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Challenging Inverness Intercollegiate Awaits the Nittany Lions

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Sophomore Xander McDonald-Smith

Sept. 16, 2012


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The Penn State men's golf team will travel to Toledo, Ohio on Sept. 17-18 for the two-day, 54-hole Inverness Intercollegiate, hosted by the University of Toledo men's golf program.

This par-71, 7,255-yard Inverness Club is quite historic, as it has been the home of four U.S. Opens, two PGA Championships, two U.S. Senior Opens, one U.S. Amateur, and the 2009 NCAA Men's Golf Championship.

Three Big Ten schools will join the Nittany Lions, including Michigan, Michigan State, and Northwestern. Northwestern is one of five teams that finished in the Top 50 of the 2011-12 Golfstat rankings, joined by Florida State, Kent State, Liberty, and North Texas. Rounding out the competition will be South Florida and the host, Toledo.

Senior Jay Woodward (Bridgeport, W. Va.) will be looking to continue his strong start to the 2012-13 season for Penn State, coming off a 19th place individual finish at the Gopher Invitational. Rounding out the lineup will be senior Anthoy DeGol (Hollidaysburg, Pa.), sophomores Xander McDonald-Smith (Rockaway Park, N.Y.) and Jens Talbert (Little Rock, Ark.), and freshman Geoff Vartelas (Cromwell, Conn.). In addition, freshman JD Dornes (Lancaster, Pa.) will make his collegiate debut at the Inverness Intercollegiate, competing as an individual.

The event will begin with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start for the first 36 holes of the tournament on Monday, Sept. 17 and an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start Tuesday, Sept. for the final 18 holes.




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