Milton—A sunny day brightened the way for 39 junior golfers Monday as the NCPGA held its 17th Annual Dennis C. Lienhard Memorial Golf Tournament at Wynding Brook Golf Club. Morgan Sohosky of Tee-To-Green Golf Center took first place with a 73, and will have the honor of joining the prestigious group of NCPGA junior golfers to have their names etched on the plaque proudly displayed at the Club. Sohosky is the first female golfer to ever win the top flight of the tournament.
Morgan led the way amongst the 12 golfers in the 18 Hole Advanced division, tying Quinn Hackenberg of Shade Mountain G.C., then winning on the first hole of a sudden death playoff. Tyoga Country Club’s Benjamin Barnett and River Valley Country Club’s Tanner Adriance followed closely behind, firing stellar rounds of 75 to tie for third. White Deer’s Vincent Bender and last week’s winner Matthew Storeman of Clinton C.C. carded rounds of 77 to cap off a competitive top flight.
The 18 Hole Intermediate group also had 12 competitors. Cade Crossgrove of Shade Mountain G.C. shot an 88 to win for the second straight week. Crossgrove inched out a total of five good rounds in the 90s, including a 93 from White Deer’s Shawna Markle, and a 95 from Koen Baylor of Susquehanna Valley Country Club. The duo of Ty Morral and Joseph Propheta from Tyoga Country Club also carded solid rounds, shooting 97 and 98, respectively.
Six golfers tested their game at the 9 Hole Advanced level, and Ben Sohosky of Tee-To-Green Golf Center came out on top with a 42 for his second win of the season. Max Wirnsberger of the NCPGA Tournament Players Club shared second place with Susquehanna Valley Country Club’s Hannah Rabb, as both golfers brought home impressive rounds of 48. William Gronlund of Bucknell Golf Club was right on their tails, firing a strong 49.
The 9 Hole Intermediate division had four contenders, and a new face took the crown this week. In his first ever NCPGA event, Evan Swinehart carded his best round ever as he posted a 48. Landon Arriaga of White Deer Golf Complex took the silver with another strong performance after last week’s victory, shooting a 54.
In the 5 Hole Beginner division, Karl Unger of Tee-To-Green Golf Center and Claire Steinninger of Shade Mountain Golf Course shared first place honors. Both golfers shot scores of 30, leading the pack of five golfers.
Today’s event was the second of six on The NCPGA Junior Tournament Series. The tour will make its next stop at Belles Springs Golf Club on Monday, July 10. The NCPGA is thankful for its support from Blaise Alexander Family Dealership and the GouldenTouch 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.
2016 Lienhard Memorial Junior Tournament
Hosted by: Wynding Brook G.C.
Wynding Brook G.C., Pa.
Division I Advanced
Morgan Sohosky, Tee-To-Green Golf Center – 37-36—73
Quinn Hackenberg, Shade Mountain Golf Course – 37-36—73
Benjamin Barnett, Tyoga Country Club – 35-40—75
Tanner Adriance, River Valley Country Club – 35-40—75
Vincent Bender, White Deer Golf Complex – 41-36—77
Matthew Storeman, Clinton Country Club – 40-37—77
Benjamin Sweetra, NCPGA Tournament Players Club – 38-42—80
William Adair, Clinton Country Club – 43-38—81
Carter Reichenbach, Lost Creek Golf Club – 38-44—82
Roman Reeder, NCPGA Tournament Players Club – 41-45—86
Logan Fisher, Clinton Country Club – 47-51—98
Dylan DeFazio, Susquehanna Valley Country Club – 53-56—109
Division I Intermediate
Cade Crossgrove, Shade Mountain Golf Course – 44-44—88
Shawna Markle, White Deer Golf Complex – 48-45—93
Koen Baylor, Susquehanna Valley Country Club – 50-45—95
Ty Morral, Tyoga Country Club – 52-45—97
Joseph Propheta, Tyoga Country Club – 47-51—98
Simon Barlett, Bucknell Golf Club – 49-50—99
Eric Starr, Bucknell Golf Club – 55-46—101
Dustin Terry, Bucknell Golf Club – 53-52—105
Colt Kline, Bucknell Golf Club – 59-51—110
Andrew Everetts, Corey Creek Golf Club – 53-61—114
Elliot Zarrett, NCPGA Tournament Players Club – 69-59—128
Nathan Laubscher, Clinton Country Club – 71-73—144
Division II Advanced
Ben Sohosky, Tee-To-Green Golf Center – 42
Max Wirnsberger, NCPGA Tournament Players Club – 48
Hannah Rabb, Susquehanna Valley Country Club – 48
William Gronlund, Bucknell Golf Club – 49
Cade Wirnsberger, NCPGA Tournament Players Club – 50
Alexis Slaseman, Shade Mountain Golf Course – 62
Division II Intermediate
Evan Swinehart – 48
Landon Arriaga, White Deer Golf Complex – 54
Zach Gose – Susquehanna Valley Country Club – 58
Joseph Martin, Bucknell Golf Club – 63
Division III Beginner
Karl Unger, Tee-To-Green Golf Center – 30
Claire Steinninger, Shade Mountain Golf Course – 30
Bren Crossgrove, Shade Mountain Golf Course – 38
Jackson Keefer, White Deer Golf Complex – 39
Chase Wirnsberger, Bucknell Golf Club – 39