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Shippos and Triana Qualify for Nationals

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Tompkins Cortland Community College Golf

Tompkins Cortland Community College golfers Collyn Shippos (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) and Antonio Triana (New Roots Charter School/Cortland) qualified for the NJCAA National Championship Tournament by posting top-15 finishes at the Region III Championship Tournament Tuesday at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course at Cornell University. As a team, Tompkins Cortland finished in sixth place out of eight teams, posting a two-day total of 692. Jamestown won the tournament with a team score of 644. Monroe was second with a 647. Shippos followed up his Monday score of 84 with a 77 on Tuesday, good for a 161 and a sixth-place finish and all-region honors. Triana went 85 and 81 for 166, tying for 15th place and joining Shippos in qualifying for the national tournament in Chautauqua in June.

Jack Myers (Lansing H.S./Lansing) had an 86 and 88 for a 174, two strokes out of qualifying for nationals. Andrew Holcomb (Hamilton H.S./Hamilton) rounded out the team scoring with a 95 and 96 for a total score of 191.


No. Name Pos. Year Ht. Wt. High School/Hometown
Mike Beckerman So. Hornell/Hornell
Scott Comfort Fr. Cortland/Cortland
Adam Moore So. Ithaca/Ithaca
Adam Sutton So. Dryden/Dryden
Barrett Howland Fr. Sidney/Sidney
Ryan Pedersen Fr. Homer/Homer

Statistics–Men's Golf

Men's Golf

2016 Season

Previous Seasons

NJCAA Archives


Team Records

Best Finish (MSAC Tournament)

1st Place (1996)
1st Place (2005)
1st Place (2008)
1st Place (2010)

Best Finish (Region III Tournament)

1st Place (2007)
1st Place (2008)
2nd Place (1994)
2nd Place (2005)

Best Finish (NJCAA National Tournament)

4th Place (2008)
7th Place (2005)
11th Place (1994)
14th Place (2007)

Individual Records - Men

Best Round Score

68, Alex Wilson (at Monroe Invite, 4/31/01)
68, Scott Comfort (at TC3 Invite, 5/4/03)
69, Alex Wilson (at Jamestown Invite, 4/21/01)
69, Clint Chaffee (at Adirondack Invite, 4/22/05)
69, Clint Chaffee (at Mohawk Valley Invite, 4/14/06)

Best Season Scoring Average

74.2, Clint Chaffee (2005)
74.8, Clint Chaffee (2006)
75.7, Alex Muirhead (1994)
76.9, Alex Wilson (2001)

Best Finish (MSAC Tournament)

1st Place, Kevin Muirhead (1996)
1st Place, Adam Moore (2002)
1st Place, Craig Smith (2010)

Best Finish (Region III Tournament)

1st Place, Clint Chaffee (2006)
1st Place, Kris Boyes (2008)
2nd Place, Adam Moore (2003) * tied for 1st; 2nd in playoff

Best Finish (NJCAA National Tournament)

1st Place, Kris Boyes (2008) * tied for 1st; won playoff
6th Place, Clint Chaffee (2005)
8th Place, Clint Chaffee (2006) * tied for 6th; 8th by comparing cards

Individual Records - Women

Best Round Score

78, Rasmita Tayler (at TC3 Invite, 5/4/08)
80, Rasmita Tayler (at Region III Coaches Invite, 4/19/08)
82, Rasmita Tayler (at Broome Invite, 4/12/08)

Best Season Scoring Average

85.5, Rasmita Tayler (2008)
89.6, Rasmita Tayler (2007)

Best Finish (NJCAA National Tournament)

59th Place, Rasmita Taylert (2007)


Coaches–Men's Golf

Mick McDaniel

Head Coach

Mick McDanielCoach McDaniel returned to the course for the 2014-15 year, bringing along some strong credentials. He previously coached TC3 for more than a decade, putting together one of the most impressive runs of success of any TC3 team in any sport. During a four year span, TC3 won two Region III titles, never finished worse than third in the Region and had two top-seven finishes at nationals. He coached an individual national champion, a two-time All-American, three MSAC individual champions, and dozens of all-region and all-MSAC performers. Coach McDaniel has coached men and women golfers, including TC3's first woman golfer to qualify for the national tournament, by working with each golfer on all facets of the game. His knowledge, experience, and coaching style translates to a positive experience for all his student athletes.

Contact:, 607-844-8222, Ext.4492

Mark Ewing

Assistant Coach

Mark EwingCoach Ewing is in his second year with the Panthers, bringing years of experience as a player and coach to the program. Prior to joining the TC3 staff, he served as the assistant golf coach at Cazenovia College, an NCAA Division III program. A competitive golfer with a 6 handicap, Coach Ewing has worked professionally as a caddy on both the LPGA and LPGA Symetra Tours. He brings tremendous experience and a strong desire to work with Coach McDaniel to create a supportive and successful environment for the Panther golfers.



Moore and Comfort Compete at Nationals

Friday, June 06, 2003

Sophomore Adam Moore and freshman Scott Comfort represented TC3 at the NJCAA Division III National tournament. The four-day event was hosted by Jamestown Community College at the Chautauqua Institution Golf Club.
Moore, who tied for the top score at the regionals, fired scores of 79-81-77-81 for a 318, good enough to tie for 39th at nationals. Comfort carded 81-81-78-85 for a 325, tied for 49th.

