Men's Golf Places Tenth at Big Ten Championships
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - The Penn State men's golf team placed tenth out of 11 teams at the Big Ten Championships in Iowa City. The Nittany Lions finished with a score of 1180 (+28), which is the third best 72-hole score in school history.
Mark Leon (Brampton, Ontario) was the Nittany Lions top finisher tying for 18th with a total score of 5-over 293. Leon's 72-hole score is the fourth best in school history.
Jim Fuller (Muskogee, Okla.) and Josh Dawes (Jacksonville, Fla.) finished within three strokes of Leon. Fuller shot a 7-over 295 tying him 24th place, while Dawes tied for 27th with an 8-over 296.
Jeff Turton (Ithaca, N.Y.) tied for 40th with a score of 300 and teammate Andy Latowski (Pittsburgh, Pa.) shot a 304 tying him for 45th.
Minnesota shot a 3-under 285 on the final day to win the Big Ten Championship with a total score of 1152 (E). The Gophers entered the final round six shots behind the leader, but made up the six strokes to finish four strokes in front of second place Illinois, who shot a score of 1156. Purdue, who entered the round in the lead, placed third with a score of 1157.
Eric Jorgenson of Michigan State won his first Big Ten title with a final score of 8-under par 280. Scott Harrington of Northwestern shot a final round of 66, the best 18-hole round of the tournament, to catapult him from eighth to second with a final score of 282 (-6)
The Nittany Lions next tournament will be the NCAA East Regional May 16-18, with the site to be determined.
1. Minnesota 294 278 295 285 1152
1. Eric Jorgensen Michigan State 70 72 69 69 280