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Dylan Amin of Yardley Country Club, a freshman at Penn State Abington, won the Philadelphia Intercollegiate Invitational at Llanerch Country Club. The Langhorne, Pa. resident carded a 5-over-par 76 to claim the individual crown and to led the Nittany Lions to victory.
Andrew Arnold of Lancaster Country Club, a freshman at Lehigh University, earned All-Patriot League honors following a sixth place finish in the Patriot League Championships on April 27-29 at Bucknell Golf Course. Ho followed a pair of 75s with a 71 in the tournament. Arnold competed as an individual in the Lafayette Invitational April 15-16 at Northampton Country Club. Arnold, of Landisville, Pa., carded rounds of 78 and 69 to lead the Mountain Hawks in scoring. Arnold placed third individually.
Rob Bass of Sandy Run Country Club, a sophomore at Cabrini College, led the Cavaliers in scoring at two events this spring. Bass, of Lafayette Hill, Pa., carded an 80 to place fourth individually in Cabrini’s Spring Invitational March 27 at RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve. He carded an 84 in the Elizabethtown College Blue Jay Classic April 5 at Hershey Country Club. Bass posted a Top 15 score in the Chestnut Hill College Griffin Invitational at Westover Country Club April 2.
Andrew Baldo of White Clay Creek Country Club, a sophomore at Wilmington University, placed 10th individually in the Wildcats’ Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Championship victory April 10-11. Baldo, of Landenberg, Pa., carded consecutive 79s at Whitemarsh Valley Country Club.
James Bea of Spring Mill Country Club, a senior at St. Joseph’s University, led the Hawks in scoring at two spring events thus far. The Churchville, Pa. resident placed tied for 71st in the C&F Bank Intercollegiate at the Kingsmill Resort’s River Course in Williamsburg, Va. March 27-28. He finished 15th in the Wildcat Invitational at White Manor Country Club April 2-3 following rounds of 76, 78 and 73.
Vince Boyle of Torresdale-Frankford Country Club, a sophomore at Villanova University, emerged as a top point earner for the Wildcats in the Big East Match Play event at the Watson Course in Orlando, Fla. Feb. 13-14. Boyle posted victories of 3&2 and 4&3.
Matthew Burkhart of Meadia Heights Golf Club, a junior at Messiah College, continues to shine at the collegiate level. Burkhart, of Lancaster, Pa., boosted the Falcons to runner-up honors in the York College Invitational at Out Door Country Club March 26. He carded a 2-over-par 74 — two shots off the lead. Burkhart carded a 1-over-par 73 in the Lebanon Valley College Invitational April 2 at Lebanon Country Club to finish tied for third individually. He also finished third in the Elizabethtown Blue Jay Spring Classic April 5. Burkhart was named NCAA Division III PING All-Region for the third consecutive year.
Paul Carbone, Jr. of Old York Road Country Club, a freshman at Temple University, placed tied for 19th individually in the Yale Spring Opener April 7-8 at The Course at Yael in New Haven, Conn. Carbone, of Huntingdon Valley, Pa., carded rounds of 78 and 76.
Dan Charen of Makefield Highlands Golf Club, a senior at Ohio State University, boosted the Buckeyes to victory in the Villanova Wildcat Invitational April 2-3 at White Manor Country Club. Charen, of Langhorne, Pa., followed an opening round of 76 with consecutive 74s to finish fifth individually. Ohio State compiled an 890-total to win the tournament by 11 strokes.
Daniel Costello of Spring Mill Country Club, a junior at Holy Family University, earned medalist honors in a tri-match hosted by Philadelphia University April 3. The Richboro, Pa. resident fired a 73 at The ACE Club. Costello also paced the Tigers in the St. Thomas Aquinas Invitational at Rum Pointe Golf Course in Ocean City, Md., where he finished tied for 36th individually. He placed tied for 24th among an 88-player field at the 8th Annual Peter King Memorial Tournament March 31-April 1 at Long Island National Golf Course in Riverhead, N.Y. Costello recovered from an 81 with a score of 75.
Matthew Crescenzo of Philmont Country Club, a sophomore at Temple University, placed tied for 39th in the Wildcat Invitational. The Cheltenham, Pa. resident fired scores of 78, 79 and 79.
Brandon Dalinka of The Ridge at Back Brook, a freshman at the University of North Carolina, finished tied for eighth in the River Landing Intercollegiate on its River Course in Wallace, N.C. April 6-7. The Newtown, Pa. resident posted rounds of 71, 73 and 69 for a 213-total. He finished tied for 25th in the Bulls Bay Intercollegiate at Bulls Bay Golf Club in Awendaw, S.C. and the Seminole Intercollegiate at Southwood Golf Course in Tallahssee, Fla.
