Penn State DuBois Wins "Bernie Gus Invitational" at PSNK
John Gaylor is medalist
Penn State DuBois Golf Team played their first match of their inaugural season on Thursday and walked away with their first tournament title. The "Bernie Gus Invitational" named after the long time golf coach at PSNK was played at the Links at Spring Church and was hosted by Penn State New Kensington. The weather was perfect for golf, sunny skies and little wind.
Four full teams were represented along with two partial teams attending the first tournament of the season. Sophomore, John Gaylor (Clearfield Area High School) led the PSUD team with a 78 on a par 72 course to earn the medalist spot. DuBois' John Kane (DuBois Area High School) was close behind, finishing tied for fourth with an 80. The PSUD squad finished the day with five players in the top ten golfers. Derek Buganza (Brockway) finished 6th with an 82, Tighe Truman (Brookville) and Owen Braun (Mechanicsburg) both posted 86's to finish tied for 9th. Vinnie Montanari (Redbank Valley) rounded out the PSUD scoring with an 89 for 13th place out of 29 golfers.
"It was as great way to start the season and the program," said Head Coach Pat Lewis. He added, "We had all six golfers post scores in the 70's and 80's and five golfers in the top ten. I'm very pleased with their composure in their first collegiate golf match." PSUD finished with a team score of 326 to start the conference season (2-0) and (3-0) overall.
PSU DuBois' next match is September 4th at Penn National Golf Course hosted by Mont Alto.
The Links at Spring Church Course
August 29, 2013
PSU New Kensington Tournament
1. PS DuBois 326 (2-0) Conference (3-0) Overall
2. Butler County CC 336 (2-1)
3. PS Mont Alto 356 (1-1) Conference (1-2) Overall
4. PS New Kensington 391 (0-2) Conference (0-3) Overall
Individual Top Ten
1. John Gaylor, PS DuBois 78 (medalist)
2. Adam Poulson, PS Mont Alto 79
2. Jordon Johnson, Butler CCC 79
4. John Kane, PS DuBois 80
4. C.J. Snow, PS Mont Alto 80
6. Derek Buganza, PS DuBois 82
7. Jayce Corklin, Butler CCC 83
8. Corey Eberly, PS Mont Alto 85
7. Owen Braun, PS DuBois 86
10. Tighe Truman, PS DuBois 86
13. Vinnie Montanari, PS DuBois 89