Men's Golf Finishes Fourth In First Invitational of Spring
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - The Penn State men's golf team took fourth place at the Big Red Classic held at the Lake Diamond Golf and Country Club in Ocala, Florida. The Nittany Lions entered the final round of golf in third place, but a final round of 303 enabled Bowling Green State to overpass the Lions. Lamar University won the tournament with a score of 862 (-2), while the Penn State finished with a score of 880 (+16).
Penn State was led by the senior duo of Jim Fuller (Muskogee, Okla.) and Andy Latowski (Pittsburgh, Pa.), who both placed fifth with scores of 216 (E). Latowski shot three rounds of 72 and Fuller shot rounds of 72, 70 and 74.
Josh Dawes (Jacksonsville, Fla.) and Mark Leon (Brampton, Ontario) also had strong showings for the Nittany Lions. Dawes finished tied for 15th with a score of 221 (+5), while Leon finished tied for 37th with a score of 228 (+16).
Several Nittany Lions were among the leaders in various tournament categories. Dawes had the third most birdies and had third lowest score on par four holes. Latowski had the third lowest score on par three holes and second lowest on par fives. Fuller ended up with ten birdies, which was the sixth highest.
As a team, Penn State tied with Lamar University for the most pars of the tournament with 200. Penn State also had the fourth most birdies with 42 and the third lowest score on par four holes with an average score of 4.16.
The Nittany Lions will return to action next week when the travel to Citrus Springs, Florida for the El Diablo Intercollegiate. The tournament will take place from March 16-17 and will start at 8:00 each day.