Men’s golf set to host the Rutherford Intercollegiate this weekend



UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania – The Penn State Men’s Golf Team returns to action this weekend and will host the 44th Rutherford Intercollegiate at the Penn State Blue Course. The 54-hole tournament is played at a par 71 with a 7,202-yard layout with two rounds on Saturday April 17 and an 18-hole final on Sunday April 18.

The 14-team field includes host Penn State, the other Big Ten institutions Maryland and Rutgers, Bowling Green, Bucknell, Connecticut, Dayton, Eastern Kentucky, George Mason, Georgetown, James Madison, Kent State, Loyola (Md.) And Seton Hall. George Mason is coached by former student of Nittany Lion Greg Pieczynski ’06.

The first round on Saturday starts at 7:30 am and the second round will follow. The final round on Sunday starts at 8:00 a.m. Tee times for both days will be available on and

The 44th edition of the Rutherford Intercollegiate takes place two years after the Nittany Lions won their fifth consecutive championship in 2019. The 2020 event did not take place after the spring events were canceled due to the COVID-pandemic- 19.

Four of the 2019 Rutherford Intercollegiate top finishers will be on the pitch for this weekend’s competition. Graduate student Nittany Lion Ryan davis (Berkeley Heights, New Jersey) took third place with his teammate Lou Olsakovsky (Upper St. Clair, Pa.), Evan Brown of Loyola Maryland and Christopher Gotterup of Rutgers tied for fourth.

Notes from Alec bard (New Hartford, New York), Davis, Jimmy meyer (Wexford, Pennsylvania), Olsakovsky and Patrick sheehan (Doylestown, Pa.) Are eligible to count towards the Penn State team total. Nittany’s Lions James allen (Scarsdale, New York), Lukas clark (Holland, Pennsylvania), Ryan lee (Norwood, New Jersey), James mchugh (Rye, New York) and Ben smith (Blain, PA) will participate as an individual.

The Rutherford Intercollegiate, established in 1975 as the Penn State Invitational, was named in honor of RB “Pop” Rutherford, Sr., known as the “Father of Penn State Golf”. Rutherford, Sr., had coached the program from the team’s inception in 1922 until 1949. Penn State won or shared the Tag Team Championship 27 times with the Individual Championship won 20 times by a Nittany Lion.

Rutherford Intercollegiate live stats will be available at GolfStat. A recap of Saturday’s two rounds and the results will be available on


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