Penn State To Host Nittany Lion Invitational
STATE COLLEGE, Pa.- The Penn State women's golf team hosts the 25th Annual Nittany Lion Invitational at the PSU Blue Golf Course on Friday, Oct. 13 through Sunday, Oct. 15.
Sixteen squads from across the nation will compete in the 54-hole event. Teams tee off the par-72, 5,921-yard course for 18 holes of action at 9 a.m. each day.
Slated to compete in this weekend's event are: Appalachian State, Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Eastern Michigan, Hartford, James Madison, Longwood, Maryland, Monmouth, North Carolina- Greensboro, Ohio, Penn State, Radford, Rutgers, St. Francis, and William & Mary.
Penn State's Nittany Lion Invitational has been played 24 times since the tournament first began in 1974. Penn State has won the title 14 times, including the first six outings. Ohio State, Longwood, and Methodist College join Penn State as repeat winners.
Last fall No. 19 Oregon (885) captured the team title from the 17-team field, followed by Penn State (888), Ohio and Louisville (902), and James Madison (914). The medalist was Oregon's Pam Sowden, who shot a 210.
ALL_TIME NITTANY LION INVITATIONAL RESULTS Year Team Champion Score Individual Medalist Score 1974 Penn State 726 Julie Smith, Penn State 173 1975 Spring Penn State 712 Renie Kelleher, Penn State 171 1975 Fall Penn State 730 Goan Garety, Michigan State 165 1976 Penn State 697 Debbie McCullock, Massachusetts 162 1977 Penn State 685 Jan Van Munching, Mt. Holyoke 160 1978 Penn State 645 Anne Marie Locke, Mt. Holyoke 157 1979 Ohio State 599 Rose Jones, Ohio State 225 1982 Penn State 929 Ellen Black, Penn State 228 1985 Spring Ohio State 918 Cheryl Stacey, Ohio State 225 1985 Fall Longwood 950 Jennifer Crepts, James Madison 229 1986 Spring Bowling Green 640 Laura Broadbent, Bowling Green 156 1986 Fall Longwood 608 Kirsten Stone, Penn State 144 1988 South Carolina 945 Tiffany Maurycy, William & Mary 230 1989 Penn State 939 Sara Evans, Minnesota 217 1991 Spring Penn State 936 Cathy Gitzendanner, Penn State 221 1992 Fall Methodist College 643 Nickie Crist, James Madison 156 1993 Spring Methodist College 644 Calay Jaynes, James Madison 156 1994 Spring Penn State 630 Heather Preston, Penn State 152 1995 Spring Penn State 647 Nickie Crist, James Madison* 158 1995 Fall Penn State 940 Laura Hammond, Penn State 232 1996 Fall Nebraska 605 Rachelle Tacha, Nebraska 147 1997 Spring Penn State 631 Kathryn Yard, James Madison 151 1999 Spring Penn State 941 Summer Phinney, UNC Greensboro 225 1999 Fall Oregon 885 Pam Sowden, Oregon 210 *Won playoff hole The tournament name was changed to the Nittany Lion Invitational for 1999; previously it was called the Lady Lion Invitational.