Bucknell’s Cook Even Par at Toftrees

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State College, PA–For the second year in a row sunny skies and comfortable temperatures welcomed 70 NCPGA tournament players to Toftrees Golf Resort today to close out the 2016 season. While today’s event marked the finale of the season, it also served as the battle ground for each divisions top players to compete for the season points championship.


As the weather proved consistent with last year, so did the medalist.  Bucknell’s Ben Cook found the top of the leaderboard again in the 50-59 division as he fired an even par 72.  Cook birdied three holes on the front nine compared to only one bogey to go out in two under par 34.  However the birdies stopped on the back nine and two bogies landed him at even par.  The victory didn’t come easy as Cook’s playing partner and fellow Bison, Al Kline Jr. also fired a 34 on the front, however, Kline bogied the last two holes to fall one off the pace with a 73.  Shade Mountains Tim Jordan carded a 77 which was good enough for third in the division, however it also helped Tim jump to top of the ladder in the annual points championship for the division.


The 60-69 division found Terry Cooper of the host club leading the way.  Cooper out dueled the eventual points champion Tim Harpster of Bucknell by one stroke as they carded 74 and 75 respectively.  Bucknell’s Jeff Ranck finished third, six shots back with an 80.  However, Ranck’s 80 was good enough to lift him to second place in the points race for 2016.


The stars aligned today for Bucknell’s Dick Williamson in the 70-79 division.  Williamson entered the day a distant second in points to the division’s most dominant golfer, Dale Bievenour of York.   Williamson needed the win and a little help to claim the points title and that is exactly what happened as Williamson carded a 75 while Bievenour posted his highest score of the season with an 83 propelling Williamson to the top of the points scale.   Tom Egli, also of Bucknell, fired even nines of 39 to finish in second, just 3 off of Williamson. Shade Mountains Dan Travelet posted an 81 to finish third with his best round of the season.


Dick Beck led all 80 and olders by carding two birdies on the back nine on his way to a round of 78.  White Deer’s Pete Reasner posted a 94 for second, however Reasner enough points throughout the season to hold on to the points title for the division.


Today’s event was the final event of the 2016 NCPGA Championship Series.  The NCPGA is greatful for the generosity of its 2016 sponsors, Blaise Alexander Family Dealership and Woodlands Bank.  For more information regarding the championship series visit www.ncpga.net.


Participating clubs in the NCPGA are Bucknell G.C., Lewisburg,; Shade Mountain G.C., Middleburg; Susquehanna Valley C.C., Hummels Wharf; Corey Creek Country Club, Mansfield; Tyoga Country Club, Wellsboro; Wynding Brook Golf Club., Milton; White Deer G.C., Allenwood; Belles Springs G.C., Mackeyville; Clinton Country Club, Lock Haven; Mountain View C.C., Boalsburg; Eagles Mere Country Club, Eagles Mere;  Lost Creek GC, Oakland Mills; Lewistown Country Club, Lewistown; Knoebels Three Ponds Golf Club, Elysburg; Nittany Country Club, Bellefonte; Timber Trails Golf Club, Pocono Pines, Toftrees Golf Club, State College and Williamsport Country Club, Williamsport.


