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Bartlett Country Club | Olean, N.Y. | Sept. 16-17, 2012


LEO KEENAN INVITATIONAL PREVIEW SENIOR GREG HORVATH

JUNIOR SCOTT BRADY

St. Bonaventure Seeks 15th Title in Home Tournament The St. Bonaventure golf team will be aiming for its 15th team victory in the Leo Keenan Invitational when the 24th annual tournament kicks off Sunday at Bartlett Country Club. The host Bonnies are among eight teams competing in the 36-hole event that wraps up with the final round on Monday. The field includes seven teams that participated in last year’s invitational, including defending champion Robert Morris University. Guided by second-year coach John Powers, the Bonnies have their sights set on winning their first Keenan title since 2010, when senior Brian McKenna won medalist honors by shooting a 139. In addition to McKenna, that winning team included three current St. Bonaventure players in senior Greg Horvath, and juniors Scott Brady and Chris Mackey.

placed second in last year’s invitational, and Drexel, which finished fourth. Joining them are Long Island University, Ottawa University, La Salle and Niagara. Four golfers who finished among the top 10 at the 2011 Keenan Invitational will be vying for medalist honors this year. Robert Morris’ Ryan Prokay tied for third last year while his Colonials’ teammate, Brock Pompeani, tied for fifth. Humber’s Alex Dumais placed seventh and McKenna tied for 10th. St. Bonaventure and Robert Morris (2011 and 1995) are the only teams to have won multiple Keenan team championships. The Bonnies, Colonials and Drexel (2009) are the only teams competing this year to have previously won the event.

St. Bonaventure comes into the Keenan Invitational fresh off of a second-place finish in the 16-team Navy St. Bonaventure finished third in last year’s Fall Classic. Four Bonnies tied for 14th place or better tournament behind McKenna, who charged to a in the two-round tournament, led by McKenna, who top-10 finish after shooting a 1-under 69 in the final carded rounds of 72 and 71 for a fifth-place finish. round on the Bonnies’ home course. Horvath tied for 11th and freshmen Josh Stauffer and Darren Simons finished tied for 14th. Robert Morris ran away with the title in 2011, shooting a two-round tournament record 571. Three of the Sophomore Daniel Dunnigan and freshman Patrick five golfers from that championship team return this Milkovich will also be competing for the Bonnies. year for the Colonials. Dunnigan played last year as an individual, while Milkovich will be making his Keenan debut at the This year’s field also includes Humber College, which par-70 6,308-yard Bartlett Country Club.


2012 Leo Keenan Invitational Field Team..................................................... CONFERENCE......................................Head Coach Drexel University.................................Colonial Ath. Assoc.......................................Mike Dynda Humber College...........................Ontario Colleges Ath. Assoc.............................. Ray Chateau La Salle University................................ Atlantic 10 Conf. . .................................... Sal Caimano Long Island University...........................Northeast Conf. .........................Michael Michaelides Niagara University.........................Metro Atlantic Ath. Assoc. ................................Kevin Miller University of Ottawa....................Ontario University Ath. Conf. ............................. Paul Carson Robert Morris University.......................Northeast Conf. .........................................Jerry Stone St. Bonaventure University.................. Atlantic 10 Conf.........................................John Powers

Spectators, Players and Coaches: Welcome! Thank you for being with us for the 24th Annual St. Bonaventure University Leo Keenan Invitational at Bartlett Country Club. A special thanks to the Board of Directors, members and staff of Bartlett Country Club - especially PGA professional Terry Stiltner - greens superintendents Jim Wesley and Kirk Unverdorben, and Club President Frank Higgins. Additional thanks go to the USGA Rules Officials for their volunteer work on behalf of St. Bonaventure and the tournament. We anticipate another very competitive field and wish the best in play and sportsmanship to each student-athlete. Enjoy the tournament, and your stay in the greater western New York area!

Steve Campbell (top picture) Assoc. Director of Athletics St. Bonaventure University

John Powers

Head Golf Coach St. Bonaventure University


Tournament History

St. Bonaventure has won the Leo Keenan Invitational 14 times in the tournament’s 23-year existence

2011 Keenan RESULTS

1.

Robert Morris University..................................................... 285-286/571

2.

Humber College...................................................................295-291/586

3.

St. Bonaventure University.................................................297-292/589

4.

Drexel University..................................................................294-298/592

5.

Cornell University................................................................ 296-301/597

6.

Saint Francis (Pa.)...............................................................309-292/601

7.

