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Cincinnati State finishes 2nd at NJCAA National Tournament; three players earn All-American honors

Chautauqua, NY – Cincinnati State finished second in the National Junior College Athletic Association National Golf Championship, behind Sand Hills Community College.

 

Cincinnati State entered Friday’s fourth and final round with a four stroke lead, but was denied the championship when Sand Hills put together a blazing final round score of 290.

 

Nick Thompson of Sand Hills claimed the individual national title with a 2-under 70 in the final round. Thompson was 3-under (285) for the tournament. Ediz Kemaloglu and Cody Roberts also shot 70 for the Flyers. Caleb Chavis shot 80 as the Sand Hills went on to win the title with a 4-day total of 1,197.

Cincinnati State, which shot 1,212 after a final round of 309, had three players finish in the top 15 and qualify for All-American honors. Matt “Chappy” Nickoson shot 75 in the final round en route to a 5th place finish with a tournament total of 292 (+4). Taylor Suggs finished in 9th place at 300 (+12) after a 73 on Friday. Jeff Wray, who shot a final round 80, finished 15th at 307 (+19).  Austin Kyle narrowly missed All-American honors after shooting a final round 81 and finished with 313 (+25). John McQueen finished with 327 (+39).

 

Although the outcome was not what Cincinnati State coach Scott Webb wanted, the Surge did set a program record for lowest team score in national tournament play and had three players earn All-American honors for the first time in one season. The National Runner-Up finish was the best finish in team history.

 

“Sand Hills came out and shot one of the best rounds in the tournament’s history,” Webb said. “They deserved to win today. We gave it our best shot and fell a little short of the title. Our guys worked so hard all season long and I could not be prouder of any group of individuals. I know our freshman are already looking forward to getting back to work and trying to get back to nationals in 2015.”

 

Nickoson and Kyle, sophomores from Cincinnati, are expected to accept offers to play at  4-year programs later this month. The Surge also will lose Eric Howard and Ricky Dumont, who graduated from Cincinnati State this past spring.

 

“We really had a great group of sophomores. These two years went by so fast. They all have great futures ahead of them,” Webb said. “I am honored to have had them come play for me.”

 

Suggs, Wray, McQueen and Chad Bialecki will return to play for Webb next season.

 

For final results and standings from the national tournament, please visit the website here.

 

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Surge capture Region XII title; Nickoson medals at 3-under

Middletown, OH-- Entering Sunday's final round of the NJCAA Region XII Championship with a 43 stroke lead over Vincennes University, the Cincinnati State golf team cruised to the regional title with a tournament record team score of 903 at Weatherwax Golf Course.

Shooting a 1st round score of 299 and 2nd round 301 on the 7100 yard Weatherwax Golf Course, Cincinnati State tacked on a final round 303 to claim the largest margin of victory in the tournament's history, defeating Schoolcraft College (MI) by 59 strokes and defending national champion Vincennes University(IN) by 61.


The Surge had three individuals finish on the top of the leaderboard. Matt "Chappy" Nickoson finished 3-under for the event with rounds of 72(E), 69(-3) and 72(E). Nickoson set a tournament record with a three round total of 213(-3). His second round 69 tied the tournament's single round record set in 2012 by Josh Bialecki. Freshman Taylor Suggs finished second with rounds of 73(+1), 77(+5) and 74(+2), finishing second in individual competition. After opening the tournament with an 80(+8), Austin Kyle rebounded with rounds of 75(+3) and 77(+5). Kyle defeated Vincennes University's Austin Leonard on the third playoff hole to claim 3rd place. John McQueen and Jeff Wray, graduates of Lakota West High School, finished in the top ten. McQueen recorded rounds of 75(+3), 80(+8) and 80(+8). Wray shot consistent rounds of 79, 81 and 80.


"Our guys have worked so hard for this. Every player has put in the extra time to work on their game throughout the fall and spring seasons," Cincinnati State coach Scott Webb said. "I truly feel we are one of the deepest teams in all of junior college golf. We are going to continue to work hard to bring the first national title to Cincinnati State."


The Surge won the regional title for the third time in five seasons. It is the team's first title since the 2011 season. The Surge advance to the NJCAA National Golf Championships held at Chautauqua Golf Club in Chautauqua, NY. The first of four rounds to determine the national champions will be played on Tues, June 3.

The Cincinnati State golf program became the college's fourth team to earn a national tournament appearance this year, joining men's soccer, men's basketball and women's basketball.


Full Team Results from NJCAA Region XII Championship:

1st Rd  2nd Rd  3rd Rd          Total Strokes

Cincinnati State      299     301     303                903
Schoolcraft             329     320     313                962
Vincennes               324     319     321                964




Region XII Top Ten Individuals:

1st-Matt Nickoson-Cin St     72     69      72         213
2nd-Taylor Suggs-Cin St     73      77      74        224
3rd-Austin Kyle -Cin St*       80      75      77        232
4th-Austin Leonard -VU*      76      81      75        232
5th-Trevor Grant -VU*         78      79      78        235
6th-John McQueen-Cin St*  75      80      80        235
7th-Eric Perry-Schoolcraft*  85      74      76        235
T-8th-Jeff Wray-Cin St         79      81      80        240
T-8th-Dante Cicchelli-Schoolcraft     76      80      84         240
10th-Cam Tetrault-Schoolcraft       84      79      79         242

*Ties within the top 5 were decided by a sudden death playoff.


For information on the NJCAA National Tournament, please visit - http://www.njcaa.org/sports_nationalChampionship.cfm?category=National%20Championship&sid=14&divid=3&slid=6

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Suggs & Nickoson lead Surge to second place at Owens Invitational; earn All-Conference honors

Toledo, OH-- Cincinnati State golfers Taylor Suggs & Matt "Chappy" Nickoson lead the Surge to a second place finish in Sunday's Owens Express Invitational.

In the final Ohio Community College Athletic Conference event of the season, Suggs and Nickoson solidified spots on the OCCAC 1st Team with scores of 75 & 76 on Belmont Country Club. Suggs' 75 (+3) was good for third place in individual competition. Nickoson's 76 (+4) placed him in a tie for 4th. The rest of the team struggled in wind gusts of 15-20 mph as the next two lowest team scores was an 84 from Austin Kyle & an 86 from Jeff Wray to round out the Surge's team score of 321.

Kyle narrowly missed qualifying for the All-Conference Team by two strokes. Wray missed the honor by 4.

Owens Community College won the event with a team score of 300. The Express were led by Phil Weppernig's tournament low 71 (-1). Harrison Long followed with a 73(+1). Brendan Hoelzer finished with a 76 (+4).

Weppernig & Long also were named to the OCCAC 1st Team. Hoelzer earned the OCCAC "Player of the Year" award after posting the lowest average throughout the OCCAC spring season.

Full Team Results from Sunday's Owens Invitational:

1st - Owens - 300
2nd - Cincinnati State - 321
3rd - Columbus State - 326
4th - Lakeland - 348
5th - Lorain County - 353

Final OCCAC 2014 Standings

1st Place - Owens (29 points)
2nd Place - Cincinnati State (24 points)
3rd Place - Columbus State (19 points)
4th Place - Lakeland (11 points)
5th Place - Lorain County (7 points)

*Points awarded for placement in each OCCAC event (1st=5 pts; 2nd=4 pts; 3rd=3 pts; 4th=2 pts; 5th= 1 pt)

OCCAC All-Conference Team

1st Team
Brendan Hoelzer - Owens (74.3 avg)
Harrison Long - Owens (75.3 avg)
Taylor Suggs - Cincinnati State (76.5 abg)
Matt "Chappy" Nickoson - Cincinnati State (76.5 avg)
Phil Weppernig - Owens (76.5 avg)

2nd Team
Clay Bryan - Columbus State (78.8 avg)
Curtis Sheetz - Columbus State (79.6 avg)
Kirby Manown - Owens (79.8 avg)
Mike Powers - Columbus State (79.8 avg)
Mike Maxwell - Columbus State (80.1 avg)



All five OCCAC teams will participate in the OCCAC Championships on Monday at Belmont Country Club. The players will compete in a modified "Ryder Cup" style format.

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Matt Nickoson (end-right) & Taylor Suggs (right-2nd from end) tied for 3rd in the overall OCCAC standings. Both players qualified for OCCAC 1st Team honors.

Nickoson shoots 71 to lead Surge at Laker Invitational

Concord, OH – Sophomore Matt "Chappy" Nickoson shot a 71 to lead Cincinnati State to a second place finish at Monday's Lakeland Laker Invitational.

