2008 Golf News

Four Golfers Tabbed All-Academic - Jun 24, 2008

YORK, Pa. - Wesley College placed 51 student-athletes on the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) All-Academic team, announced by the CAC on Tuesday, June 24.

Conference-wide, 900 student-athletes were honored.  A grade point average of 3.20 during the 2007-08 academic year is required to be eligible for the team.

Geyer Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District Team - May 22, 2008

DOVER, Del. - Andrew Geyer of the Wesley College golf team was voted to the 2008 CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District II At-Large First Team, as voted by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

In earning a spot on the first team, he is now eligible for the CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America Team.

Geyer, a junior from Milford, Delaware, has a 3.92 grade point average as a political science major.  He has the President's List at Wesley with a perfect 4.0 grade point average in all but one semester at Wesley, when he still qualified for the Dean's List.

On the golf course, Geyer was named to the All-Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) First Team after finishing fifth at the CAC Championships and helping lead Wesley to the team championship.  He also tied for 55th at the NCAA Championships as the Wolverines finished seventh as a team.  He also finished fourth at the Mid-Atlantice Regional Invitational.

His 77.5 scoring average was third on the team and ranked among the conference leaders. 

Making Geyer's selection even more impressive is that it comes in the at-large program, which golf falls under.  While sport specific teams are chosen in 12 sports (football, women's volleyball, men's soccer, women's soccer, men's basketball, women's basketball, baseball, softball, men's track & field/cross country, women's track & field/cross country, and football), the at-large program involves 24 sports (12 men's and 12 women's). 

This means in addition to competing against fellow men's golfers for a spot on the men's at-large team, he was also up against competitors from 11 other sports, including men's fencing, men's gymnastics, men's ice hockey, men's lacrosse, men's  rifle, men's skiing, men's swimming, men's tennis, men's volleyball, men's water polo and men's wrestling. 

The sports of women's bowling, women's crew, women's fencing, women's field hockey, women's golf, women's gymnastics, women's ice hockey, women's lacrosse, women's rifle, women's skiing, women's swimming, women's tennis, and women's water polo comprise the women's at-large team.

Wesley Ranked No. 12 by Golfstat - May 20, 2008

DOVER, Del. - Wesley College was ranked No. 12 in NCAA Division III in the final Golfstat team rankings of 2008. 

The Wolverines surged up the rankings after placing seventh at the NCAA Division III Championships last week at the Chateau Elan Resort in Braselton, Georgia.  Stellar performances at the championships earned Will Scarborough All-American First Team honors and he and Mike Rushin were both named to the All-Mid-Atlantic Region Team.

Scarborough finished tied for third at the NCAAs, while Rushin tied for 37th.

National champion St. John's (Minn.) was No. 1 in the final Golfstat rankings, followed by Redlands and Methodist, respectively.  Huntingdon was fourth with St. John Fisher rounding out the top five.  In order, Skidmore, Oglethorpe, Texas-Tyler, CSU-East Bay and La Verne completed the top 10.  Guilford was ranked 11th, the only other team to finish ahead of Wesley.

All-America Honors for Scarborough - May 17, 2008

DULUTH, Ga. - On the heels of a tie for third place at the NCAA Division III Golf Championships, Wesley College senior Will Scarborough was named to the PING Division III All-America First Team by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA).  The GCAA also named its all-region teams, with senior Mike Rushin joining Scarborough on the All-Mid-Atlantic squad.

Scarborough, a local Dover High product, ended the year second on the team to Rushin with a 76.1 scoring average.  He peaked at the right time, however, picking up two of his five top 10 finishes of the year at the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) Championships and at the NCAAs.  His finish at the NCAAs was the best by a Wesley competitor since Chris Noll won the 2002 NCAA Championship.  He was named second team All-CAC before his run at the national championships.  Scarborough was also one of four Wolverines to earn a CAC Golfer of the Week honor, claiming the honor on October 21.  He also shot on of Wesley three sub-70 rounds, turning in a 69 in the first round at the Pine Needles Intercollegiate on February 26.

