Penn State dropped two spots after Sunday’s final round to finish ninth overall at the Big Ten Championships hosted by the Victoria National Golf Club.
The Nittany Lions shot a 296 in the last round, rounding out the tournament at 13-over par. Illinois ran away with the conference championship at 26-under par on the tournament.
Penn State was only one of four teams to have all five golfers finish in the top-50.
The Nittany Lions were led by JD Dornes, who finished in a tie for 20th. He was in second place individually after the first two rounds, but a six-over par 78 on Sunday slid him down the leaderboard.
Also for Penn State, Charles Huntzinger finished tied for 28th at five-over, Cole Miller was six-over for the tournament, Geoff Vartelas was one-over in the final round and 11-over overall to be tied for 43rd, and Chris Houston wrapped up at 12-over on the weekend.