|*College Corner: 2009 March/April |
Phil Bartholomew of Yardley CC, 21, a senior at Elon University, finished tied for fifth in the Mizuno Savannah Intercollegiate Oct. 20 at Savannah Quarters CC in Pooler, Ga. The Yardley, Pa. resident and 2007 Golf Association of Philadelphia Amateur Champion carded 15 birdies, the second most in the tournament, en route to a 54-hole total of 3-under-par 213.
James Bea of Spring Mill CC, a sophomore at St. Joseph’s University, tied for 17th place in the Frank Landrey Invitational Oct. 6 at Spring Creek GC in Charlottesville, Va. Bea, 19, of Churchville, Pa., carded a 5-over-par 221.
Dan Bernard of RiverCrest GC & Preserve, a freshman at Bucknell University, played in three tournaments for the Bisons this fall. The Malvern, Pa. resident posted rounds of 78 and 79 to finish 26th in the Colgate Invitational Sept. 11-13 at Seven Oaks Golf Course in Hamilton, N.Y. Bernard, 18, finished tied for 31st in the Bucknell Fall Invitational Sept. 18-19 at Bucknell Golf Course in Lewisburg, Pa. with a 16-over-par 226 and tied for 39th in the Scotty Duncan Memorial Tournament Oct. 4-5 at White Clay Creek GC in Stanton, Del.
Brian Creghan of Blue Bell CC, a senior at Guilford College, registered a 9-over-par 149 in the Tom and Bettie O’Briant Memorial Golf Tournament at Cardinal G&CC Oct. 27 in Greensboro, N.C. Creghan, 22, of Radnor, Pa., finished tied for fourth in the event and boosted Guilford to a third place finish. He was second on the team this fall with a 73.50 stroke average.
Chip Culp of Philadelphia Cricket Club, a 20-year-old sophomore at Lafayette College, finished 11th in the Cornell Invitational Sept. 26-27 at Robert Trent Jones Golf Course in Ithaca, N.Y. The Philadelphia, Pa. resident was the team’s top scorer with a 7-over-par 149.
Amory Davis of DuPont CC, a junior at the University of Virginia, experienced perhaps his most successful collegiate season. The Chadds Ford, Pa. resident won the UNCG Bridgestone Golf Collegiate at Forest Oaks CC Oct. 24-25 in Greensboro, N.C. and in the process, tied a school record for tournament scoring with a 5-under-par 67. Davis, 21, finished the 54-hole event with an 11-under-par 205, good enough for a one-shot win and a place in the record books. Davis' total eclipsed the previous best tournament scoring record set by Jimmy Flippen in 1995, Steve Marino in 2001 and Jeremy Luce in 2003 by a stroke. His play helped the Cavaliers to a second-place finish in the 15-team tournament and earned him Golfweek Player of the Week honors. Davis finished second on the team this season with a 71.80 stroke average.
Kyle Davis of Philadelphia Publinks GA, a senior at Drexel University, led the Dragons in four events this fall. Davis, the 2006 Golf Association of Philadelphia Amateur Champion, etched a spot within the Top 10 at the Navy Fall Classic Sept. 13 at the Naval Academy Golf Course in Annapolis, Md. with an even-par 142. The 23 year old posted a pair of 73s to boost the Dragons to victory in the St. Bonaventure Keenan Invitational at Bartlett CC Sept. 21 in Olean, N.Y. He posted rounds of 72 and 76 to earn medalist honors at the Kelly Gutshall Invitational on Oct. 19 at Saucon Valley CC. Most recently, the Kennett Square, Pa. resident, a transfer from the University of Central Florida, led the team in the ODU Seascape Invitational Oct. 27 at Seascape GC in Kitty Hawk, N.C with an 11-over-par 151.
Mark Edmondson of Medford Village CC, 21, a junior at Temple University, played in four events this fall for the Owls. His best performance came at the three-round MacDonald Cup, where the Sicklerville, N.J. resident earned a tie for 51st place with a score of 224 at Yale Golf Course in New Haven, Conn.
