Xie and the Pirates excel for two innings at Penn State

STATE COLLEGE, PA. – Youth Wen Liang Xie (Zhaoqing, China) is 3-under in two rounds and guided the Seton Hall men’s golf team to a fourth-place finish with 18 holes remaining in the 2022 Rutherford Intercollegiate at Penn State.

Xie roared out the gate, hitting six of his first 10 holes in the first round en route to a 3-under par, 68. In the second round, he birdied three and 12 pars on his way to a par, 71 For the tournament, Xie is tied for second among 78 individual golfers with a 3 under par, 68-71-139. He trails individual leader James Allen of Penn State by four strokes entering Sunday’s final round.

Seton Hall is very much alive in his pursuit of a third tournament victory in his last four events. The Pirates shot 1-over-par, 285, in the first round, and 6-over, 290, in the second round. In round three, The Hall is 7 over par with a 285-290-575. Michigan State is the team leader at 1-over-par.

Two other BIG EAST schools are also in competition. Georgetown is sixth at 17 over par, while Connecticut is tied for ninth at 23 over par.

Graduate student Gregor Tait (Martlesham Heath, England) also had a spectacular first round, using five birdies to propel a 2-under-par, 69. In the afternoon, he settled with a 3-over-par, 74. In two rounds, he is tied for 10and with a 69-74-143.

Second year Wanxi Sun (Danville, California) was consistent Saturday, going par 2 over par, 74’s. In the first round he had four birdies, in the second round he had two birdies and 12 pars. For the tournament, he is tied for 22n/a with a 4 over par, 73-73-146.

Graduate student Andres Acevedo (San Antonio, TX) and freshman Angus O’Brien (Barwon Heads, Australia) are currently tied for 53rd up to 8-over-par. Acevedo shot a 7-over-par, 78, in the first round, but razed six shots, thanks to 15 pars, to finish with a 1-over-par, 72, in the second round. For the tournament, he is 8 over par with a 78-72-150.

O’Brien was consistent throughout Saturday, shooting a pair of 4-over-par, 75’s. For the event, he is 8 over par with a 75-75-150.

Tournament details:
Host: Penn State University
Location: State College, Pennsylvania.
Course: Penn State Blue Course
Vital elements of the course: Par-71, 7,202 yards
Appointment: April 16-17, 2022


Located in the heart of the rolling terrain of central Pennsylvania, another world of exhilarating golf awaits! A place where carefully designed courses harmonize with the natural beauty of the surroundings. A place that will lead you to complete the challenges of the game you love. Penn State golf courses are ready to bring you the best in the game. Take a spin on our tree-lined fairway and experience the finest course facilities and personalized service. We also offer an award-winning driving range with the Golf Range Association of America since 2012, with four practice greens, a bunker area, and 32 artificial practice ranges with numerous targets on the course.

The relaxing atmosphere continues just off the greens and into the Walker Clubhouse. Within this 6,000 square foot facility you will find a comprehensive golf shop stocked with the latest in quality golf equipment and merchandise. Let our golf professionals share their expertise with you and answer all your questions. Next to the golf shop is the Nineteenth Hole Cafe. This snack area offers a variety of dishes and snacks for a quick bite or a relaxing meal. The cafe’s open dining area overlooks the fairways and perfectly complements a round of golf.


In addition to Seton Hall and host Penn State, the field features 12 other teams, including: Bowling Green, Dayton, Eastern Michigan, George Mason, Loyola (Md.), Maryland, Michigan State, Oakland, Richmond and Saint Mary’s. Two additional BIG EAST competitors are also in the field, Connecticut and Georgetown.


Teams will compete against five golfers and count the four lowest scores per round.


The ground will play two continuous rounds on Saturday with tee times starting at 7:30 a.m. on the first and 10and your. Seton Hall will be paired with players from Connecticut and Oakland on Saturday. Tee times for the final round will begin at 8 a.m. on Sunday.


Live scores will be available via Golfstat.com. Full results from each day’s events will also be available post-competition on SHUpirates.com.

pos. Player R1 R2 R3 TOTAL BY
1 state of michigan 284 285 569 +1
2 Penn State 287 286 573 +5
3 Sainte Marie 288 286 574 +6
4 SETON ROOM 285 290 575 +7
5 Eastern Michigan 296 284 580 +12
6 georgetown 294 291 585 +17
7 Maryland 298 288 586 +18
8 Dayton 294 295 589 +21
T9 George Mason 297 294 591 +23
T9 Connecticut 300 291 591 +23
11 Loyola (MD) 298 294 592 +24
12 Oakland 302 291 593 +25
13 Bowling green 302 293 595 +27
14 richmond 302 294 596 +28

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