Knauth Completes Season Sweep with Victory at Susquehanna Valley CC

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Hummels Wharf, PA–In the last event of the NCPGA Junior Series William Knauth of White Deer Golf Complex once again came out on top. The NCPGA saw 56 players fill 5 different divisions to come out to play Susquehanna Valley Country Club on a warm first day in August. Knauth was three shots better than anyone in the field with a two-over-par 72. Knauth went out with a 39 on the front nine, but posted 3 birdies and no bogies on the back to complete his round with a 33 on the back. His birdies came on the par three eleventh, the par four thirteenth, and the par five seventeenth. Evan Salamone of Indian Hills Golf Club and Vincent Bender of White Deer Golf Course were tied for second place at 75. Grant Gronka of Berwick Golf Club was three behind them at 78.

In the eighteen hole intermediate division Nate Ewing of White Deer Golf Complex had his best round this year on our tour with an 81. The majority of his scoring came on the front nine with a 39 on the par 34. A birdie came on number six put him at that mark. Ewing cleared the field by nine strokes putting Kevin Ackley of Clinton Country Club in second with a 90. Tyler Levitski of Berwick Golf Course rounded out the top three with a 95.

Michael Maslanka of Glenmaura National Golf Club bested Ben Sohosky of Tee-To-Green Golf Center in the Advanced nine hole division by 5 strokes with a 44.

The intermediate nine hole division was the closest contest with the top three finishing within two shots of each other. It was Nicholas Mahoney of Bucknell Golf Club with a 55 who came in first with Jackson Landis at 56 and Cade Wirnsberger of Bucknell Golf Club at 57 trailing right behind.

In the five hole division Lydia Powers of Country Club of York had 28, Mac DeFazio of Susquehanna Valley Country Club  had 28, Bren Crossgrove of Shade Mountain Golf Course had 35, Chase Wirnsberger of Bucknell Golf Club had 35, Ian Owens had 35,Claire Steinninger of Shade Mountain Golf Course had 36, Reese Walizer of Belles Springs Golf Course had 36, and Jayden Livermore had 46.

Today’s event was the final event on The NCPGA Junior Tournament Series of 2016 . The NCPGA is thankful for its support from Blaise Alexander Family Dealership, Jersey Shore State Bank, and Woodlands Bank.  For 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; Clinton Country Club, Lock Haven; Mountain View CC, 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 Junior Tour

Susquehanna Valley CC


Division I Advanced


William Knauth, White Deer Golf Complex – 39-33–72

Evan Salamone, Indian Hills Golf Club – 38-37–75

Vincent Bender, Warrior Run Golf Course – 35-40–75

Grant Gronka, Berwick Golf Club – 37-41–78

Austin Outman, River Valley Country Club – 37-42–79

Tanner Adriance, River Valley Country Club – 40-39–79

Garrett Barilar, Berwick Golf Club – 42-40–82

Austin Moscariello, White Deer Golf Complex – 41-42–83

Morgan Sohosky, Tee-To-Green Golf Center – 44-44–88

Benjamin Barnett, Tyoga Country Club – 43-46–89

Brandyn Tuttle, Tyoga Country Club – 45-44–89

Quinn Hackenberg, Shade Mountain Golf Course – 44-46–90

Ryan Ciocco, Indian Hills GC – 43-47–90

Daniel Zimmerman, Nittany Country Club – 43-50–93

Dylan DeFazio, Susquehanna Valley Country Club – 50-44–94

Derek Lewis, White Deer Golf Complex – 45-50–95

Carter Reichenbach, Lost Creek Golf Club – 48-49–97


Division I Intermediate


Nate Ewing, White Deer Golf Complex – 39-42–81

Kevin Ackley, Clinton Country Club – 44-46–90

Tyler Levitski, Berwick Golf Course – 45-50–95

Cade Crossgrove, Shade Mountain Golf Course – 47-50–97

John Duda, Clinton Country Club – 47-52–99

Colin Holcombe, NCPGA Tournament Players Club – 47-53–100

Trey Crockett, Shade Mountain Golf Course – 53-47–100

Koen Baylor, NCPGA Tournament Players Club – 62-55–117

Hunter Beward, Shade Mountain Golf Course – 60-68–128

Elliot Zarrett, NCPGA Tournament Players Club – 67-62–129

Simon S Barlett, Bucknell Golf Club – 73-73–146


Division II Advanced


Michael Maslanka, Glenmaura National Golf Club -44

Ben Sohosky, Tee-To-Green Golf Center -49

Luis Correa, Overlook Golf Course -56

Kyle Beward, Shade Mountain Golf Course – 60-68–128


Division II Intermediate


Nicholas Mahoney, Bucknell Golf Club -55

Jackson Landis, NCPGA Tournament Players Club -56

Cade Wirnsberger, Bucknell Golf Club -57

Christian Kisner, Sunny Hill Golf Course -58

Griffin Walizer, Belles Springs Golf Course -58

Max Wirnsberger, Bucknell Golf Club -58

Hannah Rabb, Susquehanna Valley Country Club -60

Mikey Felty, Susquehanna Valley Country Club -63

Colt Kline, Bucknell Golf Club -68

Landon Arriaga, White Deer Golf Complex -73

Nathan Laubscher, Clinton Country Club -73

Owen Hoot, Shade Mountain Golf Course -73

Lexi Felty, Susquehanna Valley Country Club -74


Division III Beginner


Lydia Powers, Country Club of York -28

Mac DeFazio, Susquehanna Valley Country Club -28

Bren Crossgrove, Shade Mountain Golf Course  -35

Chase Wirnsberger, Bucknell Golf Club -35

Ian Owens, NCPGA Tournament Players Club -35

Claire Steinninger, Shade Mountain Golf Course -36

Reese Walizer, Belles Springs Golf Course -36

Jayden Livermore, NCPGA Tournament Players Club -46


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