Jeff Turton Named Big Ten Men’s Golfer of the Week
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Jeff Turton (Ithaca, N.Y.) was named the Big Ten Men’s Golfer of the Week for his performance last weekend at the Rutherford Intercollegiate. Turton won the Rutherford in a new tournament record of 10-under 206, which broke the old record of 208 set in 1998 by Andrew McKay of St. John’s.
The senior shot rounds of 70-68-68 in tough weather conditions to win the first collegiate championship of his career and become Penn State’s 16th individual Rutherford champion. Turton’s total score is also the second best 54-hole score in school history, trailing only Matt Abbott’s 202.
Penn State, led by Turton, won the Rutherford for the 11th consecutive time with a new tournament 54-hole record of 859 (-5). It was the fourth consecutive year Penn State has broken the tournament record.
The Nittany Lions have now won or shared the Big Ten Golfer of the Week three weeks in a row as seniors Josh Dawes (Jacksonville, Fla.) and Andy Latowski (Pittsburgh, Pa.) received the honor the past two weeks.
Penn State will be competing this weekend when the head to the University of Iowa for the Big Ten Championships. The Championships will take place from Friday, May 3 through Sunday, May 5.