The university presss office said Carter was driving home on Interstate 80 Wednesday afternoon when he lost control of his car, which rolled three times. He was found dead at the scene.
``Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Michael Carter,'' Penn State athletics director Tim Curley said. ``This is a sad day for the Penn State community. Michael was an engaging young man with a promising future in golf and beyond.''
Carter played in five events as a freshman during the 2000-01 season, shooting a low round of 73 during the NCAA East Preview event. His best finish was a 224 for three rounds at Penn State's Rutherford Intercollegiate, tying him for 25th at the event.
Carter, who came from Westfield, N.J., was a team captain for Delbarton High School, which won state championships his junior and senior years. He would have turned 20 on Feb. 22.
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