2012 A WINNING TRADITION
WELCOME FROM THE ATHLETIC DIREC TOR Welcome to the 2012 season of Owens Express men’s golf. We have a team of dedicated and talented coaches and student-athletes who will give their best effort in competition and in the classroom this season, while striving for excellence. We encourage the development of well-rounded student-athletes, whether they are winning championships or earning top academic honors. Thank you for supporting the Owens Express men’s golf program, which features a strong winning tradition along with our other seven intercollegiate sports teams. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about Owens Express athletics. Sincerely,
Director of Athletics
OWENS QUICK FACTS
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From the Athletic Director Owens Facts Owens Athletic Facilities Men’s Golf Roster Schedule Coaching Staff Returning Players First-Year Players 2011 Season in Review Men’s Golf Events Records OCCAC/NJCAA Memberships Express Athletics Online
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OWENS CONTACTS MEN’S GOLF Gil Guerrero, Head Coach Josh Williams, Assistant Coach
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2012 GOLF PROGRAM
OFFICE OF ATHLETICS Rudy Yovich, Director of Athletics Ann LaVoy, Secretary Nick Huenefeld, Sports Information Angie Wannemacher, Athletics Trainer
The 2012 Owens Community College Men’s Golf Program is a production of the Office of Marketing and Communications in conjunction with the Office of Athletics. Compiled by Nick Huenefeld, Sports Information, and Andy Woodard, Marketing Manager. Design by Megan Anderson. Photography by Seth Foley. Information current as of Jan. 11, 2012. On the cover are (from left to right) Connor Totzke, Tyler Crossley, Darren Gessner and Luke Berger.
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ADMINISTRATION John Satkowski, Interim President Chris Giordano, Dean of Student Life Brad Meyer, Director of Public and Media Relations
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EXPRESS ATHLETICS FACILITIES BELMONT COUNTRY CLUB
women’s basketball and women’s volleyball.
In nearby Perrysburg, the men’s golf team plays at Belmont Country Club, a private club that features one of the premier championship courses in Ohio.
The SHAC has played host to many high profile events, including most recently the 2011 NJCAA Division II Women’s Volleyball Championships.
The Robert Bruce Harris-designed par-72 course is challenging but scenic, with huge greens, fairways lined with mature trees and shrubs, and six holes bordered by picturesque water hazards. The combination fulfills the claim by Harris that there would not be a dull hole on the course.
EXPRESS OUTDOOR SPORTS COMPLEX The Express Outdoor Sports Complex is comprised of the Owens Baseball, Softball and Soccer Fields. The Baseball Field, with grandstand seating to hold 500, features the following dimensions: 320 feet down the left and right field lines, 365 feet in the power alleys in left- and right-center fields and a measurement of 390 feet to center field. The field has two batting cages. The latest improvements made to the Baseball Field began in 2011 with a new infield mix added and the rebuilding of the bullpen mounds. Owens baseball staff and administrators collaborated with the Toledo Mud Hens head grounds superintendent Jake Tyler and Owens Community College Turfgrass Management associate professor Chris Foley to improve the sprinkler system and overall maintenance and upkeep.
A canny designer with more than 300 courses to his credit, Harris mixed the holes by length and character for player interest, while giving equal attention to landscaping details. Every hole provided its own vistas. Later, world-renowned golf course architect Arthur Hills helped Harris make alterations to the course, which measures nearly 7,000 yards for championship tournament play. STUDENT HEALTH AND ACTIVITIES CENTER Opened in 2000, the Student Health and Activities Center is the focal point of the athletic program at Owens Community College.
The Express Softball Field, home of the 2011 National Runner-up Express, also has grandstand seating directly behind home plate for 500 fans. The outfield dimensions are a symmetrical 200 feet at the foul poles and straight-away center field. The Owens Community College grounds staff does an outstanding job of keeping the playing surface in top shape.
The complex, affectionately known as the SHAC, is one of the finest facilities at the two-year level in the country. The athletic offices are headquartered in the SHAC, which also includes the individual sport coaches’ offices and basketball/ volleyball arena. All student-athletes benefit from a training room, spacious locker rooms and first-rate fitness center, including free weights, machine weights and aerobics center as well as a running track. The SHAC’S multi-purpose intramural courts also are utilized for Express team and individual practices, converting to batting cages for baseball and softball; while also being used for indoor soccer training and the court sports for men’s and
The Owens Soccer Field had been the home pitch of just the men’s soccer program until the women’s soccer program played its first official season in 2011. The Soccer Field has played host to a number of OCCAC and regional matches. All playing fields at the Express Outdoor Sports Complex feature Daktronics scoreboards.
