Men's Golf Wins Third Straight Fall Tournament
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Penn State men's golf team won its third tournament in a row this fall, as the Nittany Lions shot a 288 (E) Monday, to finish tied for first in the Georgetown Hoya Invitational at the Lansdowne Resort in Washington, D.C.
Richmond also shot a 288 in the weather-shortened tournament to earn team medalist honors, while host-school Georgetown shot a 294 (+6) to finish third.
The Nittany Lions began their string of victories on Oct. 5, as Penn State finished the highest out of 13 teams at the Temple Invitational in Philadelphia. The Lions kept the string of victories rolling a week later (Oct. 12), as they captured the MacDonald Cup in New Haven, Conn.
Penn State was led yesterday by Ted Neville, who tied for individual medalist honors with a three-under par 69. Neville shot a 34 (-2) on the front nine and followed with a one-under 35 on the back nine to win the title.
Teammate Greg Pieczynski was third with a 70 (-2), while Marco Poccia finished in a four-way tie for fifth with a one-under 71. Jonas Hyden, who competed as an individual, finished in a tie for 15th at 72 (+2). Mark Leon tied for 44th at 78 (+6), while Jason Pannone shot a seven-over 79 to finish 49th.