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College Golf: Rider at Mount St. Mary's Fall Classic

Brewington wins in playoff/Broncs 7th of 13

LITTLESTOWN, Pa.— After shooting a three-under par 69, Rider senior Tyler Brewington (Orangeville, Pa./Benton) made par on the second playoff hole to win the Mount St. Mary’s Fall Classic as the golf team competed this weekend at the par 72, 6,834 yard Quail Valley Golf Course. “Tyler put on a great performance,” said head coach Bob Whartenby. “He made some key putts and it was a good come back round after he shot a 74 on Friday.”

Brewington entered the day tied for 18th place out of 69 golfers.

“Tyler had to come out and be more aggressive and he did that,” said Whartenby. “He had some players in front of him that weren’t going to shoot real high so he had to pass them with a low score and come out firing. He got to four under pretty quick and kept it there.”

Brewington shot a 143 for the two-day tournament, defeating Sean Davey (Hofstra) who made par and bogey on his playoff holes.

“Coach Whartenby really helped me toward the end of the round,” Brewington remembered. “I had a double-bogey on the 17th and he spoke with me before the 18th and got my head back into the round and I had a birdie on the 18th to force the playoff. Once I was in the playoff, I was pretty loose and felt good and just stayed on the putting green to get ready. It was the first playoff I had in about seven years and I just went in and did what I had to.”

Rider shot a team score of 308 on Saturday for a 611 total finishing seventh of 13 teams, 21 shots behind host Mount St. Mary’s which shot a 590 (291-299).

“I really wanted to finish the year on a solid note,” said Brewington who now has two first place, two second place and one third place individual finish this fall. “I think I had a pretty good season but I think that I let some tournaments go and I really wanted to finish this one to finish the fall strong. I learned from the tournaments that I didn’t win.”

Brewington’s efforts earned him the Rider Male Athlete of the Month award for September.

Also for the Broncs, freshman Brent Wolgast (Bay City, Mich./Pendleton) shot a 78 for a 155 total tying for 29th. Sophomore Kevin Krecicki (Hamilton/Nottingham) shot an 81 and freshman Brian Accorsini (Hopkinton, Mass./Hopkinton) shot a 76, each totaling 157 for 37th. Junior Eric LeFante (Colts Neck) shot an 80 for a total of 164, finishing 58th.

Playing unattached was sophomore Dan Toomey (Lumberton, N.J./Rancocas Valley Regional) who shot an 81 for a 160, placing 48th.

“The team is young,” Brewington said reflecting on the season. “I’ve tried to set a good example by having a good work ethic. My teammates are very talented and if they keep working hard, they will keep getting better. I’ve already seen all of them improve as the fall has gone on.”

“We have a young team and I think we grew a lot this semester,” Whartenby added. “I am looking forward to next semester. With such a young team, it was difficult at times but it was a good learning experience and we will definitely be better in the future.”

The Broncs return to action in the Spring of 2008.