Darton takes third straight national title - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Darton takes third straight national title

May 22, 2007

Scottsboro, Al.- With just a two shot lead heading into Friday's final round of the National Junior College Division II golf tournament,

Darton College coach Dale Dover told his Cavaliers to treat today's round like a match play event against second place South Mountain Arizona Community College.

Dover also told his players to try to grab an early lead over the South Mountain player in their group and turn up the pressure coming down the stretch.

And Darton did just that. The Cavaliers shoot a nine under par 279 to win by 12 shots over South Mountain which shot 289.

It is the third straight national title for the Cavaliers and coach Dover says perhaps the most important.

The first two according to Dover were won with bascially the same players.

But this year was a new team with the same result which Dover says validates his program.

Bill Jones led the way for Darton with a 68 and is the medalist at the national tournament as well as a Junior College All-American.

Coleman Calhoun also shot a 68 today to earn All-American honors as does Oliver Tunhill.

This was the last tournament at Darton for Tunhill who is returning to England to turn pro.

Troy Bartkowicz recovers from a tough start and fires a 71 and Ches-ley Gunn did his job by posting a solid round of 73 to take the pressure his over teammates.

Dale Dover is the national coach of the year for a third consecutive year.

 

    NJCAA DII Golf-3rd Round
1. Darton                      283 288 284  279  1134   -18
2. South Mtn CC, Az.  289 289 279  289  1146    -6 
3. Meridian CC, Ms.    302 286 290  295   1173   +21
4. John A. Logan            291 304 294   285     1174    +22
5.
 Tyler CC, Tx.           295 292 297  294   1178    +26 
    

                  Darton College
Bill Jones                 65  72  73  68   278  -10 (medalist)
Oliver Turnill           73  70  67  72   282   -6
Coleman Calhoun    70  71  74 67   283  -5
Troy Bartkowicz       76  76  70 71   293  +5
Chesley Gunn           75   75  76 73  299   +11


 

 

Powered by WorldNow