Season in Review: 2015-16 Men’s GolfThe Franklin & Marshall men’s golf team reached new heights in 2016, further solidifying its position as one of the nation’s top programs. The Diplomats won their third consecutive Centennial Conference (CC) Championship and seventh in nine years, tied for 12th at the NCAA Championships, and placed two individuals in the NCAA top 10 to conclude their banner year.
Colodny Fourth; Lankler Sixth to Lead F&M at NationalsStephen Colodny placed fourth and Brad Lankler took sixth to lead the Franklin & Marshall men’s golf team to a 12th place finish at the 2016 NCAA Men’s Golf Championship. The team finish is the best for F&M since the tournament extended the field to its current format.
Colodny Tied for First; Diplomats 12th at NCAA ChampionshipStephen Colodny continued his ascent at the 2016 NCAA Division Men’s Golf Tournament. Colodny has moved up the individual leaderboard in every round and finished today tied for first. Franklin & Marshall, however, dropped four spots to 12th after finishing at 320 today with a tournament total of 923 (302-301-320).
Lankler and Colodny Earn All-Region HonorsFranklin & Marshall’s Brad Lankler and Stephen Colodny were both named to the Division III PING Mid-Atlantic All-Region Team announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America. It is the second time each player has earned the honor after both made the team in 2015.
Diplomats Eighth to Make Cut; Lankler & Colodny Just Two Back in FifthFranklin & Marshall moved up two spots to eighth after shooting 301 in the second round of the 2016 Men’s Golf Championship Wednesday. The Diplomats have a two round total of 603 and made the 15-team cut for the first time since the tournament reduced the cut from 21 teams to 15 in 2011. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps continues to lead the 41-team tournament at 585.
Diplomats 10th after Round One of the NCAA ChampionshipsFranklin & Marshall shot 302and sits in 10th at the 2016 NCAA Men’s Golf Championship. The Diplomats played the par-71, 6,645-yard course Medon Golf Club Course on Tuesday. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps currently led the team field of 41 with a 286.
Diplomats Set for Sixth Straight NCAA TournamentFranklin & Marshall is set to participate in its sixth-straight NCAA Men’s Golf Tournament at the 2016 NCAA Division III Men’s Golf Championships on May 10-13. The four-day, 72-hole event will be held at the Midvale Country Club and Mendon Golf Club, in Rochester, N.Y., and is hosted by St. John Fisher College and the Monroe County Sports Commission.
Diplomats Win Third Straight CC Crown; Colodny and Furman SecondFranklin & Marshall won an unprecedented eighth Centennial Conference (CC) Championship with a team victory at the three day 2016 CC Championship. The championship crown is the 13th overall for the golf program and the seventh in the last nine years for F&M.
Diplomats Take Over the Lead at CC ChampionshipsFranklin & Marshall took over the top spot in the team standings after 36 of 54 holes at the 2016 Centennial Conference (CC) Men’s Golf Championship Saturday at the Bridges Golf Club. The Diplomats finished at 307 for a two-round total 610 (303-307) while McDaniel and Swarthmore are tied for second at 613 and Gettysburg is fourth with a 621.
Diplomats Set to Defend CC TitleFranklin & Marshall is set to defend its Centennial Conference (CC) Title this weekend when the 23rd annual men's golf championship tees off Friday at the Bridges Golf Club in Abbottstown, Pa. F&M enters the three day, 54-hole tournament as the two-time defending champions and is looking for an unprecedented eighth Centennial crown, and seventh in the last nine years.
Diplomats Second after First Round of CC ChampionshipsFranklin & Marshall sit in second place after 18 of 54 holes at the 2016 Centennial Conference (CC) Men’s Golf Championship Friday. The Diplomats finished at 303, just two strokes tournament-leader Swarthmore (301). McDaniel is third at 304 and Muhlenberg finished at 314 for the fourth-best score of the day.
F&M Competes at the Hershey CupFranklin & Marshall finished in a three-way tie for sixth at the 2016 Hershey Cup hosted at the Hershey Country Club East Course. The Diplomats ended with a two-day total 647 (336-311) after improving by 25 strokes on Monday and tied Gettysburg and Washington & Jefferson. Carnegie Mellon took the team title with a 624.
Diplomats Compete at McDaniel Spring InviteFranklin & Marshall finished with a two-day total of 626 (321-305) and placed sixth at the McDaniel Spring Invitational hosted at the Bridges Golf Course. Gettysburg won the team title with a 598 followed by St. John Fisher (610) and Washington & Jefferson (614).