ATHLETICS MISSION Advance student-athlete development through emphasis on academics, citizenship, leadership, sportsmanship and community involvement.
NAME Luke Berger Brian Brumenshenkel Tyler Crossley Walter Dorosh Darren Gessner Greg Hermes Kyle Simmons Conor Totzke Cleo Trumbull
YEAR Fr So Fr Fr Fr So So So So
HIGH SCHOOL Bedford Anthony Wayne Jonathon Alder Pinckney Napoleon Maumee Genoa Liberty Center Anthony Wayne
Head Coach – Gil Guerrero Assistant Coach – Josh Williams
HOMETOWN Temperance, Mich. Maumee, Ohio London, Ohio Pinckney, Mich. Okolona, Ohio Maumee, Ohio Millbury, Ohio Liberty Center, Ohio Waterville, Ohio
2012 SCHEDULE R EGU LAR S EAS ON DAY(S)
Mar. 3 - 11
TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA
Myrtle Beach National Golf Club Kings North TPC of Myrtle Beach Aberdeen Country Club Arcadian Shores Golf Club Barefoot Resort – The Norman Course Myrtlewood Villas – Palmetto Course Myrtlewood Villas – Pinehills Course Long Bay Club
Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Mon. - Tues
Mar. 26 - 27
9 & 11 a.m.
Indiana Tech – The Hill Course
French Lick, Ind.
Fri. - Sat.
Mar. 30 - 31
Capital University Purple and White Invitational – Foxfire Players Club/ Westchester Golf Club
Defiance College – Kettering Country Club
Trine University A.C. Eddy Tournament – Zollner Golf Course
Cincinnati State Community College – Brown’s Run Country Club
Cincinnati State Community College – Weatherwax Golf Course
Columbus State Community College – North Star Golf Course
Lorain County Community College – Elyria Country Club
Lakeland Invitational – Little Mountain Country Club
Trine University Getting Invitational – Zollner Golf Course
Owens Community College Invitational – Belmont Country Club
X Sat. - Sun.
POS T S EAS ON
OCCAC Championship – Belmont Country Club
May 14 - 15
NJCAA Regional – Bedford Valley Golf Club
Battle Creek, Mich.
May 22 - 25
NJCAA National Championship – Swan Lake Resort
COACHING STAFF GIL GUERRERO
HEAD COACH Gil Guerrero begins his seventh season as head coach of the Owens Express men’s golf program. He previously served as assistant coach in the 2005-2006 season, when he helped lead the team to its first appearance in the NJCAA Division II National Tournament. As a head coach, Guerrero has guided the Express to three OCCAC championships (2007, 2008, 2009). Additionally, he has led the team to one NJCAA Division II National Tournament appearance (2008) and guided two individuals to appearances in the NJCAA Division II National Tournament (Joey Bussdieker and Jimmy Bell). Guerrero served as head varsity boys golf coach at Toledo Start High School from 1985-2005. His many accolades in those 20 years include 15 district tournament qualifiers and three individual City League champions. Additionally, Guerrero currently serves as a teaching pro at Bedford Hills, and has previously served as a teaching professional at Detwiler Park Golf Course in Toledo from 2005-10 and head golf professional at Toledo’s Ottawa Park Golf Course from 1981-85. He also has held board-level membership with the Junior Golf Association. In addition to his golf experience, Guerrero served as an assistant coach for the Express men’s basketball program in 2009-10. He is currently the head varsity boys basketball coach at Start High School. He guided Start to the City League Championship during the 1996-97 season and was honored as CoCoach of the Year in Ohio, All-Northwest Ohio AP Coach of the Year, District 7 Coach of the Year, “Toledo Blade” Coach of the Year and City League Coach of the Year. Additionally, he was City League Coach of the Year in 2003-04. In 2010, Guerrero was inducted into the City League Hall of Fame for athletic achievement in basketball and golf. The Toledo resident is a graduate of Waite High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in Arts and Sciences from Syracuse University and a master’s degree in Special Education from Bowling Green State University. Guerrero teaches special education at Start High School.
