeley Heights, N.J.) each shot rounds of 2-over 74 to follow close behind.
After a nearly 40-year hiatus, the Athletic Director’s Trophy event was reinstated in 2017. The Nittany Lions have now registered back-to-back wins over the Mountaineers.
Penn State will make a quick turnaround and head to Palm Coast, Fla., as the team will compete in Big Ten Match Play February 9-10.
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