STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – After a day of rain, the 2019 United States Collegiate Athletic Association Golf Championships took to the Penn State Blue Course on Tuesday and St. Mary of the Woods came through with its second straight national title.
The Pomeroys, riding a three-under-par 69 by tournament medalist Colton Kuppler, totaled a 292 on Tuesday to win the championship by two strokes over SUNY Delhi. Bluefield State was third (305), with Penn State Lehigh Valley (308) and Mississippi University for Women (310) rounding out the top five.
Austin Saylor of The Apprentice School was second individually with a 70, Christian Galdeano of Bluefield State and Ryan Rothdiener of NHTI tied for third with 71. Fifth place at even-par 72 was a five-way tie between Zach Barrett, Danny Cristy, Alex Fisher and Aaron Oliver from SUNY Delhi and Nathan Higbie of St. Mary of the Woods.
The top seven including ties were named first team USCAA All-Americans, while the next seven and ties were second team selections.
The women's individual championship was won by Kathryn McCarthy of Penn State Schuylkill who recorded a 96.
Following the event, the annual USCAA Awards were presented and Kuppler made it a clean sweep as he was named Student-Athlete of the Year and NHTI's Mike Seraikas was named Coach of the Year.
2019 USCAA All-Americans - First Team
Colton Kuppler - St. Mary of the Woods
Austin Saylor - The Apprentice School
Christian Galdeano - Bluefield State
Ryan Rothdiener - NHTI
Zach Barrett - SUNY Delhi
Danny Cristy - SUNY Delhi
Alex Fisher - SUNY Delhi
Aaron Oliver - SUNY Delhi
Nathan Higbie - St. Mary of the Woods
2019 USCAA All-Americans - Second Team
Brian Zinman – Penn State Lehigh Valley
Connor True - CUH
Franco Di Benedetto – Bluefield State
Logan Vernon – St. Mary of the Woods
Coleman Suber – Mississippi University for Women
Jeremy Harper – Penn State Hazleton
Collin McCune – Penn State New Kensington
Adam Matusik – Kent State Tuscarawas