May 26, 2007
Albany -- The Darton College golf team left for Scottsboro, Alabama at the beginning of the week, in search of its third straight national title.
And for the third straight year, the Cavaliers are arrive home with the big trophy.
Darton returned to Albany Saturday after capturing the NJCAA golf championship for the third year in a row.
The Cavaliers blew away the field on the final day, stretching a two-stroke lead to twelve.
Darton used basically an entirely new team this year, with only sophomore Troy Bartkowitz scoring for the Cavs last year.
Bill Jones played as an individual last season, and this year is the tournament medalist, with a 10-under par, two-shot victory.
The Cavalier team captain says he's happy to go out on top, and is a little modest about his contribution to the victory.
"It's bigger this year that it was last year, cause I was actually on the team and got to help out a little bit," says Jones.
"Three in a row is pretty special, especially in junior golf, when you only have two years. That shows you how deep our team is, winning with a completely new team."
Head coach Dale Dover adds, "It's great for him to finish up the way he did. Not totally unexpected. We always new he was capable of doing that. But at the same time, it was special for him."
The Cavaliers Bill Jones, Coleman Calhoun, and Oliver Turnill were each named All-American.