Penn State performances: Miller and Davis combined for eight birdies on Wednesday, while Charles Huntzinger shot a respectable 73 and Alec Bard shot a 79. He led the Nittany Lions to a fifth-place finish in the 14-team field. Matt Gilchrest of Auburn and Shintaro Ban of UNLV tied for third at 2-under-par.
Jacksonville, ranked 42nd in the country, made the biggest move in the final round, shooting a one-over 289 to tie Northwestern for fifth place, then knocking out the Wildcats in a playoff, keeping the team from playing almost home at the NCAA Championship at Rich Harvest Farms outside Chicago.
While senior Jared du Toit notch a 3-under 68 in the final round, including three birdies in the final eight holes, the play of a freshmen trio on Wednesday – after a tough outing for two of them on Tuesday – was noteworthy. “We joke about it and we laughed about it last night”.
“Cole was not going to be denied today”, Nye said. “Like he has done all year, he showed up and put us on his back today”. Led by Nick Hardy’s 2-under 70, IL had the best score of the third round, 6-over 294, to finish third at 14 over.
White is one of 10 individuals competing as at-large selections at the 2017 NCAA Championships West Lafayette Regional. Wallace finished with a 42 on the back nine. The Dickson, Tennessee, native tied for 15th place. Burnham was 1-over-par at the turn, but finished the back 6-over par and is in 44th place. Three players tied for second at 4-under.
Senior Winton Munch of Traverse City, Michigan (Central HS) lead the Flying Dutchmen finishing with an even-par 72. The weather continued to be a factor and after a par on the par-five seventh, she bogeyed the par-four eighth and doubled the par-four ninth to go +4 (40) on the front nine. Freshman Giovanni Tadiotto finished with a final round 74, while Junior Dylan Meyer and Sophomore Edoardo Lipparelli fired a pair of final round 75’s to close out the scoring for IL.
Penn State is off to its first NCAA championships in seven years.
He shot a 69 (-3) in the first round, which was good enough to tie for fourth after the first day. Gibson is now tied for eighth place at 4-over. He finished the event tied for 40th at 224 (75-80-69).
Sophomore Ben Kramer of Spring Lake, Michigan (Spring Lake) rounded out the scoring for Hope with 77. It finished 12 strokes ahead of No. 12 Kent State (855). “I have said it before, but this team has consistently displayed a resilience and fight all year”.
The Rebels are one of 30 teams that advanced to the NCAA Men’s Golf Championships at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois on May 26-31.