Long Island University.........................................................301-303/604

8.

University of Ottawa............................................................304-303/607

La Salle University...............................................................304-303/607

10.

Fairmont State..................................................................... 307-308/615

11.

Niagara University...............................................................326-335/661


tournament history TEAM CHAMPIONS YEAR

SCORE

1989......St. Bonaventure.................................... 314 1990......St. Bonaventure.................................... 311 1991......St. Bonaventure.................................... 307 1992......St. Bonaventure.................................... 310 1993......St. Bonaventure.................................... 306 1994......St. Bonaventure.................................... 298 1995......Robert Morris........................310-304/614 1996......St. Bonaventure................... 307-298/605 1997......St. Bonaventure................... 304-295/599 1998......Bowling Green...................... 294-299/593 1999......George Washington............. 299-308/607 2000......American.............................. 294-298/592 2001......St. Bonaventure................... 288-294/582 2002......Colgate.................................. 292-305/597 2003......St. Bonaventure*................. 297-298/595 2004......Rider..................................... 300-290/590 2005......St. Bonaventure %............... 282-293/575 2006......St. Bonaventure .................. 289-289/578 2007......St. Bonaventure................... 297-283/580 2008......Dayton................................... 308-285/593 2009......Drexel.................................... 294-289/583 2010......St. Bonaventure................... 295-286/581 2011......Robert Morris........................285-286/571 * Won 5th-man tie-breaker over Duquesne % Won team playoff over Drexel ............... ...................

INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONS MEDALIST

SCORE

D.J. Brooks (St. Bonaventure)..............................76 Kirk Fedor (Elmira)................................................74 Tom Crist (Saint Francis (Pa.))*........................... 72 Ed Suchora (St. Bonaventure)............................. 72 Paul Sciullo (Duquesne)...................................... 72 Tom Crist (Saint Francis (Pa.))............................. 73 Chris Simms (Cornell)............................ 68-72/140 Chris Fehl (St. Bonaventure)................. 73-73/146 John Handrigan (Saint Francis (Pa.)).... 73-72/145 Rich Bolender (St. Bonaventure)........... 70-75/145 John Handrigan (Saint Francis (Pa.)).... 72-73/145 Tyson Pedacchio (St. Bona.)#................ 71-73/144 Jay Lindell (St. Bonaventure)..................70-71/141 Jeff Tracy (St. Bonaventure)^................ 74-72/146 Josh Anderson (St. Bonaventure).......... 68-71/139 Tyler Brewington (Rider)......................... 71-69/140 Keith Snyder (Drexel).............................69-70/139 Brian Bigley (Siena)................................64-70/134 Tyler Brewington (Rider)......................... 69-71/140 Zach Glassman (Dayton)$......................71-71/142 Eric LaFante (Rider)...............................70-68/138 Brian McKenna (St. Bonavnture)..........72-67/139 Jess Ferrell (Fairmont State).................66-72/138

* Won playoff over Marty Nowicki (St. Bonaventure) # Won playoff over Jeff Castleton (Robert Morris) ^ Won playoff over Abbie Valentine (Bucknell)

$ Won playoff over Eric Plisko (Temple) and Rob Chappell (Dayton)


Hole Assignments Sunday, sept. 16 Opening round tee times & Pairings First Tee 9 a.m. SBU Indiv: Dan Dunnigan 9:08 SBU Indiv: TBA 9:16 SBU Indiv: TBA 9:24 RMU Indiv: Matt Gurska 9:32 LIU Indiv: Rhys Jones St. Bonaventure 9:40 a.m. 5) TBA 9:48 4) Darren Simons 9:56 3) Josh Stauffer 10:04 2) Greg Horvath 10:12 1) Brian McKenna

Niagara 5) Jake Felicetti 4) Marc DeGuilio 3) Anthony DiBacco 2) Jackson Lizardo 1) Michael Jiggins

La Salle 5) Morgan Dougherty 4) P.J. Acierno 3) Greg Goodreds 2) Tyler Fewell 1) Mike Johnson

Robert Morris 5) Dan Maier 4) Ryan Prokay 3) Brandon Pompeani 2) Garrett Browning 1) Brock Pompeani

Long Island 5) Lloyd Martinson 4) Jamie Young 3) Stewart Gray 2) Josh Waters 1) Obe Ayton

10:20 a.m. 10:28 10:36 10:44 10:52

Humber 5) Christian McCullough 4) Ben McFaul 3) Nicolas Fortin 2) Ben Bell 1) Alex Dumais

