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Nittany Lions Collect Fourth Top-Five Finish of Fall

Courtesy of GoPSU Athletics


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 28, 2019



Senior Alec Bard ties for 11th in individual play in final tournament of 2019


GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Penn State men’s golf team collected its fourth top-five finish of the fall 2019 season at the UNCG/Grandover Collegiate Monday. The Nittany Lions moved up a spot with a one-stroke advantage in the final round for fifth place with a three-round 894 total (296+307+302, 30-over).


“It was good to get our fourth top-five finish this fall with this new group of starters,” said Penn State men’s golf coach Greg Nye. “We had to regroup as a team after round two as the Bermuda rough greenside and grain on the greens gave us fits throughout. I give the guys a lot of credit for their effort today.”


Senior Alec Bard tied for 11th with a 221 final score (73+71+77, 5-over) after firing the Nittany Lions’ best round of the tournament with a 1-under 71 Saturday.


“Alec overcame some adversity early in the round by fighting back making four birdies and key par saves over his last 11 holes,” Nye said. “His creative side came shining through.”


Moving into the top 25 was junior Lou Olsakovsky (Upper St. Clair, Pa.) who took two strokes off his second-round score for a 228 (74+78+76, 12-over).


Freshman Jimmy Meyers had his low round of the tournament and tied his low round for the fall in the final round. He tied for 26th for his best career finish with a 229 (76+78+75, 13-over).


Senior Ryan Davis (Berkeley Heights, N.J.) had the best round for the Nittany Lions on Monday with a 72 for even par. He finished in a tie for 31st with a 230 total (75+83+72, 14-over). Junior James McHugh (Rye, N.Y.) also earned a tie for 31st with a 230 (74+76+80, 14-over).


Junior Lukas Clark (Holland, Pa.) matched his first-round score to move up five spots with a 236 (77+82+77, 20-over) to tie for 57th.


Host UNCG won the tournament for the second-straight year with a 12-over 876 total and Nick Lyerly of UNCG carded a 71 in the final round for individual medalist honors.

Keep up to date with the latest information about the Nittany Lion Men’s Golf team on Twitter at @PennStateMGolf and Facebook. Follow Coach Greg Nye on Instagram at @CoachNyePSU.



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