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123 academic all-americans • perennial leader in graduation rates

Bucknell Golf

Academics • Family • Team

Each year I welcome numerous potential Bison student-athletes and their families into my office at the Bucknell Golf Club. We discuss the many wonderful opportunities that Bucknell offers and the high expectations that the University maintains for its student-athletes, both in the classroom and on the golf course. These conversations often lead to some common questions, so I thought I would take a moment to clarify some frequently asked questions related to the Bucknell golf program. • Financial Aid Bucknell is a Division I, non-scholarship program. Need-based financial assistance is available to our team members through the Bucknell Office of Financial Aid. The athletic department is not involved in this process. Families are required to apply for financial assistance each year. • Program Priorities It is very important that potential candidates understand our program’s priority list. We stress that each team member understands that academics and his family come first and second. Directly behind comes TEAM GOLF! When another item enters the priority list ahead of TEAM GOLF, the player can no longer provide the competitive challenge to our other players to make them better. We believe that we are only as good as our weakest player. In this case it is the 10th player on our roster. We expect this player to be as competitive as the other nine. It will require commitment, dedication, good decision-making, great time management and sacrificing many social opportunities that the general student body has time to do. The success that our program has achieved in the past 10 years is directly attributable to the gentlemen who have earned spots on our 10-player roster representing the Bison athletics program in a positive manner. We continuously have seven or more team members named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll each year. We have had at least one, and in most years two players, in the top 10 at the Patriot League Championship. Most importantly, all of our recruits have graduated on time.

• Golf Ability Finally, allow me to focus on the ability of the player that we are looking for in order to compete at a championship level in Division I golf. It is very important that our players have quality competitive experience. It is nice to read in resumes that a player competes on a successful high school team and has won a junior club championship. But these are only starting points needed for a player to prepare to compete at the Division I level. We are looking for “immediate impact” players. We do not want young players coming into the program and quickly realizing they are not competitive with their teammates. We want them to get in the mix immediately with our returning players. We do not “redshirt” freshmen or want freshmen to stay in the clubhouse watching the veterans play all the collegiate events. I am often asked what the handicap range is for our players and recruits. I really do not focus on handicaps. Rather, I focus most of my attention on the competitive tournament experience players have and the scores that they post in these stroke-play events. I look to see if their resumes have tournament results from courses 50 or more miles from their hometown. I look to see how strong the field was at the tournament and where the player finished in that competitive field. I also expect the potential recruit to play his home course consistently under 75 and to break par on his home course frequently. These are results that student-athletes must be capable of if they are going to be competitive on a quality Division I program. Hopefully, this information gives you some insight into the expectations of our program. I am very proud of all the individuals that have contributed to making BISON GOLF an important part of their collegiate life. It is up to our present players and future recruits to continue the desire for excellence, camaraderie and strong competitive spirit that are the cornerstones of our program. GO BISON!

Jim Cotner Head men’s golf coach

• Coming to Campus I encourage all prospective student-athletes to visit campus. It is important that these potential recruits see the academic and athletic facilities that Bucknell has to offer. Lewisburg and Bucknell provide a unique setting for learning and playing golf, and we are looking for individuals interested first and foremost in a great education, followed closely by an outstanding opportunity to compete in Division I athletics. • Golf Facilities Yes, at Bucknell we have our own 18-hole championship golf course, the Bucknell Golf Club, and in 2011 we opened the brand new Bachman Golf Center, which features both indoor and outdoor practice areas, a team locker room and meeting/study space. Both facilities are located within walking distance or a short drive from the center of campus. Bison golfers have daily access to the course and its facilities.

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What it means to

be a bison

“... the pursuit of athletics in college need not interfere with a fellow’s studies, and if you give a boy a well developed body his brain will get the benefit of it.” — Christy Mathewson, in his book Won in the Ninth, written in 1910

The term “student-athlete” signifies something extraordinary on the campus of Bucknell University. Being a Bison means that you have the rare blend of physical skills along with the drive and passion needed to succeed at the highest level of collegiate athletics. Being a Bison also means that you are a scholar first and foremost. You believe that values associated with Division I athletics, such as time management, leadership, teamwork and grace under pressure, contribute to a well-rounded college experience. At Bucknell, our students, faculty and staff pride themselves as national leaders in upholding the scholar-athlete ideal that balances a challenging academic program with the demands of successful Division I athletics. Being a Bison means that you have pledged to be a student-athlete in the purest sense. In doing so, you will be rewarded for a lifetime.

J.J. Szmadzinski was the 2012 Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year and a Capital One Academic All-District selection.


Bison Golf 123 academic all-americans • perennial leader in graduation rates

2012-13 MEN’S GOLF ROSTER

Jim Cotner, for nearly 30 years a teacher, coach and administrator in the Lewisburg Area School District, is now in his 12th year as head men’s golf coach at Bucknell. Cotner has rebuilt the Bison golf program into one of the best in the East, leading the squad to 10 tournament titles in the last six years, including the 2006, 2007 and 2009 Patriot League championships. Cotner was named the Patriot League Coach of the Year in three straight seasons (2005-07) and again in 2009 after guiding the Bison through one of the finest stretches in program history. The team was runner-up at the 2005 Patriot League Championship before breaking through with a first-ever PL title in 2006. A year later the Bison defended their crown, capturing the title with a narrow three-shot victory over Navy. In 2009, the Bison came from behind to catch Navy and host Army to win a third title in four years. The league crowns automatically qualified the Bison for the NCAA Regionals, where they played at the famed Omni Tucson National Golf Resort & Spa in 2006, at Arizona State’s Karsten Course in 2007, and at The Club at Olde Stone in Kentucky in 2009. “We have been fortunate to get student-athletes who want to come to Bucknell for the top-notch education, but who are also very passionate about golf,” said Cotner. “The sport means a lot to them, and they have every opportunity to get better. The facilities here are first-class, with our own Bucknell Golf Club and a great teaching pro in Brian Kelly.” A 2000 inductee into the West Branch Chapter of the Pennsylvania Athletic Hall of Fame, Cotner in 2001 retired from Lewisburg Area High School, where he served as the school’s director of athletics for 11 years. Since moving to the district in September 1972, Cotner coached the Dragons’ boys’ varsity tennis team for four years (1972-75), the boys’ varsity golf team for five seasons (198286), the boys’ junior varsity basketball squad for two years (1972-74) and the boys’ varsity basketball team for 17 years (1974-90). A 1972 graduate of East Stroudsburg University, Cotner is active in the local golf scene, as well. For 12 years he was president of the North Central Pennsylvania Golf Association, and he is a 12-year USGA Committee Member for Regional Golf Associations. Cotner is only the fifth head coach in the 70-plus-year history of the Bucknell men’s golf program.

ame N Dan Bernard Nick Geissler Jon Hartman Zach Pogust Peter Scialabba Schuyler Stitzer J.J. Szmadzinski Thomas Walter Billy Wright

Cl. Sr. Fr. Sr. So. So. Jr. Sr. Jr. Jr.

Hometown/Secondary School Malvern, Pa./Malvern Prep Lake Forest, Ill./Stevenson Essex Fells, N.J./Seton Hall Prep Plymouth Meeting, Pa./Plymouth Whitemarsh Oyster Bay, N.Y./Friends Academy Greenwich, Conn./Brunswick School Northville, Mich./Detroit Catholic Central Darien, Conn./Woodberry Forest School (Va.) Winnetka, Ill./New Trier

MEN’S GOLF QUICK FACTS University Information Location: Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, 17837 Founded: 1846 as the University at Lewisburg Enrollment: 3,500 Nickname: Bison Colors: Orange and Blue Affiliation: NCAA (Div. I), ECAC Conference: Patriot League (Army, Bucknell, Colgate, Holy Cross, Lafayette, Lehigh, Navy) President: Dr. John C. Bravman Director of Athletics: John Hardt Senior Woman Administrator: Maisha Palmer Dir. of Athletic Communications: Jon Terry Head Athletic Trainer: Mark Keppler Men’s Golf Information Head Coach: Jim Cotner Alma Mater: East Stroudsburg ’72 Men’s Golf Phone: (570) 577-3075 Email: jcotner@bucknell.edu Webpage: www.BucknellBison.com Athletic Department FAX Phone: (570) 577-1660 Men’s Golf Address: Jim Cotner, Head Men’s Golf Coach, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA 17837 Home Course: Bucknell Golf Club (Par 70) 2012 Patriot League Finish: 4th Credits: This guide was written and edited by Bucknell’s Office of Athletic Communications. Photography by Marc Hagemeier.

Jim Cotner presents Dan Bernard with the medalist plaque at the 2012 Bucknell Invitational.

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Success Under Jim Cotner

Team Winners Bucknell Invitational................................................................................................9/12-13/03 St. Peter’s Invitational.................................................................................................... 4/20/04 Colgate Invitational.................................................................................................9/11-12/04 Bucknell Invitational..............................................................................................10/29-30/04 St. Peter’s Invitational.................................................................................................... 4/19/05 Patriot League Championship................................................ 4/22-23/06 Colgate Invitational................................................................................................... 9/9-10/06 Mount St. Mary’s Invitational ............................................................................10/28-29/06 Patriot League Championship................................................ 4/21-22/07 Bucknell Invitational................................................................................................9/14-15/07 Lafayette Invitational..............................................................................................4/12-13/08 Bucknell Invitational................................................................................................9/12-13/08 Patriot League Championship................................................ 4/25-26/09 Bucknell Invitational................................................................................................9/18-19/09 St. Peter’s Invitational.................................................................................................... 4/20/10 Bucknell Invitational................................................................................................9/17-18/10 Team Runners-Up Patriot League/Ivy League Tournament................................................................5/1-2/04 Hofstra Invitational................................................................................................10/15-16/04 Patriot League Championship................................................ 4/23-24/05 Bucknell Invitational................................................................................................9/16-17/05 Monmouth Hawk Invitational...................................................................................4/2-3/05 Bucknell Invitational................................................................................................9/15-16/06 Lehigh Don Mershon Classic..............................................................................10/15-16/06 Lafayette Invitational..............................................................................................4/14-15/07 Colgate Invtitational.....................................................................................................9/8-9/07 Hofstra Invitational................................................................................................10/12-13/07 Lehigh Don Mershon Classic..............................................................................10/20-21/07 Patriot League Championship................................................ 4/26-27/08 Cornell Invitational..................................................................................................9/26-27/09 Lehigh Don Mershon Classic..............................................................................10/17-18/09 Monmouth Hawk Invitational..............................................................................3/27-28/10 Lafayette Invitational..............................................................................................4/10-11/10 Navy Invitational.......................................................................................................4/17-18/10 Wilmington Invitational..................................................................................................4/2/11 Bucknell Invitational................................................................................................9/14-15/12 Individual Winners Alex Dolle at St. Peter’s Invitational......................................................................... 4/20/04 Kyle Moran at Bucknell Invitational.................................................................10/29-30/04 Charlie Waddell at Patriot League Championship......... 4/23-24/05 Charlie Waddell at Patriot League Championship......... 4/22-23/06 Charlie Waddell at Army Mulekicker Classic..................................................... 10/7-8/06 Keita Aoki at Mount St. Mary’s Invitational...................................................10/28-29/06 Charlie Waddell at Lafayette Invitational............................................................... 4/14/07 Stuart Lindgren at Bucknell Invitational .........................................................9/14-15/07 Jeff Pike at Bucknell Invitational.........................................................................9/12-13/08 Andrew Cohen at Caves Valley Intercollegiate..............................................4/18-19/09 Andrew Cohen at Patriot League Championship............. 4/25-26/09 Brian Bartow at Colgate Invitational.................................................................9/12-13/09 Andrew Cohen at Bucknell Invitational............................................................9/18-19/09 Brian Bartow at Cornell Invitational...................................................................9/26-27/09 Andrew Cohen at Lafayette Invitational..........................................................4/10-11/10 Dan Bernard at Bucknell Invitational................................................................9/14-15/12

