PSU Alums Having a 'Major' Impact

Published 07/26 2013 07:36PM

Updated 07/26 2013 07:44PM

ARDMORE, MONTGOMERY COUNTY - Penn State Alum Matt Shaffer says, "When you have a championship, you push the grass to its outside ability to survive."

Shaffer certainly knows what he's talking about too.  The Blair County native played one of the most visible roles ever by a Turfgrass Pro at one of golf's major championships.  Shaffer helped Merion Golf Club take on both the World's best golfers and Mother Nature at this past year's U.S. Open.

Penn State grad's Brad Owen and Marsha Benson meanwhile are both employed at Augusta National, home of the Master's, and Jeff Corcoran is Rochester's Oak Hill Country Club's Superintendent.

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