Nittany Lion golfers tied for 19th after NCAA second round

West Lafayette, Pa. — The Nittany Lion golf team bettered its first round score by 17 shots firing a second round total of 298 to move into a tie for 19th at 30-over par after the second round of the 111th NCAA Division I Golf Championships in West Lafayette, Ind.

Penn State's two round total of 37-over par 613 is seven strokes behind the current cutline of 30-over par for the top 15 teams in the field. Thirty teams and six individuals are competing at the Pete Dye redesigned Kampen Course, a 7,450-yard, par 72 venue at the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex on the campus of Purdue University.

The third round of the NCAA Championships will begin with the top teams teeing off starting at 7 a.m. ET on Friday. Teams are competing for the top 15 spots in order to advance to the fourth and final round on Saturday after which the team and individual champions will be crowned.

Live scoring of the entire tournament and live video of the third and fourth rounds can be found on Golfstat.com. The same live video webstreaming can be found on Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET and Saturday from 9 a.m. to completion at ncaa.com.

Sophomore Kevin Foley (Somerville, N.J) continued to lead the Lions firing a second round of 1-over par 73 to stand tied for 17th with a two-round total of 4-over par. Foley was two under on the day after posting his third birdie on No. 14, but bogeyed three of his final four holes.

Florida's Billy Horschel jumped into the individual lead after posting a 5-under round of 67 on Thursday to go with his even-par opening round. Clemson leads the team race after posting a second round score of 288 and has a two round total of 13-over par.

Senior Robert Rohanna (Waynesburg, Pa.) posted three birdies on the day and shot an even par total of 36 on the back nine for a 2-over par total of 74 on Thursday. He stands tied for 32nd with a two-round total of 6-over par. Senior  Harvin Groft (State College, Pa.) followed up his opening round 83 with a much stronger 75 and stands tied for 114th at 14-over par.

Sophomore Jim Markovitz (Bridgeville, Pa.), playing his first competition of the spring after suffering a broken arm over the winter, posted a second round 79 and stands tied with sophomore T.J. Howe (Osceola, Pa.) for 130th at 16-over par. Howe posted a second round 76 bettering his opening round total of 84 by eight strokes.

Play in the NCAA Championships continues through Saturday, May 31.

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Last Updated March 19, 2009