Men’s Golf wins Region XII DIII Championship, advances to NJCAA DIII National Tournament

Men’s Golf wins Region XII DIII Championship, advances to NJCAA DIII National Tournament

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – The Columbus State Community College men's golf team clinched the Region XII DIII title on Tuesday after shooting a 309-296-297—902 to trounce Schoolcraft College (311-310-307—928) and Vincennes University (306-311-313—930).

The Cougars, who down three strokes after the first round, shined with season-low scores over the next two rounds at the par-72 Bedford Valley Golf Course.

Four golfers set new career single-round low scores in the tournament and Columbus State finished with three golfers in the Top 10 on the leaderboard.

John Carlisle (75-70-71—216) claimed the individual championship after battling with Vincennes' Blake Claycomb for the top spot. Carlisle led by two strokes with four holes left when he made an incredible 15 foot put to birdie on the fourth to last hole. He finished the final round three strokes ahead of Claycomb one-under par.

Dominic Caminiti had a sensational final round as he also shot a career-best 71 for a third place overall finish while Philip Campisi carded a career-best 72 in the second round to finish in sixth place.

Christopher Dearth finished 12th overall after scoring a tournament-low 76 in the second round. John Mikulec moved up the leaderboard after carding two 78's in the second and third round for a 16th place finish, followed by Colin Dawson's 17th place finish.

The tournament crown earns the Cougars an automatic berth to the 2017 NJCAA DIII National Championship in Chautauqua, New York. The tournament begins on Tuesday, June 6 with the final round on Friday, June 9.

 

Finish  Team   Scores Total  Par
1 Columbus State   309 296 297 902 38+
2 Schoolcraft   311 310 307 928 64+
3 Vincennes   306 311 313 930 66+
               
Finish Player Team Scores Total  Par
1 John Carlisle Columbus State  75 70 71 216 E
2 Blake Claycomb Vincennes University 69 76 74 219 3+
3 Dominic Caminiti Columbus State  76 78 71 225 9+
4 Keegan McCullogh Vincennes University 77 76 73 226 10+
5 Mike Maiden Schoolcraft College 76 77 75 228 12+
6 Philip Campisi Columbus State  79 72 77 228 12+
T-7 Aaron Held Cincinnati State 77 78 75 230 14+
T-7 Justin Kane Schoolcraft College 77 75 78 230 14+
T-9 Tyler Glaza Delta College 83 76 75 234 18+
T-9 Jason Middleton Delta College 79 74 81 234 18+
11 Pat Kelly Schoolcraft College 78 81 77 236 20+
12 Christopher Dearth Columbus State  80 76 81 237 21+
T-13 James Baldwin Schoolcraft College 80 81 77 238 22+
T-13 Yale Benedict Schoolcraft College 81 77 80 238 22+
T-13 Zach Breault Vincennes University 79 77 82 238 22+
16 John Mikulec Columbus State  86 78 78 242 26+
17 Colin Dawson Columbus State  79 81 86 246 30+
18 Tanner Gray Vincennes University 81 82 84 247 31+
19 Tyler Tenkman Cincinnati State 98 90 84 272 56+
20 Cody Weber Vincennes University 90 93 95 278 62+
21 Jeremy Haist Schoolcraft College 105 95 91 291 73+