Rahul Desai at Lehigh Don Mershon Classic................................................10/20-21/07 Ben Mattingly at Bucknell Invitational..............................................................9/18-19/09 Andrew Cohen at Cornell Invitational..............................................................9/26-27/09 Ryan Schneiter at Monmouth Hawk Invitational........................................3/27-28/10* Jeff Pike at St. Peter’s Invitational........................................................................... 4/20/10* Jon Hartman at Bucknell Invitational................................................................9/17-18/10 Peter Scialabba at Patriot League Championship.......... 4/28-29/12 Luke Edelman at Bucknell Invitational.............................................................9/14-15/12 * lost in playoff

BUCKNELL IN THE NCAA REGIONALS UNDER JIM COTNER

2006

NCAA West Regional, Tucson, Arizona

2007

NCAA West Regional, TEMPE, Arizona

2009

NCAA cENTRAL Regional, BOWLING GREEN, KENTUCKY

Individual Runners-Up Abbie Valentine at St. Bonaventure Keenan Invitational...........................9/22-23/02 Alex Dolle at St. Peter’s Invitational......................................................................... 4/22/03 Charlie Waddell at Cornell Invitational.............................................................9/25-26/04 Alex Dolle at Bucknell Invitational...................................................................10/29-30/04 Patrick Yingling at St. Peter’s Invitational............................................................... 4/19/05 Ben Pellicani at Patriot League Championship................ 4/23-24/05 Patrick Yingling at Bucknell Invitational...........................................................9/16-17/05 Ben Pellicani at Monmouth Hawk Invitational...................................................4/2-3/06 Keita Aoki at Colgate Invitational......................................................................... 9/9-10/06 Charlie Waddell at Colgate Invitational.............................................................. 9/9-10/06 Charlie Waddell at Bucknell Invitational..........................................................9/15-16/06 Charlie Waddell at Lehigh Don Mershon Classic........................................10/15-16/06 Andrew Cohen at Scotty Duncan Memorial..................................................... 10/6-7/07 Rahul Desai at Colgate Invitational.........................................................................9/8-9/07

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17 presidents’ cups in 22 years • 2006, 2007, 2009 patriot league champs

Bucknell has enjoyed tremendous success in the last decade under head coach Jim Cotner. The Bison have won three Patriot League titles and made three NCAA Regional appearances, to go along with numerous other team and individual winners.


123 academic all-americans • perennial leader in graduation rates

Bachman Golf Center The Bucknell campus community, and in particular the Bison varsity golf programs, now has a wonderful new addition in the form of the brand new Bachman Golf Center. Ground was broken on the facility in September 2010, the indoor space was completed in the spring of 2011, and by the summer of 2011 the facility was fully functional, including the spacious new outdoor practice range and putting and short game areas. The Bachman Golf Center is a multi-purpose, indoor/ outdoor facility that is located adjacent to the existing practice range, just across Smoketown Road from the 11th hole of the Bucknell Golf Club. The 5,600 square-foot building houses coaches’ offices and locker rooms for the Bison men’s and women’s teams, a video-equipped swing diagnostic area, indoor putting green and hitting bays, and a conference room. Next to the building is a new 16,000-square-foot practice tee, a 10,000-square-foot, two-tiered putting green and a 5,700-square-foot short-game practice green with bunkers. The Bison varsity golf teams have full access to the facility, while Bucknell Golf Club members will have fee-for-use access outside the varsity playing seasons. The project was completely supported by donors. “This wonderful new learning center is going to significantly enhance our ability to practice and prepare, both as a team and individually,” said Bucknell men’s golf coach Jim Cotner. “Today’s young players want to be able to work on their games all year round, and an indoor facility is essential to be able to attract top players to the Northeast. I also think the facility is going to play a big role in enhancing our team unity. It is going to provide us with a central location where our players can get together throughout the year.” “This project has been a long time in the making, and it is a dream come true,” said Bucknell women’s golf coach Kevin Jamieson. “On behalf of the Bison golf programs, we thank every player, parent and friend that has paved the way for this project to become a reality. This facility will allow us to compete for some of the best players in the country that are looking for not only one of the best academic institutions, but one that can also offer wonderful practice facilities along with one of the nation’s best collegiate golf courses.”

Brand new in 2011: the Bachman Golf Center

Team lounge

Meeting room/study area

Range located just outside lounge

Varsity locker room

Indoor putting green

Short-game area

Rear view of the facility, with a look at the indoor hitting bays and 16,000 square-foot practice range.

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Bucknell Golf Club HOLE 1 2 BLUE TEES 333 209 PAR 4 3 HANDICAP 7 9 Course Rating: 70.0

3 4 5 593 155 366 5 3 4 1 17 13 Slope: 128

6 357 4 15

7 370 4 11

8 432 4 5

9 OUT 499 3314 5 36 3

10 192 3 12

11 12 364 408 4 4 6 2

13 172 3 16

14 400 4 14

15 527 5 4

16 139 3 18

17 354 4 8

18 IN TOTAL 383 2939 6253 4 34 70 10

The Bucknell varsity golf team has at its disposal one of the finest on-campus golf courses in the Northeast, the Bucknell Golf Club. The 18-hole course is complemented by a full-service restaurant and well-stocked pro shop, managed by veteran PGA Class A Professional Brian Kelly. The BGC also features a large practice range with both grass and artificial stalls, two large practice greens and additional short-game areas, including a practice bunker. The original nine holes were built in 1930 and designed by renowned course architect Emil Loeffler, who was the greens superintendent and architect of the famed Oakmont Country Club near Pittsburgh. Loeffler’s original nine was altered in 1947, and the course was expanded to 18 holes in 1964. Course architect Edward Ault of Silver Springs, Md., was hired to supervise the expansion. The course plays to a par 70 and is measured at 6,400 yards from the back of the championship tees. Despite the relative lack of length compared to many modern golf courses, the Bucknell layout presents a stern challenge to golfers of all abilities, playing to a rating of 70.0 and slope of 128 from the blue (back) tees. The club has hosted numerous U.S. Open local qualifiers and annually hosts the North Central Pennsylvania Golf Association’s Men’s and Women’s Amateur Championship. It is also in the regular rotation to host the Patriot League Championship, and has done so in 1994, 2000, 2005 and 2007. The BGC’s historic clubhouse

Postcard-size greens at No. 18 ...

... and No. 11

The signature par-5 9th requires an approach over a large pond A pretty walk home from the 18th No. 2: a tough 209-yard, par-3

A view from the tee at the tough 5th The par-3 13th

BGC’s cart garage/picnic pavilion

The beautifully landscaped elevated tee box at No. 17

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17 presidents’ cups in 22 years • 2006, 2007, 2009 patriot league champs

bucknell golf club scorecard


123 academic all-americans • perennial leader in graduation rates

2012-13 Team Outlook BISON HAVE PLENTY OF DEPTH TO CHOOSE FROM IN 2012-13 If his team’s 90-hole qualifying tournament is any indication, Bucknell head men’s golf coach Jim Cotner is going to have quite the dilemma settling on a starting lineup each week throughout the 2012-13 season. Four different Bison posted a round in the 60s, and by the time the dust settled, Cotner was left with one of the deepest teams he’s had in his 12-year tenure as head coach. “From one through 10, this is the most depth we’ve had here in a long, long time,” said Cotner, who led the Bison to Patriot League titles in 2006, 2007 and 2009. “We have a great group of guys who are here to play competitive golf. They are going to put the time in and they all want to show that they can compete. The scene at our practice facility in the afternoons is just great, and that is going to make for a fun and exciting year.” Dan Bernard, Jon Hartman and J.J. Szmadzinski comprise the team’s senior class this season. All three have been key players since the start of their careers at Bucknell, and Cotner is counting on them for leadership both on and off the course. “The three seniors have done a nice job trying to make the underclassmen feel like a part of a team,” said Cotner. “The help that they have offered, the way they interact with them at the practice facility, the dinners they have organized, all of that goes a long way toward building a successful team. They all understand that they have to compete against one another to go to tournaments, but they also understand what it takes to be one strong unit. A team is only as strong as its weakest link.” Bernard posted a career-best 74.4 average in the fall of 2012. He won the Bucknell Invitational and had three other top-10 finishes. In the spring of 2012 he placed T-16th at the Patriot League Championship. “Dan has really matured as a player over the last four years, and he is someone that we expect Dan Bernard to step up and be a leader both on and off the golf course,” said Cotner. “I am looking for him to really focus on scoring this year, as opposed to trying to make a perfect golf swing. In the past he has sometimes gotten overly concerned with his swing and lost focus on the end result, which is getting the ball in the hole. He is a good, solid player, and if he can focus on one shot at a time, he will be even better.” Hartman has led the Bison in scoring average in three of the last five semesters. In the fall of 2011 he averaged a team-best 75.4, and he was even better in the fall of 2010 with a 73.1, the second-best mark in program history. His best Patriot League finish was 16th in 2011. “Jon had a very competitive summer internship that limited his play some, so we expect that it will take him a few weeks to get into the flow,” said Cotner. “He will bounce back quicker than most, though, because he has a superb short game. All he has to do is be adequate in his ball-striking and he can post very good scores because he is so good around the greens. Jon also has excellent leadership qualities, especially with the younger guys.” Szmadzinski was a Capital One Academic All-District selection last spring in addition to the Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year, and his 76.0 scoring average in the 2012 spring season was the best on the squad. He finished T-19th in his first Patriot League Championship appearance last season. “J.J. is a terrific player, but he sometimes gets himself in trouble by trying to be perfect on each shot, and golf is not a game of perfect,” said Cotner. “He wants to do so well all of the time, which is great, but there are going to be minor setbacks that even the very best players have to deal with. If he can accept those non-perfect shots and move on, he is going to score better and he is going to enjoy the game more. He has also done a very good job helping the younger guys learn the ropes.” Schuyler Stitzer, Thomas Walter and Billy Wright comprise Bucknell’s junior class. Stitzer has the most tournament experience of the three, but Walter and Wright are both rapidly improving players who have also pushed their way

