2017 NCAC Golf Championship Series


Event #1 (36-Holes)

The Country Club of Meadville
Meadville, Pennsylvania

Hosted by Allegheny College
Saturday - Sunday
April 22-23


Final Results:

Men -- Women

Event #2 (36-Holes)

Royal America Golf Links
Galena, Ohio
Hosted by Denison University
Saturday - Sunday
April 29-30

Final Results:

Men -- Women

 Overall 72-Hole Results
Men -- Women
 

Pre-Championship Series Coaches' Polls

The first event of the 2017 NCAC Golf Championship Series will be contested this weekend, April 22-23, at The Country Club of Meadville in Meadville, Pennsylvania, with Allegheny College serving as the host institution. The second event of the championship series will take place the following weekend, April 29-30, at Royal America Golf Links in Galena, Ohio, with Denison University serving as the host institution. 

MEN WOMEN

Following pre-championship balloting by eight of the nine league coaches, Wittenberg has been tabbed as the favorites heading into the 2017 NCAC Men’s Golf Championship Series. The Tigers, who have won seven-straight league titles, collected eight first-place votes to top the poll with 72 total points. Ohio Wesleyan checked in at second with 61 points, followed by Kenyon (56), Allegheny (48), Denison (38), DePauw (36), Wooster (24), Wabash (16) and Hiram (9).  

The Wittenberg Tigers, who enter the championship series as the eighth-ranked team in the nation, once again boast a potent lineup that features five golfers that have combined to post 15 top-10 individual finishes this season. Sophomore Colin Laszlo (Waipahu, HI/Punahou) owns an 18-hole stroke average of 74.19 and has won a pair of individual titles this year at the Allegheny Guy W. Kuhn Memorial and the Wright State Invitational. Senior Sam Stillwell (Sterling, VA/Dominion) opens play in the NCAC Championship Series with the squad’s top scoring average at 73.50 and a pair of top-five finishes, while classmate Garrett Brickley (Pickerington, OH/North) has posted four top-10 finishes this year with a 74.27 scoring average. The Tigers, who will once again be under the direction of head coach Jeff Roope, will also be looking to get production over the next two weekends from senior Mark David Wright (Westerville, OH/Tree of Life) and sophomore Isaac Hartley (Bellevue, OH/Bellevue). 


2017 North Coast Athletic Conference
Men's Golf
Pre-Championship Series Coaches' Polls
(first-place votes in parentheses, followed by total points)

MEN'S GOLF
1. Wittenberg (8)
72
2. Ohio Wesleyan
61
3. Kenyon
56
4. Allegheny
48
5. Denison
38
6. DePauw
36
7.
Wooster
24
8. Wabash
16
9. Hiram
9

Wittenberg, winners of the last two NCAC women’s golf titles, was once again selected as the favorite this year in the pre-championship series poll after collecting five of the first-place votes and 35 total points in balloting from the league coaches. DePauw, which garnered the final first-place vote, finished second in the poll with 31 points, followed by Denison (24), Wooster (17), Ohio Wesleyan (12) and Allegheny (7).  

The Wittenberg Tigers, who are under the direction of 10th-year head coach Jeff Roope, enter the 2017 NCAC Golf Championship series ranked sixth in the nation in the most recent Golfstat national rankings. The Tigers won three team titles this year, which included back-to-back championships in early October at the Washington & Lee Generals Invitational and the Golfweek Division III Fall Invitational. Leading the charge for the Tigers this season has been junior Jane Hopkinson-Wood (Pottstown, PA/The Hill School) with eight total top-10 finishes and a pair of individual titles at the Dan Quayle Collegiate Classic and the Golfweek Div. III Fall Invitational. Hopkinson-Wood is not only the top player in the NCAC, but also enters play in the championship series with the second-best 18-hole scoring average in the nation at 74.18. Senior Macy Hubbard (Mason, OH/Mason) has also been a mainstay in the Tigers’ lineup this season, posting six top-10 finishes with a scoring average of 76.18. Junior Brianna Yee (Las Vegas, NV/Faith Lutheran) and freshman Madi Wolters (Centerville, OH/Centerville) are the only other two players to post top-10 finishes this year, while the sophomore duo of Devon Atchison (Pataskala, OH/Watkins Memorial) and Chloe Bradburn (Gahanna, OH/Columbus Acad.) will also be vying for a spot in the scoring lineup in the NCAC Championship Series. 


2017 North Coast Athletic Conference
Women's Golf
Pre-Championship Series Coaches' Polls
(first-place votes in parentheses, followed by total points)

WOMEN'S GOLF
1. Wittenberg (5)
35
2. DePauw (1)
31
3. Denison
24
4. Wooster
17
5. Ohio Wesleyan
12
6. Allegheny
7