PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Owens Community College Express golf begins its postseason run toward a national title as the program competes in the NJCAA Region XII Men’s Golf Championships next week. The tournament will be held at Bedford Valley Golf Club in Battle Creek, Mich., Monday-Tuesday, May 14-15.
The Express golf team captured and/or finished tied for four match and invitational titles during the season, highlighted by a third-place finish in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) Championship Invitational. The program also finished second in the NJCAA Region XII Sub-Regional championship after a round of 316 at Belmont Country Club in Perrysburg.
Now in its seventh year as an intercollegiate athletic program, Owens will compete against 13 intercollegiate golf programs and over 60 individuals in the two-day 36-hole NJCAA Region XII tournament. The program must finish as one of the top two teams to advance to the NJCAA Division II National Championship, May 22-25. Individuals can also advance to the national championship tournament. Owens made two trips (2005 and 2008) to the NJCAA Division II National Championship.
Owens Express golf student-athletes include Kyle Simmons of Millbury, 79 scoring average (Genoa H.S.), Brian Brumenshenkel of Maumee, 86.3 scoring average (Anthony Wayne H.S.), Greg Hermes of Maumee, 80 scoring average (Maumee H.S.),Luke Berger of Temperance, Mich., 79.5 scoring average (Bedford H.S.), Tyler Crossley of London, 83.8 scoring average (Jonathan Alder H.S.), Walter Dorosh of Pinckney, Mich., 80.7 scoring average (Pinckney H.S.), Darren Gessner of Okolona, 79.3 scoring average (Napoleon H.S.), Conor Totzke of Liberty Center, 80.5 scoring average (Liberty Center H.S.) and Cleo Trumbull of Waterville, 80.1 scoring average (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.