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into some tournaments. In fact, Walter held a three-shot lead after opening with 72-72-71 in the team qualifier this fall, but he had to stop after 54 holes due to an appendectomy. Stitzer has been in the team’s Patriot League Championship lineup in each of his first two seasons, finishing a team-best T-13th in 2011 and T-19th last year. The southpaw had two sub-par rounds and averaged 74.4 in the fall of his freshman year and has been a remarkably consistent player ever since. “Schuyler is probably our most consistent scorer,” praised Cotner. “His game is very well-rounded. He has a terrific short game and a very good sense of course management. When he puts it in play off the tee his game is as good as anyone in the league. Even though he is only a junior, Schuyler has a lot experience already, and he has been an excellent team leader along with the seniors. He sets a great example with his work ethic, and he has a very easy-going personality that makes him easy for the younger players to be around.” Walter pieced together some excellent rounds last season. He shot 75-73-71 at the Bucknell Invitational, and he carded 2-over 74s at the Cornell Invitational and the C&F Bank Intercollegiate at Kingsmill. “Thomas was really a pleasant surprise with the way he started out in qualifying,” said Cotner. “He has always been a good ball-striker with plenty of distance, but he has really developed a nice short game to go along with it, which should eliminate a lot of those peaks and valleys in his scoring.” Wright has appeared in four tournaments over the last two years. His best round was an opening 72 at the Bucknell Invitational last fall. “Billy has worked as hard at his game over the last two summers as anyone on the team,” said Cotner. “He has become a very good ball-striker. In the past he struggled with his short game due to a lack of confidence and some technical flaws. But he eliminated those this summer, and now he has that confidence back, especially in his putting.” Scialabba quickly burst onto the scene as a freshman, particularly during a terrific Patriot League Championship showing. He held the 18 and 36-hole leads after opening 69-72, and he ended up in second place behind Army’s William Park after finishing with a 76. Scialabba averaged 76.2 last spring. “Peter is a very solid player, and it’s hard to find a weakness in his game,” said Cotner. “He is consistent enough where we should always be using his score every week, and he has the ability to shoot some low scores. After his performance at the Patriot League Championship last year, he feels very comfortable playing at this level. He will not get rattled.” Pogust was one of five players in contention for the final team roster spot during the qualifying event, and it was not even a contest as Pogust shot 7778-72-65-77. His 369 total was tied for second on the whole team, and it was the best by 28 strokes among the qualifying hopefuls. He then made four fall starts, averaging 76.4 with a T-5th finish at the Bucknell Invitational (75-75-71). “Zach came back this year and had to go through 90-hole qualifying to earn his spot on the team, and knowing that, he worked extremely hard this summer,” lauded Cotner. “The proof was in the 65 that he posted in the fourth round. To have someone on the roster with the potential to go that low is just great. He is hitting the ball 25 yards farther off the tee than last year, and he is a muchimproved putter. Zach is just playing very confident golf entering the season.” Freshman Nick Geissler’s focus on the sport of golf came a bit later than some of his teammates, but he has rapidly improved in the last few years. The Lake Forest, Ill., native finished with a 68 in the qualifying tournament. “Nick has a picture-perfect golf swing,” said Cotner. “As he has gotten more and more comfortable in his surroundings, his scores have dropped considerably. The biggest adjustment for Nick so far is just feeling like he belongs, but the seniors have been a big help with that, and his scores are proof that he can play.” The 2013 Patriot League Championship will be held Apr. 27-28 at Saucon Valley. The Bison players are putting in the work, but Cotner hopes they will take some time to enjoy the process along the way. “One of the ideas that we are pushing this year is to enjoy the journey,” said Cotner. “Obviously our primary goal is to win the Patriot League Championship, but in the past few years we have been so focused on that one weekend in April that we have sometimes forgotten to enjoy the ride. Hopefully that mindset will have us better prepared in the long run.”

Bucknell Men’s Golf


Player Profiles

Fall 2012: Had a terrific fall and led the Bison with a career-best 74.4 scoring average ... earned his first career victory, winning the Bucknell Invitational with rounds of 69-71-76 ... opening-round 69 was a career best ... also placed T-4th at the Cornell Invitational (73-75), T-5th at the Binghamton Invitational (73-73), T10th at the Colgate Invitational (76-77) and T-21st at the Lehigh Invitational (77-78) ... Spring 2012: Was a regular in the Bison lineup, competing in 12 rounds over four events ... averaged 78.2 ... finished T-16th at the Patriot League Championship with rounds of 74-70-83 ... even-par 70 in second round was his best of spring ... opened with a 2-over 74 at the Manor Intercollegiate ... Fall 2011: Played in three of the team’s four events, posting a career-best 76.3 average ... finished T-9th at the Lehigh Invitational, shooting 76-75 ... best round was an even-par 72 in the final round of the Joe Agee Invitational in Williamsburg, Va. ... Spring 2011: Posted best scoring average yet, a 76.7 in four outings ... shot pair of 72s at Wilmington Invitational and finished T-4th ... played well at Penn State’s Rutherford Intercollegiate, shooting 77-74-78 ... finished with 77.3 average for the full season ... Fall 2010: A mainstay in the Bison lineup, averaging 77.9 in four events ... best finish was T-9th (75-72-74) at Bucknell Invitational ... opened season with a 76 at Colgate Invitational ... Spring 2010: Played in two spring events ... shot 78-72 and finished 13th at Navy Invitational ... also shot 77-82 at C&F Bank Intercollegiate ... averaged 77.3 in spring and 77.7 for full season ... Fall 2009: Got off to a solid start, averaging 78.0 in seven rounds ... shot 1-over 71 in second round of Bucknell Invitational ... best finish was 26th at Colgate Invitational in collegiate debut ... Personal: Born Apr. 3, 1991 in Abington, Pa. ... son of Charlie and Tina Bernard ... has two siblings, Joseph and Lauren ... brother played golf at Villanova and sister is a key member of the Bucknell women’s golf team ... helped lead Malvern Prep to three straight InterAC championships ... a first team all-conference selection in 2009 and second-team pick in 2008 ... also made the All-Main Line Team as a senior ... heavily involved in junior golf in the Philadelphia Area and posted three top-three finishes in the Philadelphia Junior PGA ... 2010 club champion at Aronimink Golf Club ... majoring in civil engineering. 2012-13 (Senior): 74.4 avg. through fall 9/8-9 Colgate Invitational 9/14-15 Bucknell Invitational 9/22-23 Cornell Invitational 10/7-8 Binghamton Invitational 10/20-21 Lehigh Invitational

76-77 69-71-76 73-75 73-73 77-78

T10th 1st T4th T5th T21st

2011-12 (Junior): 77.4 avg. 9/16-17 Bucknell Invitational 10/3-4 Joe Agee Invitational

77-78-74 81-77-72

T49th 30th

Dan Bernard

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Lehigh Invitational C&F Bank Intervollegiate Wildcat Invitational Manor Intercollegiate Patriot League Championship

76-75 79-81-75 81-81-77 74-77-86 74-70-83

T9th T109th T51st T41st T16th

2010-11 (Sophomore): 77.3 avg. 9/11-12 Colgate Invitational 9/17-18 Bucknell Invitational 9/25-26 Cornell Invitational 10/9-10 Joe Agee Invitational 3/21-22 C&F Bank Intercollegiate 4/2 Wilmington Invitational 4/9-10 Rutherford Intercollegiate 4/29-30 Patriot League Championship

76-85 75-72-74 82-82-78 79-77 79-76 72-72 77-74-78 79-82-78

T34th T9th T65th T43rd T71st T4th T31st T35th

2009-10 (Freshman): 77.7 avg. 9/12-13 Colgate Invitational 9/18-19 Bucknell Invitational 10/4-5 Scotty Duncan Memorial 3/22-23 C&F Bank Intercollegiate 4/17-18 Navy Invitational

78-79 78-71-77 81-82 77-82 78-72

26th T31st T39th T96th 13th

CAREER BESTS: DAN BERNARD Low 18: 69 at Bucknell Invitational, 9/14/12 Low 36: 140 (69-71) at Bucknell Invitational, 9/14/12 Low 54: 216 (69-71-76) at Bucknell Invitational, 9/14-15/12 Best Finish: 1st at Bucknell Invitational, 9/14-15/12

Spring 2012: Made collegiate debut in season-opener at Colgate Invitational, shooting 83-80 ... placed T-22nd at Bucknell Invitational (81-74-77) ... Personal: Born Oct. 12, 1993 in Chicago ... parents are Grant and Diane Geissler ... has two siblings, Matt and Sarah ... three-year varsity golf letterman at Stevenson High School ... team captain as a senior ... was a longtime baseball player until focusing full-time on golf during his freshman year in high school. 2012-13 (Freshman): 79.0 avg. through fall 9/8-9 Colgate Invitational 9/14-15 Bucknell Invitational

83-80 81-74-77

T36th T22nd

Nick Geissler

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17 presidents’ cups in 22 years • 2006, 2007, 2009 patriot league champs

10/22-23 3/25-27 4/2-3 4/13-14 4/28-29


123 academic all-americans • perennial leader in graduation rates

Player Profiles

Fall 2012: Played in the Bucknell Invitational, posting three straight 80s ... Spring 2012: Played in three events, posting a 78.8 average ... finished T-32nd (75-83-79) at the Patriot League Championship ... best round of spring was a 3-over 74 at Villanova’s Wildcat Invitational ... Fall 2011: Led team in scoring average at 75.4 ... 7 of 8 rounds were 77 or better ... best finish was T-23rd at Bucknell Invitational ... opened that tourney with an even-par 70 ... also shot even par (72) in first round of the Lehigh Invitational ... Spring 2011: Again led the team in scoring average at 76.3 ... played very well at Patriot League Championship, shooting 75-78-72 to finish 16th ... was No. 2 Bucknell finished at PLC ... shot 1-over 72 in final round of Navy Invitational ... full-season average of 74.6 was team best by over a stroke ... Fall 2010: Returned from injury and enjoyed a terrific fall season, leading the team in stroke average at 73.1 ... that was the third-best average in program history ... in first competition of season shot 77-68-69 and finished second at Bucknell Invitational ... was only player in field with two subpar rounds ... followed that up with 73-79-75 (T-30th) at Cornell Invitational and even-par total of 144 (73-71) in T-7th finish at Joe Agee Invitational ... Spring 2010: Did not play due to a shoulder injury ... Fall 2009: Got off to a good start, shooting 79-72-74 in collegiate debut at Bucknell Invitational ... later shot 80-82 at Scotty Duncan Memorial and finished fall with a 77.4 average ... Personal: Born July 23, 1991 in Summit, N.J. ... parents are Mitch and Sandy Hartman ... has three siblings, Chris, Shannon and Hilary ... Hilary played field hockey at North Carolina ... her mother played squash at Bowdoin College and her father played soccer, basketball and golf at Manhattanville College ... four-year letterman at Seton Hall Prep in West Orange, N.J. ... was team’s No. 1 player for last three years ... first team all-state selection as a junior and senior ... four-time first team all-conference performer ... won the Iron Hills Conference Championship in 2009 ... won the New Jersey Tournament of Champions as a junior and was runner-up (losing in a playoff ) as a senior ... New Jersey Prep School medalist in 2008 and runner-up in 2009 ... in 2008 shot 78-69 at Baltusrol to finish third in the Carter Cup MGA Stroke Play Championship ... played in the New Jersey State Amateur Championship ... helped lead team to a win in the PGA Junior Ryder Cup ... majoring in economics ... made Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

2012-13 (Senior): 80.0 avg. through fall 9/14-15 Bucknell Invitational

80-80-80

33rd

2011-12 (Junior): 77.2 avg. 9/16-17 Bucknell Invitational 9/24-25 Cornell Invtiational 10/22-23 Lehigh Invitational 4/2-3 Wildcat Invitational 4/13-14 Manor Intercollegiate 4/28-29 Patriot League Championship

70-73-77 75-77-76 72-83 82-79-74 76-80-81 75-83-79

T23rd T32nd T24th T35th T41st T32nd

2010-11 (Sophomore): 74.6 avg. 9/17-18 Bucknell Invitational 9/25-26 Cornell Invitational 10/9-10 Joe Agee Invitational 4/2 Wilmington Invitational 4/16-17 Navy Invitational 4/29-30 Patriot League Championship

77-68-69 73-79-75 73-71 79-76 82-72 75-78-72

2nd T30th T7th T22nd T22nd 16th

2009-10 (Freshman): 77.4 avg. 9/18-19 Bucknell Invitational 10/4-5 Scotty Duncan Memorial

79-72-74 80-82

T27th T36th

CAREER BESTS: JON HARTMAN Low 18: 68 at Bucknell Invitatonal, 9/17/10 Low 36: 143 (70-73) at Bucknell Invitational, 9/16-17/11 Low 54: 214 (77-68-69) at Bucknell Invitational, 9/17-18/10 Best Finish: 2nd at Bucknell Invitational, 9/17-18/10