COACHING STAFF JOSH WILLIAMS
ASSISTANT COACH Josh Williams enters his fifth season as an assistant coach in the Express menâ€™s golf program. Williams was a member of the first Express golf team in 2005-06. During his two years with the team, he was a First Team All-OCCAC selection, an NJCAA Division II Sub-Regional Medalist, team captain, Coaches Award recipient, and was part of the 2005-06 NJCAA Division II National Tournament qualifying team, where he finished 114th individually. William still holds the school record for lowest nine hole score (30). He previously served as the head varsity boys basketball coach at North Baltimore High School, where he compiled a 43-19 record from 2008-11. Additionally, Williams has held freshmen and varsity assistant coaching positions at Toledo Start High School. As the freshmen coach, he led the team to a Toledo City League runner-up finish. Williams is currently an assistant coach for the Express menâ€™s basketball program. Williams played four years of basketball, golf and track, along with one year of football at Arcadia High School. He is a member of the Arcadia High School Athletic Hall of Fame. The Perrysburg resident serves as the Vice President of Operations at Lakeland Golf Course in Fostoria, and he also teaches golf lessons at Maumee Sports Mall. For the past five years, he has taught Health and Physical Education classes as an adjunct faculty member for Owens. Williams is currently working toward a degree in sport management and athletic administration from Ashford University.
RETURNING PLAYERS BRIAN BRUMENSHENKEL
Anthony Wayne High School
Brumenshenkel came to Owens as a four-year standout for Anthony Wayne under coach Pat Phillips. Express assistant coach Josh Williams expects Josh to compete for a spot in the top six and provide leadership as a returning sophomore. “He’s eager to get back at it, which is nice to have,” Williams said.
Brumenshenkel had an 85 average last season for the Express.
Prior to Owens:
Brumenshenkel was a First Team All-Northern Lakes League and First Team AllDistrict selection at Anthony Wayne. A golfer since he was 8 years old, he lists his greatest personal sports thrill as the two holes in one he has achieved.
Brian is the son of Dan and Alison Brumenshenkel. His father played baseball for the University of Toledo from 1976-1979.
Maumee High School
Assistant coach Josh Williams said Hermes has the potential to be in the three through five mix and has already made a huge impact this year with his work ethic.
Hermes was second among this year’s returning sophomores with an 81.3 average last season.
Prior to Owens:
Hermes earned All-Northern Lakes League and All-Ohio honors, while also being a member of the tennis team at Maumee. He lists his greatest personal sports thrill as winning the Northern Lakes League championship his senior year under the tutelage of head coach Cindy Bramson. In the championship, he birdied the last three holes to win by one stroke.
Hermes is the son of Greg and Sherri Hermes.
RETURNING PLAYERS KYLE SIMMONS
Genoa High School
Electrical Electronics Technology
Simmons returns for his sophomore year with assistant coach Josh Williams expecting a big year for him. He is expected to compete for the four or five spot.
Of the three returning sophomores, Simmons had the best average last season with a 77.2.
Prior to Owens:
Simmons came to Owens as the 2009-10 player of the year in the Suburban Lakes League. He captured First Team All-Suburban Lakes League honors and Second Team All-District honors his senior year. Additionally, the honor roll student won First Team All-SLL his sophomore and junior years. He lists his greatest personal sports thrill as going to the state tournament under the tutelage of head coach Tom Pickerel.
Kyle is the son of Don and Ardella Simmons.
FIRST-YEAR PLAYERS LUKE BERGER
Bedford High School
Berger is another strong freshman from a good program with a chance to be one of the teamâ€™s top golfers. Assistant coach Josh Williams looks for Berger to compete for one of the four through six spots.
Prior to Owens:
Berger was a state qualifier his junior and senior years at Bedford where he was the Monroe County Golfer of the Year his senior year. Additionally, Berger was named First Team All-County, First Team All-District, and First Team All-Region his junior and senior years. He was named First Team All-State his senior year, which he lists as his greatest personal sports thrill. Academically, he was a three-time scholar athlete.
Luke is the son of Jon and Jayne Berger
Jonathan Alder High School
Crossley, similar to Luke Berger, is another solid freshman with a chance to compete for a top spot.
Prior to Owens:
Crossley was a three-time All-Madison County selection at Jonathon Alder, where he was also an honor roll student. He played for head coach Mitch Koesder. His greatest personal sports thrill was going to state his freshman year as a team.
Tyler is the son of Kevin and Julie Crossley.
FIRST-YEAR PLAYERS WALTER DOROSH
Pinckney High School
Alternative Energy and Sustainable Systems Technology
Dorosh is a freshman looking to compete for a spot in the four through six range, according to assistant coach Josh Williams. Additionally, he comes from a good high school program and is a good academic student.
Prior to Owens:
Dorosh was a member of the district championship team at Pinckney in 2011, where he finished in third place in the state finals under the tutelage of head coach Bruce Rabbit. His greatest personal sports thrill is his final round of the state championship tournament.