2016 NCPGA Men’s Tournament Series

Toftrees Resort


Men 50-59

Mr. Ben F Cook, Bucknell Golf Club – 34-38–72

Al Kline Jr, Bucknell Golf Club – 34-39–73

Tim Jordan, Ncpga Senior Players Club – 36-41–77

Todd Trexler, Belles Springs Golf Club – 38-40–78

Bruce Hoover, White Deer Golf Club – 40-39–79

Paul Daniel Swanson, Mountain View CC – 37-42–79

Gary Dolan, Belles Springs Golf Club – 38-42–80

Craig Edson, Bucknell Golf Club – 40-42–82

Dave Gutelius, Bucknell Golf Club – 43-41–84

Paul McGinnis, White Deer Golf Club – 44-43–87

Doug Seaberg, Bucknell Golf Club – 42-47–89

Jim Becker, Heritage Hills Golf Resort – 44-47–91


Men 60-69

Terry Cooper, Toftrees Golf Club – 36-38–74

Tim Harpster, Bucknell Golf Club – 36-39–75

Jeff Ranck Sr, Bucknell Golf Club – 39-41–80

Steve Allen, Bucknell Golf Club – 42-42–84

William Kinley, Williamsport Country Club – 41-43–84

Raymond M Beachy, Bucknell Golf Club – 41-44–85

Richard W Bevan, Treasure Lake Golf Club (Gold) – 42-44–86

Marty Bowman, Frosty Valley Country Club – 43-44–87

Bob White, Frosty Valley Country Club – 42-46–88

David Grill, Bucknell Golf Club – 46-44–90

Donald Cortese, Bucknell Golf Club – 45-45–90

Christopher Olson, Bucknell Golf Club – 44-46–90

Jim Holtzapple, Bucknell Golf Club – 44-47–91

Mr. William Sponseller Jr., Valley Country Club – 45-47–92

Jerry Heist, Royal Manchester GL – 43-49–92

Ray Ostrom, Corey Creek Golf Club – 44-49–93

Larry Holcomb, Corey Creek Golf Club – 49-46–95

Dean Paul, Susquehanna Valley CC – 45-50–95

Steve Moyer, Bucknell Golf Club – 56-40–96

Robert Beck, Shade Mountain Golf Course – 48-48–96

Robert Zimmerman, Susquehanna Valley CC – 45-51–96

David Price, Susquehanna Valley CC – 48-49–97

Allen Neyhard, Ncpga Senior Players Club – 47-50–97

Charles Duda, Corey Creek Golf Club – 46-51–97

Tom Graham, Frosty Valley Country Club – 43-54–97

David Dye, Bucknell Golf Club – 48-52–100

Gary Keefer, Bucknell Golf Club – 50-51–101

Chuck Beck, Belles Springs Golf Club – 53-50–103

Stephen Berlin, Bucknell Golf Club – 50-54–104

Rick Everett, Belles Springs Golf Club – NC-NC–NC


Men 70-79

Richard Williamson, Bucknell Golf Club – 37-38–75

Thomas Egli, Bucknell Golf Club – 39-39–78

Dan Travelet, Shade Mountain Golf Course – 40-41–81

Robert McNutt, Eagles Mere C C – 42-40–82

Gary Fry, Bucknell Golf Club – 43-40–83

Dale Bievenour, Honey Run Golf Club – 42-41–83

John Pagana, Susquehanna Valley CC – 42-41–83

Mr Darrell Early, Mountain View CC – 39-44–83

Harold Rider, Ncpga Senior Players Club – 44-42–86

Marvin Reeves, Bucknell Golf Club – 43-43–86

Lyle Brion, Corey Creek Golf Club – 41-45–86

Bernie Wolf, Frosty Valley Country Club – 47-40–87

Jim Vanbuskirk, Bucknell Golf Club – 44-43–87

Roger Andras, Frosty Valley Country Club – 45-43–88

Eugene Christina, Bucknell Golf Club – 47-43–90

Seth Ziegler, Bucknell Golf Club – 44-46–90

Tom Gates, Susquehanna Valley CC – 44-47–91

Park McKissick Jr, Bucknell Golf Club – 44-49–93

Dave Flesch, Corey Creek Golf Club – 45-49–94

Ted Laubach, Bucknell Golf Club – 43-53–96

Peter Godfrey, Frosty Valley Country Club – 52-45–97

Vince Maier, Frosty Valley Country Club – 47-51–98

James W Zellers, Bucknell Golf Club – 45-53–98

Steve McKibben, Forest Glen Country Club – 48-52–100

Tom Cooper, Frosty Valley Country Club – 52-52–104


Men 80 & older

Dick Beck, Bucknell Golf Club – 40-38–78

Pete Reasner, White Deer Golf Club – 44-50–94

Boyd Mertz, Bucknell Golf Club – 51-53–104

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