April 26, 2012
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -
After a two-week break in their spring schedule, the Nittany Lions will travel to French Lick, Ind., for the 2012 Big Ten Championship. The three-day, 72-hole tournament will be contested at the 7,152-yard, par-72 Pete Dye Course at the French Lick Resort, April 27-29
2012 BIG TEN MEETINGS
The tournament marks the second spring event, which has featured the entire Big Ten Conference. All teams met up in Bradenton, Fla., in February for the Big Ten Match Play Championship.
The Nittany Lions experienced split results at the tournament, losing the first round in a tiebreaker to eventual winner Northwestern and winning the second round 3.5-2.5 to Michigan State.
PENN STATE AT THE BIG TENS
At last year's championship, Penn State came in ninth with junior Jay Woodward leading the way, shooting a 5-over-par 293 at the Kampen Course. This year Penn State will seek to better it's team finish and capture the automatic bid into the NCAA Regional Tournament.
NITTANY LION LINEUP
Out for the Nittany Lions this weekend are senior Tommy McDonagh (East Norwalk, Conn.), juniors Anthony DeGol (Hollidaysburg, Pa.) and Jay Woodward (Bridgeport, Conn.) and freshmen Xander McDonald-Smith (Rockaway Park, N.Y.) and Jens Talbert (Little Rock, Ark.).
Five golfers will compete for each school with the lowest four scores at the end of each round counting toward the team total. At stake is not only the Big Ten Championship title, but also an automatic big to the 2012 NCAA Regional Tournament
Thursday, April 26 - Practice Round
Friday, April 27 -- First & Second Rounds (36) - 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., tee times
Saturday, April 28 -- Third Round (18) - 9 a.m., tee times
Sunday, April 29 -- Final Round (18) - 8 a.m., tee times
Live scoring for the event will be available at Golfstat. For updates on Penn State golfers, follow GoPSU_MGolf on Twitter or check GoPSUsports.com for recaps after each day.