2016 Men's Golf Season PreviewFranklin & Marshall will open its 2016 schedule tomorrow at the two-day McDaniel Spring Invitational. The Diplomats will look to build off a successful fall schedule and a dominating performance at last year's Centennial Conference (CC) Championship.
Scholar Athlete Profile: Brad LanklerOn Aug. 27, 2013, Franklin & Marshall College held its annual convocation ceremony for the latest group of incoming first-year students, the Class of 2017. During the ceremony, President Daniel Porterfield urged the campus newcomers to take pride in becoming “growing, developing, learning, human beings.” Minutes later, Rebecca Green ’14 encouraged them “to be here in this new place, and think how you can contribute to this world.”
Lankler Named CC Golfer of the WeekBrad Lankler was named the Centennial Conference (CC) men’s golf player of the week, announced by the league on Wednesday. Lankler carded rounds of 68 and 67 on his way to totaling a five-under-par 135, good for first place at the Ted Keller Memorial last week. As a team, the Diplomats fired 590 over two days, taking second place. On Monday he placed second with an even par-71 at the F&M Fall Invitational for his fourth top-five finish this fall.
Mitchell and Diplomats Win F&M InviteBen Mitchell fired a one-under 70 to lead Franklin & Marshall to a first place finish at the F&M Fall Invitational Monday afternoon at Bent Creek Country Club. Mitchell took medalist honors and was the only player in the 94-player field to shoot under par. The Diplomats ‘Blue’ Team finished at 294 in the 19-team tournament while Muhlenberg placed second at 299 and the F&M ‘White’ team took third at 307.
Lankler Runs Away From Field at Ted Keller MemorialBrad Lankler carded rounds of 68 and 67 on his way to totaling a five-under-par 135, good for first place at the Ted Keller Memorial. As a team, the Diplomats fired 590 over two days, taking second place.
Lankler Takes Third at Mason-Dixon ClassicBrad Lankler tied for third place to lead Franklin & Marshall at the Mason-Dixon Classic hosted by McDaniel at the Bridges Golf Club over the weekend. The Diplomats placed fourth out of 15 teams with a two-round total of 604 (306-298) while Allegheny took the top spot at 591 (296-295).
F&M Wins PSU-Harrisburg Invitational; Furman Takes Individual HonorsFranklin & Marshall won the Penn St.-Harrisburg Invitational at Dauphin Highlands, contested on Sunday and Monday. Posting a team score of 581 over 36 holes, the Diplomats dominated the 12-team field, stretching out a 15-stroke deficit over second place finishers York and Gettysburg (596). The win represents the first tournament victory of the 2015 season.
Furman leads F&M at Flower City PreviewDaniel Furman carded a two-round 152 (77-75) and placed 15th to lead Franklin & Marshall to a 10th place finish at the Flower City Preview in men's golf action on Saturday and Sunday. The Diplomats finished at 619 with a 309 in round one and a 310 on the final round.
Lankler Named All-AmericanBrad Lankler earned honorable mention on the 2015 Division III PING All-America Team announced by the Golf Coaches Association of American (GCAA). The honor is the first All-America award for Lankler and the eighth in program history.
2015 Men's Golf Season ReviewF&M put together the most dominant season in program history in 2015. The Diplomats won nine tournaments, which led the nation among all three divisions, dominated the Centennial Conference (CC) Championship, made their 10th NCAA appearance and placed 17th in the nation.
Tompos Named GCAA Mid-Atlantic Region Coach of the YearFranklin & Marshall head men's golf coach Andy Tompos was named the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) Division III Middle Atlantic Region Coach of the Year. The all-region is the first for Tompos and the second Coach of Year Award this season after being named the Centennial Conference Coach of the Year for the second time.
Five Diplomats Named All-Region; Gabriele Top FreshmanAll five members of Franklin & Marshall’s men’s golf championship team were named to the Division III PING Mid-Atlantic All-Region Team announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America. Robert Svigals, Daniel Furman, Brad Lankler, Stephen Colodny and Christopher Gabriele all picked up the first all-region honors in their career. Gabriele was also named Mid-Atlantic Region Rookie of the Year.
