Pipitone Shoots Even-Par 70 to End NCAAs

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WILLIAMSBURG,Va.- Penn freshman golfer Chance Pipitone carded an even-par 70 on the third day at the NCAA Championship, but fell short of making the cut as his breakthrough season came to an end on the Golf Course at Golden Horseshow Golf Club.

Pipitone finishes his NCAA bid with a 75-75-70=220 in a tie for 132nd.

After two rounds of 75 to start the championship, Pipitone had a consistent third day with 14 pars. After an early bogey at four, Pipitone got back to even par with a birdie on six, despite having bogeyed that hole on each of the first two days. He stayedat even par untilcarding a birdie on 13 for the third day in a row.

The freshman had a chance to end his round under par, but the 18th, as it had in his previous two rounds, proved tricky and Pipitone took a bogey five on the final hole.

Pipitone faced an uphill battle to make the cut, as only six golfers not playing with their teams advance past the third day. The highest individual score to make the cut was Martin Ureta of North Carolina's 207, 13 strokes ahead of Pipitone.

Pipitonewas just the second Penn player in history to qualify for NCAAs as an individual, after Don Norbury in 1959 and 1960.