Ottawa 5) Tim Ropchan 4) Niko Tolstoy 3) Mat Rochon 2) Jordan Rochon 1) Curtis Dancy

Drexel 5) Billy Reube 4) James Braunsberg 3) Andrew Lawson 2) Ben Feld 1) Chris Crawford

The par 5 14th hole at Bartlett Country Club


Hole Assignments Monday, sept. 17 Second round Hole groupings (9:15 a.m. Shotgun Start)

HOLE #1 #2 #3 #4 #6

1st Place #1 1st Place #2 1st Place #3 1st Place #4 1st Place #5

2nd Place #1 2nd Place #2 2nd Place #3 2nd Place #4 2nd Place #5

3rd Place #1 3rd Place #2 3rd Place #3 3rd Place #4 3rd Place #5

#7 #9 #10 #11 #12

4th Place #1 4th Place #2 4th Place #3 4th Place #4 4th Place #5

5th Place #1 5th Place #2 5th Place #3 5th Place #4 5th Place #5

6th Place #1 6th Place #2 6th Place #3 6th Place #4 6th Place #5

#13 #14 #15 #16 #18

7th Place #1 7th Place #2 7th Place #3 7th Place #4 7th Place #5

8th Place #1 8th Place #2 8th Place #3 8th Place #4 8th Place #5

SBU Individual SBU Individual SBU Individual RMU Individual LIU Individual

PLAYERS WILL TEE OFF FOR THEIR TEAM IN THE ORDER THEY SCORED ON THE FIRST DAY OF COMPETITION


Meet The Bonnies

ScoTT BRADY

Daniel dunnigan

Greg Horvath

Chris Mackey

JR. Olean, N.Y. Olean

SO. Phoenix, N.Y. John C. Birdlebough

Sr. Manchester, Conn. East Catholic

JR. Bradford, Pa. Bradford

Brian McKenna

Patrick Milkovich

DARREN SIMONS

JOSH STAUFFER

SR. Rochester, N.Y. Penfield

FR. Vestal, N.Y. Vestal

REDSHIRT-FR. St. Marys, Pa. Elk County Catholic

Fr. Bradford, Pa. Bradford

Brian McKenna AT THE LEO KEENAN INVITE Year RD1-RD2/TOT 2011 77-69/146 2010 72-67/139 2009 78-77/155

SENIOR Brian McKenna

place T-10th 1st T-36th

SPOTLIGHT: McKenna is off a strong start in 2012. The Rochester, N.Y. native tied for third overall at the Little Three Invitational and tied for fifth in leading the Bonnies to a second-place finish at the 16-team Navy Fall Classic. McKenna’s 1-under 69 in the second round of the 2011 Keenan Invite was his low round of last season.


2012 LEO KEENAN INVITATIONAL FIELD (Continued on Next Page)

HUMBER COLLEGE

DREXEL UNIVERSITY Location: Philadelphia, Pa. Nickname: Dragons Conference: Colonial Head Coach: Mike Dynda

Location: Toronto, Ontario Nickname: Hawks Conference: OCAA Head Coach: Ray Chateau

ROSTER

ROSTER

Name James Braunsberg Chris Crawford Ben Feld Andrew Lawson Billy Reube

Yr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Sr.

Hometown/High School Plymouth Meeting, Pa./Plymouth Whitemarsh

Blue Bell, Pa./Germantown Academy West Chester, Pa./ West Chester East Lansdale, Pa./North Penn

LA SALLE UNIVERSITY

Name Ben Bell Alex Dumais Nicolas Fortin Christian McCullough Ben McFaul

LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY

Location: Philadelphia, Pa. Nickname: Explorers Conference: Atlantic 10 Head Coach: Sal Caimano

Location: Brooklyn, N.Y. Nickname: Blackbirds Conference: Northeast Head Coach: Michael Michaelides

ROSTER

ROSTER

Name P.J. Acierno Morgan Dougherty Tyler Fewell Greg Goodreds Mike Johnson

Yr. Fr. Fr. Jr. So. Jr.

Hometown/High School Flourtown, Pa./La Salle College HS Ambler, Pa./La Salle College HS Harrisburg, Pa./Central Dauphin East Hatboro, Pa./Hatboro-Horsham Ambler, Pa./Hatboro-Horsham

Name Obe Ayton Stewart Gray Rhys Jones Llyod Martinson Josh Waters Jamie Young

Yr. So. Fr. So. Jr. Sr. Sr.