Rushin, a Bartonsville, Pennsylvania native, led the team and the CAC with a 75.2 average, one of the lowest seasons in school history.  His 37th place tie at the NCAAs was the just his second tournament of the season in which he finished outside the top 20.  A first team All-CAC pick, Rushin claimed third place at the CAC Championships.  He also tied for fifth at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Invitational and shot a 69 at Guilford on October 9 to earn CAC Golfer of the Week honors.

The duo led Wesley to a seventh place finish at the NCAA Championships and the CAC Championship, Wesley's 10th consecutive conference championship after winning nine straight in the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference.

Scarborough Ties For Third, Wesley Seventh at NCAAs - May 16, 2008

BRASELTON, Ga. - Will Scarborough finished with a one-over 72 in the final round of the NCAA Division III Golf Championships to tie for third place.  No. 24 Wesley College ended the 72 hole event at the Chateau Elan Resort in Braselton, Georgia in seventh place as a team. 

Scarborough's finish is the best since the Wolverines' Chris Noll won the 2002 NCAA Championship.  The senior from Dover, Delaware tallied six birdies in the final round to move up one spot in the final standings.  Scarborough tied Washington & Lee's Nathaniel James at eight-over, two strokes behind Chris Green of Illinois Wesleyan. 

St. John Fisher's Scott Harris led the tournament wire to wire.  Harris entered the day at minus three, but shot a four over to finish one-over for the tournament.  The No. 15 Cardinals were not as fortunate as a team, however, shooting a 306 to drop from first to third. 

The slide enabled St. John's (Minn.) to defend its national title, earning the crown for a second straight year after shooting a 291 on Friday.  Redlands finished second at 59-over, three shots off the pace.

Wesley's fourth round 293 was the second best team score of the final round.  All five Wolverines shot in the 70s for the first time in the tournament.

Mike Rushin finished the tournament in a tie for 37th at 21-over.  The senior notched a birdie on the fourth hole on his way to a 76 on the par 71, 7,030 yard Chateau Course. 

Andrew Geyer shot his best round of the championships with a 74 on Friday to finish at 26-over.  The Milford, Delaware native birdied three holes in the final round to tie for 55th.

Sophomore Chris Osberg led Wesley on Friday, shooting an even-par 71.  The sophomore birdied three of the first six holes and tallied another before his round was over to finish the tournament at 27-over in a 57th place tie.

With one birdie on Friday, Riley Powers shot a 79 to finish 10th at 38-over.

Top ranked Methodist (67-over) and Skidmore (68-over) completed the top five in the team standings.  Oglethorpe was sixth, three shots ahead of the Wolverines.

Scarborough Tied for Fourth at NCAAs - May 15, 2008

BRASELTON, Ga. - Will Scarborough had an up and down day in the third round of the NCAA Division III Golf Championships and is now tied for fourth at seven over par.  No. 24 Wesley sits in 10th place through 54 holes at the Chateau Elan Resort in Braselton, Georgia.

Scarborough, a senior from Dover, Delaware, entered the day in second place overall before shooting a 77 on Thursday. He is now one of five golfers in a logjam tied for fourth in the tournament.  Scarborough turned in four birdies on the afternoon, but also had just seven pars on his scorecard.

Scott Harris, Jr. of No. 15 St. John Fisher continues to dominate the field and enters the final round at minus-three, seven strokes ahead of the nearest competitor.  The Cardinals also lead the team standings at +41, four shots ahead of the No. 11 University of Redlands.

Senior Mike Rushin shot an even par 71 in the third round to climb 35 places on the leaderboard and enters the final round tied for 35th at +16.  He birdied three holes on the afternoon and was one under on the front nine.

Andrew Geyer continued his steady play with a 78 and is now tied for 72nd place at +23.  Sophomore Chris Osberg shot a 78 for the second straight day, powered by a birdie on the first hole, and is tied for 86th at +27.  Riley Powers is in a tie for 101st place at +30 after shooting an 82 in the third round.

As a team, Wesley is 10th at +68, four shots behind ninth place No. 4 Huntingdon. 

After St. John Fisher and Redlands, No. 1 Methodist is third at +48.  No. 3 St. John's (Minn.) (+49) and No. 2 Oglethorpe (+53) round out top five.