Fall 2012: Won a roster spot with an outstanding qualifier, then saw action in four tournaments ... had a strong showing at the Bucknell Invitational, where he placed T-5th with rounds of 75-75-71 ... compiled a 76.4 average in nine rounds ... Spring 2012: Did not appear in a spring tournament ... Fall 2011: Debuted at the Bucknell Invitational, shooting 88-73-78 in his only appearance of the fall ... Personal: Born June 8, 1993 in Philadelphia, Pa. ... parents are Marci and Harris Pogust ... has one sister, Jessica ... earned two varsity letters in golf and one each in tennis and basketball at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School ... Pennsylvania state qualifier in golf as a senior ... as a junior and senior named first team allarea and Times Herald Golfer of the Year ... also a two-time first team all-league pick ... team captain as a senior ... all-league honorable mention in tennis ... as a junior was part of a state championship basketball team ... majoring in markets, innovation and design ... member of Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. 2012-13 (Sophomore): 76.4 avg. through fall 9/8-9 Colgate Invitational 9/14-15 Bucknell Invitational 9/22-23 Cornell Invitational 10/20-21 Lehigh Invitational

77-78 75-75-71 78-76 80-78

T18th T5th T22nd T26th

2011-12 (Freshman): 79.7 avg. 9/16-17 Bucknell Invitational

88-73-78

66th

CAREER BESTS: ZACH POGUST Low 18: 71 at Bucknell Invitatonal, 9/14/12 Low 36: 150 (75-75) at Bucknell Invitatonal, 9/14/12 Low 54: 221 (75-75-71) at Bucknell Invitational, 9/14-15/12 Best Finish: T5th at Bucknell Invitational, 9/14-15/12 Jon Hartman

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Peter Scialabba

Fall 2012: Played in three events and averaged 78.1 in seven rounds ... best finish was T-17th at Bucknell Invitational ... final-round 75 was best of season ... Spring 2012: Earned Patriot League Rookie of the Year and First Team All-Patriot League honors after finishing runner-up at the Patriot League Championship ... shot 69-72-76 to finish six strokes behind winner William Park of Army ... held the 18 and 36-hole leads ... 1-under 69 in opening round was his season-best ... finished T-20th at the Navy Invitational with rounds of 74-78 ... Fall 2011: Played in two fall events as a freshman, appearing at the Bucknell Invitational (T-59th) and the Joe Agee Invitational (T-40th) ... averaged 78.0 in six rounds ... low score was a 75 at Bucknell ... low round in relation to par was a 4-over 76 at Colonial Heritage GC ... Personal: Born July 18, 1993 in Garden City, N.Y. ... parents are Sally and Dave Scialabba ... has one sister, Katie ... four-year golf letterman at Friends Academy in Locust Valley, N.Y. ... all-county selection as a junior and senior ... two-year team captain ... had the second-best scoring average in the county his junior and senior years ... majoring in economics.

Fall 2012: Competed in all five fall events, finishing with a 76.2 average in 11 rounds ... finished in the top-20 in four events, with a high of T-9th at the Bucknell Invitational (70-71-82) ... Spring 2012: Played in all five events, averaging 77.9 over 14 rounds ... best finish was T-19th at the Patriot League Championship, where he shot 75-76-77 ... Fall 2011: Had a solid fall, averaging 76.4 over 11 rounds ... had two top-20 finishes, a T-8th at the Bucknell Invitational and T-17th at William & Mary’s Joe Agee Invitational ... posted his first career sub-70 card with a final-round 69 at Bucknell ... shot 78-76-73 at Williamsburg ... Spring 2011: Played in all five events and compiled 76.9 average ... was team’s low player at Patriot League Championship, placing T-13th with rounds of 76-76-72 ... 1-over 72 in final round at PLC was best of spring ... placed 12th at Wilmington Invitational (73-75) ... full-season average of 75.9 was second-best on team ... Fall 2010: Made a very successful debut, averaging 74.4 in eight rounds ... began career with T-16th finish at Bucknell Invitational (75-73-76) ... bettered that a week later with T-11th finish at Cornell Invitational (76-74-71) ... had two sub-par rounds ... shot 1-under 71 in final round of Cornell Invitational and Joe Agee Invitational ... Personal: Born May 15, 1992 in New York City ... son of Mark and Lucy Stitzer ... has two brothers, Parker and Chase ... lettered three times in golf at Brunswick School in Greenwich, Conn. ... three-time all-league selection ... elected team captain ... made it all the way to the match-play finals of the 2010 Met Junior Championship, falling 2&1 in the championships match ... club champion at Eagles Mere Country Club and Round Hill Club ... history major ... earned spot on Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

2012-13 (Sophomore): 78.1 avg. through fall 9/14-15 Bucknell Invitational 9/22-23 Cornell Invitational 10/7-8 Binghamton Invitational

77-77-75 82-77 78-81

T17th T43rd 57th

2011-12 (Freshman): 76.8 avg. 9/16-17 Bucknell Invitational 10/3-4 Joe Agee Invitational 3/25-27 C&F Bank Intercollegiate 4/13-14 Manor Intercollegiate 4/21-22 Navy Invitational 4/28-29 Patriot League Championship

81-77-75 76-79-80 75-81-78 75-82-78 74-78 69-72-76

T59th T40th T104th T36th T20th 2nd

CAREER BESTS: PETER SCIALABBA Low 18: 69 at Patriot League Championship, 4/28/12 Low 36: 141 (69-71) at Patriot League Championship, 4/28/12 Low 54: 217 (69-72-76) at Patriot League Championship, 4/28-29/12 Best Finish: 2nd at Patriot League Championship, 4/28-29/12

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2012-13 (Juinior): 76.2 avg. through fall 9/8-9 Colgate Invitational 9/14-15 Bucknell Invitational 9/22-23 Cornell Invitational 10/7-8 Binghamton Invitational 10/20-21 Lehigh Invitational

75-79 70-71-82 75-77 73-75 82-79

T13th T9th T16th T12th T32nd

2011-12 (Sophomore): 77.2 avg. 9/16-17 Bucknell Invitational 9/24-25 Cornell Invitational 10/3-4 Joe Agee Invitational 10/22-23 Lehigh Invitational

71-75-69 81-83-79 78-76-73 79-76

T8th T66th T17th T24th

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17 presidents’ cups in 22 years • 2006, 2007, 2009 patriot league champs

Zach Pogust


123 academic all-americans • perennial leader in graduation rates

Player Profiles 3/25-27 4/2-3 4/13-14 4/21-22 4/28-29

C&F Bank Intercollegiate Wildcat Invitational Manor Intercollegiate Navy Invitational Patriot League Championship

75-80-85 81-76-77 79-78-76 78-77 75-76-77

T76th T31st T29th T38th T19th

2010-11 (Freshman): 75.9 avg. 9/17-18 Bucknell Invitational 9/25-26 Cornell Invitational 10/9-10 Joe Agee Invitational 3/21-22 C&F Bank Intercollegiate 4/2 Wilmington Invitational 4/9-10 Rutherford Intercollegiate 4/16-17 Navy Invitational 4/29-30 Patriot League Championship

75-73-76 76-74-71 79-71 82-76 73-75 82-79-74 80-79 75-76-72

T16th T11th T23rd 94th 12th T54th T48th T13th

CAREER BESTS: SCHUYLER STITZER Low 18: 69 at Bucknell Invitational, 9/16/11 Low 36: 141 (70-71) at Bucknell Invitational, 9/14/12 Low 54: 215 (71-75-69) at Bucknell Invitational, 9/16-17/11 Best Finish: T8th at Bucknell Invitational, 9/16-17/11

Bucknell Invitational (72-75-74) ... posted 1-over 73s at both Cornell Invitational and Richmond Intercollegiate ... Spring 2010: Played in two spring events ... shot 74-79 in T-15th-place finish at Monmouth Hawk Invitational ... shot 1-over 73 to place T-3rd at St. Peter’s Invitational ... averaged 75.3 in spring and 76.0 for full season ... Fall 2009: Played in two fall events, compiling a 76.4 average ... in collegiate debut shot 75-76-73 at Bucknell Invitational to finish T-23rd ... Personal: Born Oct. 23, 1991 in Detroit ... son of Joseph and Pamela Szmadzinski ... has a younger brother, Corey Lee ... father played basketball at Oakland University ... two-year team captain at Detroit Catholic Central High School in Novi, Mich. ... earned all-region, all-league, all-area and all-county honors ... FCWT All-Academic pick ... led team to the state finals as a junior and senior ... posted 75.2 scoring average ... won more than 20 junior events, including the Oakland County Championship and the MHSAA District Championship ... majoring in accounting ... member of Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... 2012 Patriot League Men’s Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year and Capital One Academic All-District selection. 2012-13 (Senior): 804. avg. though fall 9/14-15 Bucknell Invitational 10/20-21 Lehigh Invitational

81-85-77 79-80

35th 29th

2011-12 (Junior): 76.3 avg. 9/16-17 Bucknell Invitational 9/24-25 Cornell Invitational 10/3-4 Joe Agee Invitational 10/22/23 Lehigh Invitational 4/21-22 Navy Invitational 4/28-29 Patriot League Championship

75-70-74 76-73-81 79-80-72 77-84 77-75 79-75-74

T21st T40th T31st 38th T20th T19th

2010-11 (Sophomore): 76.6 avg. 9/11-12 Colgate Invitational 9/17-18 Bucknell Invitational 9/25-26 Cornell Invitational 10/11-12 Richmond Intercollegiate 3/21-22 C&F Bank Intercollegiate 4/2 Wilmington Invitational 4/9-10 Rutherford Intercollegiate

75-85 72-75-74 74-82-73 74-76-73 76-80 71-73 79-82-84

T28th T9th T38th T29th T78th T4th T78th

2009-10 (Freshman): 76.0 avg. 9/18-19 Bucknell Invitational 9/26-27 Cornell Invitational 3/27-28 Monmouth Hawk Invitational 4/20 St. Peter’s Invitational

75-76-73 79-79 74-79 73

T23rd T50th T15th T3rd

CAREER BESTS: J.J. SZMADZINSKI Schuyler Stitzer

Fall 2012: Appeared in two events, with a top finish of 29th at the Lehigh Invitational ... averaged 80.4 strokes in five rounds ... Spring 2012: Earned Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors and was named to the Capital One Academic All-District team ... led the squad with a 76.0 average in five rounds ... finished T-19th at the Patriot League Championship, carding 79-75-74 ... shot 77-75 to place T-20th at the Navy Invitational ... full 2011-12 average of 76.3 was the best on the team ... Fall 2011: Played in all four events, averaging 76.5 in 11 rounds ... shot 75-70-74 in a T-21st finish at the Bucknell Invitational ... even-par 70 in second round was his best of fall season ... also had an evenpar 72 in the final round of the Joe Agee Invitational in Williamsburg, Va., and had a 1-over 73 in the second round of the Cornell Invitational ... Spring 2011: Averaged 77.9 in three spring events ... best showing was 71-73 in T-4th finish at Wilmington Invitational ... even-par 71 was personal best to that point ... Fall 2010: Competed in four events, averaging 75.7 ... best finish was T-9th at

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Low 18: 70 at Bucknell Invitational, 9/16/11 Low 36: 144 (71-73) at Wilmington Invitational, 4/2/11 Low 54: 219 (75-70-74) at Bucknell Invitational, 9/16-17/11 Best Finish: T3rd at St. Peter’s Invitational, 4/20/10

J.J. Szmadzinski

Bucknell Men’s Golf


Player Profiles

2012-13 (Junior): 77.0 avg. through fall 9/14-15 Bucknell Invitational 9/22-23 Cornell Invitational 10/7-8 Binghamton Invitational