Walter is the son of Todd and Sue Dorosh.
Napoleon High School
Associate of Arts General Concentration
Despite being only a freshman, Express assistant coach Josh Williams expects Gessner to compete for one of the top three spots for the Express this year. He led the team with a 152 two round score in their opening tournament in the fall. Heâ€™s one of the elder guys on the team, as well, and Williams expects him to provide maturity.
Prior to Owens:
Gessner was a three-time First-Team All-Greater Buckeye Conference selection at Napoleon. He was also part of the team that qualified for state in 2006. His greatest personal sports thrill is winning districts in 2006 at Redhawk and advancing to state for head coach Greg Merrill.
Darren is the son of Doug Gessner and Belinda Bernhard.
FIRST-YEAR PLAYERS CONOR TOTZKE
Liberty Center, Ohio
Liberty Center High School
Totzke comes to Owens as a transfer from Defiance College. Assistant coach Josh Williams expects him to be in the team’s top three this year as he already has experience at the NCAA Division II level. “If Conor, Darren and Cleo play well, we should go far,” Williams said.
Prior to Owens:
Totzke was a district qualifier at Liberty Center all four years, while qualifying for state his senior year. He also participated in baseball. Academically, he was a scholar athlete and an honor roll student.
Conor is the son of Todd and Linda Totzke.
Anthony Wayne High School
Trumbull comes to Owens after being named the Freshman of the Year for Indiana Tech University’s golf team last season. He is expected to be among the team’s top three, according to assistant coach Josh Williams with the potential to be an AllAmerican.
Prior to Owens:
Trumbull was a district and state qualifier his senior year, a district qualifier is sophomore and junior years, and a sectional medalist his junior year for head coach Pat Phillips. His greatest personal sports thrill is finishing 44th in the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships in West Palm Beach, Fla., in 2009.
Cleo is the son of Jason and Sandi Hood.
2011 SEASON IN REVIEW 3 EXPRESS PLAYERS EARN ALL-OCCAC HONORS IN 2011 CAMPAIGN Three members of the Owens Express men’s golf team earned All-Ohio Community College Athletic Conference honors in the Spring 2011 season to highlight the campaign. Kyle Simmons, Kyle Anderson and Brooks Gardner earned second-team honors. The Express finished third at the OCCAC championships at Belmont Country Club, as Columbus State won the title and Cincinnati State finished second. The Express was 12 shots off the winning total set by the Cougars. The NJCAA honored Gardner and Lee Schmidlin as Academic All-Americans for their work in the classroom after last season. At the NJCAA Region XII tournament, the Express finished eighth. Owens won one tournament during the regular season, capturing the Cincinnati State Invitational with a team score of 316. Anderson finished with the lowest scoring average.
Pictured above, from left to right: Kyle Simmons, Kyle Anderson, and Brooks Gradner
2011 MEN’S GOLF RESULTS Owens Invitational
Lakeland CC Invitational
Oakland CC Invitational
Jackson CC Invitational
Cincinnati State Invitational
Columbus State Invitational
Kalamazoo Valley Invitational
NJCAA Region XX Championship
MEN’S GOLF EVENTS THE 3RD ANNUAL OWENS EXPRESS GOLF TEAM AND STEVEN G. GUERRERO SCHOLARSHIP GOLF SCRAMBLE FUND-RAISER Stone Ridge Golf Club Bowling Green, Ohio Summer 2012 Proceeds will benefit the Express men’s golf team and the endowed Steven G. Guerrero Memorial Scholarship fund, which benefits Owens Community College students. Check www.owensexpress.com for sponsorship and foursome details.
EXPRESS MEN’S GOLF 2012-13 TEAM TRYOUTS Belmont Country Club Perrysburg, Ohio June 2012 Go to www.owensexpress.com and click on men’s golf for details.
RECORDS S EA S ON R ES ULT S Season
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
6 9 8 6 1 1
Region XII Finish
1* 1 1 1 2 3
1 1 1 1 2 3
2 3 2 6 6 7
S COR IN G R ECOR D S OVERALL Single Round (18 Holes) Single Round (9 Holes) Season Average Holes-in One (Season) Team Round (18 Holes)
67 30 73.8 2 284**
Adam Crisp Josh Williams Adam Crisp Jason Smith Joshua Williams-70 Joey Bussdieker-70 Robby Jackson-71 Jason Smith-73
2008 2006 2008 2008 2006
Josh Williams Joshua Williams-70 Joey Bussdieker-70 Robby Jackson-71 Jason Smith-73
OCCA C Single Round (9 Holes) Team Round (18 Holes, 4 Players)
T EA M CHA MPI ON S HI PS OCCAC Championships 2006* 2007 2008 2009
NJCAA Sub Region XII Tournament Championships 2006 2007 2008 2009
The Ohio Community College Athletic Conference does not recognize the 2006 championship as Owens Community Collegeâ€™s inaugural team was not eligible for the title due to conference rules. ** OCCAC record.
