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Former PSU Golfer Kevin Foley Earns PGA Tour Card

Kevin Foley has reached a goal that most golfers can only dream of — the former Penn State golfer and New Jersey native earned his PGA Tour card and the right to play among the game’s best earlier this week.

Foley turned professional after graduating from Penn State in 2010, earning his degree in economics. The 26-year-old broke many team records during his time in Happy Valley, and still holds the record for most tournament championships (6). He also achieved 16 top-10 finishes and 20 top-25 finishes during his time at Penn State.

Foley became the first Nittany Lion to join the PGA Tour since Dan O’Neill in 1975.

“I have been privileged to watch Kevin develop into a top collegiate player, then make the difficult first steps as a professional golfer, to becoming a successful full-time member of the Web.com Tour, and now achieve his dream of the PGA Tour,” said head coach Greg Nye. “I think it is an emotional high time for any coach when they experience one of their own reaching a dream. I’m there.”

He had his first major amateur victory at the Sunnehanna Amateur in 2009, helping to put him on the Web.com radar. He finally broke through on the Web.com tour earlier this year, winning the Panama Claro Championship, the most significant golf win every by a Penn State alumnus.

Foley has made eighteen cuts in his Web.com career, notching 6 top 10 finishes along with 8 top 25. The former three time All-American (2008-2010) was the first Penn Stater to earn full time status on the Web.com tour, and after compiling an impressive Web.com resume, will now have full PGA tour status for the 2013 season and will be exempt from tournament qualifying.

Penn State is often correctly thought of as a football school, but Foley’s addition to golf’s greatest league only adds to the sport’s strong presence on campus. We’ve got the grass to prove it.

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David Abruzzese

David is a senior from Rochester, NY, nestled right in beautiful Western New York. He is majoring in Broadcast Journalism, and as an avid sports fan, he passionately supports the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres. He is the first Penn Stater from his family, and couldn’t be prouder to represent Penn State University. In his free time, he likes to alpine ski, and play golf. You can follow him on Twitter @abruz11, and can contact him via email at [email protected]

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