The Panthers golf team capped the season with a fifth-place finish at the NJCAA Region III Golf Championship, played Monday and Tuesday at the Timber Banks Golf Club in Baldwinsville. After two days of cold and very wet conditions, the Panthers had a team score of 735 (364 on day one - 371 on day two). Niagara County Community College won the championship in convincing fashion with a 652 (326-326). Cayuga Community College was second with a 681 (333-348) followed by Onondaga Community College with a 692 (352-340). Herkimer County Community College finished fourth with a 720 (362-358).
Sophomore Sean McDaniel (Dryden/Dryden H.S.) is in contention at the midway point of the NJCAA Region III Golf Championship after firing an opening day 83. As a team, the Panthers put up a score of 364 and sands in fifth place, just two strokes behind fourth place. Niagara County Community College leads the tournament with a 326 and Cayuga Community College is second at 333. Onondaga Community College is at 352 with Herkimer County Community College in fourth, just ahead of the Panthers.
The Panthers golf team closed out the regular season Sunday at the Genesee Community College Invitational in Batavia. With one of the most balanced efforts of the year, the Panthers had a team score of 352 to finish fourth. Cayuga won the event with a 320, with Niagara one stroke back at 321. Onondaga was third at 331. The host team was fifth with a 385 and Jefferson was sixth at 393.
For the second time in two days, the Panthers golf team finished in fourth place at a tournament in Western New York. After Friday’s tournament at Chautauqua, the Panthers were in Lockport Saturday for the Niagara County Community College Invitational. The host team won the event with a score of 307, followed by Cayuga Community College at 315. Onondaga Community College had a 332 with Tompkins Cortland in fourth at 350. Herkimer County Community College, Genesee Community College, and Jefferson Community College rounded out the field of seven teams.
The Panthers golf team is ending the regular season with a three-tournament swing through Western New York, starting Friday at the Jamestown Community College Invitational, held at the Chautauqua Golf Course. With six teams taking advantage of the opportunity to play on the course that will host the NJCAA National Championship tournament next month, the Panthers finished in fourth place with a score of 344. Onondaga Community College won the event with a 320 followed by Niagara County Community College at 322. Herkimer County Community College was next at 339. Jefferson Community College was well behind the Panthers in fifth with a 370. Genesee Community College was last at 388.
The Panthers golf team closed out the weekend with a solid performance at the Hudson Valley Community College Invitational in Troy on Sunday. With three golfers in the 80s, Tompkins Cortland posted a team score of 348 to finish in sixth place out of eight teams. Niagara County Community College won the event with a 328, with the host team next at 333. SUNY Adirondack was third with a 335, one stroke ahead of Herkimer County Community College. Onondaga Community College finished just two strokes ahead of the Panthers in fifth place with a 346. Genesee Community College and Jefferson Community College rounded out the field, each more than 50 strokes behind the Panthers.
Led by a career-best 78 from sophomore Sean McDaniel (Dryden/Dryden H.S.) the Panthers golf team finished fifth out of nine teams at the SUNY Adirondack Invitational on Saturday. Playing at the Hiland Park Country Club in Queensbury, the Panthers posted a team score of 352. Niagara County Community College won the event with a 321, followed by North Vermont University at 337. Onondaga Community College and Hudson Valley Community College followed at 342 and 345. After Tompkins Cortland, Castleton University (Vt.), Adirondack, Genesee Community College, and Jefferson Community College completed the field.
A team score of 379 was good enough for the Panthers to claim third place in the Mid-State Athletic Conference golf championship Friday. And while the team took third place, Mackenzie Constable (Sidney/Sidney H.S.) earned co-medalist honors among female golfers, carding a score of 107 to finish in a tie with Hannah Kirk from Onondaga Community College. Constable’s effort marks the first time a Panther woman has brought home that trophy.
With just a partial team available, three Tompkins Cortland golfers competed as individuals at the Mohawk Valley Invite on Friday. Playing at the Oneida Community Golf Course. Sean McDaniel (Dryden/Dryden H.S.) carded a 97 and Jacob Beber (Fort Ann/Fort Ann H.S.) came in at 102 for the men while Mackenzie Constable (Sidney/Sidney H.S.) finished fifth among nine female golfers with a 119.
The weekend ended with a solid showing by the Tompkins Cortland golf team at the Panthers Invitational Sunday at Elm Tree Golf Course. With four golfers scoring in the 80s, the Panthers took fourth out of nine teams with a score of 334. Cayuga Community College won the event with 403. Cayuga Community College won the event with a 312, just one stroke ahead of Niagara County Community College. Hudson Valley Community College was third with a 322.
Three members of the Panthers golf team took part in the Onondaga Tournament on Saturday, getting the opportunity to play the course that will be used for the Region III Championship Tournament in May. Jake Woods (Cortland/Cortland H.S.) was the top scoring Panther with an 89 with Garrett Davenport (Newfield/Ithaca H.S.) one back at 90. Jacob Beber (Fort Ann/Fort Ann H.S.) came in at an even 100.
The first tournament of the season always brings it with it the chance of less-than-ideal conditions. The 2019 season-opener was no different, as the NJCAA Region III schedule teed off Friday at the Nicholas J. DeSocio Memorial Invite, hosted by Cayuga Community College at the Highland Park Golf Course in Auburn. With eight teams battling 30+ mph winds and fast greens, the Panthers came in with a fifth-place finish with a score of 403. Niagara County Community College won the event with a 356, six strokes ahead of the host school.
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.
Tompkins Cortland Community College’s Daniel Lapp (Trumansburg/Charles O. Dickerson H.S.) continued his climb up the leaderboard at the NJCAA Division III Golf Nationals Thursday, taking the lead after day three of the four-day tournament. Lapp fired a 73 on Thursday to stand at 225 for the tournament, one stroke ahead of Chris Kraft from Sandhills Community College (N.C.).
