May 26, 2004

Crooms Named 2004 Franklin & Marshall Men's Golf Most Valuable Player

LANCASTER, PA -- Carson Crooms (Fr., St. Petersburg, FL/Canterbury) has been named the 2004 Franklin & Marshall College Men's Golf Most Valuable Player.

He saved his best golf to the end of the season as he shot 82 in the third and final round to earn medalist honors and lead F&M to a runner-up finish at the 2004 Centennial Conference Men's Golf Championship at Eagles Landing Golf Course in Ocean City, Maryland.

Crooms performance marked the second year in a row the Diplomats earned the tournament medalist as Nick Leigh (Sr., Innisfil, Ontario) earned the honor last year while leading Franklin & Marshall to the 2003 Championship.

This year, Crooms finished first with a three-day total of 230 (74-74-82), while teammate Kevin Philipow (Jr., Sudbury, Ontario/Region 18) placed second with a 231 (76-76-79) as F&M finished with a team score of 941 to tie with Gettysburg College for second place behind 2004 champion Muhlenberg College (936).

Overall, Crooms finished the year with an average of 79.67 in 15 matches as he led the team with personal season low scores of 74 at both rounds of the Glenmaura Invitational on April 17 & 18 and the opening two days of the Centennial Conference Championship.

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