PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Owens Community College golf will make its 2012 season debut at the Indiana Tech Invitational, March 26-27. The non-conference invitational will take place at the Donald Ross Course in French Lick, Ind.
Owens’ home intercollegiate golf events will occur at Belmont Country Club in Perrysburg and admission to all Express golf events is free and open to the public.
Owens’ golf program is guided by sixth-year Head Coach Gil Guerrero. The Express golf team captured one match and invitational title during the 2011 season, highlighted by a third-place finish in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) Championship Invitational. The program also finished third in the NJCAA Region XII Sub-Regional Championship after rounds of 329-309 (638) at Belmont Country Club. Additionally, Owens placed eighth in the NJCAA Region XII Golf Championship.
“I am really looking forward to the start of the upcoming spring season,” stated Guerrero. “We have a good group of student-athletes who believe in each other and are committed to putting forth the effort that is needed to be a championship-caliber team.”
The golf program has three players returning from last year’s team, including Kyle Simmons of Millbury (Genoa H.S.), Brian Brumenshenkel of Maumee (Anthony Wayne H.S.) and Greg Hermes of Maumee (Maumee H.S.).
In 2011, Simmons, a sophomore, earned Second Team OCCAC All-Conference honors and received the team’s Best Newcomer Award. He compiled an 80.6 scoring average. Brumenshenkel and Hermes are both sophomores and compiled 83.4 and 81 scoring averages, respectively.
First-year players to the Express golf program are Luke Berger of Temperance, Mich. (Bedford H.S.), Tyler Crossley of London (Jonathan Alder H.S.), Walter Dorosh of Pinckney, Mich. (Pinckney H.S.), Darren Gessner of Okolona (Napoleon H.S.), Conor Totzke of Liberty Center (Liberty Center H.S.) and Cleo Trumbull of Waterville (Anthony Wayne H.S.).
Owens Community College is an accredited two-year, state-assisted institution of higher education that has served Northwest Ohio since 1965. With a commitment to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability, the College serves the diverse academic needs of credit and non-credit students on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, as well as at the Arrowhead Park Learning Center in Maumee and the Learning Center at The Source in downtown Toledo. Owens offers associate degrees that transfer to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences and over 130 technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor’s degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university. For more information, visit www.owens.edu.