Robert Galbreath, Jr. of Huntingdon Valley CC, a freshman at Nova Southeastern University and record four-time Junior Player of the Year, completed his first season at the collegiate level. Galbreath, 18, of Huntingdon Valley, Pa., shot 240 to finish 67th in the school’s Shark Invitational Oct. 13 at PGA National’s Haig Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Derek Glaser of Applebrook GC, a junior at West Chester University, tied for 11th in the 2009 PSAC Men's Golf Championships Oct. 25 at the Hershey Links in Hummelstown, Pa., with a 10-over-par 154. After a tough start, Glaser, 22, of Lancaster, Pa., carded a 1-under-par 71 in the second round. Indiana University of Pennsylvania was the overall team champion.
Kevin Huntington of Penn Oaks GC, 20, a junior at the University of Pennsylvania, contributed to the Quakers’ second-place finish in the Rehoboth Beach Fall Invitational Sept. 28 at Kings Creek CC in Rehoboth Beach, Del. The West Chester, Pa. resident fired rounds of 71 and 78 to finish tied for 13th place.
James Kania, Jr. of Overbrook GC, a junior at the University of Kentucky and the 2009 William Hyndman, III Player of the Year, competed in four tournaments for the Wildcats in the fall. Most recently, he played in the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational at Isleworth CC in Windermere, Fla. Oct. 25-27. Kania, 20, of Haverford, Pa., finished the three-round tournament with a 27-over-par 243.
Michael Kania of Overbrook GC, a freshman at the University of Kentucky, tasted collegiate golf for the first time this fall. He registered a trio of 76s to finish tied for 38th in the Firestone Invitational at Firestone CC Oct. 12-13. Kania, of Haverford, Pa., finished tied for 70th in the Wolf Run Intercollegiate Sept. 13 at Wolf Run GC in Zionsville, Ind.
Doug Marcincin of Northampton CC, a sophomore at Lehigh University, directed the Mountain Hawks in the fall as their top finisher in three tournaments. Marcincin, of Bethlehem, Pa., tied for third place overall with a score of 215 in the Bucknell Fall Invitational Sept. 18-19 at Bucknell Golf Course in Lewisburg, Pa. He posted rounds of 78 and 75 in the Cornell Fall Invitational Sept. 26-27 at Robert Trent Jones Golf Course in Ithaca, N.Y. Marcincin, 20, led the Mountain Hawks to a sixth place finish in the Scotty Duncan Memorial Tournament Oct. 4-5 at White Clay Creek GC in Stanton, Del. Marcincin logged rounds of 77 and 79 to finished tied for 13th place.
Two Hartefeld National members shined for the University of Delaware in the fall. Junior Justin Martinson of Avondale, Pa. propelled the Blue Hens to victory in the Lincoln Mercury Intercollegiate at Fiddler’s Elbow CC in Bedminster, N.J. Oct. 18. Martinson, 20, carded a 1-under-par 143 to earn medalist honors in the nine-team tournament. He was named the Colonial Athletic Association Co-Golfer of the Week for his efforts. Martinson led the Blue Hens with a 73.86 stroke average this season. Overall, he captured three individual titles in 2009, earning medalist honors at the George Washington and Lafayette Invitationals in the spring. Sophomore Greg Matthias, of Wilmington, Del., finished in a tie for third place with a 1-over-par 141 in the ODU Seascape Invitational. He carded a 2-under-par 68 in the second round, a score that tied for the lowest round by a Blue Hen this season. Matthias, 19, finished second on the team with a 75.14 scoring average.
Kevin Melnick of Plymouth CC, a sophomore at Boston College, was the Eagles highest scorer in the Mission Inn Collegiate Classic Oct. 5 at El Campeon Golf Course in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. Melnick, 20, of Blue Bell, Pa., registered rounds of 71, 73 and 75 for a 36-hole total of 6-over-par 219.
Brendan Mohler of Northampton CC, a sophomore at Franklin & Marshall College, was the Diplomats top scorer in the Ted Keller Invitational Oct. 4 at Hunting Hawk GC in Glen Allen, Va. He carded a 12-over-par 156 to finish tied for 32nd in the tournament. Mohler, of Bethlehem, Pa., shot a 3-over-par 75 to help give the Diplomats a victory at the Moravian College Fall Invitational Sept. 17 at Woodstone CC in Danielsville, Pa. He finished tied for eighth in the Elizabethtown College Blue Jay Fall Classic and tied for 11th place in the Bent Creek Invitational.
Robert Robertson of Philadelphia Cricket Club, a 20-year-old sophomore at Lafayette College, placed second in the Colgate Invitational Sept. 11-13 at Seven Oaks Golf Course in Hamilton, N.Y. The Philadelphia, Pa. resident finished the two-round tournament with a score of 2-over-par 146.
