Penn State to host U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association golf championships

The U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association has announced that the Pennsylvania State University Athletic Conference and the Penn State Golf Courses have been awarded the 2014 and 2015 USCAA Golf National Championships. The championships will be held at the Penn State Blue Course in State College, Pa., on Oct. 12 to 14, 2014, and Oct. 11 to 13, 2015.

“We look forward to our return to the Penn State Golf Courses for what has become an outstanding championship atmosphere,” said Ryan Ehrie, the USCAA’s senior administrator of championships. “State College and the Penn State University Athletic Conference have given us a great place to call home for our golf championships over the past four years and we look forward to our continued partnership.”

Penn State first hosted the USCAA Golf National Championships in 2010, as Penn State Wilkes-Barre and the Penn State Golf Courses served as hosts. Beginning in 2014, the PSUAC will be the official host of the championships. Jack Monick, who has since retired as the Wilkes-Barre athletic director, will continue to serve as the tournament director with assistance from PSUAC Commissioner John Fritz.

“We are honored and proud to host the USCAA Golf Championships at Penn State,” said Fritz, who helped oversee the PSUAC’s transition into the USCAA several years ago. “It’s been a great relationship in the past and we look forward to being a part of the USCAA continued growth, as well as the growth of the golf championships.”

The USCAA Golf National Championships hosted a record 21 teams and 108 golfers in 2012 on the Blue Course, the longer and more difficult of the two Penn State Golf Courses.

“On behalf of the Penn State and the Athletics Department, Penn State Golf Courses is both pleased and proud to host the USCAA’s National Championship,” said Steve Eskey, Penn State’s assistant golf professional. “It is one of the premiere events we look forward to every year.”

“The facilities at Penn State and the college town help make the tournament special,” added Ehrie. “The Penn State Golf Courses staff also does a wonderful job in creating a fantastic experience for our student-athletes, one that many of them will never forget.”

For more information on USCAA Championship events, visit www.theuscaa.com.

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Last Updated October 21, 2013