Chris Green of No. 9 Illinois Wesleyan is second overall at +4.  At +6, Nathaniel James of No. 19 Washington & Lee is one shot ahead of Scarborough, Redlands' Ross Canavan, Greensboro's Josh Cumming, Lucas Murray of Mount Union, and Scott Pugh of Oglethorpe. 

All teams played on the par 71, 7,030 yard Chateau Course at Chateau Elan, the course which will also host Friday's final round. 

Photo of Andrew Geyer courtesy John Farina, Emory University Sports Information.

Scarborough in Second, Wesley Ninth at NCAAs - May 14, 2008

BRASELTON, Ga. - Will Scarborough birdied the final two holes to finish with a 71 in the second round of the NCAA Division III Golf Championships, to leave the senior in second place after 36.  No. 24 Wesley moved into sole possession of ninth place in the 35 team, 180 player field at the Chateau Elan Resort in Braselton, Georgia.

The Dover, Delaware native shot a 72 in the first round and has a two day total of 143, one-over par, trailing only Scott Harris, Jr. of No. 15 St. John Fisher.  Harris finished even in the second round and is four strokes ahead of Scarborough at minus-three for the tournament.

Harris has powered the Cardinals to the team lead after two days with a 596 after Wednesday's 294. 

Wesley shot a 304 as a team in the second round and sits in ninth place with a 615.  The Wolverines played the par 71, 7,030 yard Chateau Course on Wednesday, after opening the tournament with a 311 on the Woodlands Course on Tuesday.  Four of Wesley's five golfers shot better rounds on Wednesday.

In addition to birdies on the 17th and 18th holes, Scarborough also birdied the third hole.

Junior Andrew Geyer and senior Mike Rushin are tied for 70th place.  Geyer shot an 80 in the second round, while Rushin turned in a 79.  Both players have two day totals of 158.  Rushin had the only birdie of the day between the two players, on the ninth hole.

Senior Riley Powers shot a 75 in the second round to move up 47 places in the standings is now tied for 97th place with teammate Chris Osberg.  Osberg, a sophomore, scored a 79 in the second round and matches Powers with a 36-hole total of 161.

Sixth-ranked University of La Verne, who held a 10 shot lead after the first round, shot a 322 on the second day and is now tied for seventh with No. 22 Mary Hardin-Baylor, two strokes ahead of the Wolverines.

St. John Fisher holds a six shot lead over second place No. 2 Oglethorpe.  The No. 11 University of Redlands, No. 3 St. John's (Minn.), No. 1 Methodist and No. 16 Skidmore round out the top six, respectively.

The field was cut after the second round to the top 23 teams in the standings an the top five remaining individuals. 

The final two rounds will be played on the Chateau Course.  The first tee times are set for 7:30 AM.

Scarborough Leads Wesley After First Round - May 13, 2008

BRASELTON, Ga. - No. 24 Wesley College's Will Scarborough shot a 72 to tie for fifth place after the first round of the NCAA Division III Golf Championships at the Chateau Elan Resort.  His effort led the Wolverines, playing on the Woodlands course on the first day, to a tie for ninth place through 18 holes.

Scarborough's one-over par round placed him in a four-way tie for fifth after the first day.  Scotty Harris, Jr. of No. 3 St. John Fisher sits atop the leaderboard after shooting a three-under 68.

Wesley, meanwhile, is in a four-way tie for ninth.  Among the other three teams tied with 311 is No. 1 Methodist.  Just 10 strokes, however, separate the Wolverines from second place No. 16 Skidmore.  No. 6 University of La Verne sits in first place after the first round by a comfortable 10 stroke margin over Skidmore.  The Leopards shot a 291 in the opening round and are the lone school with multiple players in the top 10 on the leaderboard.

Scarborough started out with three birdies through the first five holes.  He turned in one more birdie, on the 16th hole.
Andrew Geyer shot the second lowest round for the Wolverines on the par-71, 6,738 yard Woodlands Course.  The junior finished with a 78, tied for 52nd.  He started out slowly, with three bogeys, but notched pars on each of the next six holes and had a birdie on the 15th hole.

