Men’s Golf Team Qualifies for NCAA Finals
For the second time in three years, the Penn State Men’s Golf team is headed to the NCAA Finals, following a 4th place finish at the East Regional Qualifying tournament. Seniors T.J. Howe and Kevin Foley led the team finishing tied for first and fourth, respectively. The team carded a 3-under-par, 837 over three rounds (277-283-277) and finished just two strokes behind Kent State and Texas, who tied for first.
Tournament host, Yale, has traditionally been good to the Nittany Lions. The last time the Bulldogs hosted a regional tournament, in 2004, Penn State finished second, their highest ever regional finish. Their season will continue in Chattanooga, home of the University of Tennessee, on June 1st, when the NCAA Finals begin. Head Coach Greg Nye said, “What makes the trip to Chattanooga special is that in 1996, I took the team to the Finals at this very course. It will be my second appearance at the Honors Course which makes this very exciting.”
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