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Men's Golf Shatters School Record; Pomeroys Lead Big After Day 1 of the USCAA National Championships

Men's Golf Shatters School Record; Pomeroys Lead Big After Day 1 of the USCAA National Championships

STATE COLLEGE, Penn. - The Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College men's golf team has placed itself in spectacular position after Day 1 of the USCAA Men's Golf National Championships at the Penn State Blue Course. The Pomeroys sit in first place and lead the defending 2017 USCAA National Champion SUNY Delphi by a whopping eight strokes.

SMWC shot its best 18-hole team score in school history as they concluded with a score of 283 (-5). The Woods has four player's in the Top 10 who each have a legitimate shot at winning the USCAA Individual National Championship; Colton Kuppler 70 (-2), Benjamin Myers 70 (-2), Nathan Higbie 71 (-1), and Samuel Grimes 72 (E). 


Team Results | Top 5

  • Saint Mary of the Woods College | 283 (-5) | 1st
  • SUNY Delphi | 291 (+3) | 2nd
  • Cleary University | 295 (+7) | 3rd
  • Mississippi University for Women | 299 (+11) | 4th
  • SUNY College of Environmental | 299 (+11) | T5th
  • The Apprentice School | 299 (+11) | T5th

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Individual Results | Par 70

*Player participating as an individual rather than as a team member.

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From Coach Abe Nasser

On the team's overall Day 1 performance:

"I'm very proud of the guys for grinding it out. We got off to a rough start and battled back. It was impressive to watch them bring it back. They did a great and we all believe we are capable of playing even better tomorrow."


From Colton Kuppler

On his second-place finish after Day 1:

"I'm happy with how I played besides my putting. If I can putt better tomorrow, there is no reason I cannot make a run for the title."

On his team's success and fellow teammate Ben Myers:

"I'm very happy for Ben and my team. Ben played a very impressive round and so did Nathan and Samuel. We put ourselves in a great position to win tomorrow and I hope we can back up the school record with another great score to bring home the National Championship!"


From Benjamin Myers

On his and the team's success:

"The team played great today, breaking our previous school record by 10 shots. We as a team need to be focused on not letting up and continue to put ourselves in good positions to win this Championship. The putter was hot today and I need to keep that going into the final round."


Next Up

The Pomeroys will tee-off for Day 2 of the USCAA Men's Golf National Championships tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. If SMWC can secure their current first place spot, this will be their first National Championship in program history.


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