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Austin Green Wins PSUAC Medalist Honors In Playoff; DuBois Edges Out W-B for Team Trophy

Penn State Mont Alto's Austin Green.
Penn State Mont Alto's Austin Green.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Penn State Mont Alto's Austin Green captured his second PSUAC Individual Medalist honors on Tuesday, winning on the first hole of a sudden victory playoff with Wilkes-Barre's Jonathan Wilson. 

Green and Wilson each finished the two-day tournament at 2-over par 146 on the par-72 Penn State Blue Course. Green was tied for second in the concurrent USCAA National Championship tournament after day one, but a 76 on day two took him out of contention on the national scene. Wilson had very consistent days with back-to-back 73's, leading to the playoff where Green would birdie the par-5 18th. Green also won PSUAC Medalist honors in 2015.

In the team portion of the event, Penn State DuBois won by a stroke, squeezing by Wilkes-Barre for their second consecutive championship. DuBois began day two in third place, only four strokes behind day one leader Penn State Fayette. A second day team total of 325 for DuBois pushed them ahead of the pack as three players finished in the top-10, jumping Wilkes-Barre for the top spot.

Green and Wilson each won a PSUAC Invitational this season, with Green winning the PSUAC White Course Invitational and Wilson taking home the PSUAC Blue Course Invitational crown last month. The frequent tournament playing partners each hit solid drives on the playoff hole, finding the fairway. Wilson had to play a low second shot into the green to avoid the large tree that protects the right portion of the 18th green, and his ball scurried into the rough off the back right of the green. Meanwhile, the lefty Green hit a high draw and used a backstop above the hole to put his second shot within 20-feet for eagle. After Wilson's downhill chip went 6-feet past the hole, Green lagged his eagle putt to within inches and tapped in for birdie. Wilson had a chance to extend the playoff to a second hole, but his birdie putt slid by the right edge of the hole, giving Green the win. 

DuBois finished ninth in the USCAA standings, while Penn State campuses held six of the seven spots between 9th and 15th.

 

PSUAC TEAM RESULTS

PSUAC INDIVIDUAL RESULTS 

USCAA TEAM RESULTS

USCAA INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

 

PSUAC All-Conference Team

Top 10 plus ties

Finish Name Campus Two-Day Total
1* Austin Green PSU Mont Alto 146
2 Jonathan Wilson PSU Wilkes-Barre 146
T-3 Louis Gonzales PSU Fayette 155
T-3 Brian Zinman PSU Lehigh Valley 155
T-5 Evan Fahs PSU Lehigh Valley 159
T-5 Ian Helsel PSU DuBois 159
7 Joshua Zelinsky PSU Schuylkill 160
8 Ryan Gesso PSU Fayette 162
T-9 Colin Moore PSU DuBois 163
T-9 Brandon Orsich PSU DuBois 163
T-9 Anthony Shaver PSU Wilkes-Barre 163
T-9 Austin Aurillo PSU Brandywine 163

 *Won playoff