Two Panthers Qualify for Nationals

Tuesday, May 13, 2003

The two-day NJCAA Region III golf championship came to a dramatic finish Tuesday afternoon, as a one-hole playoff including 10 golfers was needed to determine both the team and individual titles.
At the end of the scheduled 36 holes, SUNY Cobleskill and Jamestown Community College were deadlocked for the team title and TC3's Adam Moore (Ithaca/Ithaca) was in a three-way tie for medallist honors. With the rain falling and sunlight fading, Moore, Brad Myatt of Mohawk Valley Community College, and Todd Czepiel of SUNY Cobleskill and the entire Cobleskill and Jamestown teams all took part in a sudden-death playoff. It took jut one hole to decide the champions, as Cobleskill's team score topped Jamestown and Czepiel's par was good enough to claim the individual title.
The playoff was the result of a great effort by Moore, who carded the best round of the day. His 76 on a rainy and windy day forced the playoff and guaranteed him an all-region finish and a spot in the NJCAA national championship next month. Teammate Scott Comfort (Cortland/Cortland) finished 11th overall, also good for all-region honors and an invitation to the national tournament.
The regional tournament was held at Cornell University's Robert Trent Jones Golf Course. TC3 hosted the event. The national tournament will be held the first week in June at the Chautauqua Country Club in Chautauqua, New York.

Comfort Wins TC3 Invitational

Sunday, May 04, 2003

TC3 freshman Scott Comfort (Cortland/Cortland) earned medallist honors at the TC3 Invitational Sunday. Comfort fired a two-under par 68 at Elm Tree golf course to win the tournament by four strokes. Broome Community College won the team title by six strokes over Adirondack Community College. TC3 was a shot back in third place.
Comfort, who was playing his home course, fired a front-nine 33 to take the lead at the break. His back-nine 35 was one stroke off the tournament-best score posted by teammate Adam Moore (Ithaca/Ithaca), who used his strong finish to earn a third place finish. Ryan Pedersen (Homer/Homer) posted his best round of the year with an 85 while Mike Beckerman (Hornell/Hornell) carded an 86 to round out TC3's team score.
TC3 hosts the NJCAA Region III championship May 12-13 at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course at Cornell University. The tournament is the qualifier for the NJCAA championship.

Panthers Finish 10th at Jefferson

Saturday, May 03, 2003

Playing without two of the team's top golfers, TC3 finished 10th out of 11 teams at the Jefferson Community College Inivitational Saturday. Cobleskill won the event with a 312; TC3 was 64 strokes back at 376.
Scott Comfort was the only Panther to break 90, firing an 87 to tie for 36th.

Panthers Take Third at MSAC Championship

Wednesday, April 30, 2003

The Panthers took home third place honors at the Mid-State Athletic Conference championship Wednesday. Scott Comfort (Cortland/Cortland), Adam Moore (Ithaca/Ithaca), and Mike Beckerman (Hornell/Hornell) all earned all-conference honors. Comfort was the top TC3 finisher, taking second overall with a 5-over par 77. Moore, the 2002 MSAC champion, came in fourth place with a 79, while Beckerman tied for tenth at 90.

Moore Notches Another Top Ten

Sunday, April 27, 2003

Adam Moore (Ithaca/Ithaca) earned another top ten finish, firing an 80 to tie for 9th at the Cobleskill Invitational Sunday. TC3 tied for 7th place with a team score of 348.

Panthers Struggle in Wet Conditions

Saturday, April 26, 2003

A wet course was not to TC3's liking as the Panthers struggled at the Herkimer County Community College Invitational Saturday. TC3's team score of 358 earned a 9th place finish. Adam Moore (Ithaca/Ithaca) was the top TC3 golfer, firing an 83 to finish in 22nd place.

Moore Wins MVCC Tournament

Monday, April 21, 2003

TC3 golfer Adam Moore (Ithaca/Ithaca) captured medallist honors at the Mohawk Valley Community College tournament Monday, April 21. The sophomore fired a 4-over par 76 to edge all-American Brad Myatt. Myatt, a sophomore at Mohawk Valley who finished eighth in the nation last year, shot a 77 on his home course for second place. As a team TC3 finished 9th out of 11 teams. The Panthers were golfing shorthanded because team member Adam Sutton missed the tournament to attend a banquet with the SUNY Chancellor in Albany where he was honored with a Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence.
Led by Moore's second top-three finish this season, TC3 fired a 355. Scott Comfort (Cortland/Cortland) had an 88, Mike Beckerman (Hornell/Hornell) a 95, and Ryan Pederson (Homer/Homer) a 96.
TC3 plays at the Herkimer County Community College tournament Saturday, April 26.

Panthers Take Third at Broome

Saturday, April 19, 2003

The Panthers opened the season with a strong showing at the highly competitive Broome Community College tournament.
Playing at Endwell Greens, TC3 scored a 328 to finish 9 strokes behind the host team and 6 strokes behind runner-up Monroe Community College. Adam Moore (Ithaca/Ithaca) and Scott Comfort (Cortland/Cortland) tied for third with 77's.

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