Sports Roundup: April 20 – 26

Women’s and Men’s Golf

Golf Wins Widener Invitational by 18 Strokes: 4/20/2015

SPRINGFIELD, Pa. – Highlighted by senior captain Andrew Park‘s 2-under-par 69, the Swarthmore College golf team won the Widener Invitational with a score of 310 at the Rolling Green Golf Club on Monday, Apr. 20.

Park captured the individual title by finishing three strokes ahead of Ursinus’ Lamar Saxon to lead the way for the Garnet. Sophomore Michael Chen fired a 77 to place third, while junior Jason Joliffe and freshman Yousaf Razvi completed the team score by firing identical marks of 82 on the par-71, 6,695-yard circuit.

The Garnet’s team score of 310 easily beat out runner-up Widener’s mark of 328. Ursinus finished third with a team total of 335.

Swarthmore will host the Centennial Conference Championships for the second consecutive season at the DuPont Country Club in Wilmington, Del. from Apr. 24-26 and look to improve upon last year’s third-place finish.

Beebe Competes at Gettysburg Invitational: 4/20/2015

ABBOTTSTOWN, Pa. – Swarthmore College senior golfer Amanda Beebe tied for 27th individually at the Gettysburg Invitational on Monday, Apr. 20 at the Hanover Country Club.

Beebe carded a 102 on the par 72, 5,801-yard course. Paced by individual champion Samantha Sessa, Gettysburg easily captured the team crown by 19 strokes over Stevenson.

Beebe will next compete at the Centennial Conference Women’s Golf Championships on Apr. 25-26 at the Clubs at Colonial Ridge in Harrisburg and look to improve upon last year’s eighth-place individual finish.

Beebe Makes Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Team: 4/22/2015

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Swarthmore College senior golfer Amanda Beebe has been named to the Philadelphia Inquirer Women’s At-Large Academic All-Area Team. She is among 10 student-athletes to make the team, as voted by the sports information offices at 29 institutions in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.

Beebe is one of two golfers to earn the honor along with Eastern’s Kaleigh Borman. The squad also includes athletes who compete in fencing, squash and gymnastics.

A history major from Whitehouse Station N.J., Beebe is currently serving as a tri-captain of the Swarthmore College men’s golf team and competes individually at women’s tournaments throughout the year as the only female who is part of the program. She has made the All-Centennial Conference First Team and recently placed eighth at the 2014 Centennial Conference Championships. Beebe has also won four tournaments in her career.

Off the course, Beebe has made the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll and has been an admissions tour guide at Swarthmore. Furthermore, she has volunteered as a part-time academic tutor in Chester through the school’s Dare2Soar program.

Swarthmore has had a total of seven student-athletes make the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Team and two earn performer of the year laurels for their respective sports so far during the 2014-15 academic year. In addition to Beebe, soccer standouts Michael Superdock, Alec McClean and Emma Sindelar, volleyball’s Madison Heppe and swimmers Supriya Davis and Kate Wiseman were also recognized.

Men’s Golf in Fifth After Day One of Conference Championships: 4/24/2015

WILMINGTON, Del. – The Swarthmore College men’s golf team fought through blustery conditions on Friday, Apr. 24 at the first day of the Centennial Conference Men’s Golf Championships hosted at DuPont Country Club. The Garnet sit in fifth with a combined score of 331 on the 6763-yard, par-71 course.

Michael ChenAndrew Park, and Yousaf Razvi all tied for the team lead with 82 (+11) strokes. Sophomore Drew Langan and junior Andrew Pak rounded out the day with scores of 85 (+14).

Franklin & Marshall currently sits in first with a team total of 304 and has three of the top four individual scores. Competition continues on Saturday, Apr. 25 with the first group teeing off at 11:30 a.m.

Men’s Golf Jumps to Third at Day Two of Championships: 4/25/2015

WILMINGTON, Del. — Led by senior Andrew Park‘s two-under par 69, the Swarthmore College men’s golf team moved from fifth to third on the second day of the Centennial Conference Golf Championships hosted at DuPont Country Club.

His mark of 69 ties the program record for lowest score, which he matched earlier this week at the Widener Invite on Apr. 20.

Park’s two-day score of 151 on the 6763-yard, par-71 course puts him in a tie for third entering the final day of competition. Michael Chen carded a 74 on Saturday and sits tied for 10th with a cumulative total of 156. Yousaf Razvi and Drew Langan each tallied 77 strokes on the day and junior Andrew Pak sank his first career hole in one on the 17th hole en route to a round-two score of 78.

The Garnet occupy third with a total of 628 strokes, trailing only McDaniel (620 strokes) and Franklin & Marshall (595 strokes). The championship concludes on Sunday, Apr. 26 with the first group teeing off at 12:30 p.m.

Beebe Begins Competing at Centennial Championships: 4/25/2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Senior Amanda Beebe ended the opening round in a tie for 21st place at the Centennial Conference Women’s Golf Championships on Saturday, Apr. 25 at the Blue Ridge Country Club.

Beebe, who is entered as an individual, carded a 102 on the par 72, 5,865-yard course. Paced by leader Samantha Sessa, Gettysburg holds a commanding 19-stroke lead of second-place McDaniel through the first of two rounds.

Beebe will conclude competing at the championship event tomorrow afternoon.

Beebe Finishes Competing at Centennial Championships: 4/26/2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Senior Amanda Beebe finished 28th individually at the Centennial Conference Women’s Golf Championships on Sunday, Apr. 26 at the Blue Ridge Country Club.

Beebe, who was entered as an individual, carded a 111 in the second round and finished with a two-day total of 213 on the par 72, 5,865-yard course.

Gettysburg easily won the women’s title with a team score of 668, which was 30 strokes better than runner-up Dickinson. Samantha Sessa of Gettysburg fired a 157 and became the first freshman to win the individual crown since 2009.

Beebe served as a tri-captain of the Swarthmore College men’s golf team as the only female who was a part of the program. She won four tournaments in her career and was recently named to the Philadelphia Inquirer Women’s At-Large Academic All-Area Team for her outstanding accomplishments on the golf course and in the classroom.

Men’s Golf Places Third at Championships; Park Named All-Conference: 4/26/2015

WILMINGTON, Del. – The Swarthmore College men’s golf team concluded competition at the 2015 Centennial Conference Championships on Sunday, Apr. 26 with a third-place finish behind champions Franklin & Marshall and runner-up McDaniel.

The Garnet recorded a three-day total of 931 on the 6763-yard, par-71 course at DuPont Country Club in Wilimington, Del. Senior Andrew Park led the team with a 226, good for fifth overall and a spot on the All-Conference team. Sophomore Michael Chen was the next finisher for Swarthmore and was part of a three-way tie for 12th with his overall score of 237.

Yousaf RazviAndrew Pak, and Drew Langan all placed close to one another with their respective scores of 237, 238, and 240. On Sunday, Park, Chen, and Pak all carded 75s while Razvi and Langan each finished with 78 strokes.

The Diplomats of Franklin & Marshall carried the day with the top three overall finishers and a 30-stroke lead over second-place McDaniel.

The Swarthmore men’s golf program is slated to return five letterwinners next season.

The above recaps and featured image were provided to The Daily Gazette by the Swarthmore Athletics Communications Office.


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