Wildcat Golf Coach Qualifies for High-Profile Tournament

Published 06.10.2014

Faculty & Staff

Matt R. HaileMatt R. Haile, award-winning coach of the Wildcat golf team and a member of the Penn College Athletic Hall of Fame, has qualified for the Pennsylvania Golf Association's 101st annual Amateur Championship. Haile shot an even-par 71 Monday at the Country Club of Harrisburg, one of six qualifying sites that will produce the 120-player field. The July 28-30 tournament will be held at the prestigious and challenging Oakmont Country Club in suburban Pittsburgh, a venue that attracted nearly 110 golfers to Harrisburg (and made Haile's performance all the more impressive); similar crowds are expected for the remaining qualifier events. "When I found out my score was good enough, I was pretty excited," said Haile, a network specialist with Information Technology Services. "I was at home checking the scores online as they were being updated, and it was a relief when the final scores came in and I made the cut."