By Stephanie Dittmer and Jessica Souto, AJGA Communications
LIKE MOTHER LIKE DAUGHTER: Sisters Kory, Kelly and Kasey Nielsen of Kent, Ohio all played in the PBE Qualifier at State College and Junior All-Star at Penn State this week. The trio follows after their mother who also played golf; she played her collegiate golf at Northern Illinois.
NOW THAT’S AN RV, CLARK: Brother and sister Zachary and Sabrina Hoskins of Orlando, Fla., have traveled in style – an RV. They have been traveling for the last four weeks to participate in golf tournaments and have been in 16 states during that time.
A SENIOR RULES OFFICIAL THAT DOES IT ALL: Senior Rules Official Whitey Nichols has quite the extensive sports background. Nichols played professional baseball for teams such as the Cleveland Indians and the Detroit Tigers. He has served as a USGA Rules Official for forty years and has also served as a collegiate and high school basketball referee for 36 years.
BRR TO SCORCHING: Temperatures have run the gamut in State College, Pa. Participants experienced conditions from 54 degrees to 93 degrees over the course of four days.
GREAT GOLF SHOP: The Penn State Golf Course Pro Shop was named in the Top 100 Golf Shops in America by Golf World Business in 1999, 2000 and 2001. Parents and participants experienced great service all week.
MOVING ON UP: Luke Miller of Venetia, Pa., moved from eleventh to second place from the second round to the final round after carding a spectacular 6-under-par 66. Miller’s 66 was a field-low.