Men's Golf Opens the Season at the PSUAC Invitational on the Blue Course at University Park

Men's Golf Opens the Season at the PSUAC Invitational on the Blue Course at University Park

University Park, Pa. - The Penn State Mont Alto golf team made its fall debut on Thursday, Sept. 7 in a beautiful morning at the PSUAC Invitational at Penn State's Blue Course in State College. The Lions competed against the eight other Pennsylvania State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) schools that field a golf team with Mont Alto finishing fifth with a team score of 343.

As a team, Mont Alto's 343 strokes was just seven strokes behind second-place team Lehigh Valley and 25 shots behind PSU Dubois who took home the championship of the event with a carded score of 318.

Owen Groft (Hanover, Pa. / New Oxford) led Mont Alto with a 77 on the par-72 course. Groft finished fourth out of the 49-compeitor field, with the next closest teammate being Tom Shearer (Chambersburg, Pa. / Chambersburg Area) who carded an 83.

Freshman Robert Sirk (Waynesboro, Pa. / Waynesboro Area) made a terrific debut for the Lions finishing with an 84. Rounding out the Mont Alto competitors was Erika Cauffman (Waynesboro, Pa. / Waynesboro Area) who shot a 99, which was good for 35th, and senior Dayne Connor carded a 104.

Penn State Mont Alto return to action in a week and a half when it competes in the Elizabethtown College Invitational at the Hershey Country Club on Sept. 19 at 12 p.m.