Students from Penn State University have won the 2017 Turf Bowl, which is sponsored in part by John Deere Golf.
Team No. 10 won first place at the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America’s Collegiate Turf Bowl, which is a group-based competition. Teams are asked to write an essay on a business/financial case study scenario and complete one exam. In the end, a total of $10,000 in cash and prizes are awarded to the top 10 teams.
The Turf Bowl competition is a part of the GCSAA Education Conference and Golf Industry Show. This year, the show was hosted in Orlando, Florida, between February 4 and 9.
Plant Science students Kevin Heimann, Derek Buganza, Thomas Goyne, and Curt Moore won first place at this year’s competition. This is the third year in a row that a team from Penn State has taken first place in either the four- or two-year division.
Other teams that made the top 10 include Team No. 1 from Michigan State University, Team No. 14 from SUNY Delhi, and Team No. 8 from the University of Nebraska. A total of 204 students participated in the event, coming from 36 different schools. There were 58 teams that competed in this year’s Turf Bowl.
This year’s closing celebration was held in partnership with John Deere Golf, and the prizes were handed out to the winners at the conclusion. For more information on all of the golf products offered by John Deere, contact your local dealer or visit www.Deere.com/golf.