June 24, 2004

Crooms & Philipow Named to 2004 All-Centennial Conference Men's Golf Team

LANCASTER, PA -- Carson Crooms (Fr., St. Petersburg, FL/Canterbury) and Kevin Philipow (Jr., Sudbury, Ontario/Region 18) have been named to the 2004 All-Centennial Conference (CC) men's golf team. It marks the first time Philipow has been honored by the Centennial Conference with All-CC recognition.

The 2004 Franklin & Marshall College Men's Golf Most Valuable Player, Crooms earned medalist honors and led F&M to a runner-up finish at the 2004 CC 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 Philipow 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 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. He collected two top five finishes this year as he placed fourth at the Glenmaura Invitational on April 17-18 with a two-day total of 148 (78-78) to lead F&M to a third place finish.

Philipow concluded the year with a 78.94 average in 16 matches as he shot a season low score of 75 in the opening round of the Bon Appetit Fall Shootout at Blue Heron and Irondequoit Country Club courses in Rochester, New York on October 12-13. He finished in the top five twice during the season shooting 76 to place second at the Franklin & Marshall Spring Invitational on April 19 at Bent Creek Country Club.