Knauth Claims Title for Second Consecutive Week

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Lewisburg—The NCPGA Junior Tour stopped at Bucknell Golf Club on Monday for its fourth event of the year. A season-high 49 golfers took on the warm weather and fast greens, and the course proved to be challenging for most players.


In the 18 Hole Advanced division, William Knauth of White Deer Golf Complex led the flight of 12 for his second consecutive victory. Knauth’s 73 also earned him the week’s overall medalist honors. Tanner Adriance of River Valley Country Club took second with a 76, and Morgan Sohosky of Tee-To-Green Golf Center rounded out the podium with a 77. Benjamin Sweetra of the NCPGA Tournament Players Club and Austin Outman of River Valley C.C. also brought in good scores, each shooting rounds of 80.


The largest and most competitive flight of the day was the 18 Hole Intermediate group, which consisted of 16 golfers. This group saw a three-way tie at the top, as Shawna Markle of White Deer Golf Complex, Andrew Chyko of Frosty Valley Country Club, and Will Orwig of Lost Creek Golf Club all fired rounds of 93. Frosty Valley’s Charlie Betz was right behind them, carding a 96.


The 9 Hole Advanced division welcomed nine golfers, and was closely contested, as the top 7 golfers were all within 5 strokes of one another. Griffin Walizer of Clinton Country Club fired a 46 for his first victory of the season, inching out Ben Sohosky of Tee-To-Green Golf Center, who carded a 47. Kyle Beward of Shade Mountain Golf Course tied for third with Sean Kelly of the NCPGA Tournament Players Club, as both players shot rounds of 49.


Eight golfers tested their skills in the 9 Hole Intermediate division, which was home to another close race at the top. Mac DeFazio of Susquehanna Valley Country Club followed up last week’s silver with a gold this week, carding a 55 to take the crown. Susquehanna Valley’s Zach Gose and Evan Swinehart of the NCPGA Tournament Players Club each came up just one stroke shy, shooting rounds of 56 to tie for second.


In the 5 Hole Beginner Division, four golfers took their skills to the course to show that the future of the game is bright. Karl Unger of Tee-To-Green Golf Center brought home his second victory of the year, shooting a 26. Reese Walizer of Clinton Country Club came in second with a 27.


Today’s event was the fourth of six on The NCPGA Junior Tournament Series. The tour will make its next stop at Susquehanna Valley Country Club on Monday, July 24. The NCPGA is thankful for its support from Blaise Alexander Family Dealership and the Goulden Touch Foundation. For all results and more information regarding the championship series visit


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; Mountain View Country Club, Boalsburg; Clinton Country Club, Lock Haven; 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.


Division I Advanced

William Knauth, White Deer Golf Complex – 38-35–73

Tanner Adriance, River Valley Country Club – 38-38–76

Morgan Sohosky, Tee-To-Green Golf Center – 40-37–77

Benjamin Sweetra, NCPGA Tournament Players Club – 45-35–80

Austin Outman, River Valley Country Club – 39-41–80

Benjamin Barnett, Tyoga Country Club – 45-37–82

William Adair, Clinton Country Club – 43-39–82

Carter Reichenbach, Lost Creek Golf Club – 40-46–86

Roman Reeder, NCPGA Tournament Players Club – 46-41–87

Tyler Hawley, Towanda Country Club – 47-42–89

Payne McCartney, Nittany Country Club – 50-44–94

Dylan DeFazio, Susquehanna Valley Country Club – 56-51–107


Division I Intermediate

Shawna Markle, White Deer Golf Complex – 48-45–93

Andrew Chyko, Frosty Valley Country Club – 48-45–93

Will Orwig, Lost Creek Golf Club – 48-45–93

Charlie Betz, Frosty Valley Country Club – 47-49–96

Ty Morral, Tyoga Country Club – 54-48–102

Koen Baylor, Susquehanna Valley Country Club – 54-49–103

Hunter Beward, Shade Mountain Golf Course – 51-52–103

John Duda, Clinton Country Club – 59-45–104

Joseph Propheta, Tyoga Country Club – 54-50–104

Courtney King, Wynding Brook Golf Club – 54-53–107

Brock Hamblin, Tyoga Country Club – 58-53–111

Andrew Oldt, Shade Mountain Golf Course – 65-51–116

Eric Starr, Bucknell Golf Club – 61-55–116

Zane Patterson, Bucknell Golf Club – 55-61–116

Simon Barlett, Bucknell Golf Club – 65-54–119

Colt Kline, Bucknell Golf Club – 63-58–121


Division II Advanced

Griffin Walizer, Clinton Country Club – 46

Ben Sohosky, Tee-To-Green Golf Center – 47

Kyle Beward, Shade Mountain Golf Course – 49

Sean Kelly, NCPGA Tournament Players Club – 49

Nick Mahoney, Bucknell Golf Club – 50

William Gronlund, Bucknell Golf Club – 50

Jonathan Joseph, Valley Country Club – 51

TJ Steward, NCPGA Tournament Players Club – 56

Alexis Slaseman, Shade Mountain Golf Course – 59


Division II Intermediate

Mac DeFazio, Susquehanna Valley Country Club – 55

Zach Gose, Susquehanna Valley Country Club – 56

Evan Swinehart, NCPGA Tournament Players Club – 56

Landon Arriaga, White Deer Golf Complex – 62

Josh King, Wynding Brook Golf Club – 64

Claire Steinninger, Shade Mountain Golf Course – 66

David King, Wynding Brook Golf Club – 67

Owen Hoot, Susquehanna Valley Country Club – 77


Division III Beginner

Karl Unger, Tee-To-Green Golf Center – 26

Reese Walizer, Clinton Country Club – 27

Jackson Keefer, White Deer Golf Complex – 31

Grayson Arriaga, White Deer Golf Complex – 46

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