Michael Rushin finished one shot back in a tie for 62nd.  After scoring a birdie on the eighth hole, the senior ran into some problems on the back nine before a birdie on the 18th hole.

CAC Player of the Year Chris Osberg is tied for 99th after an 82 in the opening round.  He finished strong, after a five hole rough spot on the back nine, the sophomore birdied 16 to get back on track.

Riley Powers rounded out the Wesley contingent with an 86, tied for 144th.  He had his lone birdie on the third hole.

All 180 golfers in the 35 team field will switch courses for the second round.  Wesley will begin on the 10th hole of the par-71, 7,030 yard Chateau Course, beginning at 8:00 AM.  After the completion of Wednesday's second round, the tournament will be cut to the top 23 teams and the five best individuals not on those 23 teams.    The remaining field will take part in the final 36 holes of the 72-hole event on Thursday and Friday, May 15 and 16.

Golf Set to Tee It Up at NCAAs - May 12, 2008

The Wesley College golf team will tee it up in the first round of the NCAA Division III Golf Championships on Tuesday, May 13. 

The Wolverines have drawn tee times starting with group 11, starting at 9:00 AM on the Woodlands Course at the Chateau Elan Resort.  The field is split between the Woodlands and Chateau courses at the resort. 

Wesley is paired up with Mary Hardin Baylor and a familiar team to the Wolverines, Cabrini.  The Cavaliers and Wesley were opponents in the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC), until the Wolverines left to join the Capital Athletic Conference this season.

Andrew Geyer kicks it off at 9:00 AM for Wesley, with the next groups following in nine minute intervals.  Will Scarborough goes off at 9:09, followed by Chris Osberg, Riley Powers, and Mike Rushin, respectively.

The Wolverines are in the final group starting on the front nine.

Wesley enters the week ranked No. 24 in the last Golf World/NIKE Division III Coaches poll and hold the same position in the most recent Golfstat Division III Team Standings.

The Wolverines have also won two consecutive tournaments, claiming victory at the Wesley Spring Invitational and the CAC Championships.  All five Wesley players earned All-CAC honors.  Osberg won the CAC Championship and was named the CAC Player of the Year.  Rushin and Geyer joined him on the first team, with Powers and Scarborough earning second team honors.

It was Wesley's 10th consecutive conference title after winning nine straight as members of the PAC.

The 2008 NCAA Division III Golf Championships are being hosted by Emory University and the Gwinnett Sports Commission.

For more information on the 2008 NCAA Golf Championships, please refer to the links below.

Wolverines Earn NCAA Bid - May 05, 2008

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The Welsey College golf team earned a Pool B entry into the 2008 NCAA Division III Golf Championships to be held at at the Chateau Elan Resort in Braselton, Georgia on May 13-16.

The championships will be co-hosted by Emory University and the Gwinnett Sports Commission.

The Wolverines, ranked 24th in the latest Golf Wold/Nike Division III Coaches Top 25 Poll, were one of eight teams selected from Pool B, which consists of independent institutions, and institutions that are members of conferences that do not meet the requirements for automatic qualification.

Wesley enters the championships on a three-tournament win streak.  The Wolverines won at Bent Creek, the Wesley Spring Invitational, and captured their 10th consecutive conference title with the first Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) crown.  Wesley won the first nine of the streak as members of the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC).

All five of Wesley's entrants in the 2008 CAC Championships earned All-CAC honors.  Chris Osberg was the conference champion and was named the CAC Player of the Year.  Michael Rushin and Andrew Geyer joined him on the first team, while Will Scarborough and Riley Powers earned second team honors.

Twenty-five conferences were awarded automatic qualification for the championships. After the eight Pool B bids were handed out, the final two berths were reserved for Pool C, which are institutions from automatic-qualifying conferences that are not the conference champion and any remaining Pool B teams.

The top five individuals are selected from the remaining players who have not qualified with a team bringing the tournament's field to 180 golfers.

Osberg, Wesley Win CAC Titles - Apr 27, 2008

HAMPSTEAD, Md. - Wesley College's Chris Osberg shot a two-day 154 to edge Steve Watts of Villa Julie by just one shot to win the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) Championship.  His score also led Wesley to a 21-stroke victory in the team standings.

