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Bluffton, S.C. - The Penn State men’s golf team recorded a top-five finish in the Colleton River Collegiate on Tuesday, holding a share of fourth place with host Michigan State at 32-over-par.
After a windy day one was shortened due to darkness on Monday, the teams completed round two on Tuesday morning and continued into the third and final round.
“Today, with far less wind, we certainly looked more like the team we have been and climbed the leaderboard with a great round at 6-under,” said Penn State men’s golf coach Greg Nye.
Penn State recorded the lowest final round at 6-under to close out the tournament.
Senior Cole Miller (New Tripoli, Pa.) carded a final round of 2-under 70 to finish in a tie for fourth place individually.
Joining Miller in fourth was sophomore Alec Bard (New Hartford, N.Y.) who played as an individual. Bard posted a final round of 1-under 71 to secure his first career top-five finish at 2-over for the tournament.
“Cole and Alec both had outstanding events,” Nye said. “Cole made a push at the end to (nearly) notch another victory and to see Alec break through was something all coaches love to see with those who work as hard as he does.”
Sophomore Ryan Davis (Berkeley Heights, N.J.) matched a season low in the final round with a 3-under 69 to finish in a tie for 15th along with junior JD Hughes (Carlisle, Pa.) at 10-over for the tournament.
Penn State played the par fives at 7-under for the tournament to lead the field, and eagles by Hughes and Davis put the Nittany Lions at the top of the category for the tournament.
Iowa State claimed the team title at 15-over, going wire-to-wire to win the event. The individual winner was Brian Ohr of Miami (Ohio) who was the only player under par at 1-under.
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