Penn State wins Colleton River Collegiate championship title

The Penn State Nittany Lion men's golf team earned the Colleton River Collegiate championship title Thursday at the Pete Dye Course, finishing the tournament with a team score of 916 (317-307-292), 11 strokes ahead of second place finishers Michigan and Michigan State.

Penn State dominated the top twenty individually. Freshman Chris Houston not only led the Lions to their first place finish, but also tied for first overall with two Michigan State competitors: Matthew Moseley and Gareth Blease. Houston tallied an 60-77-71 across the three rounds of the tournament to finish with a 12-over-par 228.

Senior Jay Woodward finished only one stroke behind Houston placing fourth on the leader board, shooting a 78-77-74 throughout three rounds to post a 229 total. The duo of senior Anthony DeGol and sophomore Xander McDonald-Smith shared the fifth place ranking, both posting a score of 231 after 54 holes of play.

Sophomore Jens Talbert rounded out the team total for the Nittany Lions, shooting three round score of 237 and tying for 14th on the leader board. Freshman Geoff Vartelas played as an individual and marked a 235 (85-76-75), which placed him tied for 12th overall.


Team results:

1. Penn State 916

T2. Michigan 927

T2. Michigan State (927)

4. Detroit 964

Top individuals:

1. **Matthew Moseley, Michigan State (78-71-79—228)

T2. Chris Houston, Penn State (80-77-71—228)

T2. Gareth Blease, Michigan State (81-73-74—228)

4. Jay Woodward, Penn State (78-77-74—229)

T5. Anthony DeGol, Penn State (81-75-75—231)

T5. Xander McDonald-Smith, Penn State (78-81-72—231)

7. Chris O’Neill, Michigan (81-77-74—232)

T8. Brett McIntosh, Michigan (82-75-76—233)

T8. Matt Alessi Michigan (85-75-73—233)

T8. Andrew Yeager, Michigan (81-74-78—233)

T8. *Miguel Echavarria, Michigan 78-79-76—233)

T12. Simon Reyers, Detroit (84-74-77—235)

T12. *Geoff Vartelas, Penn State (85-76-74—235)

**won tiebreaker

*played as individual


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