In only his second year at the helm of the Rosemont golf team, head coach Bob Thomas was selected by his peers as the recipient of the 2012 Coach of the Year award for Golf in the CSAC.
In the program’s second year of competition, Thomas’ team improved dramatically using a team made up of freshmen to win one tournament, finish second in three tournaments and finish in third place in two other tournaments in the 2011-2012 schedule. The Ravens finished in 4th place overall
in the CSAC Championship event.
West Chester University’s men’s golf squad learned that it qualified for the 2012 NCAA Division II Atlantic & East Regional late Friday in an announcement from the NCAA. The regional will be played at the Hershey Country Club – East Course in Hershey, Pa. from May 7-9.
The Golden Rams selection marks the second straight year in which West Chester has been picked as a team to play in the combined regional. Last spring, WCU placed ninth in the regional and did not advance to the NCAA Division II Men’s Golf Championships.
The Atlantic and East Regionals will be held in conjunction with one another and will consist of both team and individual competition conducted concurrently. A total of 10 teams and the top four individuals not with a team have been selected from each region to compete in the 54-hole regional. The top five teams and the top two individuals not with an advancing team (regardless of region) will move on to the finals.
INDIANA, Pa. - Griffith Basehore (Middletown, Pa./Lower Dauphin) and Connor Lefever (Lancaster, Pa./Manheim Twp) each shot a 149 as West Chester University placed in a tie for sixth at the 49th Annual Cecil B. Spadafora Invitational at the Indiana Country Club Monday afternoon.
A pair of golfers shot a 75 and a two others carded a 76 on the final day of the tournament as the Golden Rams moved up two spots on the team leaderboard. West Chester shot a 605 over 36 holes to pull even with Millersville and Mercyhurst in the standings.
Lefever and Eric Slawter (Wayne, Pa./Upper Merion) each signed for a 75 while Basehore and Dan Long (Coatesville, Pa./Coatesville) each turned in a 76. Long finished the tournament with a 155 while Austin Mann (Collegeville, Pa./Perkiomen Valley) shot a 157. Slawter finished the two-day tournament with a 159.
West Chester will be back in action this weekend when the Golden Rams finish up their regular season at the Gannon Invitational on Sunday and Monday.
Penn State Abington and Penn State Berks finished 1 and 2 in the seven team Philadelphia Intercollegiate golf tournament hosted by Rosemont College at Llanerch CC yesterday.
Abington won the 1st place award by three strokes over PSU Berks, 332 (+48) to 335 (+51). The host Rosemont team finished in 3rd place, only five strokes off of the winning pace.
Dylan Amin of PSU Abington won the Individual title with a 76 (+5). Full results after the jump.
Jeffrey Kiddie of Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square, PA, leads the way for his fellow professionals as he takes home the Philadelphia Section’s top honor, Golf Professional of the Year. Kiddie, along with the other award winners, will be honored at the Section’s Spring Meeting being held at Radnor Valley Country Club in Radnor, PA on Monday, April 2.
From Joe Logan at MyPhillyGolf.com:
The deal to save LuLu Country Club is done.
The 100-year-old club, which had been facing the prospect of financial collapse, on Thursday agreed to a long-term lease deal with RAM Golf Management, a Florida company that also been managing Yardley Country Club since March.