Hometown/High School Liphook, England/Godalming Col. Aukland, New Zealand/Rangitoto Col. Pwllheli, Wales/Meirion-Dwyfor Col. Bridgend, Wales/Pencoed Comprehensive

London, England/St. Dunstan’s Barrie, Ont./Eastview Secondary

UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA

niagara UNIVERSITY Location: Lewiston, N.Y. Nickname: Purple Eagles Conference: MAAC Head Coach: Kevin Miller

Location: Ottawa, Ontario Nickname: Gee Gees Conference: CIS-OUA Head Coach: Paul Carson

ROSTER

ROSTER

Name Marc DeGuilio Anthony DiBacco Jake Felicetti Michael Jiggins Jackson Lizardo

Yr. Sr. Sr. So. Sr. Fr.

Hometown/High School Youngstown, N.Y./Lewiston-Porter Lewiston, N.Y./Lewiston-Porter Niagara Falls, N.Y./Niagara Catholic St. Catherines, Ont./Jacob Hespeler Fairfax, Va./Oakton

Name Curtis Dancy Jordan Rochon Mat Rochon Tim Ropchan Niko Tolstoy


robert morris university

Bonnies coach John Powers instructs Greg Horvath during last year’s Leo Keenan Invitational. Horvath shot 149 for the tournament and finished in a tie for 20th.

Location: Moon Township, Pa. Nickname: Colonials Conference: Northeast Head Coach: Jerry Stone

ROSTER Name Garrett Browning Matt Gurska Dan Maier Brandon Pompeani Brock Pompeani Ryan Prokay

Yr. Fr. So. Fr. Sr. Sr. So.

Hometown/High School Imperial, Pa./West Allegheny Hermitage, Pa./Kennedy Catholic Irwin, Pa./Penn-Trafford Aliquippa, Pa./Hopewell Aliquippa, Pa./Hopewell Grove CIty, Pa./Grove City

LEO KEENAN INVITATIONAL Individual/Team Records Low 18 Individual (Par 70) Score Name(School)

Round

Year

64............Bryan Bigley (Siena)................... Rd. 1............2006 66............Jess Ferrell (Fairmont St.).......... Rd. 1............2011 66............Tyler Brewington (Rider)............. Rd. 2............2006 66............Rob Chappell (Dayton)............... Rd. 2............2008 67............Mark Hoffman (Humber)........... Rd. 2............2011 67............Brian McKenna (St. Bonaventure).. Rd. 2............2010 67............Eric Couture (Saint Francis (Pa.)).... Rd. 1............2003 67............Nathan Peck (St. Bonaventure).Rd. 2............2008 68............Eric LeFante (Rider)................... Rd. 2............2009 68............Jake Katz (Binghamton)............. Rd. 1............2009 68............Kevin Lewis (St. Bonaventure).. Rd. 1............2009 68............Nathan Peck (St. Bonaventure).Rd. 2............2007 68............Robert Cronheim (Cornell)......... Rd. 2............2007 68............Ben Howe (St. Bonaventure)..... Rd. 2............2006 68............Michael Finocchi (Fordham)...... Rd. 2............2006

Low 36 Individual (Par 140) Score

Name (School)

Year

134 (64-70)..........Bryan Bigley (Siena)..........................2006 137 (71-66)..........Tyler Brewington (Rider)...................2006 138 (66-72)..........Jess Ferrell (Fairmont State)............2011 138 (70-68)..........Eric LeFante (Rider)..........................2009 139 (72-67)..........Mark Hoffman (Humber)..................2011 139 (72-67).......... Brian McKenna (St. Bonaventure)...2010 139 (68-71).......... Jake Katz (Binghamton)...................2009 139 (69-70).......... Keith Snyder (Drexel)........................2005

139 (68-71)..........Josh Anderson (St. Bonaventure)....2003 140 (71-69)..........Matt Krembel (Army)........................2009

Low 18 Team Score

School

Round

Year

281................Saint Francis (Pa.)................ Rd. 2............2006 282...............St. Bonaventure................... Rd. 1............2005 283...............St. Bonaventure................... Rd. 2............2007 285...............Robert Morris....................... Rd. 1............2011 285...............Dayton.................................. Rd. 2............2008 286...............Robert Morris....................... Rd. 2............2011 286...............St. Bonaventure................... Rd. 2............2010 286...............Drexel.................................... Rd. 2............2005 286...............Cornell.................................. Rd. 2............2007 286...............Drexel.................................... Rd. 2............2006 287................Robert Morris....................... Rd. 2............2007 288...............Binghamton.......................... Rd. 1............2009 288...............Rider..................................... Rd. 1............2007 288...............Rider..................................... Rd. 2............2005