RECORDS IN D I V I D U A L HON OR S Team Most Valuable Player
2006 – Blake Tucker 2007 – Joey Bussdieker 2008 – Adam Crisp 2009 – Jimmy Bell 2010 – Torey Brummett 2011 – Vacant
2009 – Jimmy Bell, First Team 2009 – Andrew Biggert, First Team 2009 – Jacob Williams, First Team 2009 – Jared Radabaugh, Second Team 2010 – Torey Brummett, Second Team 2010 – Brooks Gardner, Second Team 2011 – Kyle Simmons, Second Team 2011 – Kyle Anderson, Second Team 2011 – Brooks Gardner, Second Team
Team Most Improved Player 2006 – Ryan Brown 2007 – Brian Bowker 2008 – Ben DeArmond 2009 – Andrew Biggert 2010 – Ryan Madeiros 2011 –Brooks Gardner
ACADEMIC ALL-OCCAC 2009 – Michael Kistler 2010 – Brooks Gardner 2010 – Lee Schmidlin
Team Coaches Award
OCCAC PLAYER OF THE YEAR
2006 – Michael Guerrero 2007 – Josh Williams and Robert Jackson 2008 – Joey Bussdieker, Chris Hummer, Jason Smith 2009 – Jacob Williams 2010 – Brooks Gardner 2011 – Brooks Gardner and Lee Schmidlin
2006 – Blake Tucker 2007 – Joey Bussdieker 2008 – Joey Bussdieker and Adam Crisp (Co-Players of the Year) 2009 – Jimmy Bell
OCCAC COACH OF THE YEAR
Team Lowest Score Average Award
2007 – Gil Guerrero 2008 – Gil Guerrero
2010 – Kyle Laberdee 2011 – Kyle Anderson
NJCAA ALL-REGION XII 2006 – Blake Tucker, First Team 2006 – Ryan Brown, First Team 2007 – Joey Bussdieker, First Team 2008 – Adam Crisp, First Team 2008 – Chris Hummer, First Team 2008 – Joey Bussdieker, First Team 2009 – Jimmy Bell, First Team
Team Newcomer of the Year Award 2011 – Kyle Simmons
All-OCCAC 2007 – Joey Bussdieker, First Team 2007 – Robert Jackson, First Team 2007 – Jason Smith, First Team 2007 – Ryan Brown, First Team 2008 – Adam Crisp, First Team 2008 – Jason Smith, First Team 2008 – Ben DeArmond, First Team 2008 – Chris Hummer, First Team 2008 – Joey Bussdieker, First Team 2008 – Jimmy Bell, First Team
NJCAA DIVISION II ATHLETIC ALL-AMERICANS 2007 – Joey Bussdieker, Honorable Mention
NJCAA DIVISION II ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS 2011 – Brooks Gardner 2011 – Lee Schmidlin
RECORDS N J CA A N AT I ON A L CHAMPI ON S H IPS NJCAA Division II National Championship Team Qualifiers 2006 – 14th Place 2008 – 10th Place
NJCAA Division II National Championship Individual Qualifiers 2007 – Joey Bussdieker 2009 – Jimmy Bell
15th Place (289) T29th Place (300)
NJCAA National Championships (Top 50) 2006 – Blake Tucker 2007 – Joey Bussdieker 2008 – Joey Bussdieker 2008 – Ben DeArmond 2009 – Jimmy Bell
41st Place 13th Place 30th Place 35th Place T29th Place
NJCAA Division II National Championship All-Tournament Team 2007 – Joey Bussdieker
MEMBERSHIPS NJCAA Owens Community College is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association, Region XII. There are 31 member schools in Great Lakes Region XII. Visit the NJCAA online at www.njcaa.org
Owens Community College has been a member of the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) since 1987. The other members of the OCCAC are Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Columbus State Community College, Cuyahoga Community College, Edison State Community College, Lakeland Community College, Lorain County Community College and Sinclair Community College. Visit the OCCAC online at www.occac.org
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Published on Mar 20, 2012