Osberg followed up his his first round 75 with a 79 in the final round, but Watts who entered the day one shot back, also was unable to make up ground and also finished with a 79.

Wesley's Michael Rushin and Andrew Geyer each shot 78s in the second round.  Rushin finished with a 156 to place third and Geyer was fifth at 160. 

The Mustangs' Matt Lukehart was fourth with a 159.

The Wolverines other two players, Will Scarborough and Riley Powers, also finished in the top 10.  Scarborough's 162 was seventh and Powers claimed 10th with a 164. 

Wesley held only a four-stroke lead over York after the opening round, but shot the best team round in the five team tournament with a 315 in the second round. Wesley's 632 easily outdistanced second place Villa Julie, who finished at 653.

The Spartans shot a 343 on the final day to drop to third with a two-day 664.

Rounding out the team scores were Marymount in fourth at 714 and Hood in fifth with a 741.

It was the 10th straight conference title for the Wolverines, who won the previous nine as members of the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference.

Osberg, Wesley Lead at CAC Championships - Apr 26, 2008

HAMPSTEAD, Md. - Chris Osberg shot a 75 to take the first round lead at the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) Championships.  His total helped Wesley to a round one team lead with a 317.

Mike Rushin is tied for fourth after the first day, shooting a 78 on the par 71, 3,528-yard course at Piney Branch Country Club.

Wesley's other three entries, Will Scarborough, Andrew Geyer and Riley Powers are part of a five-way tie for eighth after all three players shot 82s.

A pair of Villa Julie golfers are tied for second.  Steve Watts and Matt Lukehart turned in matching 76s for the Mustangs.  York (Pa.)'s Shane Bernard tied Rushin for fourth with a 78.

The Wolverines are just four strokes ahead of the Spartans in the team standings.  York shot a 321, good for second.  Villa Julie is in third with a 324, only seven shots off the pace.  Both Hood and Marymount are tied for fourth with first rounds of 362.

The five teams will get underway on Sunday for the final round at Piney Branch Country Club at noon.

Osberg Named CAC Golfer of the Week - Apr 23, 2008

YORK, Pa. - Wesley College sophomore Chris Osberg was named the Golfer of the Week in Capital Athletic Conference for April 21, 2008, after tying the school record with a five-under-par 66 to capture medalist honors at Franklin & Marshall's Bent Creek Spring Invitational.

The Amherst, Virginia native tied the mark set by former All-Americans Zach Oakley and Chris Noll.

It was also one of the 10 lowest rounds in college golf that week, regardless of division.

Osberg helped the Wolverines win the team title with a score of 292 - the best team score of the season.

He is the fourth Wesley player to win the award this year, joining Michael Rushin, Will Scarborough and Andrew Geyer.

The Wolverines have since won the Wesley Spring Invitational and this weekend head to the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) Championships at Piney Branch Country Club in Hampstead, Maryland.

Rushin, Wesley Win Spring Invitational - Apr 21, 2008

WYOMING, Del. - Michael Rushin used pair of second round eagles to climb the leaderboard and take the individual title at the Wesley Spring Invitational.  Wesley also claimed the team title, defending its home course at Wild Quail Country Club.

After shooting a 75 in the first round, Rushin eagled the seventh and 15th holes to climb from fourth to first in the final round with an even par 72 on the second day.  His two-round 147 edged out teammate Riley Powers who finished wth a 75 after shooting a 73 in the first round.

The Wolverines Andrew Geyer, who led after the first round, finished tied for fifth Apprentice's B.J. Maben with matching 153s.  Senior Will Scarborough gave Wesley four players among the top eight with a two day 157. 

Wesley claimed the team title for the second straight week with a 604, 40 strokes ahead of second place Apprentice.  In addition to strong play from Maben, the Builders also benefitted from a strong outing by Steven Ness.  Ness followed up a first day 79 with a 73 to finish fourth.

In addition to Rushin's two eagles, Neumann's Erik Stoyanovich eagled the first hole and James Sciabarrasi of Villa Julie followed suit on the 18th hole.