80-77-71 78-77 75-81

T15th T28th T39th

2011-12 (Sophomore): 77.8 avg. 9/16-17 Bucknell Invitational 9/24-25 Cornell Invitational 3/25-27 C&F Bank Invitational 4/2-3 Wildcat Invitational

75-73-71 79-74-83 77-82-74 80-86-79

T21st T54th T101st T61st

2010-11 (Freshman): 77.3 avg. 10/11-12 Richmond Intercollegiate

75-80-77

59th

CAREER BESTS: THOMAS WALTER

Fall 2012: Played in the Bucknell Invitational, shooting 81-81-76 ... Spring 2012: Played in one event, the Navy Invitational in April ... shot 78-84 at USNA ... Fall 2011: Lone fall appearance came at the Bucknell Invitational, where he shot 72-79-75 ... Spring 2011: Did not play in a spring tournament ... Fall 2010: Played in two fall events, averaging 80.0 ... shot 82-84-77 at Bucknell Invitational and 79-77-81 at Richmond Intercollegiate ... Personal: Born Jan. 7, 1992 in Evanston, Ill. ... parents are Dave and Diane Wright ... has two siblings, Ian and Kristin ... lettered three times each in golf and hockey at New Trier High School ... all-conference in golf as a junior and senior ... in hockey played for the 2010 national high school championship team ... major is accounting ... member of Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. 2012-13 (Junior): 79.3 avg. through fall 9/14-15 Bucknell Invitational

81-81-76

30th

2011-12 (Sophomore): 77.6 avg. 9/16-17 Bucknell Invitational 4/21-22 Navy Invitational

72-79-75 78-84

T44th T80th

2010-11 (Freshman): 80.0 avg. 9/17-18 Bucknell Invitational 10/11-12 Richmond Intercollegiate

82-84-77 79-77-81

64th T61st

CAREER BESTS: BILLY WRIGHT Low 18: 72 at Bucknell Invitational, 9/16/11 Low 36: 151 (72-79) at Bucknell Invitational, 9/16/11 Low 54: 226 (72-79-75) at Bucknell Invitational, 9/16-17/11 Best Finish: 30th at Bucknell Invitational, 9/14-15/12

Low 18: 75 at Richmond Intercollegiate, 10/11/10 Low 36: 155 (75-80) at Richmond Intercollegiate, 10/11/10 Low 54: 232 (75-80-77) at Richmond Intercollegiate, 10/11-12/10 Best Finish: 59th at Richmond Intercollegiate, 10/11-12/10

Thomas Walter

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Billy Wright

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17 presidents’ cups in 22 years • 2006, 2007, 2009 patriot league champs

Fall 2012: Had a strong fall, averaging 77.0 in three events ... closed with a 71 at the Bucknell Invitational ... finished T-15th at that event ... Spring 2012: Saw action in two events, averaging 79.7 in six rounds ... low round was a finishing 2-over 74 at the C&F Bank Intercollegiate at Kingsmill ... Fall 2011: Saw action in two tournaments ... shot 75-73-71 to finish T-21st at the Bucknell Invitational ... also carded 79-74-83 at Cornell the following week ... Spring 2011: Did not play in a spring tournament ... Fall 2010: Played in one fall event, posting rounds of 75-80-77 at the Richmond Intercollegiate ... Personal: Born Dec. 7, 1991 in Westchester, N.Y. ... son of Andrew and Susan Walter ... has two brothers, James and Timothy ... both parents attended Bucknell, as did his grandfather and uncle ... earned three varsity letters in golf at Woodberry Forest School in Virginia ... elected team captain as a senior ... three-time all-league honoree ... all-state selection as a senior ... majoring in political science and literary studies.


123 academic all-americans • perennial leader in graduation rates

Record Book bucknell 18-hole records Individual 65 Ben Pellicani, PLC at Bucknell, 4/23/05 66 Will Bachman, Colgate Invitatonal, 9/12/10 66 Andrew Cohen, Lafayette Invitational, 4/11/10 66 Andrew Wallisch, Bucknell Invit., 9/18/09 66 Patrick Yingling, Bucknell Invit., 9/16/05 66 Chick Wagner, vs. Juniata, 5/9/75 66 Bob Kotz, vs. Elizabethtown, 4/26/66 67 Jeff Pike, Bucknell Invit., 9/12/08 67 Rahul Desai, Bucknell Invit., 9/14/07 67 Charlie Waddell, Bucknell Invit., 9/15/06 67 Charlie Waddell, PLC at Bucknell, 4/23/05 67 Alex Dolle, St. Peter’s Invitational, 4/20/04 68 Jon Hartman, Bucknell Invitational, 9/17/10 68 Brian Bartow, Bucknell Invitational, 9/18/09 68 Andrew Cohen, Bucknell Invit., 9/18/09 68 Ben Mattingly, Bucknell Invit., 9/18/09 68 Andew Cohen, PLC at Army, 4/25/09 68 Ben Mattingly, Bucknell Invit., 9/14/07 68 Charlie Waddell, PLC at Bucknell, 4/22/07 68 Kyle Moran, Bucknell Invitational, 9/17/05 68 Nick Leibowitz, PLC at Bucknell, 4/15/00 68 Chick Wagner, vs. Cornell/Lafayette, 4/22/76 69 22 times Team (Count 4 Scores) 276 at Bucknell Invitational, 9/18/09 279 at Bucknell Invitational, 9/14/07 281 at Bucknell Invitational, 9/17/05 282 PL Championship at Bucknell, 4/23/05 283 at Bucknell Invitational, 9/16/05 285 at Bucknell Invitational, 9/17/10 286 at Joe Agee Invitatonal, 10/11/09 286 at Bucknell Invitational, 9/12/08 286 at Bucknell Invitational, 9/13/08 286 at Bucknell Invitational, 9/14/07 286 PL Championship at Bucknell, 4/23/05 289 at Bucknell Invitational, 9/15/12 289 at Bucknell Invitational, 9/16 289 at Lafayette Invitational, 4/11/10 289 at Bucknell Invitational, 9/16/06 290 at Wilmington Invitational, 4/2/11 291 10 times

Ben Pellicani

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Team (Count 5 Scores) 365 vs. Juniata, 5/9/75 374 vs. Rutgers/Colgate, 4/17/76 376 vs. Lafayette/West Chester, 4/17/81 377 vs. Army, 4/21/78 377 at Susquehanna, 4/15/76 377 vs. Delaware, 4/14/72 377 vs. Cornell, 4/24/73

year-by-year low scoring average Year 1972 (spring) 1973 (spring) 1974 (spring) 1975 (spring) 1976 (spring) 1977 (spring) 1978 (spring) 1979 (spring) 1980 (spring) 1981 (spring) 1982 (spring) 1983 (spring) 1983 (fall) 1984 (spring) 1984 (fall) 1985 (spring) 1985 (fall) 1986 (spring) 1986 (fall) 1987 (spring) 1987 (fall) 1988 (spring) 1988 (fall) 1989 (spring) 1989 (fall) 1990 (spring) 1990 (fall) 1991 (spring) 1991 (fall) 1992 (spring) 1992 (fall) 1993 (spring) 1993 (fall) 1994 (spring) 1994 (fall) 1995 (spring) 1995 (fall) 1996 (spring) 1996 (fall) 1997 (spring) 1997 (fall) 1998 (spring) 1998 (fall) 1999 (spring) 1999 (fall) 2000 (spring) 2000 (fall) 2001(spring) 2001 (fall) 2002 (spring) 2002 (fall) 2003 (spring) 2003 (fall) 2004 (spring) 2004 (fall) 2005 (spring) 2005 (fall) 2006 (spring)

Golfer..................................Average Dan Stetz..............................................77.2 David Maier.........................................77.5 Frank Root...........................................76.2 Chick Wagner.....................................73.8 Chick Wagner.....................................76.1 Tod Pike................................................78.0 Doug Stock ........................................77.1 Dave Richards.....................................77.1 Dave Richards.....................................75.4 Rob Wagner........................................77.1 Bill Francis............................................80.6 Bill Francis............................................79.4 Erik Hagar............................................78.2 Erik Hagar............................................80.5 Ken Seibold.........................................78.0 Ken Seibold.........................................79.5 Pat Moylan...........................................78.3 Ken Seibold..........................................78.3 Tom DeRigo.........................................77.7 Ken Seibold..........................................77.2 Pat Moylan...........................................79.8 John Shmerler.....................................79.0 Jon Ingham..........................................80.1 Jon Ingham..........................................81.5 Jon Ingham..........................................81.3 Jon Ingham..........................................78.6 Don Hansen.........................................81.1 Don Hansen.........................................81.8 Don Hansen.........................................80.5 Doug Dollenberg...............................79.3 Doug Dollenberg...............................78.7 Doug Dollenberg...............................80.8 Doug Dollenberg...............................78.6 Doug Dollenberg...............................78.3 Josh Hartman......................................77.7 Jeff Graf.................................................80.1 Jeff Graf.................................................78.2 Jeff Graf.................................................79.9 Josh Hartman......................................78.8 Josh Hartman......................................76.8 Josh Hartman......................................75.6 Todd Schneider..................................80.2 Todd Schneider..................................75.7 Mark Rylak............................................80.8 Ken Kosteva.........................................77.5 Nick Leibowitz....................................75.7 Jimmy Freeman..................................74.4 Jimmy Freeman..................................77.0 Nick Leibowitz....................................77.3 Nick Leibowitz....................................75.6 Abbie Valentine..................................76.3 Tom Lane..............................................78.4 Abbie Valentine..................................74.9 Charlie Waddell..................................77.5 Charlie Waddell..................................74.3 Charlie Waddell..................................75.2 Patrick Yingling...................................74.0 Ben Pellicani........................................74.6

Josh Hartman 2006 (fall) 2007 (spring) 2007 (fall) 2008 (spring) 2008 (fall) 2009 (spring) 2009 (fall) 2010 (spring) 2010 (fall) 2011 (spring) 2011 (fall) 2012 (spring) 2012 (fall)

Charlie Waddell..................................73.4 Charlie Waddell..................................73.8 Rahul Desai..........................................72.9 Keita Aoki.............................................75.4 Andrew Cohen....................................75.3 Andrew Cohen....................................74.9 Andrew Cohen....................................72.4 Andrew Cohen....................................74.2 Jon Hartman........................................73.1 Jon Hartman........................................76.3 Jon Hartman........................................75.4 Peter Scialabba...................................76.8 Dan Bernard........................................74.4

patriot league championship history 1991 Course: Seven Oaks G.C. (Hamilton, N.Y.) Team Champion: Army (311-326--637) Bucknell Finish: 4th (332-344--676) Bucknell Individuals: T7. Don Hansen (83-82--165); 9. Glen Hertzberg (80-86--166); 20. Dave Fries (87-88--175); T24. Doug Dollenberg (84-94--178); T24. Mike Smigie (85-93-178); T34. Chris Curti (99-88--187). 1992 Course: West Point (N.Y.) G.C. Team Champion: Army (290-295-291--896) Bucknell Finish: 5th (316-308-322--946) Bucknell Individuals: T14. Don Hansen (76-75-80--231); T14. Doug Dollenberg (76-75-80--231); T18. Dave Fries (81-73-83--237); T34. Marc Shaffer (84-90-79--253); T36. Jim Foard (83-88-85--256); 38. Chris Curti (86-85-86--257). 1993 Course: U.S. Naval Academy G.C. (Annapolis, Md.) Team Champion: Army (312-322-306--940) Bucknell Finish: 4th (330-313-329--972) Bucknell Individuals: 6. Doug Dollenberg (79-76-81--236); T12. Dave Fries (83-78-83--244); T14. Paul Gregory (87-7682--245); T23. Jeff Graf (84-87-83--254); 27. Drew Smith (92-83-84--259); T28. Marc Shaffer (84-88-88--260). 1994 Course: Bucknell G.C. (Lewisburg, Pa.) Team Champion: Army (307-312-319--938) Bucknell Finish: 3rd (311-322-328--961) Bucknell Individuals: 2. Doug Dollenberg (76-78-80--234);