Tompkins Cortland Community College’s Daniel Lapp (Trumansburg/Charles O. Dickerson H.S.) made a move up the leaderboard at the NJCAA Division III Golf National Tournament Wednesday. Standing in 6th place at the start of the day, Lapp climbed up into a tie for second place, just two strokes behind the tournament leader at the midway point of the four-day tournament. Lapp carded his second straight 76 on Wednesday to stand at 152 for the tournament. Trey May of Georgia Military College leads the field with a 150. Lapp is tied for second place with Mason Landborg of Minnesota State Community College.
Tompkins Cortland Community College’s Daniel Lapp (Trumansburg/Charles O. Dickerson H.S.) sits in a tie for sixth place after day one of the NJCAA Division III Golf National Tournament. Lapp finished Tuesday with a score of 76, five strokes off the pace being set by Zach Breault of Vincennes University (Indiana). The four-day tournament continues Wednesday at the par 72 Lake Course at the Chautauqua Golf Club.
Sophomore Daniel Lapp (Trumansburg/Charles O. Dickerson H.S.) moved up one place on the final day of the NJCAA Region III Tournament, finishing in second place with a two-day score of 158 (80-78), two strokes behind the regional champion, Bob Davenport of Mohawk Valley Community College. As a team, the Panthers also moved up one place, finishing in seventh place with a score of 763 (382-381). SUNY Adirondack won the event with a score of 667 (334-333).
Day one of the NJCAA Region III Tournament was a rough one, with hard greens leading to difficult scoring conditions. As a result, scores at the halfway of the championship tournament are substantially higher than expected for most teams, including for Tompkins Cortland Community College. The Panthers struggled to a team score of 382, eighth out of the eight teams at the tournament. On a positive note, Daniel Lapp (Trumansburg/Charles O. Dickerson H.S.) remains in contention for the individual title, despite posting his second worst 18-hole score of the year with an 80. The sophomore stands tied for third place, two strokes behind the tournament leader.
The final tournament before regionals should give the Tompkins Cortland Community College golf team reason for optimism. Playing at the Genesee Community College Invitational, the Panthers fired a team score of 328 to take third place, just ten strokes behind champion Niagara County Community College. The 328 represents the third best team score of the season and a 40-stroke improvement over Saturday’s score.
Daniel Lapp (Trumansburg/Charles O. Dickerson H.S.) won another tournament Saturday, taking medalist honors at the Niagara County Community College Invitational. His two-over par 74 helped the Tompkins Cortland Community College golf team to a sixth place finish with a team score of 368. Niagara won the event with a 330 at the Willowbrook Golf Course in Lockport
Daniel Lapp (Trumansburg/Charles O. Dickerson H.S.) won medalist honors yet again Saturday, helping the Tompkins Cortland Community College golf team to a second place finish at the Hudson Valley Community College Invitational. The Panther carded a team score of 335 to finish tied with Mohawk Valley Community College for second place. SUNY Adirondack won the event with team score of 316 at the par 72 Frear Park Golf Course.
Taking part in the Herkimer College Invitational, the Tompkins Cortland Community College golf team shot a 357 for a seventh-place finish. The nine-team event was won by SUNY Adirondack with a 318 at the par 72 Mohawk Valley Country Club.
With the spring being so wet and cold, many Region III golf teams have been hard-pressed to get in many rounds of competition. With the scheduled tournament in Watertown postponed a week to allow the course to recover from the protracted winter, the Tompkins Cortland Community College golf team invited Jefferson Community College to come to Elm Tree Golf Course in Cortland Sunday and take advantage of what has been a rarity this spring – beautiful weather. The result was a two-team mini event that gave both squads quality time on the links. At the end of the day, the Panthers had a team score of 315 while the Cannoneers had a 316.
Traveling with just four golfers, the Tompkins Cortland Community College golf team took part in the SUNY Adirondack Invitational at Hiland Park Country Club in Queensbury Saturday. With the shorthanded team, the Panthers struggled to a seven-place finish with a team score of 361 on the par 72 course. The host school won the event with a 327.
Another cold and damp day greeted Region III golfers Sunday as Tompkins Cortland Community College hosted the Panthers Open Championship at Elm Tree Golf Course in Cortland. With golfers from ten school competing, the Panthers finished in fifth place with a team score of 320. The team title went to Onondaga Community College with a score of 309, five strokes ahead of SUNY Adirondack.
Lead by tournament medalist Daniel Lapp (Trumansburg/Charles O. Dickerson H.S.), the Tompkins Cortland Community College golf team earned a second place finish in the Mid-State Athletic Conference championship, held in conjunction with the Onondaga Invitational Saturday at Timber Banks Golf Course in Baldwinsville.
This spring has been unkind to any outdoor sports, but perhaps none more so than golf. With golf courses late opening all across the state, teams in Region III found it tough to get many practice rounds in heading into the season-opening tournament Friday in Auburn. As a result, many teams put up scores they hope will prove to be their highest of the year. Count Tompkins Cortland Community College among those teams as the Panthers carded a team score of 370 to finish fifth among the nine teams at the Nicholas J. DeSocio Memorial Invite, hosted by Cayuga Community College at the Highland Park Golf Course. Niagara County Community College might have been the lone school to leave the day pleased with its score as the Thunderwolves won the invitational with a score of 318, a full 26 strokes better than runner-up Mohawk Valley Community College.
With the release of the 2018 schedule, anticipation is building for the Tompkins Cortland golf season. With the top three golfers from the 2017 season graduated, competition for a spot in the starting lineup is expected to be wide open.