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Penn College Golfers Second in Conference, Fifth Nationally


Pennsylvania College of Technology golfers rallied Tuesday to finish second in the Penn State University Athletic Conference championships and fifth in the United States Collegiate Athletic Conference national tournament.

Over two days on the par 72, 6,686-yard Penn State University Blue Course, the Wildcats recorded scores of 326-328 for a 654 total to finish behind Penn State Mont Alto’s 646 in PSUAC action and Rochester College’s 625 in USCAA play.

Individually for Penn College, senior Eric Schall (Jersey Shore) tied for 13th place with back-to-back 79s. Ben Hunter of the Apprentice School in Newport News, Va., finished first with a 70-74-144. Also for Penn College, senior Dean Bell (Schwenksville) tied for 30th with a 81-84-165, sophomore Dan Kramer (Avon, Conn.) tied for 37th with a 81-88-169, junior Kurt Linhart (Zionsville) tied for 45th with an 85-87-172 and freshmen Chad Vuocolo (Lock Haven) and Alex Howe (Lake Ariel) tied for 48th, Vuocolo on rounds of 91-82 and Howe on rounds of 90-83. The low four scores were used to determine team totals.

“Overall, it was a total team effort. They worked hard and it was good to see our two seniors finish in the top 10 (in PSUAC play). Overall, it was a success,” said second-year coach Matt Haile.

For the season, Penn College was 18-3 in the conference and 20-6 overall.

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