Benjamin Feld of Blue Bell Country Club, a junior at Drexel University, led the Dragons in scoring at two events this spring. He finished tied for 31st in the 14th Annual Fireline Invitational hosted by Towson University at Prospect Bay Country Club March 29-31. Feld, of Blue Bell, Pa., carded rounds of 81, 68 and 74. He also finished tied for 31st in the Wildcat Invitational following scores of 77, 81 and 76.
Christopher Fuga of Phoenixville Country Club, a freshman at Coker College, led the Cobras to the 2012 Conference Carolinas Men’s Golf Championship title April 22-24. Fuga, of Phoenixville, Pa., finished fourth overall in the event.
Patrick Fritz of Pinecrest Country Club, a junior at Allegheny College, finished tied for fifth in the Titan Invitational March 27 at New Castle Country Club. The Brookville, Pa. resident carded an 8-over-par 80.
Joseph Gunerman of Jericho National Golf Club, a sophomore at Towson University, picked up a 5&4 victory against Utah State in the Lamkin Grip Match Play Golf Championship March 21-23. Gunerman, of Yardley, Pa., played in the Tigers’ No. 2 spot at Cypress Ridge Golf Course in Arroya Grande, Calif.
Chas Hudacek of Glenmaura National Golf Club, a sophomore at the University of Scranton, earned medalist honors in the Royals’ victory over Baptist Bible College and Wilkes University at his home course April 3-4. Hudacek, of Moosic, Pa., carded a 78. He leads Scranton in scoring average this season with a 76.6.
Greg Jarmas of Philadelphia Publinks GA, a sophomore at Princeton University, finished tied for 11th in the Penn Quaker Invitational April 1-2 at Trump National Golf Club — Philadelphia. Jarmas, of Wynnewood, Pa., fired rounds of 82 and 75.
Michael Johnson of Talamore Country Club, a sophomore at La Salle University, carded a collegiate career-low 68 and led the Explorers to sixth place finish in the George Washington Intercollegiate at Bear Trap Dunes Golf Course March 15-17. Overall, Johnson, of Ambler, Pa., posted a 223-total to tie for 14th in a 69-player field. Johnson finished seventh individually in the A-10 Championships April 27-29, the lowest finish by an Explorer in program history at the event. Furthermore, Johnson finished fifth in the first La Salle Invitational at Talamore March 25-26. Johson carded rounds of 72 and 83. He also placed fifth in the Navy Invitational April 21-22 at the Naval Academy Golf Course in Annapolis, Md. Johnson posted rounds of 74 and 75 .
Michael Kania of Overbrook Golf Club, a junior at Villanova University, led the Wilcats to a 10th place finish in the USF Invitational at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club in Dade City, Fla. March 4-6. Kania posted rounds of 71, 73 and 73 to finish tied for 12th out of 90 players. It marked Kania’s fourth placing within the Top 20 since the 2011 fall season.
Jeff Lefevre of Linwood Country Club, a sophomore at Rutgers University, competed as an individual in the Homewood Suites Invitational on the Dye Course at PGA Village in Port St. Lucie, Fla. The Linwood, N.J. resident finished 37th with a 163 total.
Luke Liddell of Torresdale-Frankford Country Club, a freshman at Rider University, finished 36th in the La Salle Invitational March 25-26 at Talamore Country Club. The Philadelphia, Pa. resident carded rounds of 83 and 86.
Austin Mann of Spring Ford Country Club, a freshman at West Chester University, finished tied for 11th in the St. James Invitational at the Founders Club in Southport, N.C. March 17-18. The Collegeville, Pa. resident carded a pair of 74s. He finished tied for seventh individually in the Third Annual Dr. Edwin B. Cottrell Invitational April 1-2 at Penn Oaks Golf Club.
Greg Matthias of Hartefeld National, a senior at the University of Delaware, won the individual title at the Colonial Athletic Association Men’s Golf Championship at Wilmington Country Club April 27-29. He carded rounds of 72, 68 and 77 to advance to the NCAA Regionals. Matthias finished tied for sixth in the George Washington Intercollegiate Invitational March 15-17 at Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club in Bethany Beach, Del. Matthias, of Wilmington, Del., carded round of 73, 76 and 72. He placed tied for 16th in the Villanova Wildcat Invitational April 2-3 at White Manor Country Club. Matthias carded rounds of 76, 75 and 77. He placed tied for 15th in the Rutherford Intercollegiate hosted by Penn State April 7-8. Matthias backed an opening 75 with a pair of 77s.
