In 2008, Tompkins Cortland Community College golfer Kris Boyes used a big final day to rally from eight place at the start of the day to win the NJCAA Division III National title in a playoff. Boyes' fantastic finish gave Tompkins Cortland golf its first, and only, national champion. Until now. Ten years after Boyes rallied for his title, Daniel Lapp (Trumansburg/Charles O. Dickerson H.S.) posted the best score of the championship on Friday, extending the one-stroke lead he held entering Friday to a dominating nine-stroke victory.
Lapp carded a 4-under par 68 on Friday, the first time anyone broke 70 during the tournament. His four-round score of 293 was well ahead of the 302 posted by runner-up Bobby Davenport of Mohawk Valley Community College.
In addition being just the second Panther to win the national title, Lapp is the fourth Tompkins Cortland golfer to earn All-American honors, following Boyes (2008), Clint Chaffee (2005 and 2006), and Kevin Muirhead (1994).
NJCAA Division III National Tournament, Final
Lake Course, Chautauqua Golf Club, Par 72, 6559 Yards
|1.||Dan Lapp, Tompkins Cortland CC||293||(76-76-73-68)|
|2.||Bobby Davenport, Mohawk Valley CC||302||(78-78-74-72)|
|3.||Mason Landborg, Minnesota State CC||304||(75-77-79-73)|
|4.||Keegan McCullough, Vincennes University (Indiana)||305||(82-72-76-75)|
|5.||Thomas Weir, Delaware County CC (Penn.)||306||(79-74-76-77)|
|6.||Hunter Moen, Minnesota State CC||307||(80-76-74-77)|
|7.||Chris Kraft, Sandhills CC (N.C.)||307||(73-82-71-81)|
|8.||Andrew Gutierrez, Union CC (N.J.)||308||(77-77-79-75)|
|9.||Brady Childers, Sandhills CC (N.C.)||309||(83-77-79-70)|
|10.||Trey May, Georgia Military College||309||(75-75-82-77)|