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SMWC Makes History; Men's Golf Captures First-Ever USCAA National Title

SMWC Makes History; Men's Golf Captures First-Ever USCAA National Title

STATE COLLEGE, Penn. - High expectations were set for the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College men's golf team and, in a sense, nothing short of a win at the 2018 USCAA Men's Golf National Championships would be acceptable. SMWC claimed its first USCAA National Title in program history and did so in a dominating fashion! The Pomeroys shot its best 36-hole team score of the season as they finished Day 2 with a 569 (-2). Individually, Colton Kuppler finished as the USCAA Individual National Champion Runner-Up with a two-day score of 138 (-6). Benjamin Myers finished in third place shooting a 139 (-5) and Nathan Higbie tied for sixth place with a 144 (E).


USCAA All-Americans

Three Pomeroy student-athletes were unanimously selected as USCAA All-Americans for their Top 10 finish at the 2018 Tournament.


USCAA National All-Academic

Three members of the men's golf team earned USCAA National All-Academic honors. These awards are designed to recognize all student-athletes (sophomores, juniors, and seniors at four-year institutions) who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or greater.


Team Results | Top 5

  • Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College | 569 (-2) | 1st
  • SUNY Delphi | 2nd
  • Cleary University | 3rd

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Individual Results

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

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From Coach Abe Nasser

On the team's first USCAA National Championship:

"This group of guys fought hard to win this tournament. Even with the lead heading into today, there was a great deal of pressure on them to hold it. They played with guts and determination. I was impressed by their maturity in the face of such a challenge."


From Colton Kuppler

On the feeling of winning a team USCAA National Championship:

"It feels incredible. I'm very proud of how the team did today and how we held it together even through the struggles. We knew that we could win this week but to play the way we did is just a great feeling."


From Benjamin Myers

On the feeling of winning a team USCAA National Championship:

"Feels great winning with this team, we came together and proved that we were more than capable of doing so. Looking forward to defending our title."


From Jaret Morlan

On the feeling of winning a team USCAA National Championship:

"Winning a Natty as a team is an amazing feeling. We played well in our first year (last year) but fell short. Shattering the school record and finishing off an overnight lead was very impressive. Coton, Ben, Nathan, and Sam all showed out as we left the field in the dust. All of us finished T58 or better in a 113-man field. Hopefully, next year we play just as well as it will be our last tournament for most of us."


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