Men's golf signs two for 2015-16

November 25, 2014

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State men's golf program has added a pair of premier golfers to the 2015 recruiting class. Ryan Dornes (Lancaster, Pa.) and Charles Huntzinger (Duluth, Ga.) have signed National Letters of Intent to join the Nittany Lions next fall and are expected to make immediate impacts on the team.

"With three players graduating in the upcoming spring, it was imperative that we make a large impression with our recruiting efforts for the fall of 2015," head coach Greg Nye said. "We were able land a pair of highly coveted recruits and they will be able to make an immediate impact. Our team will be getting much younger in 2015, but our expectations remain very high. These guys are coming to Happy Valley with the intent to compete at the highest level, and make their mark on our program. Charles and Ryan are great young men from wonderful families, and we are excited to welcome them into the Penn State golf family."

Ryan Dornes

Ryan will be following in the footsteps of his brother and current Penn State golfer, JD Dornes, but has forged his own path and garnered interest from programs all over the country during his junior golf career. Ryan will bring consistent play at an elite level over a long period of time. He has been one of the best players in state since his freshman year at Manheim Township and is a hard-hitting, left-handed power player. Ryan's calm demeanor and playing style are perfect compliments to the long courses and often adverse weather conditions in the Big Ten.

  • Ranked 67th in the class of 2015 by Junior Golf Scoreboard -PGA Junior Series--Penn State Blue Course Champion 
  • Qualified for USGA Junior and Junior PGA Championship -Finished in the top 20 in eight out of his nine AJGA events, including three top 5's
  • Member of two PIAA state championship teams -Second place in 2014 PIAA State Championship
  • Only player in history to win four Lancaster-Lebanon League titles
  • Beat Jim Furyk's low score record at Manheim Township High School on consecutive days with a 64 and a 62 

Charles Huntzinger 

Charles exploded on the golf scene in 2014, rapidly establishing himself as one of the top players in the country. He dominated high school golf in the state of Georgia in the spring of 2014 and has continued that play ever since. Charles is a determined and well-coached player with a technically sound swing, ample power and an aggressive mindset on the course. His presence will add an established champion to the Penn State roster, hailing from one of the most competitive golfing states in the nation.

  • Ranked 47th in the class of 2015 by Junior Golf Scoreboard
  • 2014 Georgia Junior Amateur Champion
  • 2014 Georgia 6A High School State Individual Champion
  • Led Peachtree Ridge High School to 6A State Team Championship
  • 2014 Georgia Amateur Championship--10th place
  • 2014 Bobby Chapman Invitational--2nd place
  • 2014 AJGA Junior at Steelwood--4th place
Last Updated November 25, 2014