Rohanna Named Big Ten Men¡¯s Co-Golfer of the Week
University Park, Pa.; April 11, 2007 ¨C Penn State junior Robert Rohanna (Waynesburg, Pa.) has been named the Big Ten Men¡¯s Co-Golfer of the Week for the second time in his career after winning medalist honors at the Marshall Invitational last weekend. Rohanna sunk nine birdies on his way to firing rounds of 69 and 68 to finish five-under par. His two-round total of 137 put him in a tie for the second best 36-hole score in Nittany Lion history.
Rohanna¡¯s win at the Marshall Invitational in Huntington, W.Va. was the second of his collegiate career and his eighth career top-10 finish. He also won the Georgetown Invitational last October. Rohanna earned Academic All Big Ten honors last year and is a two-time Mid-Atlantic All Region Team selection. He was last honored as Big Ten Men¡¯s Co-Golfer of the Week as a freshman in May 2005 after a second place finish at Penn State¡¯s Rutherford Intercollegiate where he shot nine-under par (207).
Rohanna shares the honors with Michigan State junior Ryan Brehm, who shot two-under par and captured the Boilermaker Invitational last weekend.
Rohanna and the Nittany Lions were named an honorable mention for National Team of the Week by Golfweek. Penn State finished three-under par and won the 38th annual Marshall Invitational with an impressive performance after shooting rounds of 285 and 280 for a total score of 565 ¨C the fifth best 36-hole team total in school history. The Nittany Lions were the only team of the 16-team field to finish under par, beating the next best teams, Ball State and Marquette, by 12 strokes. The win marked the 50th tournament title for head coach Greg Nye in his 15 seasons at Penn State.
Penn State and 15 other teams, including nine Big Ten teams, will battle this weekend at the 37th annual Kepler Intercollegiate. The tournament, hosted by Ohio State, will be held April 14-15 at the par-71, 7,454-yard Scarlet Course in Columbus, Ohio, home of the 2007 Big Ten Championships.