CLARION — Penn State senior Andrew Church and true freshman Garrett Hammond each competed unattached at the Clarion University Knight Point Open in the season’s first open tournament.
Church worked his way into the quarterfinals before dropping into the consolation bracket. He finished with a 4-2 record.
Hammond, seeing his first action at the collegiate level, dropped his first match and then reeled off four straight dominating wins in consolation action. Hammond finished 4-2. His four wins included three pins and a technical fall.
Penn State opens its season at Rider on Nov. 16, and at Lehigh on Nov. 17. On Saturday, the three-time defending NCAA champions will send a strong contingent to compete unattached at the Binghamton Open.