DePauw Women; Wittenberg Men Capture 2012 NCAC Golf Championships
The 2012 NCAC Golf Championship Series concluded on Sunday afternoon at the Oberlin Golf Club in Ohio. The DePauw women captured their first-ever NCAC women's golf title after posting a 72-hole score of 1,282 strokes, while the Wittenberg men won their third-straight title after totaling 1,500 strokes over 90 holes.
In the final men's standings, Ohio Wesleyan was second with 1,540 strokes, followed by Denison (1,549), DePauw (1,556), Allegheny (1,559), Wooster (1,564), Wabash (1,624), Kenyon (1,684), Hiram (1,698) and Oberlin (1,948).
In the final women's standings, Allegheny was second with 1,293 strokes, followed by Wittenberg (1,354), Denison (1,463), Ohio Wesleyan (1,481) and Wooster (1,548).
DePauw sophomore Kelsey Smith (Indianapolis, IN/Hamilton Southeastern) earned the women's championship medalist award after posting a 72-hole score of 319, while Hiram senior Kritsinee Khowcharoen (Muang, Phitsanulok, Thailand/Fryeburg Acad., ME) was selected as the women's golf Player of the Year by vote of the conference coaches. In addition, DePauw head coach Vince Lazar was selected the NCAC women's golf Coach of the Year by vote of the conference coaches.
Wittenberg junior Craig Osterbrock (Wilmington, OH/Wilmington) won both the 2012 Bob Nye Championship Medalist Award and the 2012 Dick Gordin Player of the Year Award by vote of the conference coaches. Osterbrock won his second consecutive championship medalist award after totaling 363 strokes over 90-holes during the 2012 NCAC Championship Series. In addition, Wittenberg head coach Jeff Roope was selected the men's Coach of the Year for the third-straight season by vote of the conference coaches.