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14. Jeff Graf (78-85-81--244); T15. Paul Gregory (78-79-88-245); T19. Don Hansen (79-80-89--248); T32. Tommy Martin (83-89-91--263); T40. Mark McGinly (90-101-79--270). 1994 (Championship Moved to Fall Season) Course: Seven Oaks G.C. (Hamilton, N.Y.) Team Champion: Army (309-299-322--930) Bucknell Finish: 3rd (302-315-328--945) Bucknell Individuals: 6. Jeff Graf (76-76-82--234); T11. Josh Hartman (73-79-88--240); T11. Eric Shortz (75-83-82--240); T15. Paul Gregory (78-77-87--242); 18. Marc Shaffer (78-8482--244); T28. Tommy Martin (88-88-82--258). 1995 Course: U.S. Naval Academy G.C. (Annapolis, Md.) Team Champion: Army (309-300-302--911) Bucknell Finish: 5th (329-317-321--967) Bucknell Individuals: 13. Jeff Graf (77-83-76--236); T20. Josh Hartman (81-78-85--244); T22. Bryan Sun (86-77-83--246); T30. Tony Calandra (90-81-80--251); 33. Jim Ofria (85-86-84-255); 34. Eric Shortz (94-81-82--257). 1996 Course: Saucon Valley G.C. (Bethlehem, Pa.) Team Champion: Lehigh (318-310-307--935) Bucknell Finish: 3rd (322-314-318--954) Bucknell Individuals: 4. Josh Hartman (81-79-75--235); T5. Bryan Sun (77-77-82--236); Todd Schneider (84-76-83--243); Mark McGinly (80-85-80--245); Eric Shortz (87-82-81--250); Tony Calandra (87-82-83--252). 1997 Course: West Point (N.Y.) G.C. Team Champion: Lehigh (297-299-300--896) Bucknell Finish: 5th (316-296-305--917) Bucknell Individuals: T6. Josh Hartman (80-70-74--224); 12. Todd Schneider (78-75-75--228); T19. Tony Calandra (80-7777--234); T19. Ken Kosteva (81-74-79--234); T30. Mark Rylak (82-78-81--241); 40. Brad Borman (78-86-89--253). 1998 Course: Seven Oaks G.C. (Hamilton, N.Y.) Team Champion: Navy (302-294-298--894) Bucknell Finish: T3rd (315-309-303--927) Bucknell Individuals: 6. Todd Schneider (77-75-75--227); T16. Tony Calandra (83-75-76--234); T18. Ken Kosteva (7782-76--235); 23. Tom Marks (84-78-76--238); 30. Mark Rylak (78-81-85--244); 33. Nick Leibowitz (87-82-80--249). 2000 (Championship Moved Back to Spring Season) Course: Bucknell G.C. (Lewisburg, Pa.) Team Champion: Navy (305-307-299--911) Bucknell Finish: 2nd (299-305-310--914) Bucknell Individuals: 2. Ken Kosteva (74-72-74--220); 11. Jimmy Freeman (76-78-76--230); 19. David Horton (81-7483--238); T33. Nick Perini (85-81-85--251); 37. L.J. Petroni (85-86-86--257); Nick Leibowitz (68-DQ-77--DQ).

2011 Course: U.S. Naval Academy G.C. (Annapolis, Md.) Team Champion: Army (293-287-290--870) Bucknell Finish: T5th (300-305-295--900) Bucknell Individuals: T13. Schuyler Stitzer (75-76-72--223); 16. Jon Hartman (75-78-72--225); T17. Will Bachman (7373-80--226); T22. Parker Phillips (77-79-74--230); T26. Ben Mattingly (77-78-77--232); T35. Dan Bernard (79-82-78-- 239).

2002 Course: West Point (N.Y.) G.C. Team Champion: Army (271-292-284--847) Bucknell Finish: 5th (300-306-301--907) Bucknell Individuals: T11. Abbie Valentine (71-74-77-222); T11. Scott Leeder (73-80-69--222); T22. Nick Leibowitz (77-76-77--230); T28. Dan Gale (79-76-79--234); 42. Charles Markey (85-86-78--249); 45. Alex Dolle (82-82-89--253).

2012 Course: Bucknell G.C. (Lewisburg, Pa.) Team Champion: Navy (288-290-300--878) Bucknell Finish: 4th (293-293-306--892) Bucknell Individuals: 2. Peter Scialabba (69-72-76--217); T16. Dan Bernard (74-70-83--227); T19. Schuyler Stitzer (7576-77--228); T19. J.J. Szmadzinski (79-75-74--228); T32. Jon Hartman (75-83-79--237); T39. Will Bachman (77-85-79--241).

2003 Course: Saucon Valley G.C. (Bethlehem, Pa.) Team Champion: Navy (297-290-291--878) Bucknell Finish: 5th (319-310-309--938) Bucknell Individuals: T8. Tom Lane (79-75-74--228); T11. Abbie Valentine (74-82-74--230); T17. Alex Dolle (78-74-83-235); 33. Ben Pellicani (90-79-79--248); 40. Chris Martinez (89-85-82--256); T45. Brian Troast (88-89-88--265).

Bucknell PL Tournament Records Team Individual Low 18 282 (2005) 65 (Ben Pellicani, 2005) Low 36* 568 (2005) 136 (Ben Pellicani, 2005) Low 54 867 (2005) 208 (Andrew Cohen, 2009) Best Finish 1st (‘06, ‘07, ‘09) 1st (Charlie Waddell, 2005, 2006) *First 36 holes 1st (Andrew Cohen, 2009)

2004 Course: Seven Oaks G.C. (Hamilton, N.Y.) Team Champion: Army (320-302-308--930) Bucknell Finish: 4th (319-311-316--946) Bucknell Individuals: 6. Charlie Waddell (80-78-75--233); 12. Tom Lane (81-78-78--237); T13. Ben Pellicani (79-79-80--238); T13. Patrick Yingling (79-76-83--238); T28. Abbie Valentine (83-80-84--247); T36. Alex Dolle (86-84-84--254). 2005 Course: Bucknell G.C. (Lewisburg, Pa.) Team Champion: Army (284-283-293--860) Bucknell Finish: 2nd (286-282-299--867) Bucknell Individuals: 1. Charlie Waddell (67-71-71--209); 2. Ben Pellicani (71-65-74--210); T16. Keita Aoki (74-73-79--226); T16. Kyle Moran (75-75-76--226); T30. Tom Lane (74-79-78-231); T30. Patrick Yingling (79-73-79--231). 2006 Course: U.S. Naval Academy G.C. (Annapolis, Md.) Team Champion: Bucknell (299-298-299--896) Bucknell Individuals: 1. Charlie Waddell (69-70-71--210); 11. Ben Pellicani (77-76-78--231); T12. Kyle Moran (77-76-80-233); T20. Rahul Desai (76-79-80--235); T22. Patrick Yingling (87-76-73--236); T29. Keita Aoki (85-80-77--242). 2007 Course: Bucknell G.C. (Lewisburg, Pa.) Team Champion: Bucknell (291-297-295--883) Bucknell Individuals: 3. Charlie Waddell (74-73-68--215); T4. Andrew Cohen (72-74-74--220); T6. Keita Aoki (73-7673--222); T19. Rahul Desai (72-76-80--228); T30. Kyle Moran (75-74-83--232); T32. Stuart Lindgren (76-77-80--233).

EAST COAST CONFERENCE championship history 1975 Course: Host Farm (Lancaster, Pa.) Team Champion: Temple (386-376--762) Bucknell Finish: T3rd (385-384--769) Bucknell Individuals: T7. Tod Pike (76-77--153); T7. Chick Wagner (77-76--153); Mike Helffrich (80-75--155); Tom Meredith (75-80--155); Bruce Firm (80-77--157); Frank Root (78-79--157); Jack Fitzgibbons (79-79--158). 1976 Course: Host Farm (Lancaster, Pa.) Team Champion: Delaware (780) Bucknell Finish: 5th (793) Bucknell Individuals: Chick Wagner (73-80--153); Tod Pike (74-86--160); Bruce Firm (77-83--160); Glen Grove (76-85-161); Doug Stock (79-84--163); Frank Root (84-83--167); Wes Castles (85-84--169). 1977 Course: Concord C.C. (Concordville, Pa.) Team Champion: Delaware (378-394--772) Bucknell Finish: 6th (414-412--826) Bucknell Individuals: T9. Tod Pike (76-81--157); Doug Stock (86-77--163); Dave Ludwick (82-86--168); Wes Castles (87-

2008 Course: Saucon Valley C.C. (Bethlehem, Pa.) Team Champion: Navy (311-307-307--925) Bucknell Individuals: 4. Rahul Desai (79-74-78--231); 6. Andrew Cohen (80-73-82--235); 16. Stuart Lindgren (8280-80--242); T17. Ben Mattingly (81-81-81--243); T17. Brian Bartow (89-76-78--243); 19. Keita Aoki (83-80-81--252). 2009 Course: West Point (N.Y.) G.C. Team Champion: Bucknell (295-297-292--884) Bucknell Individuals: 1. Andrew Cohen (71-68-69--208); T9. Brian Bartow (77-76-74--227); T11. Ben Mattingly (7976-73--228); T18. Will Bachman (69-81-81--231); T20. Andrew Wallisch (80-77-76--233); 36. Parker Phillips (78-83-83--244). 2010 Course: Seven Oaks G.C. (Hamilton, N.Y.) Team Champion: Lafayette (303-295-304--902) Bucknell Finish: 5th (308-302-307) Bucknell Individuals: T10. Andrew Cohen (77-77-75--229); Ryan Schneiter (74-78-77--229); T17. Brian Bartow (79-73-78-230); T28. Ben Mattingly (80-79-77--236); 30. Will Bachman (78-76-85--239); 31. Jeff Pike (81-76-83--240).

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Andrew Cohen

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Abbie Valentine

2001 Course: U.S. Naval Academy G.C. (Annapolis, Md.) Team Champion: Navy (298-298-293--889) Bucknell Finish: 4th (299-317-301--917) Bucknell Individuals: 5. Jimmy Freeman (75-77-70--222); T9. Nick Leibowitz (74-79-77--230); T12. Ken Kosteva (7482-75--231); T23. Charles Markey (76-80-81--237); T25. Scott Leeder (78-81-79--238); 38. David Horton (85-83-83--251).


123 academic all-americans • perennial leader in graduation rates

Record Book 1984 Course: Cranbury (N.J.) C.C. Team Champion: American (400-387--787) Bucknell Finish: 3rd (410-393--803) Bucknell Individuals: T5. Tom DiRigo (80-79--159); T5. Tom Collins (78-81--159); T11. Erik Hagar (84-77--161); T20. Ken Seibold (86-78--164); T20. Steve Antenucci (82-82--164); John Delaney (87-80--167); Tim Dickens (80-79--169). 1985 Course: Oak Hill G.C. (Milford, N.J.) Team Champion: Delaware (320-336--656) Bucknell Finish: 3rd (330-340--670) Bucknell Individuals: T7. Erik Hagar (79-85--164); 10. Tom DiRigo (82-84--166); T13. Ken Seibold (86-83--169); T21. Tom Dickens (83-91--174); T28. Steve Antenucci (89-88--177). 1986 Course: Saucon Valley C.C. (Bethlehem, Pa.) Team Champion: Delaware (328-317--645) Bucknell Finish: 3rd (328-330--658) Bucknell Individuals: 2. Ken Seibold (79-77--156); T9. Steve Antenucci (79-85--164); T15. Erik Hagar (85-83--168); 20. Pat Moylan (85-86--171); 21. Tom DeRigo (87-85--172).

