Diplomats Title Run Halted

Diplomats Title Run Halted

ELVERSON, Pa. -- Franklin & Marshall failed to defend its two-straight Centennial Conference (CC) golf titles. The Diplomats finished in sixth place in the seven team field at the 2011 CC Championships, 35 strokes behind McDaniel, which won its sixth CC crown since competition began in 1994.

McDaniel came from behind with a third-round score of 305 to capture the Centennial men's golf championship Sunday at Stonewall North GC. Gettysburg's Peter Ruymann took medalist honors with a three-round total of 224. Cameron Warner was the Diplomats' top finisher, tying McDaniel's Greg Bowman for fourth place with a 232.

Swarthmore's Paul Weston and Dickinson's Joey Goldstein entered the final 18 holes with a three-shot lead at 150. But both players were unable to break 80 in the final round, as Weston carded an 80 and Goldstein an 85 to fall by the wayside. Ruymann fashioned a one-over-par 71 to become the sixth Bullet and first since 2002 to capture Conference Player of the Year honors. Gettysburg finished in second place with a 940, eight strokes off of McDaniel's championship pace.

Dave Gilbert was the only Diplomat besides Warner to finish in the top 20. He shot 245, taking 20th place. Jeremy Rubin tied for 22nd at 247, while Danny Liebowitz was 27th with a 252 to round out the scoring foursome. Brendan Mohler tied for 28th place with a 253.

Centennial Conference Championship
Stonewall - North Course
Elverson, Pa.
Dates: 5/1-2/2011
Par 70, 6735 yards

Fin.  Top 20 teams                     Scores         Total    Par 
   1  McDaniel.......................  321  306  305    932    +92
   2  Gettysburg.....................  314  310  316    940   +100
   3  Muhlenberg.....................  307  319  317    943   +103
   4  Dickinson......................  323  301  327    951   +111
   5  Swarthmore.....................  318  314  325    957   +117
   6  Franklin & Marshall............  321  327  319    967   +127
   7  Ursinus........................  335  350  338   1023   +183


Fin.  Top 20 Players        Team                              Scores        Total    Par 
   1  Peter Ruymann........ Gettysburg.....................   77   76   71    224    +14
   2  Zachary Oyer......... Muhlenberg.....................   77   79   71    227    +17
   3  Paul Weston.......... Swarthmore.....................   74   76   80    230    +20
t  4  Greg Bowman.......... McDaniel.......................   76   79   77    232    +22
t  4  Cameron Warner....... Franklin & Marshall............   74   80   78    232    +22
   6  Austin Smith......... Gettysburg.....................   76   78   80    234    +24
t  7  Joey Goldstein....... Dickinson......................   74   76   85    235    +25
t  7  Paul Kovalcheck...... McDaniel.......................   85   77   73    235    +25
t  7  Keith Mazurek Jr..... McDaniel.......................   83   75   77    235    +25
t 10  Jordan Carpenter..... Muhlenberg.....................   76   77   83    236    +26
t 10  Kyle Knapp........... Swarthmore.....................   80   78   78    236    +26
  12  Arthur Worthington... Dickinson......................   83   71   83    237    +27
  13  Matthew Cohen........ Muhlenberg.....................   77   78   83    238    +28
t 14  Logan Connaughton.... McDaniel.......................   86   75   78    239    +29
t 14  Bryan Johnson........ McDaniel.......................   77   79   83    239    +29
t 14  Tucker Joyce......... Dickinson......................   81   76   82    239    +29
t 17  Chris McCann......... Ursinus........................   84   82   76    242    +32
t 17  Alex Nichamin........ Swarthmore.....................   80   77   85    242    +32
t 17  George Whitelaw...... Gettysburg.....................   83   78   81    242    +32
  20  Dave Gilbert......... Franklin & Marshall............   84   84   77    245    +35