Rob Zimmerer, playing for Wesley's B team, led the tournament with six birdies.

The Wolverines will look for their third straight win when they travel to the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) Championships at Piney Branch Country Club in Hampstead, Maryland on April 26-27.

Wesley Surges to First Round Lead - Apr 20, 2008

WYOMING, Del. - Four Wesley College golfers rank in the top five after the opening round of the Wesley Spring Invitational at the par 72, 6,491-yard course at Wild Quail.

Andrew Geyer is the round one leader after shooting an even par 72, one stroke better than teammate Riley Powers.  Michael Rushin is fourth with a 75, while Will Scarborough is in a three-way tie for fifth with a 77.

David Taraschi of Rutgers Camden is third after turning in a 74.  Taraschi's teammate, David Henry and Newport News Apprentice's B.J. Maben are tied with Scarborough to round out the top five.

The Wolverines shot a 297 in the first round, 27 strokes better than the second place entry, the Wesley B team.  Villa Julie's 328 is good for third place.

High winds made the par 5, 591-yard fifth hole an adventure.  The average score on the day on that hole was a 6.88.  Only five of the tournament's 40 players managed to par the hole in the first round, while the remaining 35 had a bogey or worse.

Immaculata's Chris Ware had the only eagle of the round with a three on the par 5 15th hole.  Ware is tied for 23rd after shooting an 89. 

The seven teams will finish play at the tournament with the second round on Monday, April 21.  The first tee times are at approximately 8:00 AM.

Geyer Named CAC Golfer of the Week - Apr 15, 2008

YORK, Pa. - Wesley College's Andrew Geyer was named the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) Golfer of the Week for the week ending April 13 for his performance at the 2008 Mid-Atlantic Regional Invitational at Hershey Country Club.

Geyer placed fourth overall as the top CAC competitor in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Invitational. He carded a 73-76-149 in the two-day event to help Wesley place second in the 15-team event.  

Geyer became the third Wesley golfer to earn the award this season after Michael Rushin and Will Scarborough previously earned the honor.

The golf team, who has since won the Bent Creek Spring Invitational, will host the Wesley Spring Invitational on Sunday, April 20 and Monday, April 21 at Wild Quail in Wyoming, Delaware.

Osberg Ties Wesley Record at Bent Creek - Apr 14, 2008

LANCASTER, Pa. - Chris Osberg tied the school record with a 66 to take the individual title and propel Wesley College to the team title at the Bent Creek Invitational hosted by Franklin & Marshall at Bent Creek Country Club.

Osberg, who tied the record set by Zach Oakley and former NCAA Champion Chris Noll, finished five-under par, four shots ahead of teammate Michael Rushin, who finished second.

Will Scarborough shot a 76 to tie for eighth and made Wesley the only team in the 17-team field with three players in the top 10. 

The Wolverines shot a 292 to edge the host Diplomats by six strokes. 

Andrew Geyer shot an 80 to tie for 27th and Riley Powers finished tied for 33rd with an 81.

A total of 83 players took part in the 18-hole tournament.

The Wolverines host the Wesley Spring Invitational on Sunday, April 19 and Monday, April 20 at Wild Quail in Wyoming, Delaware.

Wolverines Take Second at Mid-Atlantic Regional - Apr 07, 2008

HERSHEY, Pa. - Andrew Geyer and Mike Rushin both finished in the top five to lead Wesley to a second place finish at the Mid-Atlantic Region Invitational at Hershey Country Club.

Geyer shot a two-day 149 (73-76) to finish fourth in the 75 player field.  Rushin (71-79) was one shot back in a tie for fifth. 

Wesley had been the leader after day one, but No. 11 St. John Fisher came from behind behind the tournament's top two finishers.  Scott Harris, Jr. took the title with a 145 (73-72).  Bobby McCartney tied for second with a 148 (74-74).

St. John Fisher edged out the Wolverines by just a single stroke to win 607 to 608.

Wesley's Will Scarborough shot a pair of 77s to finish tied for 13th with a total of 154.  Riley Powers (77-78) tied for 17th, one stroke behind Scarborough. 

Chris Osberg, who finished tied for 59th (87-81), rounded out Wesley's five man team.