Chick Wagner 82--169); Mike Chutz (85-86--171); Jon Barsky (85-91--176); Dick Roth (89-94--183). 1978 Course: Concord C.C. (Concordville, Pa.) Team Champion: Temple (398-380--778) Bucknell Finish: 3rd (409-388--797) Bucknell Individuals: 3. Mike Chutz (78-74--152); T13. Doug Stock (84-75--159); 18. Rob Wagner (82-80--162); T19. Dave Ludwick (86-77--163); T24. Frank Brown (80-84--164); Dick Roth (85-82--167); Wes Castles (86-82--168). 1979 Course: Concord C.C. (Concordville, Pa.) Team Champion: Temple (390-386--776) Bucknell Finish: 4th (398-406--804) Bucknell Individuals: 5. Dave Richards (76-78--154); 8. Rob Wagner (74-84--158); T9. Doug Stock (81-78--159); T18. Mike Stoyla (83-80--163); T41. Jeff Buley (84-87--171); T41. Bob Williams (84-87--171); T48. Kevin Forrest (87-86--143). 1980 Course: Concord C.C. (Concordville, Pa.) Team Champion: Temple (378-384--762) Bucknell Finish: 4th (404-390--794) Bucknell Individuals: T10. Dave Richards (78-78--156); T13. Rick Cramer (83-75--158); T15. Kevin Forrest (79-80--159); T18. Rob Wagner (82-78--160); T22. Mike Stoyla (82-79--161); T28. Bill Francis (84-80--164); T43. Bob Williams (85-82--167). 1981 Course: The Brantwood G.C. (Elkton, Md.) Team Champion: Temple (361-366--727) Bucknell Finish: 6th (398-379--777) Bucknell Individuals: 6. Rob Wagner (73-75--148); T15. Peter Orr (77-75--152); T32. Mike Stoyla (80-78--158); T40. Kevin High (86-74--160); T45. Bill Francis (80-82--162); T54. Jeff Buley (87-77--164); T73. Bob Craig (95-81--176). 1982 Course: Old York Road C.C. (Ambler, Pa.) Team Champion: American (393-380--773) Bucknell Finish: 5th (406-408--814) Bucknell Individuals: 7. Bill Francis (76-78--154); T14. Kevin Forrest (79-81--160); T20. John Stasko (80-82--162); T37. Kevin High (85-82--167); T54. Bob Craig (86-87--173); T54. Mike Stoyla (88-85--173); 64. Rick Cramer (92-85--177). 1983 Course: Cranbury (N.J.) C.C. Team Champion: Towson State (394-394--788) Bucknell Finish: 6th (415-398--813) Bucknell Individuals: T6. Bill Francis (81-75--156); T9. John Stasko (80-77--157); T25. Ed Wostbrook (83-81--164); T36. Tim Dickens (82-84--166); T47. John Delaney (89-81--170); 58. Bob Craig (91-85--176); T60. Tim Shook (91-87--178).

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1987 Course: Pocono Manor (Pa.) G.C. Team Champion: Bucknell (313-310--623) Bucknell Individuals: T1. Scott Spangenberg (78-73--151); 4. Pat Moylan (78-78--156); T6. Ken Seibold (80-78--158); T10. Tom DiRigo (78-82--160); T10. Jon Ingham (79-81--160). 1988 Course: Saucon Valley C.C. (Bethlehem, Pa.) Team Champion: Delaware (314-316--630) Bucknell Finish: 3rd (325-332--657) Bucknell Individuals: 6. John Schmerler (76-86--162); T7. Scott Paris (82-81--163); T10. Scott Spangenberg (8481--165); T12. John Ingham (83-84--167); T27. Pat Moylan (89-92--181). 1989 Course: Saucon Valley C.C. (Bethlehem, Pa.) Team Champion: Delaware (323-329--652) Bucknell Finish: 3rd (351-335--686) Bucknell Individuals: 5. Jon Ingham (82-82--164); Pat Moylan (85-87--172); Michael Smigie (91-85--176); Scott Spangenberg (93-90--183); Scott Paris (95-81--176). 1990 Course: Pocono Manor (Pa.) G.C. Team Champion: Lehigh (304*) Bucknell Finish: 3rd (317) Bucknell Individuals: 2. John Ingham (74); T6. Mike Smigie (77); T12. David Fries (79); Scott Miller (87); Tim Levy (92). * Final round cancelled due to fog.

MIDDLE ATLANTIC CONFERENCE Championship history 1956 Course: American Legion C.C. (Mt. Union, Pa.) Team Champion: Bucknell (655) Bucknell Individuals: Ken Bensen (163); Jim Ladd (163); Stan Jackson (168); Bill Walliser (171). 1957 Course: American Legion C.C. (Mt. Union, Pa.) Team Champion: Bucknell (318-308--626) Bucknell Individuals: 1. John Dunn (73-76--149); Bob Miller (81-76--157); Jim Ladd (83-75--158); Dave Doane (81-81--162). 1958 Course: American Legion C.C. (Mt. Union, Pa.) Team Champion: Lehigh (335-333--668) Bucknell Finish: DQ Bucknell Individuals: T14. Jerry Lindholm (83-84--167); T29. Dick Bartholomew (85-89--174); T66. John McDonald (101-91--192); Bill Curtiss (80-DQ).

Charlie Waddell 1959 Course: DuPont C.C. (Newark, Del.) Team Champion: Bucknell (320-320--640) Bucknell Individuals: 1. Bob Etzweiler (74-80--154); 5. Bob Schad (159); 10. Bill Curtiss (83-80--163); 12. Jerry Lindholm (80-84--164). 1960 Course: DuPont C.C. (Newark, Del.) Team Champion: Bucknell (330*) Bucknell Individuals: T2. Bob Etzweiler (79); 5. Bill Curtiss (81); T7. Bob Schad (84); T13. Jerry Lindholm (86). * Final round cancelled due to rain. 1961 Course: Irem Temple C.C. (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.) Team Champion: Bucknell (324-323--647) Bucknell Individuals: T5. Bob Etzweiler (80-77--157); 10. Curt Mull (80-81--161); 11. Jerry Singer (81-82--163); Bob Schad (83-83--166). 1962 Course: Fox Hill C.C. (Exeter, Pa.) Team Champion: Rutgers (323-324--647) Bucknell Finish: 2nd (331-319--650) Bucknell Individuals: 2. Curt Mull (77-76--153); 8. Pete Sang (80-79--159); T35. James Dunn (88-80--168); T50. Jerry Singer (86-84--170). 1963 Course: Oak Terrace C.C. (Philadelphia, Pa.) Team Champion: St. Joseph’s (320-313--633) Bucknell Finish: 6th (320-343--663) Bucknell Individuals: 3. Larry Kash (77-78--155); Don Mothner (80-85--165); Leon Weiss (79-87--166); Ralph Lerner (84-93--177). 1964 Course: Susquehanna Valley C.C. (Selinsgrove, Pa.) Team Champion: St. Joseph’s (641) Bucknell Finish: 8th (336-334--670) Bucknell Individuals: Jim Dunn (78-86--164); Larry Kash (81-84--165); Marty Farber (91-76--167); Ralph Lerner (8688--174). 1965 Course: Cavaliers C.C. (Wilmington, Del.) Team Champion: Dickinson (323-310--633) Bucknell Finish: DQ (324-320--644) Bucknell Individuals: T5. Marty Farber (79-79--158); Lowell Watson (82-78--160); Jim Dunn (82-80--162); Jay Fuller (81-83--164). 1966 Course: Saucon Valley C.C. (Bethlehem, Pa.) Team Champion: Lehigh (338-334--672)

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1970 Course: Washingtonian C.C. (Washington, D.C.) Team Champion: American (394-393--797) Bucknell Finish: 3rd (399-397--796) Bucknell Individuals: 9. Doc Riemer (83-73--156); T13. Ken Solar (78-80--158); T15. Marty Erb (77-82--159); T20. Dan Stetz (82-79--161); T23. Steve Huston (83-79--162); T26. Dave Maier (83-80--163); T32. Mark Reddy (79-86--165). 1971 Course: Sharon Country Club (Trenton, N.J.) Team Champion: Gettysburg (396-392--788) Bucknell Finish: 5th (405-401--806) Bucknell Individuals: T6. Dan Stetz (79-77--156); T9. Dave Maier (82-76--158); T21. Greg Mordas (80-81--161); T36. Mark Reddy (86-78--164); T53. George Farrentelli (80-87--167); T64. Mickey Sinkus (85-85--170); 65. Ray Douglass (84-87--171). 1972 DID NOT PARTICIPATE

Bob Schad (L) and Bob Etzweiler Bucknell Finish: 3rd (352-338--690) Bucknell Individuals: 2. Ted Turner (77-86--163); Bob Kotz (83-84--167); Marty Farber (92-83--175); Lowell Watson (100-85--185). 1967 Course: Bedford Springs C.C. (Huntingdon, Pa.) Team Champion: Bucknell (328-324--652) Bucknell Individuals: T7. Bob Kotz (81-79--160); T16. Ted Turner (82-81--163); T19. Bob Cheek (83-81--164); T24. Lowell Watson (82-83--165). 1968 Course: Williamsport (Pa.) C.C. Team Champion: Temple (324-314--638) Bucknell Finish: 2nd (325-314--639) Bucknell Individuals: T3. Bob Kotz (78-76--154); T8. Bob Cheek (82-75--157); T42. George Benson (81-83--164); T42. Bob Gray (84-80--164).

1973 Course: Host Farm (Lancaster, Pa.) Team Champion: Bucknell (392-392--784) Bucknell Individuals: 2. Dan Stetz (73-78--151); T9. Dave Meier (81-76--157); T9. Chick Wagner (79-78--157); Greg Mordas (80-79--159); Mike Helffritch (80-80--160); Mickey Sinkus (80-83--163); Frank Root (81-85--166). 1974 Course: Host Farm (Lancaster, Pa.) Team Champion: Temple (375-371--746) Bucknell Finish: 2nd (379-383--762) Bucknell Individuals: T6. Mickey Sinkus (77-75--152); T6. George Ferrantelli (76-76--152); T10. Frank Root (77-76--153); T10. David Young (74-79--153); Tom Meredith (75-81--156); Chick Wagner (81-77--158); Bruce Firm (86-79--165).

bucknell teams in the ncaa tournament 1957 NCAA Championship Course: The Broadmoor G.C. (Colorado Springs, Colo.) Team Champion: Houston (602) Bucknell Finish: 21st (648) Bucknell Individuals: Bob Miller (80-79--159); John Dunn (80-80--160); Jim Ladd (82-79--161); Stan Jackson (82-86-168).

