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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.– Penn State rising senior Cole Miller has been selected to play in the prestigious British Amateur Championship at one of the world’s most iconic links courses.
Miller will be among 288 global players competing in The Amateur Championship at Royal St. George’s Golf Club and neighboring Princes Golf Club in England. The players will compete in stroke play and match play from June 19-24.
From New Tripoli, Pa., Miller received the invitation after winning the NCAA’s Washington Regional, boosting the Nittany Lions to the NCAA Championships. An All-Big Ten selection, he won or tied for five individual titles this past spring, including the Seminole Intercollegiate and the Kingsmill Intercollegiate. Miller also garnered his third consecutive PING All-Region recognition during the 2016-17 campaign.
The first Amateur Championship was held in 1885. Royal St. George’s and Prince is hosting The Amateur Championship for the 14th time. The links course has hosted The Open (British Open) 13 times.
Penn State made its 23rd NCAA Championship regional appearance under Coach Greg Nye, finishing fifth in the Washington Regional after being seeded No. 9 in the regional. The Nittany Lions advanced to the NCAA Championships finals for the fifth time under Nye. Seeded No. 30 entering the NCAA finals, Penn State vaulted past four teams during the third round to finish in a tie for 24th place.
All five of Penn State's NCAA Championship participants are slated to return for the 2017-18 season, four of whom have at least two more years of eligibility.