Earning first-place honors for the first time this spring, Nickoson's even par performance was highlighted by the tournament's only eagle on the par 5 13th hole at Quail Hollow Golf Club. His 71 is the lowest round by a Cincinnati State player this spring.

Freshman Taylor Suggs, who finished first in a separate tournament Sunday, recorded a 77 at Quail Hollow. Jeff Wray finished with a 78. Austin Kyle shot a 79 to round out the Surge team score of 305.

"We really had a good showing today on a tough course," said Cincinnati State Head Coach Scott Webb. "Matt had a fantastic round. I am proud of the way he finished."

Owens Community College won the event with a score of 300. Brendan Hoelzer led the Express with a 74.

Full Team Results from Laker Invitational:

1st -  Owens – 300
2nd - Cincinnati State – 305
3rd -  Columbus State – 306
4th -  Lorain County – 340
5th -  Lakeland - 342

The Surge will conclude conference competition next Sunday at the Owens Express Tournament at Belmont Country Club.

 

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Taylor Suggs medals as Surge finish second at Lorain Tournament

Elyria, OH-- In extremely difficult scoring conditions in Sunday's Lorain County Tournament, freshman Taylor Suggs finished in a tie for 1st place while leading the Cincinnati State golf team to second place finish in team competition.

Playing at the prestigious 6,731 Elyria Country Club, the Surge put up a team score of 323 to best 3rd place Columbus State by 4 strokes. Suggs led the Surge scoring with a 77, tying with Owens' Brandon Hoelzer for first place in individual competition. Matt "Chappy" Nickoson and John McQueen recorded rounds of 80. Austin Kyle and Jeff Wray rounded out the Surge scoring with an 86.

"It was by far the coldest weather we have had this season and one of the toughest courses we have played. The winds picked up throughout the round which resulted in some higher scoring than what we have been seeing in previous events," Cincinnati State coach Scott Webb said. "I am proud of the way my guys kept their heads and battled through it to earn a second place finish."

Owens claimed first place for the third time in four conference events with a team score of 315.

Complete Team Results from Lorain County Tournament

1st - Owens - 315
2nd - Cincinnati State - 323
3rd - Columbus State - 327
4th - Lakeland - 340
5th - Lorain County - 362

The Surge return to action on Monday at the Lakeland Laker Tournament. The event is scheduled to begin at 9 am at Quail Hollow Country Club in Concord, OH.

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Nickson & Wray lead Surge at Columbus State Tournament

Sunbury, OH-- Playing in the third tournament of OCCAC competition, Cincinnati State golfers Jeff Wray & Matt "Chappy" Nickoson led the team to a 3rd place finish at the Columbus State Cougar Tournament on Monday.

With ideal scoring conditions at Bent Tree Golf Club, Nickoson shot a team low 74 (+2). Wray finished with a 75 (+3), his lowest round in collegiate competition. Taylor Suggs recorded a 78 (+6) followed by Chad Bialecki, who shot an 80 (+8). As a team, the Surge posted a 307.

Competing as an individual, Cincinnati State sophomore Eric Howard finished Monday with a 77 (+5).

"We played well, but Owens and Columbus State played better," Cincinnati State coach Scott Webb said. "We have had a strong season so far but our best golf has yet to come."

Owens Community College won with a team score of 295. The Express have earned two 1st place finishes in three conference events this season. Brendan Hoelzer led Owens with a tournament low 70 (-2).

Full Team Results from Monday's Columbus State Cougar Tournament:

1st Place - Owens CC - 295
2nd Place - Columbus State CC - 298
3rd Place - Cincinnati State CC - 307
4th Place - Lakeland CC - 316
5th Place - Lorain County CC - 331

Owens, which earned 5 points in the conference standings with Monday's win, stands alone in 1st place with 14 points. The Surge are in 2nd with 12 points. With a second place finish in their home event, Columbus State has jumped back into the conference race with 10 points.

OCCAC action continues on Sunday at the Lorain County Commodore Tournament at Elyria Country Club.

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Turpin's Corey Flynn will play for the Surge next season

(Information provided) Turpin senior golfer Corey Flynn has committed to play golf for Scott Webb at Cincinnati State next fall.

 

Flynn, who was a three-year starter, most improved as a sophomore & junior, and team captain for the Spartans.  Named Eastern Cincinnati Conference (ECC) 1st Team, finished 2nd overall in the ECC with a 38.35 scoring average, medalist with even par (70) at the Fairfield Invitational Tournament, medalist or co-Medalist in nine matches including the King of the Hill Tournament, and tied for 4th place in OHSAA Division I sectional tournament.

 

He plans to enroll in the associate of arts/science program in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in Sports Management.

 

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Surge finish second at windy OCCAC-South Tournament

Middletown, OH - The Cincinnati State golf team finished second with a score of 316 in Sunday's Ohio Community College Athletic Association - South Tournament at Weatherwax Golf Course.

With wind gusts as high as 25 mph, the Cincinnati State players battled through the conditions as Taylor Suggs, Matt "Chappy" Nickoson, John McQueen & Jeff Wray each finished with rounds of 79. The four players finished in a tie for 5th place in individual play.

Owens Community College won the event with a team score of 309. Brandon Hoelzer, who leads the conference in scoring average after two events, finished with a tournament low 74.

Full Team Results from OCCAC-South Tournament:

1st - Owens - 309
2nd - Cincinnati State - 316
3rd - Columbus State - 321
4th - Lakeland - 331
5th - Lorain County - 352

Cincinnati State returns to action on Thursday at the Ohio-Christian University Tournament held at Miami-Whitewater Golf Course in Harrison, OH.

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Austin Kyle medals as Surge take the top spot at the Cincinnati State Golf Classic

Middletown, OH - Austin Kyle shot a even par 72 to lead the Cincinnati State golf team to victory in Saturday's Cincinnati State Surge Classic.


Playing host to the opening tournament of OCCAC competition, the Surge finished with a team score of 305 in windy conditions at Weatherwax Golf Course. Kyle's 72 was the low round of the day. Freshman Taylor Suggs finished in a tie for second with a 73. Matt Nickoson finished with a 79. Jeff Wray & John McQueen recorded rounds of 81 as the Surge claimed their first tournament win of the spring season.

"Today was a great way to kick off conference play," Cincinnati State coach Scott Webb said. "We posted two great scores to propel us to the top spot over an Owens team ranked No. 1 in the national polls. We had a great week of practice leading up to the event and it showed in today's round. I think we will continue to improve from this point on."


Entering the day having won its last 9 tournament appearances, Owens Community College finished 2 strokes back at 307. The Express were led by Harrison Long's 73.


Full Team Results from Cincinnati State Classic:

1st - Cincinnati State - 305
2nd - Owens - 307
3rd - Columbus State - 316
4th - Lakeland - 333
5th - Lorain County - 338



OCCAC play will continue in Sunday's OCCAC - South Tournament held at Weatherwax Golf Course at 9 pm.

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Sophomore Austin Kyle shot a tournament low 72 as Cincinnati State claimed its first victory of the spring season.

Nickoson leads Surge to second play finish at Miami-Hamilton Spring Invite


Hamilton,OH -- Led by sophomore Matt "Chappy" Nickoson, the Cincinnati State golf team finished in 2nd place at Friday's Miami University-Hamilton Invitational.

Playing at Hamilton Elks Golf Course in favorable conditions, Nickoson shot his best round of the spring season, turning in a 75 to finish 6th in individual play. Freshman Taylor Suggs provided a solid one-two punch for the Surge with a 77 which placed 8th. As a team, the Surge finished 2nd with a 318.

Owens Community College won its 9th consecutive tournament with a team score of 302. Harrison Long led the Express with a tournament low 69.

Full Team Results from MU-Hamilton Invitational:

1st Owens CC - 302
2nd Cincinnati State CC - 318
3rd OSU-Newark - 322
4th MU-Hamilton - 324
5th OU-Chillicothe - 329
6th Shawnee State - 333
7th Clark State - 336
8th Kent State-Tuscarawas - 339
9th OSU-Lima - 342
10th OU-Eastern - 345


Cincinnati State and Owens will be back in action on Saturday when the Surge play host to the Cincinnati State Classic at Weatherwax Golf Course. The event marks the beginning of Ohio Community College Athletic Conference competition.

 

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Sophomore Matt "Chappy" Nickoson led the Surge scoring with a 75 at Friday's Miami-Hamilton invite.

Surge struggle to 5th place finish at wet OU-Chillicothe Invite

Chillicothe,OH -- The Cincinnati State golf team finished 5th at Friday's 15-team Ohio University-Chillicothe Invitational.

