Men's Golf Struggles in Opening Two Rounds of Big Ten Championship
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - The Penn State men's golf struggled in the opening two rounds of the Big ten Championships in Iowa City. The Nittany Lions are currently tied for 10th place with Wisconsin with a 36-hole score of 597 (+21). The Lions shot a first round score of 302, but improved the second round with a score of 295.
Purdue shot a stellar first round score of 279, ten shots better than any other team, to take the overall lead with a score of 568 (-8). Minnesota and Northwestern are tied for second with scores of 572.
Penn State's highest placing golfer after two rounds is Jim Fuller (Muskogee, Okla.), who is tied for 29th with a score of 3-over 147. Fuller shot one of the better second rounds of the Championships with a 1-under 71.
Mark Leon (Brampton, Ontario) is only one shot behind Fuller with a score of 148, which ties him for 34th with 36-holes to play.
Justin Smith of Minnesota has the overall lead shooting a 4-under 140. Six golfers are tied for second with scores of 141 (-3).
Tomorrow's third round will begin at 10:00 a.m. (ET). Live results can be found at www.hawkeyesports.com.