Team #10 from Penn State wins Turf Bowl

Published online: Feb 27, 2017 Golf News

Penn State University's Team #10 took first place in GCSAA's Collegiate Turf Bowl Competition, presented in partnership with John Deere Golf.

The foursome of Thomas Goyne, Derek Buganza, Curt Moore, Kevin Heimann, along with advisor Ben McGraw, Ph.D., returned to State College, Pa., with the traveling trophy and prize award. Second- and third-place honors went to Team #55 from Cal Poly Pomona and Team #23 from Auburn University, respectively.

Rounding out the top 10, in order, were: Team #14 from SUNY Delhi; Team #1 from Michigan State University; a sixth-place tie of Team #11 from Penn State University and Team #51 from University of Guelph; Team #8 from the University of Nebraska; Team #54 from the University of Maryland; and Team #19 from Purdue University. Michigan State University won the 2017 Turf Bowl Rally and $1,000.

Fifty-eight teams, composed of 204 students from 36 different schools, competed in the event Feb. 9 at the Golf Industry Show in Orlando. A team from Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, participated in its very first Turf Bowl Competition. A total of $10,000 in cash and prizes was awarded to the top 10 teams during the Closing Celebration.