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.
|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+|