Will Bachman 2009 NCAA Central Regional Course: The Club at Olde Stone (Bowling Green, Ky.) Team Champion: UCLA (292-285-286--863) Bucknell Finish: 14th (317-319-316--952) Bucknell Individuals: T55. Ben Mattingly (78-80-74--232); 66. Andrew Cohen (78-75-85--238); T68. Brian Bartow (7786-78--241); T71. Ryan Schneiter (86-81-80--247); 73. Andrew Wallisch (84-83-84--251).

bucknell individuals in the ncaa tournament Mike Chutz Bob Etzweiler Bob Kotz Dave Maier Dave Richards Frank Root Chick Wagner Rob Wagner

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Hon. Men. All-America

Hon. Men. All-America

1961 NCAA Championship Course: Purdue University Course (Lafayette, Ind.) Team Champion: Purdue (584) Bucknell Finish: 25th (640) Bucknell Individuals: Bob Etzweiler (79-71--150), Bob Schad (80-77-157); Curt Mull (83-82--165); Jerry Singer (86-82--168). 2006 NCAA West Regional Course: Omni Tucson National (Tucson, Ariz.) Team Champion: Arizona (279-273-275--827), Florida (273-282-272--827) Bucknell Finish: 26th (297-300-312--909) Bucknell Individuals: T95. Ben Pellicani (71-73-78--222); T115. Keita Aoki (75-74-77--226); T131. Charlie Waddell (76-76-79--231); 137. Chas Wagner (75-77-85--237); 140. Kyle Moran (82-80-78--240).

Mike Chutz

2007 NCAA West Regional Course: ASU Karsten G.C. (Tempe, Ariz.) Team Champion: South Carolina (273-269-278--820) Bucknell Finish: 26th (299-299-295--893) Bucknell Individuals: T86. Charlie Waddell (71-73-73--217); T108. Andrew Cohen (73-78-70--221); T118. Brian Bartow (79-72-73--224); 137. Kyle Moran (76-78-79--233); 140. Keita Aoki (87-76-80--243).

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Coach Jeff Ranck with Rob Wagner and Dave Richards in 1979

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1969 Course: N/A (hosted by Wilkes College) Team Champion: Delaware (660) Bucknell Finish: 6th (663) Bucknell Individuals: Bob Cheek (84-83--167); Steve Huston (85-84--169); Doc Riemer (79-83--162); Bob Gray (88-77--165).


Hall of Fame 123 academic all-americans • perennial leader in graduation rates

bucknell golf well-represented in athletics hall of fame The Bucknell Athletics Hall of Fame was established in 1979 to honor the very best in the history of Bison Athletics. There are now 229 outstanding student-athletes, administrators, coaches and friends of Bucknell whose contributions to Bucknell Athletics are forever preserved in the Hall of Fame, including the five men listed below who were associated with the golf program.

HarOLD EVANS

chick wagner

No man played a larger role in solidifying Bucknell’s golf program than Harold Evans, who served the university for more than 70 years until his passing in 2002. Evans came to Bucknell as caddie master in 1931 and took over as head professional Harold Evans in 1932. After organizing the school’s club golf team, he became the Bison’s first intercollegiate golf coach in 1939. He won a schoolrecord 144 dual matches during his nearly quartercentury tenure as head coach and was inducted into the Bucknell Athletics Hall of Fame in 1986. Evans led the Bison to five Middle Atlantic Conference championships from 1956-61, and helped two of those teams to the NCAA Tournament. The beauty of the Bucknell Golf Club is a tribute to Evans and his wife, Mary Louise, who planted countless trees and flowers and shaped the appearance of the course through the years, including the expansion from 9 to 18 holes in 1964.

Chick Wagner, a 1984 Bucknell Athletics Hall of Fame Inductee, played in the 1975 and 1976 NCAA Golf Championships and was winner of the 1975 ECAC Fall Championship. Co-captain of the 1975 and 1976 Bucknell teams, Wagner helped lead the Bison to the Chick Wagner 1973 Middle Atlantic Conference championship and to second place in the 1974 Eastern Championship. He was on the Bucknell team that traveled to Scotland in 1973 for the St. Andrews International Intercollegiate Championship. A member of teams that had a combined 35-18 record in dual matches, Wagner set a school and Bucknell Golf Club competitive course record with a round of 66 in 1975, and he set Bucknell scoring records with a 73.8 season average (1975) and 76.4 career average. The recipient of the Edward W. Pangburn Award, he finished in the top 10 in the conference championship tournament three times and was twice in the top 10 in the Eastern Championship. He was the 1983 champion of Oakmont Country Club.

tommy thompson

brad tufts

A Bucknellian in the truest sense of the award, Tommy Thompson spent 44 years as either a player, assistant coach or head coach at Bucknell. A three-year starter in baseball and basketball and captain of both teams, Thompson served Tommy Thompson in the U.S. Army, pitched in the Detroit Tigers system and coached baseball, basketball, golf and tennis teams at Bucknell until retiring in 2001. He amassed more than 1,000 victories as a Bison player and coach. He was team captain of the basketball team and led the team in scoring as a senior at 16.3 points per game. Also a star on the baseball diamond, Thompson was named the outstanding athlete in the Class of 1960. From 1967-81 he was head baseball coach, and he helped author one of the greatest turnarounds in Bucknell history in any sport, taking the Bison nine from an 0-15 record in 1968 to a 15-4 mark and a Middle Atlantic Conference title in 1969. He took over as head golf coach in 1981 and directed the Bison to an impressive 113-27 dualmatch record, to go along with seven tournament titles. He was named Patriot League Coach of the Year in 2000. Thompson was inducted into the Bucknell Athletics Hall of Fame in 1986.

A 2000 Bucknell Athletics Hall of Fame inductee, Brad Tufts served the Bucknell athletic department for over 30 years as either coach or administrator. He was the men’s golf coach from 1967-75 and led Brad Tufts his teams to Middle Atlantic Conference championships in 1967 and 1973. His men’s teams posted an impressive 80-38 dual-match record. Tufts became the firstever coach of the Bucknell women’s golf program in 1998 and retired from coaching, and Bucknell, following the 2000 spring season. He served in various administrative roles, including sports information director, associate director of public relations, director of information services, assistant and associate director of athletics and interim director of athletics. Tufts received the Lester Jordan Award from the College Sports Information Directors of America in 1998. He is also the 1989 recipient of ECAC-SIDA’s Irving T. Marsh Award and the 2001 recipient of ECAC-SIDA’s Bob Kenworthy Good Person Award.

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Bob Etzweiler

Bob Etzweiler is still remembered as one of Bucknell’s top golfers, and he occupied the No. 1 or 2 position on Bison squads that captured three straight Middle Atlantic Conference championships. Etzweiler won the MAC individual title in 1959, tied for second in 1960 and placed

fifth in 1961. He qualified for the NCAA Championship during his senior campaign and became one of only five eastern players to qualify for the match-play field of 64. The York, Pa., native was also selected to play in the East-West Match at that tournament. In an era when virtually all of the competition was in match-play format, Etzweiler had a career dualmatch record of 23-10-1 and was 18-3-1 against MAC opponents. He helped lead Bucknell to a 25-9 record during his career, including a school-record 10-2 record in 1961. Etzweiler, who in 2003 became just the second golfer to be inducted into the Bucknell Athletics Hall of Fame, later won numerous amateur titles in the York area.

charlie waddell He will not be eligible for the Bucknell Athletics Hall of Fame until 2017, but Charlie Waddell is a good bet to one day join these elite ranks. A 2007 graduate, Waddell is arguably the finest Charlie Waddell golfer in Bucknell annals. He won Patriot League championships in 2005 and 2006, making him the only player in league history to win the league title twice. He also finished sixth in 2004 and third in 2007, giving him four All-PL plaques. Waddell won four career tournaments and helped Bucknell to back-to-back Patriot League team championships in 2006 and 2007, leading to NCAA Regional berths both years. Waddell, who graduated as the school record-holder for season (73.4) and career (74.9) scoring average, was also an outstanding student at Bucknell. He was an ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District selection and was a nominee for the Byron Nelson Award, presented to the top golfer in the nation who also demonstrates good sportsmanship and citizenship.

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Recruiting Information INTERVIEWS Head coach Jim Cotner strongly encourages all prospective student-athletes to arrange for an on-campus interview with the Admissions Office. If it is not possible to interview on campus, alumni interviews are highly recommended. All interviews should be arranged through the Admissions Office by calling (570) 577-1101.

JUNIOR YEAR • Send a letter expressing interest in Bucknell and the men’s golf program. Include both academic and golf resumes. Golf bio should include tournaments played, size of field, scores shot and place finish. • After receiving letter and resume, Coach Jim Cotner will send you a player profile card. Complete and return the card. • Register with the NCAA Clearinghouse. Be sure to include them as recipients of ACT and SAT test results. When you receive the test scores, forward them to coach Cotner as well. SUMMER AFTER JUNIOR YEAR • The NCAA prohibits a coach from calling you prior to July 1 after you complete your junior year. • E-mail coach Cotner (jcotner@bucknell.edu) your summer tournament schedule. • Make an appointment to visit Bucknell and meet with coach Cotner. • Update any SAT or ACT scores. SENIOR YEAR • Send coach Cotner an unofficial copy of your high school transcript, test scores and a list of classes you will be taking during your senior year. • E-mail the coach your fall tournament schedule and results after you play these events. • In October, coach Cotner will inform prospective student-athletes of their status as a recruit versus a tryout candidate. • Potential recruits will be invited for an “official visit” to meet team members and experience campus life. • Recruit candidates and tryout candidates should submit applications. • Candidates applying for financial assistance should do so at this time through the Bucknell financial aid office. The department of athletics is not involved in this process. • In November, the top candidates will be offered an admissions spot and a spot on the 10-player men’s golf roster. CONTACTS As per NCAA by-law 13.02.3, a contact is any face-to-face encounter between a prospect or the prospect’s parent or legal guardian and an institutional staff member or athletics representative during which any dialogue occurs in excess of an exchange of a greeting. Any such faceto-face encounter that is prearranged or takes place on the grounds of the prospect’s high school, or at the site of organized competition or practice involving the prospect’s high school, preparatory school, two-year college, or all-star team is considered a contact, regardless of the conversation that occurs. We are limited to three off-campus contact days per prospective student-athlete.

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TELEPHONE CALLS As per NCAA by-law 13.1.3.1, institutional staff members may not telephone a prospect (or the prospect’s relatives or legal guardians) prior to July 1 following the prospect’s completion of the junior year in high school. After July 1, institutional staff members may telephone a prospect once per week (measured Sunday through Saturday). The once-per-week limit applies to the entire institution. VISITS, Official According to NCAA by-law 13.7.1.2, a prospect may not make more than five expense-paid visits to NCAA member institutions, regardless of the number of sports in which the prospect is involved. An institution may not provide an expense-paid visit to a prospect who has not presented the institution with a high school (or college) academic transcript and a score from a PSAT, an SAT, a PACTPlus, or an ACT test taken on a national testing date under national testing conditions. Prospects must also be registered with the NCAA Clearinghouse in order to make an official visit. The official visit may not exceed 48 hours. VISITS, Unofficial According to NCAA by-law 13.8.1, a prospect may visit an institution’s campus at the prospect’s own expense an unlimited number of times and may make an unofficial visit before the prospect’s senior year in high school. If a prospective student-athlete and/or parent has any questions, please feel free to call head coach Jim Cotner at (570) 577-3075. Best times to reach Coach Cotner are between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Also, please feel free to forward any correspondence you feel will be helpful in his assessment of a prospective student-athlete.

BISON GOLF: LEADERS ON THE COURSE AND IN THE CLASSROOM Bucknell athletics teams are well-known for their prowess both on the playing fields and in the classroom. The Bison men’s golf team is no exception. In fact, Jim Cotner’s crew had an stellar combined grade-point average of 3.33 in the fall 2012 semester. The following Bison men’s golfers achieved a 3.2 GPA last spring and earned a spot on the 2012 Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. NAME Will Bachman Patrick Hagerty Jon Hartman Zach Pogust Schuyler Stitzer J.J. Szmadzinski Billy Wright

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17 presidents’ cups in 22 years • 2006, 2007, 2009 patriot league champs

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2013 Bucknell Men's Golf Guide