The Surge's 5-man lineup of Matt Nickoson, Austin Kyle, Taylor Suggs, Jeff Wray & Chad Bialecki combined for a team score of 326 while battling heavy winds and rain at the par 72 Chillicothe Jaycee Golf Course. Nickoson led the team with a 79 on the day.

Freshman John McQueen, who competed as an individual, shot 79 to solidify a spot in next week's lineup.

"On a day when the team struggled, I thought John proved that he deserves to be back in our top five," Cincinnati State coach Scott Webb said. "With conference play coming up next week, today will serve as motivation for all our players in this week's practice sessions."

Owens Community College, which won the event with a team score of 304, was led by Harrison Long's tournament best 72.

Cincinnati State will return to action next Friday at the Miami University-Hamilton Tournament at Hamilton Elks Golf Course. On Saturday, the Surge host the first OCCAC tournament of the season at Weatherwax Golf Course.

For more information on the Surge golf program, please visit-

www.cincinnatistategolf.com

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Freshman John McQueen helped bolster Cincinnati State's team score with a 79 in difficult playing conditions at OU-Chillicothe Spring Invite.

Austin Kyle leads Surge with 76 at Spring Shootout

Middletown, OH - The Cincinnati State golf team shot a team score of 309 in Monday's Surge Spring Shootout at Weatherwax Golf Course.

Four players shot in the 70s for the Surge. Sophomore Austin Kyle recorded a team low 76. Matt "Chappy" Nickoson & John McQueen netted a pair of 77s. Taylor Suggs finished with a 79 as the Surge finished second in the tournament.

Owens Community College, which won the event with a score of 305, was led by Harrison Long's tournament low 69. Muskegon Community College shot a score of 312.

Owens and Muskegon entered the event ranked in the top ten in the NJCAA Div. II national poll.

Cincinnati State, an NJCAA Div. III program, regularly competes against programs above their division.

"In our first two tournaments, we have played NCAA and NJCAA Div. II programs and have held our own in those events," Cincinnati State coach Scott Webb said. "It will make us better players when it comes time to play schools from our own division. Today provided a very encouraging sign of what we can do as a team."

The Surge will return to action on Friday, April 4th at the Ohio University-Chillicothe Tournament in Chillicothe, OH.

 

Surge place 7th at Mt. St. Joe's Spring Invitational

North Bend, Ohio -- The Cincinnati State golf team kicked off the 2014 season with a 7th place finish at this weekend's Mt. St. Joseph Invitational at Aston Oaks Golf Club. 

Playing Saturday and Sunday's rounds in cold temperatures with wind gusts of 20 mph, the Surge struggled to shoot consistent scores. The team shot scores of 331 and 329. Freshman Taylor Suggs placed in the top 20 in individual competition with scores of 81 and 79.

"We didn't play well," Cincinnati State coach Scott Webb said. "Our guys are capable of much better scores. We are a better team than what we showed this weekend. "

Cincinnati State tees it up again today in the Cincinnati State Spring Swing at Weatherwax Golf Course in Middletown, Ohio. 

Here are the complete team standings from this weekend's 13-team tournament:

1 Transylvania U. - 613
2 Mt. St. Joseph, Coll - 616 
3 Davenport Univ. - 637 
4 Adrian College - 641 
5 Hanover College - 644 
6 Rose-Hulman Institut - 660 
7 CINCINNATI STATE - 661
8 Thomas More College - 666 
9 Indiana U. - East - 685 
10 Defiance College - 688 
11 Manchester Univ. - 690 
12 Miami University - Hamilton - 714 
13 Cincinnati Christian - 723

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Matt Nickoson leads Surge at Owens Invitational

Toledo, OH – Sophomore Matt "Chappy" Nickoson led the Cincinnati State golf team to a third place finish in Friday's Owens Express Fall Invitational.

Playing the tournament at the par 71 Heat...her Downs Golf Club, Nickoson shot a 72 (+1), his lowest round since opening the fall season with a 70 (-2) at the IU East Invitational. Austin Kyle and Taylor Suggs each finished at 75 (+4). Evan Bryan shot a 77(+6) followed by Blake Adkins, who finished with an 80 (+9). As a team, the Surge finished in a tie for third place with Oakland Community College at 299 in the 14-team event.

The Cincinnati State "B" team also faired well in the event finishing in 9th place with a 315. Freshmen John McQueen and Jeff Wray each finished at 78(+7). Ricky Dumont shot 79 (+8) followed by Chad Bialecki's 80 (+9). Eric Howard finished the day with an 81 (+10).

Host-school Owens Community College won the event with a team score of 287. The Express were led by sophomore Brand Hoelzer who shot a 70 (-1).

Cincinnati State will next tee it up at the Dayton University Golf Invitational held at the historic NCR Country Club. The 2-day event begins Monday, October 14th.

 

Evan Bryan ties school record as Surge win tri-match over OSU-Lima & Clark State

Lima, OH -- Cincinnati State sophomore Evan Bryan tied a school record for the lowest 18 hole score with a 4-under 68 as the Surge beat Ohio State University- Lima and Clarke State College on Saturday.

Playing at the par-72 Hawthorne Hills Golf Course in Lime, OH, Bryan tied a scoring record set in 2010 by All-American Blake Harpenau. Bryan came close to breaking it with a put that lipped out on the 17th hole.

"It is no surprise to see Evan do what he did today," Head Coach Scott Webb said. "He has always shown the talent to put up a low number. He has really worked hard the past year on his game and his mental approach which has helped him tremendously on the course."

The Surge, which shot a team score of 302, won the event by 11 strokes. Austin Kyle shot a 77. Jeff Wray shot his low round of the fall with a 78. Taylor Suggs rounded out the Surge scoring with a 79. Matt "Chappy" Nickoson, who's score was not used, shot an 80.

Competing as individuals, Cincinnati State's John McQueen and Chad Bialecki finished at 79. Eric Howard and Ricky Dumont shot 81.

The Surge, which have now won three events this fall, will travel to compete in the Owens Express Fall invitational on Friday, October 4th. The tournament will be held at Heather Downs Country Club.

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Sophomore Evan Bryan tied an 18 hole school scoring record with a 4-under 68

 

Surge take Vincennes Trailblazer Fall Classic

Montgomery, IN -- Entering the final 18 holes of the Vincennes Trailblazer Fall Classic with the overnight lead, the Cincinnati State golf team shot a final round 306 to win the tournament with a combined 2-day score of 604.


Playing at Country Oaks Golf Club in Montgomery, IN, the Surge were led by freshman Taylor Suggs, who finished in 3rd place in individual play with a score of 148 (+4) for the tournament. Sophomore Matt "Chappy" Nickoson finished in a tie for fourth with a 150 (+6). Austin Kyle and Evan Bryan each shot 154 (+10) to round out the Surge scoring.

"Winning this tournament is big. It was a field filled with great teams including NCAA 4 year programs as well as the defending NJCAA national champions in Vincennes," Head Coach Scott Webb said. "Our guys played well in a highly competitive fall tournament."




Kaskaskia's College Paul Lawrence finished in 1st place shooting 141 (-3), leading his team to a second place finish with a team score of 610.


Complete results from VU Fall Classic

1 Cincinnati State - 604 strokes
2 Kaskaskia College - 610 strokes
T-3 Vincennes - 620 strokes
T-3 Rose Hulman - 620 strokes
5 Miami Hamilton - 623 strokes
6 Oakland City - 663 strokes
7 Danville - 665 strokes
8 Lincoln Trail - 672 strokes


Sunday's victory was Cincinnati State's second win of the fall season.

 

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Freshman Taylor Suggs led Surge to a 1st place finish with a 1 under 71 in first round and final round score of 77.

Adkins leads Surge to second place finish in "Battle in Bloomington" Tournament

Bloomington, IN –Playing in Thursday's "Battle at Bloomington" Tournament hosted by Indiana University - East, the Cincinnati State golf team finished second with a team score of 308.

Leading the way for the Surge was freshman Blake Adkins, who finished second in individual competition with a 73. Austin Kyle finished with a 77 on the afternoon. Evan Bryan followed Kyle with a 78. Matt "Chappy" Nickoson & Taylor Suggs finished with a pair of 80s.

Brescia University (KY) won the tournament by 12 strokes with a overall team score of 296. Brescia's Chase Carrico finished with a tournament low 71.

OVERALL TEAM RESULTS
1. Brescia University - 296
2. Cincinnati State CC - 308
3. Oakland City University - 321
4. Indian University - East - 331
5. Cincinnati Christian University - 340


The Surge will return to action at the Ohio-Dominican Panther Invitational in Bluelick, OH on Tuesday.

