After competing in their first United States Collegiate Athletic Conference event (USCAA), the Penn State Wilkes-Barre men's golf team finished as a runner-up in the USCAA National Invitation Tournament held on the Blue Course at University Park. The six-member team completed their round with a final score of 325. Penn College claimed the title with a score of 305.
The team was led by USCAA All-American junior Mike Haley of Kingston, who was also a runner-up medalist, and the only golfer to shoot under par during the three-day tournament. He was followed by freshmen teammates Steve Sabol of Dallas (10th place) and Zach Aciukewicz of Trucksville (17th place).
During the 2008 season, the golf team also captured the Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) Eastern Conference championship, and several members were honored with post-season awards. Two players, Steve Sabol and Zach Aciukewicz were named to the PSUAC All-Tournament team.
With a rich history dating back to 1966, the USCAA is a national organization that exists to provide quality athletic competition on a regional and national level for smaller institutions of higher learning and their student-athletes.
For information contact Jack Monick, athletic director, at 675-9262 or e-mail Monick at jxm15.psu.edu.