Low 36 Team Score

School

Year

571 (285-286)............. Robert Morris.............................2011 575 (282-293)............ St. Bonaventure.........................2005 575 (289-286)............ Drexel.........................................2005 578 (289-289)............ St. Bonaventure.........................2006 580 (297-283)............ St. Bonaventure.........................2007 581 (295-286)............ St. Bonaventure.........................2010 581 (292-289)............ Siena..........................................2006 582 (293-289)............ Rider...........................................2006 583 (294-289)............ Drexel.........................................2009 584 (290-294)............ Saint Francis (Pa.).....................2010 584 (296-288)............ Ottawa........................................2006 585 (289-296)............ Duquesne...................................2007 585 (295-290)............ Niagara.......................................2005


Leo E. Keenan Jr. The first St. Bonaventure Golf Invitational was held at Bartlett Country Club in 1989. Five years later, the tournament was renamed in honor of former St. Bonaventure golf coach Leo E. Keenan, Jr., the man who remains the inspiration for the event. Following service in the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II, Keenan returned to St. Bonaventure and earned his degree in 1947. He taught English at the University for more than 50 years, from 1949 until 2001. He specialized in American Literature and Public Speaking, as well as Bibliography and Research. He also served as an acting dean, and for many years oversaw the University summer school program. He passed away in 2002. During his tenure as coach, the Bonnies amassed a record of 172-90-10, including three undefeated teams. In 1967, St. Bonaventure won the ECAC Regional Championship under his leadership. He was the first coach to take a St. Bonaventure team into international competition, journeying to the famed Old Course at St Andrews in Scotland in 1971 and 1973. Like himself, Keenan’s players were staunch competitors who lived by the rules of the game and always acted like gentlemen. The loyalty of his former players to the coach is a testament to the lasting impact he had on their lives. He retired from coaching in 1987; he was active in the planning and running of this tournament when it commenced two years later. The prestige of the tournament and the caliber of competition has increased every year, much of it due to Keenan’s efforts. He was known as “Coach,” “Professor” and “Uncle Leo,” but he preferred to be thought of simply as a Bonaventure man, someone who gave the majority of his professional life in unwavering service to his alma mater, St. Bonaventure University. In 1993, Coach Keenan was inducted into the St. Bonaventure Athletic Hall of Fame. He is also a member of the St. Bonaventure ROTC Hall of Fame and the St. Bonaventure Alumni Hall of Fame. His late wife, Ann, his nine children, a daughter-in-law and eight of his grandchildren have graduated or are currently attending Keenan’s beloved St. Bonaventure University.


Bartlett Country Club Information/Scorecard

A look at the par 3 third hole Hole Yardage Par 1 347 4 2 560 5 3 160 3 4 408 4 5 294 4 6 420 4 7 200 3 8 382 4 9 383 4 OUT 3,154 35 10 432 4 11 158 3 12 446 4 13 438 4 14 500 5 15 200 3 16 333 4 17 319 4 18 328 4 IN 3,154 35 Totals 6,308 70

Spectator Information We welcome all spectators to the Keenan Invitational and hope you enjoy your visit to Olean and Bartlett Country Club. While here, we ask that you observe a few simple rules consistent with etiquette of the game: • You are welcome to walk the course, but please remain in the rough or on the cart paths and only cross fairways at 90 degree angles. • Please do not hold conversations with players during their rounds as this may be construed as giving advice. Only the school’s coach is allowed to give advice. However, feel free to cheer or encourage golfers. • Please stay out of the line of play not only of the group you are following but all groups on the course. Many of Bartlett’s holes are adjacent to each other and you may inadvertently hold up another group. Also, please stay attentive for tee shots from adjacent holes. • Please turn off or mute your cell phones! Cell phones should not be used anywhere on the course grounds.


The Keenan Family

In Loving Memory of Leo E. Keenan Jr. Special Thanks to:

Leo (Timer) & Sharon Keenan Bob & Jane Keenan Maureen Keenan-LeBoeuf & Joe LeBoeuf Connie Keenan Lowry, Joe Lowry, Erin Keenan Lowry & Cailin Keenan Lowry Frank, Eileen, Annie & Maria Skrobacz Deborah & Kevin Keenan


24th ANNUAL Thanks to our sponsors! edward murray ‘68


2012 Leo Keenan Invitational Program