 

 

 

 

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Surge open fall season with convincing win at IU East Invitational

Richmond, IN -- The 2013 fall golf season kicked off today with great success as the Cincinnati State golf team placed first with a team score of 292 at the Indiana University-East Invitational held at Highland Lake Golf Course in Richmond, Indiana.

"Our guys came out and showed what they can do," Head Coach Scott Webb said. "We knew this would be a good team and our guys played like it today. It is our first step in the ultimate goal of contending for a national title this season."

The Surge were led by Matt "Chappy" Nickoson, who opened up his sophomore campaign with a tournament low and collegiate career best 70 (-2). Freshman Taylor Suggs followed with a 73 (+1). Evan Bryan, who returned to the team after taking a year off, shot 74 (+2). Battling the flu, freshman Blake Adkins rounded out the team score with a 75 (+3).

"I told myself a few days ago to start the season off right and go low," Nickoson said. "I came out and dominated the par 5s which allowed me to accomplish what I wanted."

Cincinnati State's score of 292 tied for the lowest in the program's history as the Surge cruised to a 27 stroke victory.

 

Overall team results from today's tournament:

 

1. Cincinnati State - 292 total strokes
2. IU-East - 319 total strokes

3. Miami - Hamilton - 321 total strokes
4. Ohio Christian - 328 total strokes



Cincinnati State will tee it up again next Thursday in Indiana East's "Battle in Bloomington" tournament held at Indiana University.

 

 

 

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Sophomore golfer Matt “Chappy” Nickoson shot a 2-under 70 to lead Surge to victory at IU-East Tournament

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surge finish as regional runner-up; Nickoson and Kyle finish in tie for second place

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Middletown, OH -- Cincinnati State freshmen golfers Matt Nickoson and Austin Kyle led the Surge golf team to a runner-up finish in the NJCAA Region XII Tournament held at Weatherwax Golf Course.

 

Playing the three round tournament on Weatherwax's Meadows & Woodside courses, Nickoson and Kyle tied for second place in individual play with net scores of 226. Kyle propelled himself into contention with score of 72 (E) in Saturday's second round to go along with a 76(+4) and 78(+6). Nickoson shot consistent scores of 74 (+2) and a pair of 76s (+4).

 

 

 

Cincinnati State's freshmen tandem were narrowly defeated by Tyler Grant, who led Vincennes University (IN) to its second consecutive Region XII title with a 224. Grant posted scores of 75 (+3), 72 (E) and 77 (+5). The low round of the tournament belonged to VU's Jackson Cowden, who posted a 71 (-1) on his way to a 4th place finish with a net score of 227.

 

 

 

"There was some impressive scoring throughout the tournament," said Cincinnati State head coach Scott Webb. "V.U. took it to another level this weekend. I think they have what it takes to go on and bring a national title back for the region."

 

 

 

As a team, Vincennes won decisively over Cincinnati State and Schoolcraft College (MI) after a final round score of 307 and a three round total of 915. With the victory, Vincennes advances to the NJCAA National Tournament held at Chautauqua Golf Club in Chautauqua, New York.

 



Team Results from National Junior College Athletic Association's Region XII Golf Tournament:

1st Place - Vincennes University (309+299+307=915 total strokes)
2nd Place - Cincinnati State (312+308+324=944 total strokes)
3rd Place - Schoolcraft College (311+314+322=947 total strokes)

 

Region XII Medalists

1st Place - Tyler Grant (75+72+77=224 total strokes)
T-2nd Place - Austin Kyle (76+72+78=226 total strokes)
T-2nd Place - Matt Nickoson (74+76+76= 226 total strokes)
4th Place - Jackson Cowden (76+80+71=227 total strokes)
5th Place - Tyler Sloan (78+76+79= 233 total strokes)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nickoson medals as Surge shoot low round of the spring in Laker Invitational



m.nickoson.llConcord, OH -- Cincinnati State freshman Matt Nickoson finished as the first place medalist in the Lakeland Laker Invitational with a 72 (+2) as the Surge golf team finished with a score of 309 at Little Mountain Golf Course.


For the Surge, the score of 309 was the team's lowest score of the spring season. Nickoson, a graduate of Taylor High School, shot his lowest round of the season, eclipsing his previous low of 75 in the first tournament of the season.


Sophomore Jake Ripberger also shot his collegiate career low with a 78. Austin Kyle finished with a 79 and Ricky Dumont rounded out the Surge scoring with an 80.


"We made tremendous strides over the last three tournaments. Our guys are playing with confidence at the right time of the season," head coach Scott Webb said.


Owens Community College won the event with a team score of 300, clinching the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference championship.


Full Team Results for Laker Invitational:

1. Owens - 300
2. Columbus State - 305
3. Cincinnati State - 309
4. Lakeland - 323
5. Lorain - 345



The Surge return to action on Sunday in the final conference tournament of the season at Belmont Country Club in Perrysburg, OH.

 

 

 

 

 

Surge finish third at Lorain County Tournament

Elyria, OH -- Cincinnati State freshman Matt Nickoson shot a 76(+4) in the Lorain Community College Invitational on Sunday afternoon.



Nickoson's 76 led his team and was the third lowest score in individual competition in extremely wet conditions at Elyria Country Club. Eric Howard followed Nickoson with an 80. Austin Kyle shot an 81 and sophomore Jake Ripberger finished with an 83. Cincinnati State finished in 3rd place with a team score of 320.



Owens Community College won its fourth conference tournament in a row with a team score of 304. Brandon Hoelzer of Owens finished with a low round 73 (+1).



Team Results from Lorain Invitational:

1st Place Owens Express - 304

2nd Place Columbus State Cougars - 316

3rd Place Cincinnati State Surge - 320

4th Place Lakeland Lakers - 331

5th Place Lorain Commodores - 339



Cincinnati State returns to competition on Monday in the Lakeland Laker Invitational at Little Mountain Golf Course.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freshmen Kyle and Nickoson lead Surge in Columbus

kyle.13Cincinnati State freshmen golfers Austin Kyle and Matt Nickoson led the Surge with rounds of 77 at the Columbus State Tournament held at Bent Tree Golf Club.

 

"When these two guys go out and shoot well in the same round it sets the tone for the tournament,"says Coach Scott Webb. "They were able to do that today."

 

Eric Howard battled the cold and windy Sunday afternoon to shoot an 82. Ricky Dumont recorded the Surge's fourth score with a 91.

 

As a team, Cincinnati State finished in 3rd place with a team score of 327. Owens Community College won the event with a combined score of 308.

 

Nickoson and Kyle finished in a tie for 3rd place in individual competition. Columbus State's Ash Alstadt finished with a low round 73(+1).

 

Team Results from the Columbus State Tournament:

 

1. Owens - 308

2. Columbus State - 319

3. Cincinnati State - 327

4. Lakeland - 338

5. Lorain - 347

 

The Surge will return to action this Wednesday in a dual meet against Vincennes University at Sultan's Run Golf Course in Jasper, Indiana beginning at 8:30 am.

 

 

 

 

 

Eric Howard leads Surge to victory at Miami-Hamilton Invitational

Freshman Eric Howard led the Cincinnati State golf team to victory in the Miami-Hamilton Invitational held at Hamilton-Elks Golf Course on Saturday afternoon.

 

Howard, who bounced back after a score of 90 on Friday, shot a 79(+7). In extremely windy conditions, Howard's score was the lowest of all Cincinnati State players and the second lowest in the field of 67 players. Austin Kyle followed with an 82. Matt Nickoson shot an 84 and Ricky Dumont rounded out the Surge's team score of 330 with an 85.

Miami-Hamilton Invitational Team Results:

1st Cincinnati State – 330

2nd Miami-Hamilton – 335

T- 3 Ohio University – Chillicothe – 339

T-3 University of Akron Wayne – 339

5th Ohio State University – Newark – 341

6th Clark State University – 342

7th Maimi University – Middletown – 346

 

 

 

Cincinnati State will return to conference competition on Sunday at the Columbus State Cougar Tournament held at Bent Tree Golf Course in Columbus, Ohio. The event is scheduled to begin at noon.

 

 

 

 

 

Nickoson nets 76 at OCCAC South Invitational; Owens wins second consecutive event

Cincinnati State's Nickoson shoots 76 in OCCAC South Tournament; Owens Express wins second consecutive event

Cincinnati State freshman Matt Nickoson led the Surge golf team with a 76 in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference South Tournament at Weatherwax Golf Course on Friday.

