Hummels Wharf, PA—After two rained out events, the NCPGA was finally welcomed with a perfect day at Susquehanna Valley Country Club on Thursday, where 43 junior golfers participated in the fifth and final event of the season.
In the 18 Hole Advanced division, William Knauth of White Deer Golf Complex won yet again in the final NCPGA event of his long junior career. William carded a 3-under 67 to go out in style, solidifying his status as one of the most successful players to play on the tour. Morgan Sohosky of Frosty Valley Country Club, who still has 3 years of NCPGA eligibility, finished off her successful season with a 75. After a poor front nine, Sohosky fired a 33 on the back nine to salvage an excellent round, and one of the best years of anyone on the tour. Benjamin Barnett of Tyoga Country Club rounded out the podium with a 82, while Roman Reeder, Benjamin Sweetra, Carter Reichenbach, and Kyle Snyder trailed very closely behind with good scores of their own.
A total of 15 golfers tested their skills in the 18 Hole Intermediate division, which was won in dramatic fashion. Joseph Propheta of Tyoga Country Club chipped in from off the green to shoot 88 and claim his second win of the season. Propheta’s hole-out gave him a share of first place with Will Orwig of Lost Creek Golf Club. This was Orwig’s second consecutive tie for first place. Charlie Betz of Frosty Valley Country Club fired a 92 for his third straight placing finish, while Bucknell Golf Club’s Dustin Terry fired a 94, his best round of the season, to take fourth.
In the 9 Hole Advanced division, Griffin Walizer of Clinton Country Club shot a 44 for his second straight victory. Shade Mountain’s Cade Crossgrove and Frosty Valley’s Ben Sohosky each brought in rounds of 46 to share the silver. Jonathan Joseph of Valley Country Club also carded an impressive round with a 47.
In the 9 Hole Intermediate division, David King of Wynding Brook Golf Club easily claimed the title with a stellar 51, improving upon last week’s score by a whopping 16 strokes. Evan Swinehart took second place with a 58.
Eight golfers took to the links in the 5 Hole Beginner division. Karl Unger of Tee-To-Green Golf Center and Reese Walizer of Clinton Country Club shared first place with rounds of 28. Reese Walizer carded her first ever birdie on the par-3 third hole, hitting her tee shot over the creek to 4 feet. Logan McGinn and Jackson Keefer of White Deer followed closely behind with rounds of 31 and 32, respectively, while Shade Mountain’s Bren Crossgrove shot a 33, and White Deer’s Camdyn Mason shot a 34.
Today’s event marked the fifth and final event in the 2017 NCPGA Junior Tournament series. The NCPGA is thankful for its support from Blaise Alexander Family Dealership, Jersey Shore State Bank, and The Goulden Touch Foundation. For all results and 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; 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 – 35-32–67
Morgan Sohosky, Frosty Valley Country Club – 42-33–75
Benjamin Barnett, Tyoga Country Club – 39-43–82
Roman Reeder, NCPGA Tournament Players Club – 41-42–83
Benjamin Sweetra, NCPGA Tournament Players Club – 42-42–84
Carter Reichenbach, Lost Creek Golf Club – 42-43–85
Kyle Snyder, Mountain View Country Club – 47-39–86
Tyler Nordblom, Mountain View Country Club – 47-43–90
Division I Intermediate
Joseph Propheta, Tyoga Country Club – 43-45–88
Will Orwig, Lost Creek Golf Club – 41-47–88
Charlie Betz, Frosty Valley Country Club – 46-46–92
Dustin Terry, Bucknell Golf Club – 51-43–94
Andrew Chyko, Frosty Valley Country Club – 50-45–95
Shawna Markle, White Deer Golf Complex – 45-50–95
Daniel Metzer, Frosty Valley Country Club – 48-50–98
Courtney King, Wynding Brook Golf Club – 48-52–100
Koen Baylor, Susquehanna Valley Country Club – 51-50–101
Andrew Oldt, Shade Mountain Golf Course – 58-53–111
Eric Starr, Bucknell Golf Club – 62-51–113
Simon Barlett, Bucknell Golf Club – 56-57–113
Tyler McCann, White Deer Golf Complex – 55-58–113
Zane Patterson, Bucknell Golf Club – 63-60–123
Colt Kline, Bucknell Golf Club – 62-74–136
Division II Advanced
Griffin Walizer, Clinton Country Club – 44
Cade Crossgrove, Shade Mountain Golf Course – 46
Ben Sohosky, Frosty Valley Country Club – 46
Jonathan Joseph, Valley Country Club – 47
Kyle Beward, Shade Mountain Golf Course – 49
Hannah Rabb, Susquehanna Valley Country Club – 51
Nicholas Mahoney, Bucknell Golf Club – 55
Alexis Slaseman, Shade Mountain Golf Course – 58
Division II Intermediate
David King, Wynding Brook Golf Club – 51
Evan Swinehart, NCPGA Tournament Players Club – 58
Owen Hoot, Susquehanna Valley Country Club – 62
Josh King, Wynding Brook Golf Club – 63
Division III Beginner
Karl Unger, Tee-To-Green Golf Center – 28
Reese Walizer, Clinton Country Club – 28
Logan McGinn, White Deer Golf Complex – 31
Jackson Keefer, White Deer Golf Complex – 32
Bren Crossgrove, Shade Mountain Golf Course – 33
Camdyn Mason, White Deer Golf Complex – 34
Elizabeth Propheta, Tyoga Country Club – 35
Ethan Zech, Tee-To-Green Golf Center – 43