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Rogan Wins GCSAA 2010 Student Essay Contest

Posted: June 4, 2010

Chase Rogan, a first-year graduate student working towards his MS degree in turfgrass nutrition at the Penn State Center for Turfgrass Science, has won the Golf Course Superintendent's Association of America (GCSAA) 2010 Student Essay Contest. His first-place essay, titled 'Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program: Making Golf Courses Greener,' earned Chase a $2000 scholarship from the Environmental Institute for Golf (EIFG).

Heralding from Saegertown PA, Chase is currently examining how Fall nitrogen and plant growth regulator applications affect Winter stress tolerance and Spring green-up of creeping bentgrass / annual bluegrass cohabited putting greens. His career goals include positively influencing the turfgrass industry.