Season in Review: 2015-16 Men’s Golf

Season in Review: 2015-16 Men’s Golf

2016 Results | 2016 Statistics

The 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.

The NCAA Tournament, held from May 10-13 in Rochester, N.Y., saw the Diplomats fire a team total of 1,236 over four days. That score was good for a tie for 12th place, marking the highest finish by a Centennial school since the NCAA adopted its current format. Stephen Colodny (fourth) and Brad Lankler (sixth) tallied the two highest individual finishes in Diplomat history, as Colodny shot 73-72-74-78 for a total of 297 and Lankler posted rounds of 73, 72, 77, and 76 to total 298.

At the CC Championship, which ran from April 22-24 at The Bridges GC in Abbottstown, Pa., the Diplomats tallied a score of 910 over three days to defeat Gettysburg (914) by four strokes and McDaniel (915) by five strokes. Colodny (80-73-74) and Daniel Furman (74-79-74) were two of five players tied for first place at 227, eventually tying for second place after a playoff. Head coach Andy Tompos was named CC Coach of the Year for the second straight season while Colodny and Furman earned All-CC honors.

Colodny continued to add personal achievements when he was joined by Lankler on the Division III PING Mid-Atlantic All-Region Team. Lankler landed on the team after leading the conference with a 75.19 scoring average to go along with a victory at Randolph-Macon's Ted Keller Memorial on Oct. 12 and five top-10 finishes on the year. Colodny earned the honor with a 75.89 average, good for fourth in the CC, and four top-10 finishes.

The Diplomats topped the CC with a team average of 304.72, winning three tournaments in addition to the conference championship.

Stephen Colodny

  • T-Second Place at CC Championships
  • T-Fourth Place at NCAA Championships
  • All-CC First Team
  • GCAA All-Region First Team 

Brad Lankler

  • T-Sixth Place at NCAA Championships
  • GCAA All-Region First Team

Daniel Furman

  • T-Second Place at CC Championships
  • All-CC First Team

Andy Tompos

  • CC Coach of the Year