Three men's golfers named to Big Ten Watch List

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Seniors Jens Talbert (Little Rock, Ark.) and Xander McDonald-Smith (Rockaway Park, N.Y.) and junior JD Dornes (Lancaster, Pa.) were named to the Big Ten Watch List Wednesday (Sept. 3) afternoon.

The distinctions come as Talbert's third consecutive Watch List honor and McDonald-Smith's second. Talbert, a seasoned Nittany Lion veteran who has been a top team contributor since his rookie year, started in all tournaments for Penn State during the 2013-14 season. McDonald-Smith will enter the season coming off of an MGA Public Links Championship in July.

Dornes made the list for the first time following a season that included four top-20 finishes and a career-low single round mark of 68.

Click here for the full conference watch list of student-athlete golfers.

The Nittany Lions open their 2014-15 campaign in Ann Arbor, Mich. this weekend for the two-day Wolverine Intercollegiate.   

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Last Updated September 04, 2014