Nickoson capped off his round with a birdie on the 18th to finish with the low score in his group, beating Blaze Hogan from Owens by one stroke and Columbus State's Ash Alstadt by two.

Austin Kyle followed Nickoson with an 81. Eric Howard shot an 85 and Jake Ripberger rounded out the Surge scoring with an 88.

Owens Community College shot a team score of 292 to finish first. The Express were led by Luke Berger's 1-under 71.

Cincinnati State will return to action next Saturday at the Miami-Hamilton Invitational held at Hamilton Elks Golf Course.

Team Results from Friday's Round:

1. Owens - 292
2. Columbus State - 312
3. Lakeland - 324
4. Cincinnati State - 330
5. Lorain - 351

 

Kyle leads Surge scoring in rainy Surge Invitational

Surge beat OU-Chillicothe in dual meet on Saturday

The Cincinnati State golf team beat OU-Chillicothe 326 to 349 in Saturday's dual match.

Freshman Matt Nickoson led the Surge to victory with a 76 - the low round of the day. It was the second tournament in a row that Nickoson recorded the low round for the team. After having a disappointing front nine, Eric Howard bounced back with a 38 on the back en route to an 81. Austin Kyle shot an 83 and sophomore Jake Ripberger rounded out the Surge scoring with an 85.

"As a team, we improved from the week before," Head Coach Scott Webb said. "We set the goal to putt better and improve our overall team score each week and the guys went out and did it."

The Surge will have 11 days between matches before hosting the OCCAC South Tournament on April 11th and April 12th at Weatherwax Golf Course. The OCCAC South Tournament marks the first conference competition of the spring season.

 

 

 

Nickoson finishes in 3rd; team shoots 337 in first tournament of spring season

m.nickosonNorth Bend, OH -- Cincinnati State freshman Matt Nickoson opened the 2013 spring golf season with a team-low 75(+3) to finish in 3rd place on Saturday in the Mt. St. Joseph Spring Invitational held at Aston Oaks Golf Club.

 

 

Nickoson, a graduate from Taylor High School, was consistent throughout the afternoon, shooting 37 on the front nine and 38 on the back. A crucial point in his round came on hole #4, a short par-3 guarded by a lateral water hazard. After his tee shot trickled into the hazard, Nickoson managed to save bogey by converting a 15 foot putt. He went on to shoot 2-under par over his next 9 holes.

 

 

"That was big for his confidence. He avoided the big number after an unfortunate bounce and went on a good stretch of holes from that point on," head coach Scott Webb said.

 

 

Following Nickoson's 75 for Cincinnati State was Austin Kyle, who fought back to shoot an 81 after a three hole stretch in which he was 5 over par. Ricky Dumont finished with a 90 and Eric Howard shot a 91 to round out the Surge scoring. Cincinnati State, which was the only junior college program in a field featuring twelve NCAA Div. III programs, finished in a tie for 10th place with a team score of 337.

 

 

As a team, the Surge struggled on Aston Oak's Par 5s, shooting a combined +20 on the afternoon.

 

 

"There were some encouraging signs today. We think Matt is a special player and he proved it today. Austin showed the ability to bounce back and post a solid score after a bad string of holes," said Webb. "Overall, we have to improve on course management and our performance on par fives. We will work on a few things this week and look to improve on our weak points in next week's tournament in Chillicothe."

 

 

Cincinnati State will travel to the Ohio University- Chillicothe Invitational next Saturday.

 

 

 

Full results of MSJ Spring Invitational - http://www.golfstat.com/live/final/DM2271.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bialecki finishes third at NJCAA National Championship

bialecki.natsCincinnati State’s Josh Bialecki placed 3rd in the 2012 National Junior College Athletic Association National Golf Tournament held this week at Chautauqua Golf Club in Chautauqua, New York.

Bialecki, a sophomore from Toledo, Ohio, shot a final round score of 76 (+4) for a tournament total of 297 (+9). Entering the final round with the lead, Rockland Community College’s Colby Lewis, who played alongside Bialecki, shot a 75(+3) and finished in 2nd place with a 293 (+3). Monroe Community College’s Shane Dobesh won the tournament with a final round of 71(-1) and a tournament best 290 (+2).

"I did not have a strong finish but I had a great time playing with Colby. Overall, this week has been a great experience," Bialecki said.

By placing in the top five, Bialecki was named a 1st Team NJCAA All-American. It marked the second consecutive year Bialecki was named to the All-American team.

"It was a great year for Josh. He is one of the best players we have ever had in my sixteen years of coaching," head coach Scott Webb says. "His work ethic and attitude on and off the course sets the bar high for future players."

For complete individual standings of the NJCAA Golf National Championship, please visit - http://www.sunyjcc.edu/files/RD4PLAY-TIEBROKE.txt

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bialecki qualifies for NJCAA National Tournament; team falls by 1 stroke in regional tournament

JB.RegionalwinCincinnati State sophomore Josh Bialecki finished first in individual competition at the NJCAA Region XII Tournament held at Weatherwax Golf Course in Middletown, Ohio on Sunday afternoon.

Bialecki, whose team lost by one stroke to Vincennes University, finished his final round with a 76 while totaling a three round total of 224 strokes to win the tournament by 9 strokes. Shelby Stewart, Ryan Reedy and Mike Molt from Vincennes finished in a tie for second with tournament totals of 233. Cincinnati State's Danny Gravett finished in fifth with a 234 total.

With the win in the regional tournament, Bialecki qualifies to compete as an individual at the NJCAA National Tournament for the second consecutive year.

"I can't wait to compete and represent my team at nationals. It has been an incredible two years with this group of guys and I want to cap it off with a great performance," Bialecki said.

 

Here are the final standings of the regional tournament:


TEAM

1st Vincennes University (307 + 311 + 322 = 940 total strokes)
2nd Cincinnati State Community College (323 + 301 + 317 = 941 total strokes)
3rd Schoolcraft Community College (329 + 320 + 328 = 977 total strokes)


INDIVIDUAL

1st Josh Bialecki (79 + 69 + 76 = 223 total strokes)
T-2Shelby Stewart (74 + 76 = 233 total strokes)
T-2Ryan Reedy (74 + 79 = 233 total strokes)
T-2 Mike Molt (76 + 79 = 233 total strokes)
5th Danny Gravett (78 + 77 + 79 = 234 total strokes)

 

 

"Today was highly competitive. Josh's accomplishments this week have been gratification for his two years of hard work at Cincinnati State. As a team, we fell a little short of our goals, but we look forward to supporting Josh at nationals," Cincinnati State head coach Scott Webb said.

 

Bialecki will have three weeks to prepare before traveling to the NJCAA National Tournament which begins on June 5. This year's tournament is held at Chautauqua Golf Club in Chautauqua, New York.

 

 

Gravett wins in playoff as Surge claim 1st at OCCAC Tournament

Danny MedalistAPRIL, 7. 2012 - Cincinnati State sophomore Danny Gravett placed first individually while leading his team to victory at the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference Tournament held at Belmont Country Club on Monday afternoon.

 

Due to heavy morning rainfall, the traditional 36-holes played at the OCCAC Championship was shortened to an 18-hole tournament.

 

The Surge, who won the event by one stroke over Columbus State Community College, shot a team score of 308. In addition to Gravett's tournament low 74, Lasalle graduate Matt Steins shot a 77 followed by Evan Bryan's 78 and Josh Bialecki's 79.

 

For Gravett, a graduate from the School for Creative & Performing Arts, the performance at today's tournament marked the first time he finished first in collegiate tournament play.

 

"It feels great. We really couldn't believe he won and couldn't be more proud. He hasn't won a tournament since he was a little kid," Gravett's father Doug said after his son made the winning put on the 4th hole of the sudden death playoff.

 

Here are the overall team results from Monday’s tournament:

 

1st Cincinnati State Community College (308 strokes)
2nd Columbus State Community College (309 strokes)
3rd Owens Community College (316 strokes)
4th Lakeland Community College (323 strokes)
5th Lorain Community College (351 strokes)

 

Cincinnati State will next compete in the National Junior College Region XII Tournament on May 12 and May 13  at Weatherwax Golf Course in Middletown, Ohio with a chance to qualify for the NJCAA National Tournament for the third consecutive year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bialecki shoots 74 as Surge win Miami-Middletown Tournament

Bialecki 4.28Cincinnati State’s Josh Bialecki shot the lowest individual score of 74 as the Cincinnati State golf team claimed 1st place with an overall team score of 310 in the Miami-Middletown Tournament held at Weatherwax Golf Course in Middletown, Ohio on Saturday afternoon.