Wesley was second of 15 teams on the par-71, 7,061 yard course.

The Wolverines are back in action at on April 14 at the Bent Creek Invitational at Franklin & Marshall.

Rushin, Wesley Lead at Mid-Atlantic Regional - Apr 06, 2008

HERSHEY, Pa. - Mike Rushin shot a 71 to tie for first after the opening round and lead Wesley to a round one lead at the Mid-Atlantic Region Invitational.

Rushin is tied with Allegheny's Mike Wolfe for the top spot on the leaderboard.  Rushin is not the only Wesley player near the top of the leaderboard.  Andrew Geyer is tied for third with a 73.

The Wolverines, meanwhile, lead the team competition with a score of 298, four strokes ahead of St. John Fisher.

Will Scarborough and Riley Powers are tied for 19th in the 75 player field with matching 77s.  Chris Osberg shot an 87 for 70th place.

The 15-team tournament is being held at the par-73, 6,860-yard Hershey Country Club.

Wesley finishes play at the Mid-Atlantic Region Invitational with the second round on Monday, April 7.

Wesley Gains Attention in Rankings - Apr 01, 2008

DOVER, Del. - The Wesley College golf team is ranked No. 26 in Division III by Golfstat.com and is among the teams receiving votes in the latest edition of the Golf World/Nike Division III Coaches Top 25.

The Wolverines received 13 votes in the Golf World/Nike poll, with just two teams between Wesley and 25th ranked Otterbein. 

Methodist and Oglethorpe both received eight first place votes, but Methodist jumped up a notch to No. 1 in the rankings with Oglethorpe checking in at No. 2. 

Huntingdon, Gustavus Adolphus and St. John's (Minn.) round out the top five.

Wesley most recently tied for second at the McDaniel Spring Invitational, an event won by No. 11 St. John Fisher.

The Wolverines head to the District II Mid-Atlantic Regional Qualifier on Monday, April 7 and Tuesday, April 8.

Wesley Finishes Second at McDaniel Spring Invitational - Mar 30, 2008

ABBOTTSTOWN, Pa. - Wesley shot 15 strokes better as a team to move up to a tie for second place in the final round of the McDaniel Spring Invitational at The Bridges Golf Club.

Mike Rushin tied for eighth and Chris Osberg finished tenth as the Wolverines were one of just two schools in the 12 team field with multiple players in the top 10.  St. John Fisher, the tournament champion, had three players in among the top 10.

Rushin shot three strokes better on the second day as his 77 gave him a 36-hole total of 157.  He was just one shot out of a tie for fourth and only two shots out of third place.

Osberg (77-81) finished at 158, on shot behind Rushin.  Andrew Geyer and Will Scarborough tied for 11th with matching totals of 160.  Geyer's 75 on Sunday was the final round's fourth best score, as he improved 23 places in the final standings.  Scarborough jumped a dozen places after shooting a 77 on the second day.

Matt Clemens tied for 51st with a two-day 177.

St. John Fisher won the tournament with a 315-305=620 over the two days.  That placed them 15 strokes ahead of both Wesley (325-310) and Susquehanna (318-317). 

Susquehanna's Pat Serfass was the individual champion with rounds of 77 and 72 for a 149.

The Wolverines will travel to the District II Mid-Atlantic Regional on April 7-8 in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Osberg Tied for Second at McDaniel - Mar 29, 2008

ABBOTTSTOWN, Pa. - Wesley College's Chris Osberg shot a 77 to tie for second place in high winds in the first round of the McDaniel Spring Invitational at The Bridges Golf Club.

The higher than normal winds produced higher than normal scores on the first day of the tournament, as Osberg's 77 was just two shots behind the leader, James Ozzello of St. John Fisher.

Mike Rushin shot an 80 to tie for 11th.  Will Scarborough's 83 tied for 23rd.  Andrew Geyer's 85 and Matt Clemens' 93 rounded out Wesley's scores.  Geyer is tied for 34, with Clemens in 51st place tie.

Wesley shot a fourth place total of 325 on day one, 10 shots behind first place St. John Fisher.

There are 12 teams and 60 individuals competing in the two-day event on the par-72, 6713-yard course.

