Three Big Ten Standouts Earn Season's Final Men's Golfer of the Week Honor
May 3, 2005
Jeff Overton, Indiana
Ben Greve, Minnesota
Robert Rohanna, Penn State
Competing in the prestigious Bruce Fossum/TaylorMade Invitational last weekend, in a 15-team field that included nine Big Ten squads, Overton and Greve shared medalist honors with a 6-under-par 210. Overton (68-67-75) opened with two sub-70 rounds, before carding a 75 in the third round. Greve (70-74-66) fired a career-best 66 - the second-lowest single round by a Gopher this season - to in the final round to earn a share of the title after opening rounds of 70 and 74. Greve captured his first career individual title, while Overton claimed his seventh. Led by Greve's 66, Minnesota clinched the Fossum/TaylorMade title with a 54-hole total of 867, while Indiana placed sixth.
Penn State, which hosted the 15-team Rutherford Intercollegiate that included a majority of Mid-Atlantic District teams, blistered the tournament field with an 18-stroke victory and a 54-hole total of 843, which bettered the previous tournament record of 852. Rohanna, a Nittany Lion freshman, claimed second place with a total of 9-under-par 207 (69-68-70), which was three strokes better than any Big Ten golfer this past week.
Overton has now earned nine Golfer of the Week awards since his freshman year, while Greve and Rohanna each claimed their first weekly honor. Ironically, the last time a Penn State golfer won the award was last year's final selection when Greg Pieczynski shared the honor with Overton.