 

 

In addition to Bialecki’s 74, Matt Stiens shot a 77. Danny Gravett finished with a 78 followed by Evan Bryan’s 81 to round out Cincinnati State’s four lowest scores in the non-conference event which had to be moved to Weatherwax Golf Course due to unplayable conditions at Wildwood Golf Club.

 

 

Here are the overall team results from Saturday’s tournament:

 

1st Cincinnati State Community College (310 strokes)
2nd Miami-Hamilton University (320 strokes)
3rd Ohio State University-Lima (324 strokes)
4th Ohio University-Zanesville (329 strokes)
5th Ohio University-Chillicothe (331 strokes)
6th Kent State-Tuscarawas University (338 strokes)
7th Miami-Middletown University (358 strokes)

 

 

“It feels good to play well. I am starting to consistently play the way I want to. As a team, we all shot solid rounds which is great considering the fact that we will see this course again during the regional tournament,” Bialecki, a sophomore from Toledo, Ohio, said.

 

Cincinnati State will next travel to Perrysburg, Ohio for the Owens Express Invitational on Sunday, May 6 followed by the 36-hole Ohio Community College Athletic Conference Championship on Monday, May 7. Both tournaments will be played at Belmont Country Club.

 

The Surge will return to Weatherwax for the Regional Tournament Championship held on Saturday, May 12 and Sunday, May 13.

 

 

 

 

 

Surge place 3rd at Laker Invitational

The Cincinnati State golf team placed 3rd place with a team score of 320 total strokes in Friday's Laker Invitational hosted by Lakeland Community College at Little Mountain Golf Course in Concord, Ohio.

 

Cincinnati State was led by sophomore Josh Bialecki, who shot a 75. Evan Bryan finished with an 80 followed by Matt Stiens, a LaSalle graduate, who shot 81. Jake Ripberger and Danny Gravett tied for the team's fourth lowest score at 84.

 

 

Here are the overall team results from today’s tournament:

 

T-1st place: Columbus State Community College (313 strokes)
T-1st place: Owens Community College (313 strokes)
3rd place: Cincinnati State Community College (320 strokes)
4th place: Lakeland Community College (340 strokes)

 

 

Ash Alstadt from Columbus State Community College shot a tournament low 74. Bialecki's 75 put him in a tie for second place with Owens Community College's Luke Berger and Kyle Simmons.

 

Cincinnati State will next play in a non-league match hosted by Miami-Middletown on Saturday afternoon. Held at Wildwood Golf Course in Middletown, Ohio, the tournament is set to begin at 1:00 pm.

 

 

 

Gravett shots 73 as the Surge finish 3rd in Lorain Invitational

Danny Gravett at LCCThe Cincinnati State golf team finished in 3rd place with a team score of 310 total strokes in Thursday's Lorain Invitational held at Elyria Country Club in Elyria, Ohio.


Here are the overall team results from today’s tournament:

1st place: Columbus State Community College (286 strokes)
2nd place: Owens Community College (301 strokes)
3rd place: Cincinnati State Community College (310 strokes)
4th place: Lakeland Community College (316 strokes)
5th place: Lorain Community College ( 352 strokes)


With rainy conditions and temperatures in the upper 40s, Cincinnati State's Danny Gravett shot his collegiate career best 73, breaking his previous mark of 74 which he shot two weeks prior to today's tournament. Josh Bialecki followed Gravett with a 78. Evan Bryan, a Mason High School graduate, shot 79. Matt Stiens, who returned to the team after spending the early part of the week in the hospital, shot an 80 to round out the lowest four scores for the team.


Columbus State's first place finish was highlighted by Ash Alstadt, who shot the tournament low round of 69, and Lance Clark, who recorded a hole-in-one on the 13th hole.


Cincinnati State will continue conference play on Friday morning in the Lakeland Community College Invitational held at Little Mountain Golf Course in Concord, Ohio. The first group is scheduled to tee off at 9:00am.

Cincinnati State finishes 3rd at Northstar Golf Club

The Cincinnati State golf team finished in 3rd place with a team score of 341 total strokes in Friday's Columbus State Golf Tournament held at Northstar Golf Club.


In nearly 30 mile per hour winds on a links style course, Cincinnati St...ate sophomore Josh Bialecki shot the team's low round with an 81, which included a 37 on the back nine. Danny Gravett finished with an 83 followed by Evan Bryan's 84 and Matt Stiens's score of 93.


Here are the overall team results from today’s tournament:


1st place: Owens Community College (319 strokes)
2nd place: Columbus State Community College (329 strokes)
3rd place: Cincinnati State Community College (341 strokes)
4th place: Lakeland Community College (357 strokes)
5th place: Lorain Community College ( 395 strokes)


"The conditions were incredibly tough today and will mold all of us into tougher players. I am really proud of our guys for hanging in there and posting solid scores," Cincinnati State golf coach Scott Webb said.


Darren Gessner of Owens Community College shot the tournament low round of 77.


Cincinnati State will next travel to Elyria, Ohio to compete in the Lorain Community College Invitational held at Elyria Country Club on Thursday, April 26. The first group is scheduled to tee off at 1:00 PM

 

 

Cincinnati State places 2nd in OCCAC South Tournament

Danny G APRIL. 13, 2012 - The Cincinnati State golf team finished in 2nd place in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference South Tournament held Friday at Middletown’s Weatherwax Golf Course.

A total of 5 strokes separated the top three teams, as the Surge bested Owens Community College by 1 stroke and fell to Columbus State Community College by 4.

"Today was incredibly tight. It is an eye opener for all of the players that one stroke can really make all the difference on any given day," said Cincinnati State golf coach Scott Webb.

Here are the overall team results from today’s tournament:

1st place: Columbus State Community College (306 strokes)
2nd place: Cincinnati State Community College (310 strokes)
3rd place: Owens Community College (311 strokes)
4th place: Vincennes University (332 strokes)
5th place: Lakeland Community College (344 strokes)
6th place: Lorain Community College (386 strokes)

Danny Gravett shot a team best 74, which placed 3rd in the individual standings as well as marking Gravett's collegiate career low. Josh Bialecki followed Gravett with a 78. LaSalle graduate Matt Stiens and Turpin Hills product Wheeler Renfro each shot 79.

"We are playing well as a team. For me personally, it is good to get off to a good start this season. I just want to keep contributing every time I tee it up," said Gravett, a graduate of Cincinnati’s School for the Creative & Performing Arts.

Ash Alstadt of Columbus State shot the low round of the tournament with an even-par 72. Alstadt was also the low scorer in Thursday’s Cincinnati State Invitational at Browns Run Country Club in Middletown.

Cincinnati State will return to action in a non-league event on Saturday, April 14 in the Miami-Middletown Invitational held at Wildwood Golf Club in Middletown. The tournament is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.

 

Cincinnati State finishes in 2nd place in Cincinnati State Invitational

 

APRIL. 12, 2012 - The host team finished in 2nd place in the Cincinnati State Invitational, held Thursday afternoon at Browns Run Country Club in Middletown, Ohio. Cincinnati State's four lowest scoring golfers finished with a combined team score of 311 strokes, 10 behind 1st place Columbus State Community College.

Here are the overall team results from today’s tournament:

1st place: Columbus State Community College (301 strokes)
2nd place: Cincinnati State Community College (311 strokes)
3rd place: Owens Community College (314 strokes)
4th place: Vincennes University (344 strokes)
5th place: Lakeland Community College (351 strokes)
6th place: Lorain Community College (378 strokes)

Danny Gravett, a Cincinnati local from the School of Creative & Performing Arts, finished in 3rd place individually with a 75. Josh Bialecki finished in a tie for 4th with a 77. Wheeler Renfro, a Turpin Hills graduate, shot a 78. Evan Bryan, a Mason High School product, recorded an 80.

Columbus State’s Ash Alstadt finished with the low round of the tournament with a 4-under 68.

“It was a great day to open up league play. We had great weather and great golf. Our guys played well. We all congratulate Ash on a great round,” Cincinnati State golf coach Scott Webb said.

Cincinnati State will return to action on Friday, April 13 in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference South Tournament held at Weatherwax Golf Course in Middletown, Ohio. The tournament is set to start at 9:00 am.

Cincinnati State poised for another successful golf season

 

stiens.mhinv The Cincinnati State golf team is preparing to open its season with hopes of making its third consecutive trip to the National Junior College Athletic Association national tournament.


