By Cooper Sutton
At the Rutherford Intercollegiate in State College, Pa. last weekend, the men’s golf team finished 11th out of 16 teams playing with a score of 933. Penn State finished first with a score of 880.
Individually, Dan Bernard ’13 led the team in scoring for the tournament, posting 77, 74 and 78 on the first, second and third days respectively. His total score of 229 was good enough to place him 31st overall.
Schuyler Stitzer ’14 and Ben Mattingly ’11 followed close behind Bernard, both finishing at 235. Stitzer’s 74 on Sunday, the final day of the tournament, led all Bison players for the day.
At the top of the leader boards, T.J. Howe of Penn State finished an individual first, shooting 70, 73 and 73 in each respective round. His score was one stroke better than the second-place finisher, Jake Katz of Binghamaton.
In the team competition, Penn State was able to hold off a hot Towson Tigers team that was right on the heels of the Nittany Lions, shooting a team 287 on Sunday. This score put the Tigers in second for the tournament and was the best single round score for any team throughout the entire weekend.
The Bison will continue their season next weekend in Annapolis, Md. at the Navy Invitational.