The preseason organizational meeting for the TC3 golf team will be held on Wednesday, September 3 at noon in the VIP room on the second floor of the TC3 athletics facility. Anyone interested in golfing for TC3 should plan to attend.
July 9, 2014
Four Tompkins Cortland Community College student-athletes have been honored with a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Academic Student-Athlete Award. Taylor Policay (Lansing H.S./Ithaca), Kyle Shaw (Groton H.S./Groton), Sara Sinnigen (Dryden H.S./Dryden), and Hannah Wildenstein (Dryden H.S./Freeville) were each presented with the NJCAA Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement. The award, which was previously known as the NJCAA Academic All-American award, requires a minimum grade point average of 3.6. Only three percent of the nearly 60,000 student-athletes competing in the NJCAA this year received the designation.
Policay was a member of both the women’s basketball and softball teams. She completed her sport management degree in May, graduating with a GPA of 3.76. On the softball diamond she earned all-conference honors after a stellar freshman season that saw her blast nine home runs, including a TC3-record two in one playoff game. Over two seasons at TC3, she started 58 of 59 softball games, leading the team in slugging percentage during that time. On the basketball court she started 17 of 22 games, averaging more than three points and six rebounds per contest.
Shaw golfed for TC3, qualifying for the NJCAA national tournament in both his freshman and sophomore years. He was the team’s top scorer, and completed his academic work in business administration in May, graduating with a GPA of 3.61.
A captain on the women’s soccer team, Sinnigen was a two-time all-conference selection, an NJCAA all-region choice, and an NSCAA All-American for the Panthers. A liberal arts and sciences major, she completed her coursework with a GPA of 3.71.
Wildenstein, the lone first-year student among TC3’s honorees, was also a member of the women’s soccer team. She started 11 games and has a GPA of 3.70 in business administration.
TC3 sophomore Kyle Shaw finished the NJCAA Division III National Championship tournament Friday with a final round score of 84, giving him a four-day total of 331. His score placed him in a tie for 50th out of 77 golfers.
1st Place (1996)
1st Place (2005)
1st Place (2008)
1st Place (2010)
1st Place (2007)
1st Place (2008)
2nd Place (1994)
2nd Place (2005)
4th Place (2008)
7th Place (2005)
11th Place (1994)
14th Place (2007)
68, Alex Wilson (at Monroe Invite, 4/31/01)
68, Scott Comfort (at TC3 Invite, 5/4/03)
69, Alex Wilson (at Jamestown Invite, 4/21/01)
69, Clint Chaffee (at Adirondack Invite, 4/22/05)
69, Clint Chaffee (at Mohawk Valley Invite, 4/14/06)
74.2, Clint Chaffee (2005)
74.8, Clint Chaffee (2006)
75.7, Alex Muirhead (1994)
76.9, Alex Wilson (2001)
1st Place, Kevin Muirhead (1996)
1st Place, Adam Moore (2002)
1st Place, Craig Smith (2010)
1st Place, Clint Chaffee (2006)
1st Place, Kris Boyes (2008)
2nd Place, Adam Moore (2003) * tied for 1st; 2nd in playoff
1st Place, Kris Boyes (2008) * tied for 1st; won playoff
6th Place, Clint Chaffee (2005)
8th Place, Clint Chaffee (2006) * tied for 6th; 8th by comparing cards
78, Rasmita Tayler (at TC3 Invite, 5/4/08)
80, Rasmita Tayler (at Region III Coaches Invite, 4/19/08)
82, Rasmita Tayler (at Broome Invite, 4/12/08)
85.5, Rasmita Tayler (2008)
89.6, Rasmita Tayler (2007)
59th Place, Rasmita Taylert (2007)
Coach McDaniel returns to the course for the 2014-15 year, bringing along some strong credentials. He previously coached TC3 for more than a decade, putting together one of the most impressive runs of success of any TC3 team in any sport. During a four year span, TC3 won two Region III titles, never finished worse than third in the Region and had two top-seven finishes at nationals. He coached an individual national champion, a two-time All-American, three MSAC individual champions, and dozens of all-region and all-MSAC performers. Coach McDaniel has coached men and women golfers, including TC3's first woman golfer to qualify for the national tournament, by working with each golfer on all facets of the game. His knowledge, experience, and coaching style translates to a positive experience for all his student athletes.
Contact: mrm@TC3.edu, 607-844-8222, Ext.4492
Friday, June 08, 2012
It was a great finish for Tompkins Cortland Community College golfer Keith Smith (Remsen H.S./Remsen) at the NJCAA National Championship tournament Friday as the freshman fired an even-par 72 at the Chautauqua Golf Course. Smith's Friday round was the second best among the 89 golfers in the field and helped him move up to a tie for 24th place in the final tournament standings. Smith's four-day total of 315 left him at 27-over par and just three strokes out of a top-twenty finish.
The tournament was won by Shane Dobesh of Monroe Community College with a 290. Colby Lewis of Rockland Community College finished second (293) followed by Josh Bialecki of Cincinnati State Community College (297), Lucas Gervais of Minnesota State Technical College (298), and Jake Yartz of Jamestown Community College (299). Minnesota State took the team title with a score of 1224, with Jamestown second at 1242.
Thursday, June 07, 2012
Thursday was a good day for Tompkins Cortland Community College golfer Keith Smith (Remsen H.S./Remsen) at the NJCAA National Championship tournament as the freshman moved up 17 places to stand in a tie for 37th. The four-day tournament, hosted by Jamestown Community College at the Chautauqua Golf Course, concludes Friday.
Smith posted his best score of the week Wednesday, firing a 76 to stand at 243 through three rounds. Heading into the final round, he stands just three strokes out of a top-30 finish in the field of the 89 best golfers in the nation.
Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Tompkins Cortland Community College golfer Keith Smith (Remsen H.S./Remsen) stands tied for 54th after day two of the four-day NJCAA National Championship tournament, hosted by Jamestown Community College at the Chautauqua Golf Course. Smith followed up his opening round 83 with an 84 on Wednesday, leaving with a score of 23 over par. The tournament lead is currently held by Josh Bialecki of Cincinnati State Community College. The field includes 89 golfers. The third round is Thursday with the final round on Friday.
Tuesday, June 05, 2012
TC3 golfer Keith Smith is tied for 52nd place after day one of the NJCAA National Championship Tournament. The four-day tournament is being hosted by Jamestown Community College on the Chautauqua Golf Course.
Smith fired an opening round 83, finishing strong with a second-nine score of 39. The tournament leader scored a 71 on Tuesday.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Tompkins Cortland Community College golfer Keith Smith (Remsen H.S./Remsen) has qualified for a spot in the NJCAA National Championship tournament. The freshman carded an 80 on Tuesday to finish the two-day tournament with a score of 157, good for tenth overall. The finish earned Smith all-region honors and a trip to the national tournament in June in Chautauqua, New York.
The Region III Tournament, hosted by TC3 at the Cortland Country Club, was won by the team from Monroe Community College. TC3's team did not qualify for this year's regional tournament.
Monday, May 14, 2012
Tompkins Cortland Community College golfer Keith Smith (Remsen H.S./Remsen) is in contention for a spot at the NJCAA National Championship tournament after day one of the Region III tournament. The freshman fired a 77 to open the two-day tournament, which left him tied for tenth overall. The final round of the event, which is being hosted by TC3 at the Cortland Country Club, will be Tuesday.
The Region sends the top two teams, plus the next five best individuals to the national tournament. Monroe leads after the first day with a team score of 291 followed by Jamestown with a 305. TC3 did not enter a team; Richard Williams (Cortland H.S./Cortland) is also golfing for the Panthers. He shot an opening round score of 91.
Sunday, April 29, 2012
TC3 hoted the TC3 Invitational Sunday at the Elm Tree Golf Course in Cortland. Three Panthers were on the pr-70 course. Keith Smith (Remsen H.S./Remsen) led TC3 with a 79, followed by Richard Williams (Cortland H.S./Cortland) with an 81. The final TC3 golfer, Brandon Hitchcock (Morris H.S./Morris), finished at 97.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Friday, April 27, 2012
The TC3 golfers took part in the Corning Red Baron Invitational. Keith Smith (Remsen H.S./Remsen) led the Panthers with an 88. Richard Williams (Cortland H.S./Cortland) followed with a 96, and Brandon Hitchcock (Morris H.S./Morris) carded a score of 113.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
TC3 golfer Keith Smith (Remsen H.S./Remsen) posted his second top 15 finish of the season Saturday at the Onondaga Invitiational. Smith fired an 80, good for a tie for 14th. Richard Williams (Cortland H.S./Cortland) carded an 82 for TC3.
Friday, April 20, 2012
Richard Williams (Cortland H.S./Cortland) led the TC3 Panthers at Friday's Nicholas J. DeSocio Memorial Golf tournament, hosted by Cayuga Community College at Highland Park Golf course in Auburn. Playing the par 70 course, Williams carded an 83 to lead three TC3 golfers. The Panthers did not compete in the team event.
Keith Smith (Remsen H.S./Remsen) followed Williams with an 87 and Brandon Hitchcock (Morris H.S./Morris) finished at 104.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Three TC3 golfers took part in Sunday's Niagara Invitational. The trio golfed as individuals and did not compete in the team event.
Playing the Lockport Golf Course, Keith Smith (Remsen H.S./Remsen) fired an 88 with Richard Williams (Cortland H.S./Cortland) at 91. Brandon Hitchcock (Morris H.S./Morris) finished at 113.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
The TC3 golf team sent three golfers to take part in the Niagara Invitational Saturday. The trio golfed as individuals and did not compete in the team event.
Playing the Willowbrook Golf Course in Lockport, Keith Smith (Remsen H.S./Remsen) fired an 83 with Richard Williams (Cortland H.S./Cortland) at 88. Brandon Hitchcock (Morris H.S./Morris) finished at 100.
The three TC3 golfers will play at the Niagara Invitational this weekend.
Friday, April 13, 2012
The TC3 golf team sent three golfers to take part in the Jamestown Invitational Friday. The trio golfed as individuals and did not compete in the team event.
Playing the par 72 Chautauqua Golf Course, host of the NJCAA Division III national championship tournament, Keith Smith (Remsen H.S./Remsen) fired an 84. Brandon Hitchcock (Morris H.S./Morris) followed with a 91 and Richard Williams (Cortland H.S./Cortland) finished with a 98.
The three TC3 golfers will play at the Niagara Invitational this weekend.
Friday, April 06, 2012
The Tompkins Cortland Community College golf team opened the 2012 season under brutal conditions Friday. Taking part in the Mohawk Valley Invitational at the Oneida Community Golf Club, the teams played with temperatures in the mid 40s and winds making it feel even colder. TC3 carded a team score of 368, good for seventh out of nine teams. Monroe won the event with a score of 324 followed by Cayuga at 326.
Par was 72 and the best individual score from any team was 77. TC3 was led by Keith Smith (Remsen H.S./Remsen) with an 81, good for the sixth best individual score at the tournament. Richard Williams (Cortland H.S./Cortland) was next with an 85 followed by Ryan Wanish (Cortland H.S./Cortland) at 87. The team was rounded out by Brandon Hitchcock (Morris H.S./Morris) with a score of 115.
TC3 returns to action next week at the Jamestown Invitational.