Photo: Mitch Gilmore
Penn State DuBois Starts 2014 Golf Season Strong
Penn State DuBois' Golf Team played their first tournament of the season on Thursday and walked away tied for first place with Penn State Lehigh Valley in the field of seven teams. PSLH ended up being named tournament champion based on a tiebreaking criterion. 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.
Seven full teams were represented in the first PSUAC tournament of the season. Top ten individual scorers for PSUD were Mitch Gilmore (Ridgway High School) who led the PSUD team with an 82 to earn the 5th place overall score. DuBois' Tyler Woodard (Smethport Area High School) and Kristi Hanes, (Elk County Catholic) were close behind, finishing tied for 6th with 83's. Rounding out the scoring for PSUD, Justin Quiggle (St. Marys HS) and Vinnie Montanari (Redbank Valley) both posted 97's, and Justin Gumpf (Big Spring HS) posted a 100 to finish the scoring.
"Tied for first or not, it was as great way to start the season," said PSUD coach Pat Lewis. He added, "All of the conference schools were here and it is nice for our golfers to get off to a strong start. Eight of our ten golfers from last year's PSUAC Championship team moved on to main campus, so this was a whole new group of golfers for DuBois again this year. I'm very pleased with their composure in their first collegiate golf match." PSUD finished with a team score of 345 to start the conference season (5-1).
PSU DuBois' next match is September 8th at DuBois Country Club hosted by Penn State DuBois. 11:00 a.m. Shotgun Start
Penn State New Kensington "Bernie Guss Invitational"
1. Penn State DuBois 345
1. Penn State Lehigh Valley 345
3. Penn State Hazleton 355
4. Penn State Wilkes Barre 374
5. Penn State Schuylkill 376
6. Penn State Mont Alto 380
7. Penn State New Kensington 386