Diplomats Finish 17th; Miss Cut by Four Strokes at NCAA TournamentFranklin & Marshall shaved three strokes off its round one total of 306 and finished at 303 in the second round of the NCAA Men's Golf Championship Wednesday evening. The Diplomats tied for 17th (609) and missed the 15-team cut by just four strokes. The 17th-place finish is the highest in school and Centennial Conference history. Redlands sits on top of the team leader board in the 41-team event at 577.
F&M Completes Day One at NCAA ChampionshipFranklin & Marshall shot 306 and currently sits in 25th at the 2015 NCAA Men's Golf Championship hosted at the Grandover Resort Course. Methodist currently holds down the top spot at 284 in the 41-team tournament.
Diplomats Set for NCAA TournamentThe Franklin & Marshall men's golf team is getting ready to participate in the 2015 NCAA Tournament this week. The four-day, 72-hole event starts tomorrow, May 12th, at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Diplomats Dominate CC Championship; Svigals Crowned ChampionFranklin & Marshall won the 2015 Centennial Conference (CC) Championship with a record-breaking 30-stroke victory over second place finisher McDaniel (912) at the Dupont Country Club Sunday evening. The Diplomats three-day total of 882 reset their own championship record set last season for the lowest score in tournament history.
Diplomats Still on Top at CC Finals; Svigals LeadsFranklin & Marshall remains on top of the leader board with 36 of 54 holes completed at the 2015 Centennial Conference (CC) Men's Golf Championship hosted at the DuPont Country Club. F&M increased its lead to 25 strokes over McDaniel (620) while Swarthmore moved up to third in the team standings at 628.
Colodny and Diplomats On Top of the Leader Board at CC ChampionshipFranklin & Marshall holds down the top three spots and sits in first after 18 of 54 holes at the 2015 Centennial Conference (CC) Men's Golf Championship Friday evening. The Diplomats have a commanding 14-stroke lead over the seven-team field with Muhlenberg (318) sitting at second and McDaniel (321) third.
Diplomats, Lankler and Svigals Look to Repeat at CC ChampionshipsFranklin & Marshall is set to defend its Centennial Conference (CC) Title this weekend when the 22nd annual men's golf championship tees off Friday at the DuPont Country Club in Wilmington, Del. The 21st-ranked Diplomats enter the three day, 54-hole tournament with eight tournament victories this season, which leads the nation among all three divisions, and looks for their seventh CC Title, sixth in the last eight years.
Diplomats Win Spring Invite; Lead Nation in Tournament WinsNo. 21 Franklin & Marshall’s men’s golf team continued its impressive season by winning the F&M Spring Invitational at Bent Creek Country Club Monday afternoon. The Diplomats have won eight tournaments this season, which leads the nation among all three divisions.
Richards Leads Diplomats to Messiah Classic TitleThree Diplomats placed in the top five to lead Franklin & Marshall to the Messiah College Spring Classic title Thursday evening at the Blue Ridge Country Club. The tournament victory is the seventh for the Diplomats this season, which leads the nation among all three divisions.
Svigals and Gabriele Lead F&M to Moravian TitleRobert Svigals and Christopher Gabriele took the top two spots to lead Franklin & Marshall to the 2015 Moravian College Spring Invitational held at the Woodstone Golf Club Thursday afternoon. The Diplomats finished at 310 while Moravian (318) placed second and Rutgers Camden (318) came in third in the 11-team Tournament. The victory is the second for F&M this week and sixth tournament title in the last eight events this year.
Diplomats Win Hershey CupBrad Lankler and Robert Svigals placed in the top-five to lead Franklin & Marshall to the team title at the 2015 Hershey Cup hosted by Rochester at the Hershey Country Club. F&M turned in a two-day total of 604 (300-304) and finished nine strokes ahead of Skidmore (613). St. John Fisher placed third at 619 and Carnegie Mellon took fourth out of 15 teams with a score of 620. The Diplomats have been dominant this season, as F&M has won five-of-seven tournaments this year.
F&M Finishes Second at McDaniel InviteFranklin & Marshall’s men’s golf team was edged out by St. John Fisher by one stroke, 624-623 at the second and final day of the McDaniel Spring Invitational held at the Bridges Golf Club on Sunday. The Diplomats shot the lowest round of the weekend today at 303, shaving 18 strokes off their 321 score yesterday.
Diplomats Tied for Second Midway Through McDaniel InviteFranklin & Marshall men's golf team is tied for second midway through the McDaniel Spring Invitational held at the Bridges Golf Club on Saturday. The Diplomats shot 321 and tied Dickinson while St. John Fisher holds down the top spot at 315 in the 18-team event.