Brendan Mohler of Northampton Country Club, a senior at Franklin & Marshall, led his team to victory in the Dickinson Spring Invitational March 21 at Blue Ridge Country Club in Harrisburg, Pa. Mohler, of Bethlehem, Pa., carded a 2-over-par 74 in regulation to tie for the individual lead, but lost on the third hole in a sudden-death playoff to McDaniel’s Greg Bowman.
Ryan O’Donnell of Rolling Green Golf Club, a senior at Philadelphia University, led the Rams in two tri-match victories this spring. He led Philadelphia University to victories over Neumann and Rowan University in a tri-match at The ACE Club March 19. He posted a match-low 79. O’Donnell followed suit the next day by leading the Rams to a tri-match victory of Baptist Bible and Cabrini College at the same venue. He placed fifth in Philadelphia University’s victory in the Griffin Invitational April 2 at Westover Country Club in Norristown, Pa. O’Donnell finished second in the Philadelphia University Spring Invitational at The Ace Club March 20. He carded a 76 — one stroke shy of the individual title.
Dan Ott of Running Deer Golf Club, a senior at Wilmington University, repeated as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Golfer of the Year. The Pilesgrove, N.J. resident led conference players with a ranking of 130 out of all NCAA Division II golfers. Ott leads the CACC and the region with a 74.18 scoring average. He placed tied for fifth in the Wildcats’ Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Championship victory April 10-11, posting rounds of 75 and 79 at Whitemarsh Valley Country Club. He finished a year’s best second place at the Flagler College Jennison Memorial Tournament Sept. 27 in St. Augustine, Fla. Ott also placed seventh in the Nova Southeastern University Shark Invitational and eighth in the Northeast Intercollegiate Golf Tournament. This spring, he finished tied for 17th in the North Alabama Spring Classic at Robert Trent Jones Fighting Joe Golf Trail at the Shoals in Muscle Shoals, Ala. March 26-27. He carded a trio of 74s. Ott led the Wildcats in scoring at the Buccaneer Invitational April 2-3 at Normandy Shores Golf Club in Miami Beach, Fla. He fired rounds of 68, 72 and 77 to finish tied for 26th overall.
Tim Pici of Chester Valley Golf Club, a junior at Alvernia University, helped the Crusaders capture the Commonwealth Conference Golf Title April 29 at Hershey Country Club. The Malvern, Pa. resident finished tied for fifth at 157. Pici was named All-Conference for his efforts.
Rob Robertson of Philadelphia Cricket Club led Lafayette College in the Yale Spring Invitational April 7-8 at The Course at Yael in New Haven, Conn. Robertson, a senior, opened with a 1-over-par 71 but struggled in the final round, carding an 84 and finishing tied for 21st individually. Robertson, of Philadelphia, Pa., placed tied for 36th in the Fireline Towson University Invitational at Prospect Bay Country Club in Grasonville, Md. March 30-April 1. He posted a 224 total (77, 74 and 73).
Patrick Ross of Glenmaura National Golf Club, a sophomore at the University of Hartford, finished tied for 49th in the Bandon Dunes Championship hosted by Gonzaga University March 17-18 in Bandon Dunes, Ore. Ross, of Dunmore, Pa., completed the tournament with a 54-hole score of 228. He placed tied for 36th in the Fireline Towson Invitational at Prospect Bay Country Club in Grasonville, Md. March 30-April 1. Ross carded an even-par 72, which was sandwiched between a pair of 76s. He finished tied for 13th in the New England Division I Championships at Newport National Golf Course in Middletown, R.I. April 7-8. Ross rebounded from an 80 with a 74. Hartford finished second overall.
Bobby Svigals of Radnor Valley Country Club, a freshman at Franklin & Marshall University, won the Messiah College Falcon Classic April 24. He carded a 4-over-par 76 at Blue Ridge Country Club in Harrisburg, Pa. Svigals also finished third in the Diplomats’ Spring Invitational April 16 at Bent Creek Country Club. The Villanova, Pa. resident carded a 1-over-par 72 to boost Franklin & Marshall to victory.
PJ Tighe of Little Mill Country Club, a junior at Wilmington University, led the Wildcats to a second straight Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Championship title April 10-11. Tighe, of Logan, N.J., improved upon a 76 with a tournament-best 71 to earn the individual crown. Tighe also led the Wildcats to runner-up honors in the North Alabama Spring Classic at Robert Trent Jones Fighting Joe Golf Trail at the Shoals in Muscle Shoals, Ala. March 26-27. He posted scores of 75, 71 and 72 to place tied for fourth individually. For his efforts, Tighe was named CACC Golfer of the Week.
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