Cincinnati State returns four players from the team that finished third at the 2011 NJCAA national tournament. The veteran lineup features:


• Danny Gravett, a graduate of the School for Creative and Performing Arts
• Matt Stiens, a graduate of LaSalle High School.
• Cody Ivy, a Mississippi native.
• Josh Bialecki, a Toledo resident who returns to the team after earning NJCAA All-American honors in 2011.


This year's freshmen class includes Wheeler Renfro, a graduate of Turpin Hills High School, and Jake Ripberger, who graduated from Campbell County High School in Alexandria, Kentucky. Both freshmen shot in the 70s during a non-league tournament hosted by Miami University-Hamilton last week. Renfro finished with the low round of the tournament, posting an individual score of 70 strokes.


Scott Webb, head coach of the Cincinnati State golf team, said he believes this squad has the potential to compete for a national title.


"We have had a number of great players come through our program. Josh has the talent, ability and opportunity to accomplish more than any other golfer who has worn the Cincinnati State uniform,” Webb said. “When I look at this year's team with Josh as well as Danny, Matt and Cody providing leadership, I feel really confident we can compete and win a national championship."


Webb said he was particularly encouraged by the team’s early performance during its pre-season scrimmages.


"At Miami-Hamilton, we shot a 292. No team has ever shot a 292 in my 16 seasons as coach,” he noted. “It is early in the year, but the score really shows how good we are and what we are capable of accomplishing."

Cincinnati State won the non-league event by 27 strokes.


On April 12 the Surge will begin league play as it hosts the Cincinnati State Invitational at Browns Run Country Club in Middletown. The tournament is scheduled to begin at noon.

 

 

 

Surge compete at NCR Country Club

OCT, 17. 2011 - The Cincinnati State golf team had the rare chance this past week to do something that few NJCAA Division III teams get to do - compete in the University of Dayton, NCAA Division I Golf Invitational. The event was held on Sunday (practice round), Monday and Tuesday at the legendary NCR Country Club which has hosted the PGA Championship, U.S. Women's Open, and the U.S. Senior Open.

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In the opening round, Cincinnati State was paired with Butler University of the Horizon League and the University of Evansville of the Missouri Valley Conference. The Surge held their own firing a team score of 328. Leading the squad was sophomore Danny Gravett with a 78.

"We were nervous as you can imagine off the first tee but the guys hung in there and played very well. We should have finished a little stronger but a few of our players finished their rounds with big numbers but overall, I am proud of the way they performed," Head Coach Scott Webb said.

During second round, the team was paired with Valparaiso University also of the Horizon League and Western Kentucky of the Sun Belt Conference. The Surge bettered their first day score by three shots with a team total of 325. Leading the Surge in round two were sophomores Matt Stiens and Josh Bialecki who each shot a round of 80. 

Cincinnati Stae was up against a strong challenge as all of the players from the NCAA schools were loaded with juniors and seniors. The Surge finished in 15th place while beating Owens Community College - the only other junior college team in the field.

"We knew we were up against the best and to just be here with them was an honor," Webb said. "This event was like playing in the Superbowl for us and that chance comes very rarely."

The Surge will host the Cincinnati State Fall Invitational on October 28th to finish out their successful fall schedule.

Cincinnati State's Evan Bryan finishes first at Ohio Dominican's Kisor Golf Classic


SEPT, 15. 2011 - Freshman Evan Bryan (Mason H.S.) was the first place medalist in individual play at the Ohio Dominican Kisor Classic after beating out Ash Alstadt of Columbus State on the second playoff hole. Bryan shot 77 and 71 in the 36 hole tournament at Cumberland Trail Golf Course while playing in unseasonably low temperatures and a cold morning rain.

As a team, Cincinnati finished fifth in the standings with a team score of 655 total strokes. In addition to Columbus State and hosting Ohio Dominican University, the tournament featured numerous NCAA D-III programs including Cedarville University, Otterbein University, Notre Dame College and Indiana East University.

"We played well. We use our fall season as a tune-up for the spring but it is encouraging to see some of our guys shoot low in tough conditions. The conditions in this tournament were very similar to what it will be like to play when our spring season begins and we're competing to go back to nationals," head coach Scott Webb said.

In addition to Bryan's top notch performance, Cincinnati State sophomore Matt Stiens (La Salle H.S.) finished in a tie for 20th with an 81 and an 83. The Surge will return back to action at the Owens Invitational on Monday, October 10th.


For complete results of the ODU Kisor Classic, please visit - http://ohiodominicanpanthers.com/sports/mgolf/2011-12/files/RD2Combined_-_ODU.pdf

Surge finish 4th at Vincennes Fall Invitational

SEPT. 12, 2011 - Cincinnati State kicked off its fall season by traveling to Vincennes, Indiana to compete against Danville Area CC, Oklahoma City, Kaskaskia, Brescia and hosting Vincennes University.

In the first form of competition since last year's NJCAA National Tournament, sophomores Danny Gravett (Creative and Performing Arts) and Josh Bialecki (Toledo, OH - Wayne H.S.)  finished 4th and 5th individually. Gravett shot consistently posting 76 on both days of the event. Bialecki shot a 75 and a 78.

Cincinnati State finished with a team total of 631 over the two day event which was good for 4th place. The Surge will compete in the Ohio Dominican Invitational beginning on September 15th.

Cincinnati State golf comes in 3rd place in NJCAA D-III National Tournament; marks best result in the golf program's history

JUNE. 10, 2011 - The Cincinnati State golf team had their best result in the programs history finishing third out of thirteen teams in the NJCAA D-III National Tournament.

Cincinnati State entered the final day with a three stroke lead over Monroe Community College (NY) and looked to duplicate the success of the 209 team score that the Surge had recorded the day before. Unfortunately, the two-time defending champions from Monroe had other plans as the team shot a tournament team score low of 294 and a four day total of 1216 strokes as they ran away from the Surge and everyone else in the 4th and final round. Rock Valley Community College shot a 303 final round score to finish in second place with a four day total of 1227. The Surge finished with a total score of 1228 after a final team round of 309.

"Last year, we finished fifth," head coach Scott Webb said. "While we wanted to close the deal today, our guys should feel proud. This is the best finish that Cincinnati State has ever had."

Sophomore Blake Harpenau (St.Xavier) shot a 76 in the final round of the tournament with a four day total of 298 strokes to finish second in individual competition. Claiming the first place honor and leading Monroe to a three-peat title run was Alex Mckee who bested Harpenau by one stroke over the four days with a final round of 72 and a four day score of 297. Cincinnati State's Josh Bialecki also shot a 76 in the final round and finished in a tie for 15th in individual competition. Danny Gravett (School for Creative & Performing Arts) shot a 79 an finished in a tie for 19th. Connor Stookey (Milford) finished in a tie for 26th with a 78 in the final round. Willem Van Den Berg, a native from South Africa, finished in a tie for 41st.

This marks the third time in the 2010-2011 athletic year that Cincinnati State has sent a team to the NJCAA National Tournament. (Men's Soccer & Women's Basketball)

Surge earn second consecutive trip to national tournament

 

Golf 2011MAY. 8 , 2011 - (Middletown, Ohio) - The Cincinnati State Golf Team advanced to the NJCAA National Championships for the second consecutive year this past weekend by winning the Region XII Golf Championships by five strokes over Vincennes University and Schoolcraft College. The event was played at Weatherwax Golf Course in Middletown, Ohio and was a 54-hole championship. Cincinnati State was tied for the lead with Vincennes after the first 18 holes while Schoolcraft trailed by 11. Cincinnati State fired a school record 294 in round two while Vincennes shot 311 and Schoolcraft 317. 2008 and 2009 National Championship qualifiers Vincennes shot a very impressive 301 in the third and final round but came up just short as Cincinnati State clinched the event by shooting a steady 313. The final totals for the event were Cincinnati State 909, Vincennes University 914 and Schoolcraft College 958.

 

Cincinnati State placed its first three players on the NJCAA All-Region Team (top 5 players in the event) including tournament medallist Connor Stookey who shot 72-71-78=221. NJCAA All-American and 2010 "OCCAC Player of the Year" Blake Harpenau shot 76-72-77=225. First year player Josh Bialecki was third in the event with a 75-73-78=226. Vincennes second year player Chase Smith won in a playoff for fourth place in the Region by shooting scores of 74-83-72=229. Vincennes second year player Travis Whithaus rounded out the All-Region Team in 5th place with scores of 76-80-73=229.

 

The Surge will compete for the National Championship the week of June 6-10 at the Chautauqua Country Club in Chautauqua, New York. Golf Coach Scott Webb was named as NJCAA Region XII Coach of the Year.