Wesley will look to make up ground on Sunday, March 30 in the final round of the tournament.

Wesley Claims Sixth at Pine Needles - Feb 26, 2008

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. - Wesley College dropped five places after a final round delayed by thunderstorms at the Pine Needles Intercollegiate hosted by Guilford.  The Wolverines captured sixth with a two-day 612 after tying for first after the first day.

Mike Rushin led the Wolverines with a 17th place finish of 74-76-150.  Will Scarborough, who held a two-stroke lead after shooting a 69 in the first round, tied for 22nd with an 84 in the final round to finish at 153.  Andrew Geyer was one of five golfers tied with Scarborough after shooting a 75-78.  Chris Osberg and Riley Powers each shot 80s in both rounds to tie for 40th with matching totals of 160. 

Wesley had tied Averett for first and it was a difficult final round for the Cougars as well.  Averett fell to fifth in the final standings, two strokes ahead of the Wolverines. 

Belmont Abbey, third after day one, came back to claim the individual crown in the 10-team field.

Pete Latimer claimed the individiual title with a 71-72-143.

The Wolverines are now idle until competing in the McDaniel Spring Invitational on March 29-30.  The event will be held in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania.

Scarborough, Wolverines First After Round One at Pine Needles - Feb 25, 2008

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. - Will Scarborough leads the field by two strokes and powered Wesley to a first place tie after the first round of the Pine Needles Intercollegiate hosted by Guilford.

Scarborough shot a 69 to assume the top spot on the leaderboard.  Mike Rushin completed his round tied for ninth with a 74, one shot ahead of Andrew Geyer.  Riley Powers and Chris Osberg shot matching 80s.

The Wolverines are tied with Averett in the team standings as both teams totaled 298 on the first day in the 10-team tournament.

The event is being played at the Par 71, 7015-yard Pine Needles Lodge & Club.

The 69 matched Wesley's best round of the 2007-08 season, shot by Mike Rushin at Guilford's O'Briant Memorial Tournament on October 9. 

Wesley will take part in the final round of the Pine Needles Intercollegiate on Tuesday, February 26.

                         Pine Needles Intercollegiate  
 * Individual            Pine Needles Lodge&Club  So. Pines, NC  
                         Dates: 02/25 - 02/26     (Today:02-25-2008)
                                   Par:        71                
                                   Yardage:  7015                

      Fin.   Top 20 Teams             Scores  
         1   Wesley College           298            
             Averett University       298            
         3   Belmont Abbey Coll.      300            
         4   Emory University         301            
         5   Hampden-Sydney Coll.     304            
         6   Guilford College         307            
             Greensboro College       307            
         8   Wingate University       309            
         9   Cape Fear CC             310            
        10   Bridgewater College      324            


   Fin.    Top 20 Players         School       Scores  
      1    Will Scarborough       Wesley        34- 35     69
      2    Peter Latimer          Guilford      33- 38     71
      3    Josh Cumming           Greensboro    34- 38     72
           Patrick Cohn           Emory U.      36- 36     72
      5   *Bryce Mueller          Duke          36- 37     73
          *Skip Murphy            Duke          35- 38     73
           Corey Iacofano         Wingate U.    35- 38     73
          *Chance Pipitone        Duke          38- 35     73
      9    Mike Rushin            Wesley        36- 38     74
           Brad Hartman           Averett       38- 36     74
          *Justin Hare            Duke          37- 37     74
           Chet DeLong            Wingate U.    40- 34     74
           Joe Goldschmidt        Averett       35- 39     74
           Chris Carvill          B. Abbey      35- 39     74
           Rob Shrader            Hampd-Sydn    37- 37     74
     16    Nick Sortino           Averett       37- 38     75
           Drew Harker            Emory U.      38- 37     75
           Steven Brame           CapeFearCC    38- 37     75
           Andrew Geyer           Wesley        36- 39     75
           Connor Tomlinson       B. Abbey      37- 38     75
           Connor Kennedy         Greensboro    36- 39     75
           Peter Tarver Jones     B. Abbey      37- 38     75
           Nathan Daly            Averett       36- 39     75