Andrew Schmehl of Moorestown Field Club, a sophomore at York College of Pennsylvania, carded a 1-over-par 73 to boost the Spartans to second-place finish in the Lebanon Valley College Fall Invitational Sept. 21 at Lebanon CC in Annville, Pa. He placed tied for sixth as the Spartans bested 12 squads to win the PSU-Harrisburg Fall Classic Sept. 14 at Dauphin Highlands Golf Course in Harrisburg, Pa. Both performances allowed Schmehl, of Shamong, N.J., to earn Capital Athletic Conference Golfer of the Week honors Sept. 22. Schmehl, 20, was also the team’s top scorer at the Bent Creek Invitational and the Elizabethtown College Blue Jay Fall Classic.
Cory Siegfried of Philadelphia CC, a sophomore at the University of Virginia, competed in the Manor Intercollegiate Sept. 15 at Poplar Hill Golf Course in Farmingdale, Va. Siegfried, 20, of Villanova, Pa., earned a 15th place finish with a score of 235, which included a 1-over-par 73 in the third round.
Zach Smith of Doylestown CC, a senior at St. Joseph’s University, completed a successful fall season. The New Britain, Pa. resident was the team’s top finisher in the Big 5 Invitational at Philadelphia Cricket Club Oct. 11. He carded an 11-over-par 153 to finish in a tie for 37th place. Smith, 21, also anchored the Hawks in the Hoya Invitational Oct. 21 and ODU/Seascape Invitational. He posted rounds of 74 and 76 to finish tied for 20th overall in the first and 82 and 75 in the latter to finish tied for 55th place.
Nathan Sutherland of Golden Oaks GC, a Miami University junior, was named the Mid-American Conference Golfer of the Week Oct. 14. Sutherland, 20, of Wyomissing, Pa., captured his first collegiate win at the Bearcats Invitational Oct. 12-13 at Traditions GC in Cincinnati, Ohio. He posted rounds of 74, 69 and 67 to finish at 6-under-par and to seal success by seven strokes. Sutherland helped the RedHawks to a team title.
Erik Thorn of Links GC, a sophomore at Albright College, experienced a successful fall season. He won the Bent Creek Invitational, which was hosted by Franklin and Marshall College Oct. 5 at Bent Creek CC in Lititz, Pa. Thorn, of Cherry Hill, N.J., carded a season-best 2-under-par 69 to best the 95-player field. He consistently led the Lions in fall tournaments. In the Moravian College Fall Invitational Sept. 17 at Woodstone CC in Danielsville, Pa., Thorn, 20, earned a spot in the Top 20 with a 6-over-par 78. The following week, he launched Albright to a win in the Lebanon Valley College Fall Invitational Sept. 21 at Lebanon CC in Annville, Pa. Thorn carded an even-par 72 to finish tied for first in regulation, but fell to Delaware Valley’s Mike Kachurak in a one-hole playoff. He again guided the Lions to a tournament victory over Lebanon Valley College and Messiah College Sept. 24 at Berkshire CC in Reading, Pa., posting a 3-over-par 75. Albright successfully defended its Yocum Cup title Sept. 28 at
Berkshire, thanks to Thorn’s career-best five birdies for a second round score of 1-under-par 71. Thorn struggled in the Elizabethtown College Blue Jay Fall Classic Oct. 8 at Hershey CC in Hershey, Pa., but finished as the Lions top scorer with an 18-over-par 89.
Cole Willcox of Philadelphia CC, a senior at the University of Virginia, participated in two events this fall for the Cavaliers. He finished 42nd overall in the Frank Landrey Invitational Oct. 6 at Spring Creek GC in Gordonsville, Va. Willcox, 21, of Berwyn, Pa., carded a 13-over-par 229, which included an even-par 72 in the second round. He played as a non-scoring individual in the VCU Shootout Sept. 29 at Hermitage CC in Richmond, Va. Willcox, the 2008 Golf Association of Philadelphia Amateur Runner-Up, finished 42nd with a score of 9-over-par 225.
Duncan Zeiders of Old York Road CC, a 21-year-old junior at Lehigh University, finished tied 15th in the Kelly Gutshall Invitational at Saucon Valley CC Oct. 19. The North Wales, Pa. resident, posted rounds of 79 and 76, respectively.