 

Cincinnati State Surge finish second in OCCAC

MAY. 3, 2011 - The Columbus State Golf Team continued their 2011 league success by taking the OCCAC Championship and also winning outright the OCCAC league title over second place Cincinnati State. The event was held in Perrysburg, Ohio at Belmont Country Club on a soggy and cool day.

Columbus State fired a team score of 626 (320-306) which placed them ahead of Cincinnati State 634 (325-309), Owens 639 (329-309) and Lakeland 726 (371-355).

Andy Henehan of Columbus State won the event posting a 78 and 74 in the two rounds. Josh Biakecki of Cincinnati State was second shooting a 78 and 75.

Columbus State, Owens and Lakeland will now move on to the NJCAA Division II, Region 12 event held at Bedford Valley Golf Course on Sunday and Monday. Cincinnati State will host the NJCAA Division III, Region 12 event in Middletown, Ohio at Weatherwax Golf Course on Sunday and Monday.

Final OCCAC Standings

OCCAC names two Surge players to first team; narrowly miss “Player of Year” honor

MAY, 2011 - Josh Bialecki and Blake Harpenau were named to the OCCAC All-League First Team after playing standout golf in the 2011 season. Bialecki shot a Cincinnati State team low of 424 strokes in six rounds of competition. Sophomore Blake Harpenau followed Bialecki with a total of 428 strokes.

The OCCAC Golf "Player of the Year" was as close as it has ever been this year as three players tied after all events with the same total score. Those players were Ben Tuttle and Drew Leopold of Columbus State as well as Josh Bialecki of Cincinnati State.

All players went to the first hole and all hit the green on their second shot on the 420 yard par 4. Tuttle and Leopold both two putted and Bialecki lipped out a two footer to put him out of the playoff.
Tuttle and Leopold went to the next hole which was a 180 yard par three over a hazard. Tuttle hit the green and Leopold came up short and went into the hazard. Tuttle went on to two-putt the hole giving him the "Player of the Year" honor.

OCCAC Golf All-League First Team
1. Ben Tuttle - Columbus State
2. Drew Leopold - Columbus State
2. Josh Bialecki - Cincinnati State
4. Andy Henehan - Columbus State
5. Blake Harpenau - Cincinnati State

 

Harpenau

Harpenau's 73 ties for low round of tournament

APRIL. 16, 2011 - On a very cold, wet and windy day, the Cincinnati State Golf Team fired a team score of 312 in a play 5 count 4 format en route to a second place finish (out of 12 four-year insitiutions). AU Wayne shot a 311 to win the event at Wildwood Golf Club in Middletown, Ohio.

Blake Harpenau fired an impressive 73 and tied for the low round of the event. Connor Stookey shot 78 as did Josh Bialecki. Tyler Hutson shot 83 and Danny Gravett shot 84. Playing as an individual for the Surge were Willem Van den Berg firing a 78, Justin King recording an 84 and Matt Stiens coming in with 86.

Cincinnati State currently stands second in the league standings behind Columbus State.

Harpenau named OCCAC Player of Week

APRIL. 15, 2011 - Sophomore Blake Harpenau earned OCCAC Player of the Week honors after impressive performances in harsh, early season conditions.Harpenau totalled a league low 115 strokes during the first two events. Harpenau shot a 79 and then a 36 in a down pour at the shortened tournament at Columbus State.

 

Surge begin preparation to recapture last year's success

MAR, 2011- The 2011 Spring golf season should prove to be an interesting and rewarding one for the Cincinnati State Golf Team who will try to build off of the success of last year's National Tournament qualifying team. This year's version of the Surge will once again be taking on OCCAC and NJCAA Division III competition with a team consisting of returning sophomores Blake Harpenau and Connor Stookey as well as incoming freshmen Daniel Gravett (Cincinnati School of Performing Arts) and Matt Stiens (LaSalle).

"I think from top to bottom we are even better than last year's team," Head Coach Scott Webb says.

The men's golf team will return to action on Friday (1:00 PM), March 25th and Saturday (12:00 PM), April 2nd in scrimmages against Schoolcraft CC (MI) and Lakeland CC.

Surge finish strong in national golf championship

Golf Team 2010

The Cincinnati State golf team placed fifth in a field of 13 schools in the national championship held in early June at the Chautauqua Country Club in western New York.

Monroe Community College from Rochester, N.Y., the defending champs, won the tournament again this year with a team score of 1,217 strokes over four days of play.

Picture - Cincinnati State golf team celebrating Regional Championship
(Right to Left) Chris Endres, Tyler Hutson, Connor Stookey, Brian Warken, Adam Endres, Jamie Detellem, Blake Harpenau, Ian Pratts, Head Coach Scott Webb

Cincinnati State finished with a team score of 1,245, behind Rock Valley College (1,223), Sandhills Community College (1,231) and Nassau Community College (1,244).

The 2010 Cincinnati State golf team features five first year players and three returning players from the 2009 squad, including team captains (and brothers) Chris Endres and Adam Endres and newcomer Blake Harpenau.

In the national tournament, Harpenau was the team’s low scorer with a four-day total of 304, followed by Brian Warken (307), Connor Stookey (323) and the Endres brothers (325 each).

The Surge made it to the four-day National Junior College Athletic Association National Championships in dramatic fashion, winning the Region 12 contest in late May by one stroke.

It took birdies by three members of the Cincinnati State team on the final hole at Weatherwax Golf Course in Middletown to pull off the regional victory over a hard-charging Vincennes University. Harpenau led the Surge with a 78-78-75 (231) in windy, cold conditions. Adam Endres fired a 78-75-79 (232); Stookey shot 78-79-81 (238). All three players were named to the NJCAA All-Region Team. Also scoring for Cincinnati State were Warken 78-83-82 (243), Chris Endres 84-89-83 (256), Tyler Hutson 82-96-86 (264), Ian Prats 85-85-82 (252) and Jamie Detellem 82-88-85 (255).

Head Coach Scott Webb, currently in his 14th season at Cincinnati State, called this team “one of the best I have had."

Harpenau was named the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference Player of the Year. He averaged a score of 74 throughout the season, and recorded the low round of the year, a 68. He is one of two players to receive the award in Coach Webb's 14 years at Cincinnati State.

Webb, for his part, received Region XII Coach of the Year honors from the NJCAA.

Click below links for related news arrticles:

Defending Champs Hold Slim Lead in Golf Nationals, The Post-Journal, June 9, 2010

Monroe Completes Nationals Repeat, The Post-Journal, June 12, 2010

Warken and Harpenau named NJCAA All-Americans

JUNE, 2010 - Cincinnati State golfers Blake Harpenau and Brian Warken earned All-American honors after a standout 2010 season which ended with the Surge placing 5th in the NJCAA National Tournament.

Blake Harpenau's overall season average was 76.21 (1st in OCCAC) and his average at the national tournament was 76.00 which ranked 10th overall in individual competition. His low score of the year was a 4-under par 68 at the Columbus State tournament held at Northstar Golf Club. The 68 was the lowest in Cincinnati State golf history.

Brian Warken's overall season average was an 80.33 and his average at the national tournament was 76.75 which ranked 14th in individual competition. He recorded his best score of 74 on the national stage in the NJCAA Tournament at Chautauqua Golf Club.

 

 

 

 

 

Cincinnati State All-Americans

Cincinnati State is proud to have five All-Americans. To become an All-American, you must qualify for the NJCAA National Championships as a individual or as a part of a team. You must then place amongst the top 15 players in the National Championships. In 2011, Blake Harpenau earned First Team All-American status by placing in a tie for second in the 2011 NJCAA National Championships.

- Blake Harpenau - All-American 2010, 2011
- Josh Bialecki - All-American 2011
- Brian Warken - All-American 2010
- Joe Morris - All-American 2006
- Mike Auterson - All-American 2004

 

Cincinnati State thanks the wonderful staff & management at Blue Ash Golf Course for their continued support of the golf program.

 

 


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Men's Golf
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Team Results from National Junior College Athletic Association's Region XII Golf Tournament:

1st Place - Vincennes University (309+299+307=915 total strokes)
2nd Place - Cincinnati State (312+308+324=944 total strokes)
3rd Place - Schoolcraft College (311+314+322=947 total strokes)
Region XII Medalists
1st Place - Tyler Grant (75+72+77=224 total strokes)
T-2nd Place - Austin Kyle (76+72+78=226 total strokes)
T-2nd Place - Matt Nickoson (74+76+76= 226 total strokes)
4th Place - Jackson Cowden (76+80+71=227 total strokes)
5th Place - Tyler Sloan (78+76+79= 233 total strokes)
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